Diocesan parishioners help fight against hunger

Jim Wogan News, Uncategorized

A highly organized assembly line of parishioners from across the Diocese of Knoxville gathered at St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City on July 25 in an effort to help end hunger in Africa. Those who took part in the Helping Hands project, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, helped churn out 10,000 meal packages which will be shipped to people in Burkina Faso, a landlocked …

The Council At 50: All Are Missionaries

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

Bishop Gerald Kicanas comments on Vatican II’s call to mission in the Church.  Fifty years ago, the Second Vatican Council issued Ad Gentes Divinitus (Divinely Sent to the Nations). This “Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity” remains relevant today.  In it the Council Fathers made clear that are all “missionaries.” When most of us think of “missionaries,” we picture priests, sisters and brothers …