Diocesan priests named pastors

By Jim Wogan Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced that three priests serving as parish parochial administrators are now elevated to pastors of their respective parishes. Bishop Stika has appointed Father Arthur Torres as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Chattanooga. He was previously assigned to the …

Haiti Outreach Program fundraiser to honor Paul Farmer

The Haiti Outreach Program fall fundraiser will honor the legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Hall at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Loune Viaud, managing director at Partners in Health in Haiti …

Knights board of directors keeps its Tennessee flavor

Directors leaving and joining have Knoxville ties By Andy Telli Tennessee Register At the recent 140th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention held in Nashville, one Tennessean rolled off the Knights’ board of directors and another rolled on. Michael McCusker of the Memphis suburb of Germantown, the immediate past state deputy …

Notre Dame parishioners assist with Tusculum Move-In Day

Parishioners of Notre Dame in Greeneville volunteered their time in assisting with Move-In Day at Tusculum University on Aug. 18. Freshmen and transfer students at Tennessee’s most historic university moved into their respective residence halls as part of Tusculum’s Weekend of Welcome, also known as Pioneer WOW. Many activities were …

Funeral services held for Joy Clancy Carden

Joy Clancy Carden, 96, passed away on July 22. Mrs. Carden was born in Baltimore on March 29, 1926. When she was an infant, her parents returned to Knoxville, where she remained a resident for the rest of her life. Mrs. Carden was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in …

Pregnancy Help Centers mark 20th anniversary

Key Catholic Charities program has grown to six sites throughout East Tennessee By Dan McWilliams Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Pregnancy Help Center in Knoxville celebrated its 20th anniversary Aug. 16-18 as the Diocese of Knoxville social services agency opens its sixth East Tennessee center in Helenwood. “It’s been quite …

Funeral Mass held at Holy Ghost Church for Art Clancy Jr.

A funeral Mass was held Aug. 4 at Holy Ghost Church for Arthur Vincent “Art” Clancy Jr., who died on July 29 surrounded by family. The Mass celebrant was Monsignor Michael Johnston. Concelebrants were Father Bill McNeeley, Monsignor Patrick Garrity, Monsignor Bill Gahagan, and Father Michael Hendershott. Assisting were Deacon …

Tennessee law banning abortions takes effect

‘Trigger’ statute a result of Supreme Court ruling returning authority to states       By The East Tennessee Catholic When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey on June 24, the regulation of abortion returned to states. More than a dozen states had passed “trigger laws” …

We don’t need a long life or prosperity

A long life can become a lonely life, St. Ignatius says—what we need are God’s love and grace By Deacon Bob Hunt We only think we plan our lives. This fact struck me once when I was working as a nurse in a pediatric emergency room. A family came in …

Notre Dame Parish Knights hold fundraiser for Ukraine refugees

The Knights of Columbus of Notre Dame Parish in Greeneville held a pulled-pork fundraiser Aug. 12 for the refugees of Ukraine. The event began Friday morning when several of the Knights came together and got their slow cookers going. Several pork roasts were prepared along with a special homemade barbecue …

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Tears flow when last child goes off to college

Even though that happened 20 years ago, the memory of a daughter moving on remains By George Valadie It was that ugly sort of cry. Probably would have been pretty disconcerting to anyone who happened by, though thankfully no one did. Nancy had run down to the store, and there …

St. Thomas CCW makes ‘Bags of Love’ for children

Council helps Child Advocacy Center with kids who have been removed from their homes or abused By Donna Curry The Kids First Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Loudon County has just celebrated its 20th anniversary of giving hope—serving children who have been removed from their homes as a result of …