Joining the Church family

Bishop Stika celebrates Father Mark Schuster’s ordination to the priesthood, a first for new Sacred Heart Cathedral By Dan McWilliams The priestly ordination of Father Mark Schuster was certainly a family affair. Family members of the ordinand filled four pews at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus …

He dwells among us: Build them up with prayer

Our priests need our prayers and to know that we support them By Bishop Richard F. Stika “You made them a kingdom and priests for our God.” –Revelation 5:10 St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests, knew well that, “When people want to destroy religion they begin by attacking the …

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Serving where the need is

Military service is a second calling for these Diocese of Knoxville priests By Bill Brewer Photography by Stephanie Richer Father Patrick Brownell and Father John Appiah speak highly — and reverently — about Diocese of Knoxville priests who have gone before them. Father Joe Brando, Father Frank Brett, and Monsignor …

Praying for world peace

Pope, archbishop join Church leaders in recalling D-Day sacrifices of thousands By Elizabeth Bachmann/ Catholic News Service CNS reporters Carol Glatz and Jonathan Luxmore contributed to this report. In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy …