Diocese of Knoxville marks 27th anniversary

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

“What do we do now?” In marking the Diocese of Knoxville’s 27th anniversary on Sept. 8, Bishop Richard F. Stika recalled when he welcomed Cardinal Justin Rigali to the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 1994. After being formally introduced as the seventh archbishop of St. Louis, then-Archbishop Rigali turned to then-Father Stika and asked those very words. Fondly remembering the …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood celebrate historic anniversary

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

By Stephanie Richer A year isn’t a long period of time. But for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, it has brought about an entirely new chapter of life. On May 6, Bishop Richard F. Stika, accompanied by fellow priests Father Jerry Daniels, Father PJ McGinnity, and Father Hoan Dinh, celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the first year …