Diocese of Knoxville well represented at historic canonization Mass

Among the hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful in St. Peter’s Square on Divine Mercy Sunday to witness history as Popes John XXIII and John Paul II received sainthood were a group of parishioners from the Diocese of Knoxville led by Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali. The …

Pope clears the way for the canonizations of John Paul II, John XXIII

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has signed a decree clearing the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and has decided also to ask the world’s cardinals to vote on the canonization of Blessed John XXIII, even in the absence of a miracle. After Pope Francis met July …

Sainthood for Marianne Cope touches Diocese of Knoxville family

Daniel Koob is excited about witnessing the Oct. 21 canonization ceremony at the Vatican where Blessed Marianne Cope and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will become saints. But for Mr. Koob, a parishioner at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland, his attendance at the holy ceremony will be much more than …