Dr. Paul Farmer, global health pioneer, dies in Rwanda

‘World’s most extraordinary medical humanitarian’ worked with Sacred Heart on medical ministry for Haiti By Karen Weintraub USA Today Dr. Paul Farmer, a giant in the field of global health, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of the nonprofit Partners in Health, died Feb. 21 in Butaro, Rwanda, …

Partners in health

Dr. Dean Mire, Sacred Heart Parish teamed with Dr. Farmer to build Haiti health-care ministry       By Bill Brewer Dr. Dean Mire, a Knoxville family practice physician who has helped lead the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish’s medical ministry in Haiti, remembers his first encounter with Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Mire …

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Remembering ‘James, the French fry guy’

He served meals to students with a smile, never revealing what he was feeling inside By George Valadie Not too long ago, Nancy and I had the opportunity to return to Memphis, where we had spent 14 wonderful years of our lives. There, I had the privilege of serving as …

Business 101: More priests learning the ABCs of spreadsheets

By The Georgia Bulletin and ChicagoCatholic Between morning prayers and quiet time before the Eucharist, priests attended a business leaders boot camp, getting a crash course on budgeting, hiring and fundraising at the Toolbox for Pastoral Management program, held at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Nearly 30 priests from …

Bishop Stika, priests enter Lenten season by celebrating Ash Wednesday

From staff reports Diocese of Knoxville faithful entered the holiest of Christian seasons on March 2 by receiving the sign of the cross during Ash Wednesday Masses. Diocesan priests welcomed full churches as adults and students enthusiastically took part in the liturgy to begin Lent. Ashes were plentiful as were …

Commanding attention

All eyes, ears were on former member of Swiss Guard during Gatlinburg Study Days for diocesan priests By Jim Wogan Dr. Mario Enzler’s voice exploded across the hotel meeting room in Gatlinburg in undulating waves, like mini-sonic booms. He may have been addressing ordained priests from the Diocese of Knoxville, …