All 10 diocesan schools are starting the academic year with a new five-year accreditation by a leading international accreditation agency, student enrollment is expected to be up again, strong administrations and faculties are in place, academic achievement scores also are strong, and COVID may finally be under control.
Through a special collection that could be classified as historic for the Diocese of Knoxville, Bishop Richard F. Stika and Father David Boettner, rector of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have separately wired more than $343,000 to agencies assisting victims of the devastating war in Ukraine.
Priest, confessor, shepherd, friend, teacher, avid reader, writer, theologian, carpenter, cook—the Diocese of Knoxville lost a multifaceted man with the death of one of its founding fathers in Monsignor Bob Hofstetter.
The Diocese of Knoxville has announced that its 10 Catholic schools have met the standards of excellence for system reaccreditation by Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.
Monsignor Robert Hofstetter, a priest of 68 years and most recently pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newport, passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville on Thursday, July 7. He was 94.
Bishop Richard F. Stika has joined Bishops J. Mark Spalding of Nashville and Bishop David P. Talley of Memphis in offering a statement on today’s U.S Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health.
At St. Vincent de Paul, formation is encouraged and promoted. One required course is called the Ozanam Orientation, which was held at the Ladies of Charity in Knoxville on April 23. The Ozanam Orientation, in particular, is important because it sets the spiritual and philosophical tone for its members on what St. Vincent de Paul is about.
The faithful are invited to share any information they may have which might in any way help, either favorable or contrary, to understand the notoriety of sanctity and the offering of life of Servant of God Father Patrick Ryan.
The official diocesan report for the Synod of Bishops was submitted to the USCCB in the spring of 2022. The 10-page report is a synthesis of the months-long synod process utilizing an online survey and listening sessions held at parishes, schools, and ministries around the diocese from December 2021 until March 2022.
Those attending the Chrism Mass this year beheld a miracle standing before them. Deacon Ken Conklin served as deacon of the Eucharist at the annual liturgy, an act no one more than six months ago thought he would be able to make.