March 4 events highlight opening of new cathedral

Emily Booker News

Catholics have a unique opportunity to attend Sunday Mass and a special event featuring five distinguished leaders of the Church on March 4 at the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. Those outside of Knoxville and outside of the diocese are welcome. “We have received inquiries from outside the diocese about viewing and attending Mass …

Bishop Richard F. Stika, Cardinal Justin Rigali remember Billy Graham

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika issued the following statement on receiving the news of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death on Wednesday in North Carolina at the age of 99: “I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Graham in 1999 during his visit to St. Louis as he was preparing for one of his famous crusades to be held there. I found him …

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Genesis 9:8-15 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15   In the first two readings on this first Sunday of Lent we are reminded of the mercy of God and of his saving power through the waters of Holy Baptism. In the very first reading God speaks to Noah after the Great Flood and makes a covenant with him and all the …