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David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Diocese of Knoxville

It is the middle of August and for many of our parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville that means that the formation process for those who are participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults has begun, and it has begun in my own parish. As I wrote last year, people participating in the RCIA are coming to the …

Introducing the Life At 25 Podcast

David Oatney Diocese of Knoxville

I don’t think we’ve seen quite as much interest in Life At 25 as has been garnered over the last couple of days. Posting the priestly reassignment list for the Diocese of Knoxville along with a reflection on reassignment and change in the life of a priest and in our parishes has broken traffic records for this blog and has left …

Pray For Harvard Students’ Souls, and For Our Country

David Oatney Catholic Blogs

The Catholic blogger Elizabeth Scalia, popularly known as The Anchoress, has been among several Catholic bloggers who uncovered the unfortunate reality that a Satanic “Black Mass” is scheduled to take place  essentially sponsored by the Harvard Extension with university approval. This public worship of the devil is being called a “re-enactment,” but one fails to see how it is a …