A Conversation with the Cardinals

It was a fireside chat for the ages – at least for the ages in the Diocese of Knoxville – when Bishop Richard F. Stika emceed an insightful and often lighthearted discussion by three of the Roman Catholic Church’s pre-eminent prelates – Cardinals Justin Rigali, William Levada and Timothy Dolan …

Cardinal Rigali reflects on a career spent at the altar of Catholic history

Whatever Cardinal Justin Rigali touches turns historic — or so it seems. The walls and shelves in his Chancery office, crowded with photos, documents and items from some of the most heralded Church events in recent time, prove the point. Vatican II, saints, popes, papal visits around the globe, papal …

Cardinal Rigali leads Rosary for Life for diocesan faithful

Cardinal Justin Rigali was joined by more than 250 Catholic faithful Jan. 10 in front of Planned Parenthood’s East Knoxville clinic for the annual Rosary for Life. Cardinal Rigali led the prayer service on the sidewalk in front of the clinic at 710 N. Cherry Street, one of two abortion …

Conversation with the Cardinals to feature Dolan, Rigali, Levada

Tickets now on sale for once-in-a-lifetime evening with world-renowned Church leaders Nearly 200 years of Catholic leadership will be on stage when the Diocese of Knoxville presents A Conversation with the Cardinals on April 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Justin …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic dedicates new storage facility

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic now has a permanent residence – a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that can house the mobile clinic when it isn’t on the road delivering free medical care to those in need across East Tennessee. The facility was dedicated Nov. 13, with Cardinal Justin Rigali blessing the building …

Second annual Irish Bowl kicks off high school football

East Tennessee’s two Catholic football teams kick off their seasons tonight in Chattanooga when Notre Dame hosts Knoxville Catholic in the second annual Irish Bowl. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, superintendent of Catholic Schools, will be at the …

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Rigali as special envoy

By Jim Wogan Cardinal Justin F. Rigali will represent Pope Francis as his special envoy at a celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis. “It is a great honor to be the personal representative of Pope Francis,” Cardinal Rigali said. It brings me …

Three seminarians ordained into transitional diaconate

The pathway to priesthood in the Diocese of Knoxville continues to be busy as Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained three seminarians June 14 to the transitional diaconate, an important step in their religious education before priesthood. Newly ordained Deacons Jesús Guerrero-Rodríguez, Raymond Powell and Scott Russell participated in the Rite …

World Meeting of Families will be open to all as Vatican, Philadelphia get ready

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year will be open to families and people of different faiths, including no faith at all, to engage the wider society in dialogue and to serve and strengthen all families, organizers said. The gathering Sept. 22-27, 2015, “is …

Father Ragan Schriver honored at Emerald O’ccasion

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s 29th annual fundraising dinner was indeed an Emerald O’ccasion as some 500 supporters of the social-service agency joined in celebrating former executive director Father Ragan Schriver. The 2014 event, held March 13 at the Knoxville Marriott hotel, was planned as a tribute to Father Schriver, …

Hundreds on hand at 4th annual Rosary For Life

People from across the diocese gather near Planned Parenthood clinic in prayer to offer peaceful witness What looked to be a soggy Rosary For Life instead became a powerful witness for God and the sanctity of life Jan. 11 as a persistent downpour ended when Cardinal Justin Rigali began prayer …