Hundreds on hand for Catholic Charities fundraising dinners

Emerald O’ccasion clad in orange as Phillip Fulmer speaks; Chattanooga community leaders recognized By Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee took center stage in Knoxville and Chattanooga as the leading regional social services agency held fundraising dinners in March that attracted hundreds of supporters, community leaders, and CCETN clients, …

‘Historic’ KCHS boys basketball team reaches state finals

Knoxville Catholic finishes 31-2 after posting a 28-game winning streak and going wire to wire ranked No. 1 By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Catholic High School boys basketball team’s dream of its first-ever state championship ended in the title game, but the Fighting Irish finished as one of the greatest …

Listening for God, whether by a whisper or a prod

The duty of fostering vocations pertains to the whole Christian community; an invitation to listen to His voice By Father Joe Reed Though it may not always feel like it, God speaks to us in ways we have the capacity to understand. Maybe we don’t understand perfectly and immediately, but …

Sisters of Mercy mourn the loss of two

A former St. Mary’s Hospital president, Sister Marie Moore, passes away at 84, and Sister M. Placide Kilcoyne dies at 102 By Dan McWilliams The Sisters of Mercy are in mourning for two of their own who recently passed away. Sister Marie (Consilium) Moore, RSM, a former president of St. …

Diocese celebrates consecrated life in East Tennessee

Mass held for women and men religious By Bill Brewer Women and men religious serving in the Diocese of Knoxville, who were recognized Feb. 4 at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, filled the front pews of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. Among those represented …

Cornerstone of faith

Bishop Stika marks key step in construction of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus By Bill Brewer The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus reached an important — and symbolic — milestone March 25 when Bishop Richard F. Stika unveiled the cathedral cornerstone during a …

A faith reboot

As Easter nears, more than 200 believers prepare to enter the Church in East Tennessee. By Dan McWilliams Candy Chandler, looking to join a new faith community, visited the Our Lady of Fatima Church parking lot in Alcoa numerous times in 2015 without ever going in to Mass. Then she …

Diocesan school system achieves accreditation

AdvancED team evaluates all 10 schools, says they meet or exceed high standards By Bill Brewer The Diocese of Knoxville’s school system has been given two thumbs up for its accreditation efforts following a two-year evaluation process involving all 10 diocesan schools. A team of eight education evaluators with AdvancED, …

He dwells among us: A dwelling pleasing to God

We are all called to be mothers of Christ and to be bearers of Christ to others By Bishop Richard F. Stika “In you, all find their home.” It is hard to call any one psalm my favorite, as I have so many, but I always like to pause over …

A Growing Footprint

CHI Memorial Hospital fulfills mission during seven-year building and renovation project By Paul Schulz Photography by Michael Peck There’s a new emerald gem on Chattanooga’s skyline, and it’s topped with a pair of gleaming white crosses that proclaim CHI Memorial Hospital’s faith-based mission. The crosses adorn a new state-of-the-art seven-story …

Praying for perspective: Remembering the reason for the season

Making sure our Lenten sacrifices glorify God, not us, no matter how young or old we are By George Valadie The arrival of Ash Wednesday on March 1 means Lent is upon us and Easter soon will be here. I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but I think Lent …

Cathedral committee plans for dedication Mass, cornerstone placement

The planning committee for the Mass of dedication for the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus has been formed and will be led by Bishop Richard F. Stika. Bishop Stika has set the dedication Mass for March 3, 2018. The committee, which met for the first time …