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 …

Catholic Day on the Hill issues include school vouchers, immigration

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams NASHVILLE — School vouchers were a popular subject in meetings Bishop Richard F. Stika and Memphis Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, had with Gov. Bill Haslam and legislators at the 17th annual Catholic Day on the Hill in Nashville. Catholic Day on the Hill offers a chance for the faithful to meet with their legislators and advocate …

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 …

Rosary for Life set for Jan. 11 in front of Planned Parenthood clinic

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika invites East Tennessee Catholics to join Cardinal Justin Rigali for the fourth annual diocesan Rosary for Life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic located immediately off of Interstate 40, exit 390, at 710 N. Cherry St. in Knoxville. It is Bishop Stika’s hope that as many parishes and groups …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood in residence

Stephanie Richer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a contemplative community that is relocating from New Mexico to the Diocese of Knoxville, continue making progress on their move. Four nuns have established residency in the St. John House at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton and more than a dozen nuns within the Handmaids of the Precious Blood are …

The Fantastic Four

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

Coming to Sacred Heart Cathedral this fall…. The FANTASTIC FOUR Adult Faith Formation program! To inaugurate the Year of Faith, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, and the Diocesan Silver Jubilee, Sacred Heart will offer four Wednesday evenings of FOOD, FAITH, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN.  Dinner will be served in the Eagle Café at 6:00pm, followed by a program …