Tennesseans vote yes on 1 as constitutional amendment passes

East Tennessee Catholic faithful instrumental in passage of pro-life measure as state’s churches get out the vote In a constitutional battle watched closely by pro-life and pro-abortion groups around the country, Tennessee voters approved Amendment 1 on Election Day, Nov. 4, giving state legislators the ability to better regulate facilities …

Ministries Day brings leaders from across diocese together

More than 200 people take part in daylong conference that provides information for parish programs More than 200 parishioners from around the Diocese of Knoxville took part Oct. 18 in Ministries Day, a daylong event where diocesan ministry leaders gather with fellow Catholics from the various churches to share ideas …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic moves into permanent facility

Mobile medical vehicle will be stored, maintained at storage site on campus of Church of Divine Mercy The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic now has a permanent residence – a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that can house the mobile clinic when it isn’t on the road delivering free medical care to those in …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic dedicates new storage facility

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic now has a permanent residence – a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that can house the mobile clinic when it isn’t on the road delivering free medical care to those in need across East Tennessee. The facility was dedicated Nov. 13, with Cardinal Justin Rigali blessing the building …

It All Comes Clear Now

By Father Joseph Brando November, in these parts, is the time when trees reach their brightest glow. Then their leaves, by means of a parachuting parade of color in a gloriously choreographed leap, dance to the ground. When that display is completed, the people who lived, spring and summer, under …

Cormac McCarthy Club honors acclaimed author, KCHS graduate

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy has a standing invitation to return to the high school where he graduated in 1951, which now features a portrait of the author as he appeared in his senior picture and a plaque honoring him for his literary accomplishments. The invitation was extended by Knoxville …

Annual Calvary Cemetery rosary set for Nov. 2

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 …

Chet McDoniel wows Chattanoogans for Life with faith story

“I believe that each and every life is not perfect. Every person has something they wish was different. But every life is worth it. Every life is worth fighting for. Every life is worth living.” — Chet McDoniel By Paul Schulz On Jan. 5, 1980, Chet McDoniel emerged from his …

Ministries Day draws parishioners from across diocese

More than 200 parishioners from around the Diocese of Knoxville took part Oct. 18 in Ministries Day, a daylong event where diocesan ministry leaders gather with fellow Catholics from the various churches to share ideas on how to more effectively spread the faith. Thirty presentations in English and Spanish were …

The heart of a lion

At 6 months old, Aaron Morales is teaching a community about the value of life and the power of prayer Aaron Roman Morales should not be here. By all accounts, birth defects would rob Aaron of the life his parents desperately wanted for him. At least that’s what the doctors …

Support grows for Amendment 1 proposal as Nov. 4 election nears

Bishop Stika joined by Bishop Choby, Bishop Steib in urging Catholics to vote for state constitutional measure As the Nov. 4 election draws near and with early voting beginning Oct. 15, the dioceses of Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis are reinforcing their support for Amendment 1 to the state constitution. Tennessee …

KCHS takes 2014 Irish Bowl by 15-12 score

Notre Dame High School battled rival Knoxville Catholic and the clock Aug. 22 as the Chattanooga Fighting Irish’s hopes for a last-second tie or victory fell short in the teams’ first football game of the 2014 season. Knoxville Catholic scored 15 points in the first quarter and held off a …