Cardinal Rigali reflects on life of Cardinal William Levada

Jim Wogan News

Cardinal William J. Lavada, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and a friend of the Diocese of Knoxville died in Rome on Sept. 26. He was 83. Cardinal Levada served as archbishop of Portland, Ore. and archbishop of San Francisco prior to his appointment as the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith …

Assassination attempt, legacy of John Paul II among topics at Conversation with the Cardinals on March 4

Jim Wogan News

On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II entered St. Peter’s Square standing inside an uncovered white jeep being driven through a crowd of people gathered to witness his weekly public appearance. Riding inside the same jeep, and sitting directly behind the Holy Father, was Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, then a priest-secretary to the pope. Within minutes of entering the square, …

Cardinal Dolan is keynote speaker at Following Jesus Conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

By Bill Brewer Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the Diocese of Knoxville’s Following Jesus Conference April 18 at All Saints Church, focusing on Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis as different but important examples for following Christ. (Note: audio recordings of the Following Jesus Conference are available on the Catholic Radio Knoxville page) In describing Saint John Paul II, …

Laughs, stories plentiful at A Conversation with the Cardinals

Bill Brewer Cathedral, Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

By Bill Brewer It was a fire side chat for the ages – at least for the Diocese of Knoxville ages – when Bishop Richard F. Stika emceed an insightful and often lighthearted discussion by three of the universal Catholic Church’s leaders – Cardinals Justin Rigali, William Levada and Timothy Dolan – at the Tennessee Theatre on April 18. A …

Ground broken for new Sacred Heart Cathedral

Dan McWilliams Cathedral, Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

By Dan McWilliams The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus family saw one of its brightest days April 19 as ground was broken on a new cathedral to replace the 59-year-old structure that has been the home parish for the Diocese of Knoxville since 1988. The day fell on Cardinal Justin Rigali’s 80th birthday, and the prince of the …