Pastoral Juvenil Groups for Young Adults/Mayores de Edad

Pastoral Juvenil Groups for Young Adults/Mayores de Edad Todos los grupos de la Pastoral Juvenil Hispana se basan en estos 3 principios pastorales: Servicio, Socialización y Espiritualidad.  Todos los jóvenes entre 18-35 años están invitados a participar en estos grupos de las siguientes parroquias: Sagrado Corazón en Knoxville, TN.  Las reuniones son los viernes de 7:00 PM hasta 8:30 PM. …

Pastoral Juvenil Groups for Youth/Menores de Edad

Todos los grupos de la Pastoral Juvenil Hispana se basan en estos 3 principios pastorales: Servicio, Socialización y Espiritualidad.  Todos los jóvenes entre 13-17 años están invitados a participar en estos grupos de las siguientes parroquias: San Patricio en Morristown, TN.  Las reuniones de los Valientes Discípulos de Jesús son los jueves de 6:30 PM hasta 8:30 PM en el Parish Center.  …

Bishop welcomes 233 new Catholics

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Bishop Richard F. Stika formally recognized 233 new members to the Catholic Faith and the Diocese of Knoxville on May 31 as he celebrated the Sending of the Neophytes Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville. The Mass is for candidates and catechumens who officially entered the Church during Easter Vigil Masses in March. While their path to full participation in the Church has been marked— …

Curtis Martin’s focus is on the New Evangelization

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By Bill Brewer Curtin Martin delivered his unique brand of evangelization to the Diocese of Knoxville on April 18 as a featured speaker for the diocese’s Following Jesus Conference. (Note: audio recordings of the Following Jesus Conference are available on the Catholic Radio Knoxville page) The appearance by Mr. Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, as part of …

Chet McDoniel wows Chattanoogans for Life with story of faith

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“I believe that each and every life is not perfect. Every person has something they wish was different. But every life is worth it. Every life is worth fighting for. Every life is worth living.”   —    Chet McDoniel   By Paul Schulz On Jan. 5, 1980, Chet McDoniel emerged from his mother Judy’s womb breech, with shortened legs and …

Diocese parishioners gather for Ministries Day

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More than 200 parishioners from around the Diocese of Knoxville took part Oct. 18 in Ministries Day, a daylong event where diocesan ministry leaders gather with fellow Catholics from the various churches to share ideas on how to more effectively spread the faith. Thirty presentations in English and Spanish were held for parishioners, with each presentation concentrating on some aspect …

The People of the Nazarene

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, New Evangelization, Prayer 1 Comment

Fresh off of the previous Lord of the World post here at Life At 25 about the novel from 1907 that details with a stunning amount of accuracy the kind of world we might live in today, as well as telling the story of a great and terrible persecution of Christians until the end of all things, we have a very real story of …

What You Won’t See On This Blog

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In the last day or so someone commented on a recent post here at Life At 25, specifically the post which I happened to write on the situation in Oklahoma City, where a Satanic “Black Mass” is currently scheduled to be celebrated on September 21st. I wrote about the reaction of Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley, and the dangers of playing …

Hal And the Bishop

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Bishop Stika was the guest this past week on Hallerin Hilton Hill’s interview program Anything Is Possible this past week. I was most struck when the bishop said that he could not imagine his life as a bishop or a priest without prayer. Hallerin told His Excellency that “your face lights up” at the mention of prayer. I don’t disagree with …

Christ Is the Hope of Harvard (And Everywhere Else)

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The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club dropped its sponsorship of a “Black Mass” yesterday after initially removing it from campus to a nightclub called the Middle East. However, that club said that “negotiations had fallen through” and that no Black Mass would be held there. Members of the New York-based “Satanic Temple” were due to preside over the blasphemy, …

Don’t You Blaspheme In Here: No Black Mass On Harvard Campus Tonight, Maybe Not Elsewhere

David Oatney Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization 2 Comments

Voices standing up for the truth do matter, it seems. This morning, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust released a public statement saying that the “Black Mass” would be allowed to go ahead as planned at the Queen’s Head pub on Harvard Campus, bowing to the idea that this was an exercise , but she was none too pleased.

People Respond to the Holy Spirit

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I haven’t had an opportunity to post on Life At 25 over the last week because I was joining a group of men in our parish in giving a Christ Renews His Parish retreat to another group of men, which took a lot of time and even more energy, and so I’ve had to take a few days to relax and …

We Rise With Christ In Baptism

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HE IS RISEN! THE LORD IS TRULY RISEN! As the Church celebrates the reality of the empty tomb, it should also be remembered that we have a great many neophytes-new Catholics, who have been baptized and/or received into full communion with Holy Mother Church this weekend. Because the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection is about the rising to new life, the Church …