Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, visits alma mater St. Mary Oak Ridge

Jim Wogan News

Dr. Kia-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and a leading expert on global artificial intelligence, returned to East Tennessee on Monday, May 6, to visit the Catholic school in which he once learned, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge. Dr. Lee, the author of the recent New York Times bestselling book, “AI Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the …

Bishop Stika statement on immigrant arrests; extends thanks to those who have supported families

Jim Wogan News

Leer en Español Bishop Richard F. Stika, who on Friday began a month-long series of Mass celebrations to offer the Sacrament of Confirmation to more than 1,700 youngsters in the Diocese of Knoxville, has issued the following statement regarding diocesan efforts to assist families following Thursday’s government raid in Grainger County: “The arrests of workers and undocumented immigrants in East …

Notre Dame in Greeneville marks 60th anniversary

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Uncategorized

Greeneville, Tennessee is known as the former home of President Andrew Johnson. Turns out, the nation’s 17th president also had an indirect hand in helping establish the roots of Catholicism in East Tennessee. Bishop Richard Stika and Father Dan Whitman celebrated Mass marking the 60th anniversary of Notre Dame parish in Greeneville on April 25.  The Mass was also used …