Dan Barile, former assistant editor of The East Tennessee Catholic dies

Dan Barile, former assistant editor of The East Tennessee Catholic, died suddenly Dec. 21. He was 64. Mr. Barile served as assistant editor of the Diocese of Knoxville newspaper from 1992 to 1995, serving under the paper’s first editor, Ed Miller. When he passed away, Mr. Barile had served as …

St. John Neumann Parish hosting presentation on Africa mission work

The St. Francis and Clare Fraternity for the Secular Franciscans is sponsoring a presentation on mission work in Africa called “To the Nations” on Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. John Neumann Church in Farragut in the Elizabeth Ann Seton Room. Missionary Stephen H. Smith, OFS, …

Giving and Receiving

Help is just around the corner as Schrivers reach out to family hit by Gatlinburg firestorm By Bill Brewer November wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg left a charred trail of destruction with a most unusual signature. Some houses and businesses in the path of flames were untouched while structures beside …

Footprints of faith

Vignettes of caring offer glimpses into Memorial’s mission By Karen Frank, one of five associate of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at CHI Memorial Hospital CHI Memorial Hospital’s mission often goes beyond the medical care that is delivered every day by skilled and compassionate physicians, nurses, and technicians. There …

Colleges come calling

KCHS seniors join long list of athletes to sign scholarships By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School has launched many collegiate and professional athletic careers, and National Signing Day on Feb. 1 served as the latest springboard for eight student-athletes committing to colleges and universities. Highly sought-after Fighting Irish wide …

St. Mary chess team continues to succeed

St. Mary School in Oak Ridge competed in the Secret City Chess Tournament on Nov. 5 at Oak Ridge High School. The tournament hosted 42 teams composed of 76 students. Both unrated and rated levels included teams from grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. St. Mary’s Genevieve Robinson, Elliot Barnes, and …

Top-ranked KCHS boys team off to 18-1 start

The Knoxville Catholic High School boys basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA through its first 19 games and had only one defeat going into game No. 20. The Fighting Irish drubbed Christian Academy of Knoxville 74-54 on Jan. 27 to improve to 18-1 overall …

Once Upon a Time: The end of an era at The East Tennessee Catholic? Maybe not yet

Monsignor Xavier Mankel takes a step back from his duties as a columnist and peer reviewer                                         By Bill Brewer A phrase often overused is “the end of an era.” Shoppers staying at home and buying their Christmas gifts online instead of crowding the malls and outlet stores might be a …

Understanding the sacraments: The Word of God in the liturgy

The Lectionary for Mass Supplement contains additions for a number of optional memorials By Father Randy Stice In its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Vatican Council II stressed the multifaceted role of Sacred Scripture in the liturgy. “Sacred Scripture is of the greatest importance in the celebration of the liturgy. …

Living the readings: A midwinter retreat

Ten weeks of Scripture meditation will prepare you for Easter By Father Joseph Brando In this issue we will be looking at all the Sunday Scripture readings in February and March. This period of time starts in Ordinary Time following Epiphany and continues until the day before Holy Week. One …

Marriage enrichment: Celebrating the diocese’s longest-married couples

A husband and wife married 69 years share their love story, which began in the ‘Magic City’ By Marian Christiana The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) National Marriage Week annual initiative begins Feb. 7 and ends Feb. 14 this year. Archbishop Charles Chaput, chairman of the Committee on Laity, …

Praying for Perspective: The man on the curb in front of the Krystal

A weekend visit to the fast-food eatery leads to fretting over the circumstances of a seemingly homeless person By George Valadie I love weekends, especially when our Friday night games have gone well and all the students have made it home safely. After these many years, with our girls now …