East Tennessee Catholic wins award for immigration coverage

Emily Booker Media, News

The East Tennessee Catholic Magazine has been recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada with a first-place award for its coverage of immigration in the Diocese of Knoxville. The September 2019 issue of the magazine, with its cover story “Understanding the Exodus,” was named Best Special Issue for 2019 by the Catholic Press Association. In …

Press Releases

2020 September 22: Diocese distributes $123,000 for charitable outreach March 16: Diocese of Knoxville close Catholic schools in response to coronavirus pandemic March 16: Nationwide service to report sexual abuse involving U.S. Bishops is launched March 5: Bishop issues coronavirus directive for Masses in diocese March 3: Diocese to support Middle Tennessee tornado victims 2019 December 31: Statement on Lawsuit November …

Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Archives

Click links below to listen to 9 a.m. Sunday Mass from the beautiful Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. The Cathedral was dedicated on March 3, 2018, with Bishop Richard F. Stika as the lead celebrant. You can also listen to the Masses on Sunday at noon on WKXV Radio (AM 900 and FM 100.7) in …

East Tennessee Catholic wins best redesign, best feature writing by Catholic Press Association

Emily Booker Media, News

The East Tennessee Catholic was recently awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association in two categories: Best Redesign of a Newspaper and Magazine Feature Writing.  In the Feature Writing category, Editor Bill Brewer’s story about the Gatlinburg wildfires won first place. The story appeared in the January 2017 issue of The East Tennessee Catholic Magazine.  Regarding the new format …

Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Click links below to listen to 9 a.m. Sunday Mass from the beautiful Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. The Cathedral was dedicated on March 3, 2018, with Bishop Richard F. Stika as the lead celebrant. You can also listen to the Masses on Sunday at noon on WKXV Radio (AM 900 and FM 100.7) in Knoxville.  WKXV …

Our Lady of Fatima: 100 years of grace

Emily Booker Media, News

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Mary to three young visionaries in the town of Fatima in Portugal. This report is excerpted from Fatima, 100 years of grace by the World Apostolate of Fatima, U.S.A. – Our Lady’s Blue Army. If you would like to read an in-depth account of the miracle, its history and the …

East Tennessee Catholic wins national press award

Emily Booker Media, News

The East Tennessee Catholic won top honors at the Catholic Press Awards for its coverage of the World Meeting of Families, which took place in Philadelphia last September. The paper took first place in Best Coverage of the World Meeting of Families: Diocesan Newspaper. The October 2015 issue of The East Tennessee Catholic featured coverage of the World Meeting of …

Bishop featured in News Sentinel OpEd

Jim Wogan Media, News

By Jim Wogan Voicing concern for “this wicked and systematic attack on our faith”, Bishop Richard F. Stika has called for prayer and action after Christians and other religious groups have been targeted with violence in the Middle East and Iraq in particular. “We should remember those who have been chased to remote regions in the mountains and desert and …

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries should be directed to Jim Wogan, director of communications for the Diocese of Knoxville. Jim can be reached via cell phone at (865) 660-0189 or jwogan@dioknox.org. The Diocese of Knoxville recognizes the importance of a strong relationship with the media. The Office of Communications acts as a liaison between the Bishop and media outlets and as a …

Diocese breaks ground on facility to house St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Home page, Media

By Dan McWilliams The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will soon have a new home. The diocese broke ground July 1 for a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that will house the mobile clinic, which is a family physician’s office on wheels that provides free health care each month to the needy of Washburn, Crab Orchard, and Athens. Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister …

Observing Lent in 2014

Bill Brewer Lent, Media

With the arrival of Lent and the beginning of the Easter season on March 5, the Diocese of Knoxville will begin observing this holiest time of the year and the special events that mark it, such as Ash Wednesday, the days of fasting, the Rites of Election for RCIA candidates, and the sacraments of penance leading up to the Holy …