Sacred heart

Exposition of relic of St. Jean Vianney, patron saint of priests, draws faithful from across Diocese of Knoxville       By Bill Brewer St. Jean Vianney is just what the faithful ordered. Well, it was actually the Knights of Columbus and Bishop Richard F. Stika who arranged for the incorrupt heart of …

He dwells among us: Intoxicating joy

What a different world it would be if Catholics lived with the joy of the new wine By Bishop Richard F. Stika They have had too much new wine. — Acts 2:13 The mocking reaction of some toward the Apostles following the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost speaks …

Human Life Protection Act becomes state law after much debate

Gov. Bill Lee on May 10 signed the Human Life Protection Act into law, which poises the state to immediately restore protective pro-life statutes in the event the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision making abortion legal in every state is reversed. The new law marks a shift in pro-life …

Bishop Stika ordains priests for Glenmary Home Missioners

Father Aketch, Father Toboso will serve in dioceses of Knoxville and Nashville for the Cincinnati-based religious order      By John Stegeman Bishop Richard F. Stika added two men to the ranks of the holy priesthood on April 27, priests whose first assignments for the Glenmary Home Missioners will be in …

Glenmary Home Missioners elect new leadership team

Father Dan Dorsey, 68, was elected president of Glenmary Home Missioners during the society’s Chapter of Elections May 6-10 at St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Ind. Glenmary’s president leads a three-person executive council consisting of himself and two vice presidents. Elected to serve with Father Dorsey were Father Aaron …

Knights Cup features lacrosse action aplenty

By Dan McWilliams There was no shortage of lacrosse action in late April at Knoxville Catholic High School’s Blaine Stadium, and proceeds benefited Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. “The expanded three-day Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament, held April 25-27 at KCHS, was clearly the most successful of the 16 athletic events …

Notre Dame High names Dusty Gunn as its new director of athletic affairs

Notre Dame High School president George Valadie has named Dusty M. Gunn as the school’s new director of athletic affairs effective July 1. “We were blessed to have had a remarkable list of exceptional and really qualified applicants for this position,” Mr. Valadie said, “but we believe Mr. Gunn is …

St. Mary-Oak Ridge golfers finish strong

The golf team at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge competed in the state tournament at Avalon Country Club on May 14, concluding an exceptional year. The boys team tied for first during the District 1 Tournament at The Greens of Deerfield in LaFollette. They ultimately took second place after …

TMA honors St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

Medical association cites diocesan free clinic for advancing public health The Tennessee Medical Association has honored St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation of East Tennessee with its Community Service Award, which recognizes people or organizations that contribute significantly to the advancement of public health in their respective communities. St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation …

St. Patrick Parish celebrates 60th anniversary

Morristown parishioners turn out in full to fete church’s history, pastor’s silver jubilee          By Dan McWilliams A double celebration took place at St. Patrick Church in Morristown on May 19. The parish turned 60 years old in May, and its pastor of six years, Father Patrick Brownell, marked the 25th …

Knights of Columbus elect Michael McCusker as next State Deputy

Former Immaculate Conception parishioner to succeed Tracy Staller of Holy Family Parish in Seymour          By Andy Telli/Tennessee Register Michael McCusker followed the example of his grandfather and his fellow parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville into the Knights of Columbus. “They were always a presence,” Mr. McCusker said of …

NDHS to present Alumni Awards to two

Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga recently announced its 2019 Alumni Awards, which will be presented Thursday, July 25. Bill Rosemann ’89 was named the Distinguished Alumnus Award winner, and John Mullin ’79 won the Jim Phifer Service Award. Mr. Rosemann has been a member of the Marvel family for …