St. Joseph students, bishop take part in rosary at abortion clinic

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

Forty St. Joseph School students united with Bishop Richard F. Stika for a rosary Feb. 25 at the Planned Parenthood clinic in East Knoxville during the diocese’s 40 Days for Life observance. The bishop was joined by diocesan chancellor Deacon Sean Smith; Paul Simoneau, director of the Office of Justice and Peace; Sister Mary Marta, superintendent of Catholic Schools; and …

All Souls Day rosary will be prayed Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery

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

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins. (2 Maccabees 12:46). By Father Ron Franco, CSP Here in the northern hemisphere, as the sun rises a little later each morning and sets a little earlier each afternoon, there is a sense of time passing by as yet another …

Pray the Rosary Every Day

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Prayer

Today is October 1st, and traditionally October is the month of the Holy Rosary. At least part of the reason for this is that October 7th is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto), the commemoration of a day on which a great many of the faithful praying the rosary is believed, …

The Power of Prayer

David Oatney New Evangelization, Prayer, Vatican II, Year of Faith

Pope Francis has recently called on us to pray in a courageous fashion, not just to tell people we are praying for them or to say a quick prayer and be done with it. Courageous and strong prayer of faith is what we need. Indeed, St. Paul reminds us to “pray without ceasing” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. The Holy Father held up …

Vatican II & Popular Devotions

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

Growing up I spent most of my childhood attending Catholic schools. One of the things we learned were the many devotional prayers and practices that have for centuries enriched the lives of the faithful. The BVM sisters taught us to say the morning offering to God, how to pray the rosary, and gave us holy cards of Christ and the …