Bishop receives St. Maximilian Kolbe relic

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Bishop Richard F. Stika has received a first class relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a martyr of the Church who died at the German WWII concentration camp at Auschwitz in 1941. Bishop Stika received the relic while leading a diocesan pilgrimage to Poland. During a visit to the Niepokalanów monastery founded in 1927 by then-father Kolbe in Teresin, just west …

Bishop Richard F. Stika statement on papal decree

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Today, Pope Francis outlined concrete procedures that the worldwide, universal Catholic Church must now abide by in the response to the societal evil of sexual abuse.  The Holy Father’s motu proprio makes it clear that abuse at any level in the Church, and the failure of Church leadership to report abuse and protect victims, will not be tolerated.  I welcome …

Bishop Stika statement on Pope Francis’ decree regarding sexual abuse

Jim Wogan News

Today, Pope Francis outlined concrete procedures that the worldwide, universal Catholic Church must now abide by in the response to the societal evil of sexual abuse.  The Holy Father’s motu proprio makes it clear that abuse at any level in the Church, and the failure of Church leadership to report abuse and protect victims, will not be tolerated.  I welcome …

Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, visits alma mater St. Mary Oak Ridge

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Dr. Kia-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and a leading expert on global artificial intelligence, returned to East Tennessee on Monday, May 6, to visit the Catholic school in which he once learned, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge. Dr. Lee, the author of the recent New York Times bestselling book, “AI Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the …