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MAY 14, 2024
By Bill Brewer and Dan McWilliams

Father Mark Beckman named diocese’s new bishop

Pope Francis reached into the ranks of Tennessee priests to select the Diocese of Knoxville’s next bishop. Bishop-elect James Mark Beckman was introduced on May 7 as the fourth shepherd of the Church in East Tennessee immediately following an announcement by the Holy Father. Bishop-elect Beckman, Read more...

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Bishop-elect Beckman’s episcopal formation has ties to East Tennessee

MAY 16, 2024
By Dan McWilliams

The 5,000 who attended the ordination of Bishop Anthony J. O’Connell and the formal establishment of the Diocese of Knoxville on Sept. 8, Read more...

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Funeral Mass celebrated for Dr. Aurelia Montgomery, longtime school leader

MAY 15, 2024
By Bill Brewer

Dr. Aurelia Montgomery, a veteran educator who served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools during her long, distinguished Read more...

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Reaction to bishop-elect’s appointment is fast and favorable

MAY 15, 2024
By Bill Brewer

News that Nashville priest Father Mark Beckman will be the Diocese of Knoxville’s fourth bishop was met with an immediate air of familiarity and Read more...