Bishop Stika discusses the recent USCCB general assembly, the complexity of the immigration issue, and how summer assignments help seminarians. Sr. Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, discusses the conferences and retreats organized by the diocesan Office of Christian Formation and the importance of learning about the faith.
Bishop Stika discusses the recent transitional deacon ordination and the meaning of the Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Christian Formation Director Sr. Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, discusses the upcoming conference on intentional discipleship and her new column addressing basic questions people have about God, faith, and virtue.
In this episode, ACTD debuts the new studio on the campus of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Stika talks about the reception of the new cathedral in the community, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and the impact of the recent immigration raids in Grainger County.
Bishop Stika talks about the upcoming dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the saints whose relics are being placed in the new altar, and the significance of the cathedral for the Catholic Church in East Tennessee.
In this episode of ACTD, Bishop Stika discusses recent disaster relief efforts, the church groundbreaking for St. Teresa of Kolkata, and events in the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus next spring.
Architect James McCrery addresses the Catholic design components of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Bishop Richard Stika speaks at the Mass of Investiture for Monsignor Bill Gahagan.
ACTD is on location at the construction site for the new cathedral. Bishop Stika talks about Pentecost and the upcoming ordination of a new priest in the diocese. Father Joe Reed talks about the call of priestly vocation.
The Chrism Mass is one of the most important liturgical events of the year, when the priests of our diocese renew their priestly vows. Bishop Stika also blesses and distributes the Holy Oils used in the sacraments celebrated in each parish of the diocese throughout the year.
Father Tim Sullivan, CSP, of Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville, talks about the events and celebrations planned for the Ladies of Charity’s 75th anniversary. Bishop Richard Stika shares a message about the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal.
Michael Trujillo of Catholic Relief Services talks about the relief aid and development work of CRS around the world. There is also the latest update from the construction of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart.
Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, Christian formation director for the Diocese of Knoxville, discusses adult faith formation in the age of the New Evangelization. She also talks about her call to the religious vocation.
Andy Zengel, principal of St. Joseph School, discusses the importance of the Old Testament to Christians; Joe Aboumoussa, English and religion teacher at St. Joseph School, discusses biblical typology and how Christ is foreshadowed in the Old Testament.
Father David Boettner, a vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville, updates the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral; Father Michael Cummins, pastor at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Kingsport, discusses iconography.
Cardinal Justin Rigali talks about the impact of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata and her elevation to sainthood by the Catholic Church on September 4, 2016 in Rome. Cardinal Rigali has met and worked with Mother Teresa on a number of occasions, and he shares stories of those meaningful encounters.
Father Michael Hendershott, associate pastor at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knoxville, talks about his ordination to the priesthood in 2015 and his year of study in Rome to complete his academic work.
Beth Parsons, youth ministry director at Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, and two members of her group, talk about their recent trip to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day activities. Also, Knoxville Radio personality Frank Murphy talks about his Catholic faith and his recent trip to Ireland.
Bishop Richard F. Stika talks about the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, celebrated by the Catholic Church on August 15, and what the Blessed Mother means to us as Catholics—and even to other non-Christian faiths.
Deacon Gaspar DeGaetano of Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica in Chattanooga talks about the Cause for Sainthood for Father Patrick Ryan, a Catholic priest who served in Chattanooga in the 19th century. Also, Juan Hernandez, director of Hispanic ministry for Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, talks about the Celebration of Mercy event.
Kevin Cooney, director of youth ministry at St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City talks about Catholic Heart Youth Camp and his parish mission to Atlanta. Also, Deacon Bob Ketteringham, recently ordained by Bishop Stika, talks about the diaconate and what deacons mean to the Catholic Church.
Dan Breen, principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School, and Andy Zengel, principal at St. Joseph Catholic School, take about the impact their schools are having on the Catholic community in the Diocese of Knoxville.