Guest column: Making NFP a part of your marriage

Natural Family Planning can bring couples closer to each other and to God By Megan Ulrich When I was asked to write an article about Natural Family Planning (NFP), I knew that it needed to be positive, informative, personal and authentic. The article needs to grab the reader and shout, …

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Vatican investigating cause for Father Patrick Ryan sainthood

Diocese of Knoxville initiates inquiry of renowned priest who served in Chattanooga more than 100 years ago By Jim Wogan The Catholic Church of East Tennessee may have a saint in its midst. An investigation recently initiated by Bishop Richard F. Stika and the Diocese of Knoxville is focused on the …

KCHS wins state titles in boys track, girls doubles

Knoxville Catholic High School continued its strong spring-sports effort with two more state championships as the Irish won in girls doubles tennis and boys track and field. The Allen sisters, Sara and Erin, swept their way to the Class A-AA doubles championship. In track, the KCHS boys team won the …

He dwells among us: Jesus, where are you?

In life’s storms when we feel overwhelmed, Christ is present in surprising ways By Bishop Richard F. Stika I occasionally come across an inspirational quote or story on Facebook that I like to share. Once such story, written in poetic form, speaks of how God sometimes allows us to experience more …

Smith & Smith Football Camp draws 300 to KCHS

NFL’ers Harrison Smith and Lee Smith lead camp that offers two days of instruction in gridiron fundamentals By Dan McWilliams The chance to be taught football skills by two NFL players was too much to pass up for 300 Knoxville-area youth July 7-8. The Smith & Smith Football Camp drew …

Diocese mourns loss of Hispanic Ministries Director Lourdes Garza

Bishop Stika, Cardinal Rigali lead funeral Mass as regional, national Latino communities pay tribute to Chancery official By Bill Brewer Maria de Lourdes Garza, the Diocese of Knoxville’s director of Hispanic Ministry since 2004 who passed away July 9 at age 63 after a long, courageous battle with cancer, was …