Christopher Manning ordained to the diaconate

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By Dan McWilliams Christopher Manning moved one step closer to the priesthood as Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained him to the transitional diaconate Aug. 4 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Deacon Manning is completing a summer Clinical Pastoral Education assignment as a chaplain at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home before returning to Mundelein Seminary in Illinois, …

Knoxville abortion clinic closes

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The Knoxville-area pro-life community is rejoicing at the news that an abortion clinic has closed after nearly four full decades in business. The Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic began packing Aug. 14 and shuttered its doors and put its building up for sale one day later, on the solemnity of the Assumption. The clinic, which opened in 1974, had been the …

Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

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Description: Bishop Stika will preside at Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Place: Cathedral of the Sacred HeartAddress: 711 Northshore Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Map

Not Your Average Joe Men’s Conference

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Description: Bishop Stika will preside at the closing Mass of the Not Your Average Joe Men’s Conference at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at All Saints Catholic Church in Knoxville. Place: All Saints Catholic ChurchAddress: 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road Knoxville, TN 37923 MapURL: http://stjosephsociety.org/conference/

Diocese Acquires Retreat Center in Benton

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The Diocese of Knoxville has acquired the Priory of St. John the Apostle retreat center in Benton and 52 acres of property to go with it. The previous owners, who wish to remain anonymous, donated the center to the diocese. Bishop Richard F. Stika signed the papers Aug. 1 to make the transfer official. He announced the same day that the …

Conference presents many benefits of NFP

Couple urges bold efforts to educate people on natural family planning By Joe Kohn DETROIT (CNS)—Three-plus years ago, St. Anastasia parishioners Gretchen and Javier Mena were like many people about to get married. They wanted to be thoughtful about how they grew their family—and they assumed using contraceptives might have to be part of the equation. That’s when they were …