Ground broken on KCHS auditorium

The St. Gregory the Great facility is a missing link for the campus and a long-overdue project By Bill Brewer An auditorium that was part of the master plan for Knoxville Catholic High School when the West Knoxville campus was developed two decades ago is coming to life thanks to …

Fr. Jerry Daniels is incardinated into the Diocese of Knoxville

Father Jerry Daniels is one of the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest priests after his February incardination. On Feb. 16, Deacon Sean Smith, chancellor of the Diocese of Knoxville, announced a Decree of Incardination that officially made Father Jerry Daniels a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville. Unable to be physically …

Cardinal Rigali marks six decades of service to the Church

Cardinal Justin Rigali will reach a milestone on April 25 when he celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. The 1961 date began a sacred journey that led Cardinal Rigali from his native Los Angeles to the dicasteries of the Vatican and a cardinal’s-eye view of Church …

Knoxville Catholic junior BJ Edwards receives state Mr. Basketball Award

Knoxville Catholic High School junior BJ Edwards won the Mr. Basketball award for Division II, Class AA, after finishing runner-up for the honor last season. Mr. and Miss Basketball awards were presented in Division I and II at the conclusion of the championship game for each classification. “This is such …

KCHS girls hoops team reaches state finals

The defending-champion Knoxville Catholic boys make the semifinals in their bid to repeat By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Catholic High School girls basketball team made school history as it reached its first-ever state tournament and came home with a runner-up finish. The Fighting Irish boys team, the defending champions in …

Chattanooga Serrans make $4,000 gift to FOCUS missionaries working at UTC

The Serra Club of Greater Chattanooga recently made a $4,000 contribution through the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Catholic Student Center to support the evangelization efforts of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionaries who work on UTC’s campus. FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to …

Chattanooga East Ridge Masses have new ap-peal

Our Lady of Perpetual Help dusts off church bells after a 13-year hiatus By Bill Brewer Parishioners and neighbors alike now know when Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Chattanooga is celebrating Mass. Just listen for the bells. The parish has renewed its long-dormant electronic bell system, and the …

KCHS two-sport standout Kaden Martin going to Miami

Knoxville Catholic High School junior Kaden Martin, a standout in football and baseball for the Fighting Irish, narrowed his collegiate choices to Tennessee, Miami, Fla., Arizona State and Oregon, schools that would offer him the chance to play both sports. On March 3 at KCHS, Kaden announced to the media …

Knoxville Catholic quartet signs Feb. 3 with universities

By Dan McWilliams Four student-athletes committed to colleges Feb. 3 at Knoxville Catholic High School in KCHS’s second athletic signing day of the school year. Luke Davenport committed to Middle Tennessee State University as a preferred walk-on in football. Emma Schaad signed with Tusculum University in softball. Kennedy Noe signed …

Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish kicks off sponsorship campaign for Haiti students

By Hiske Jones School looked diff erent for many children this year. Amid a pandemic that forced school closures around the world and parents and educators adapting to make sure students continued to learn, one thing remained clear: a quality education is essential to a child’s wellbeing and success in …

Sr. Francesca Koller, OP, who ministered at St. Jude, dies

Sister Francesca “Fran” Koller, OP, died Jan. 19 at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wis. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wis., on Jan. 28, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Sister Fran made her first profession as a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa …