Hundreds turn out for Knoxville March for Life

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Uncategorized

Hundreds of pro-life supporters, including many East Tennessee Catholics, turned out for a rally and the annual March for Life sponsored by the Knox County chapter of Tennessee Right to Life. Nearly 500 people attended the rally Jan. 24 at the Tennessee Amphitheatre on the World’s Fair site, and more than 400 marched several blocks to a Clinch Avenue abortion …

40 Days for Life and its impact

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Lent, News

As the Diocese of Knoxville’s 40 Days for Life vigil begins enters the homestretch, vigil coordinators Paul Simoneau and Lisa Morris are thanking the individuals and groups that have participated in praying rosaries and holding pro-life signs in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 710 N. Cherry Street in Knoxville. Scores of individuals and more than 20 groups with …

40 Days for Life to be part of diocese’s Lenten observance

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Parishioners and groups in the Diocese of Knoxville are encouraged to take part in the sixth annual 40 Days for Life campaign as part of their Lenten observance. The 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5, in front of Planned Parenthood’s East Knoxville clinic at 710 N. Cherry St. and will continue through Palm Sunday on …

Rosary For Life attracts parishioners from across diocese

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

What looked to be a soggy Rosary For Life instead became a powerful witness for God and the sanctity of life Jan. 11 as a persistent downpour dried up when Cardinal Justin Rigali began prayer in front of Planned Parenthood’s East Knoxville clinic. Some 250 people from across the Diocese of Knoxville braved the early morning rain to gather in …

Honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kenya

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Media, News

Father William Oruko, associate pastor of St. Dominic Church in Kingsport, will be the spiritual director of a pilgrimage to Kenya August 19-Sept. 3.  Father Oruko presented a mission on the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Nairobi last year, and was invited to return and present the same mission in Mombasa, Kenya this year. The group will also travel to …