Bishop Stika statement on Archbishop Kurtz

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika has issued the following statement upon learning of the news of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, former bishop of Knoxville (1999-2007), who announced this morning that he will undergo cancer treatment at the Duke University Cancer Institute.  “I am requesting that all of the faithful of the Diocese of Knoxville join me in prayer for Archbishop Kurtz …

A Monsignor Moment

David Oatney Pope Francis, Priesthood

Pope Francis recently made some big waves in the proverbial finger lake of the Catholic blogosphere and social media community when it was announced earlier this month that the Vatican will now limit the awarding of the title “Monsignor” outside of the Roman Curia to those diocesan priests who may be nominated by their bishops who are over the age …