Let the light of Christ shine through all that we do

The Tennessee Register The Catholic Church’s liturgical year reaches its high point during Holy Week and Easter with our celebration of Christ’s passion and resurrection, His sacrifice and victory over death that opened the path to eternal salvation for all. It is the glory of Easter and Christ’s redemptive love …

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, former shepherd of Buffalo, Nashville dies

By Catholic News Service Retired Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of Buffalo, the diocese’s 13th bishop, died peacefully July 11 following a brief illness. He was 84. Bishop Kmiec had been in declining health during the past several months, the diocese said in a July 12 statement. “We commend to our …

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Diocese of Nashville publishes names of priests accused of abusing minors

By the Tennessee Register The Diocese of Nashville, as part of its ongoing commitment to transparency, accountability, and pastoral care, is publishing the names of the 13 former priests who served in the diocese who have been accused of sexually abusing a minor. Of the 13, eight are dead and …

Louisville priest is new bishop of Nashville

Bishop-designate J. Mark Spalding is the 12th shepherd in the history of Middle Tennessee’s diocese By Catholic News Service Pope Francis has named Father J. Mark Spalding, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., as the new bishop of Nashville, succeeding Bishop David R. Choby, who died June 3. …

Fr. Mike Johnston appointed Diocese of Nashville administrator

Former OLPH pastor, Notre Dame teacher, Knoxville Catholic High School principal to prepare diocese for new bishop By Theresa Laurence Tennessee Register Father Mike Johnston will be looking to answer one big question while he serves as administrator of the Diocese of Nashville: “What can we do together to prepare …

Funeral Mass held for Bishop Choby

By Andy Telli Bishop David R. Choby was a true shepherd to the people of the Diocese of Nashville, recalled his fellow bishop, friend, and former student, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Ore. He was “the kind of shepherd I would like to be,” said the archbishop, who was …

Camp Marymount marking 75th anniversary with summer reunion

Catholic summer camp serving Tennessee dioceses combines nature, spirituality By Theresa Laurence, Catholic News Service For generations of young people, Camp Marymount in Fairview, Tenn., has been more than a place to spend a few weeks in the summer. It’s where bonds are forged over campfires, craft projects and late-night …

Camp Marymount celebrating 75th anniversary

By Theresa Laurence NASHVILLE – For generations of young people, Camp Marymount in Fairview, Tenn., has been more than a place to spend a few weeks in the summer. It’s where bonds are forged over campfires, craft projects and late-night talks under the stars. “The thing about camp is it’s …

Funeral Mass held for Father Jay Flaherty

A funeral Mass for Father Jay M. Flaherty was held Oct. 10 at Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge. Father Flaherty was the founding pastor of Holy Cross. He died Oct. 5 in Nashville following an extended illness. He was 66. Father Flaherty’s family received friends and a rosary was …

Diocese of Nashville, 7 Catholic groups file suit over HHS mandate

NASHVILLE—The Diocese of Nashville and seven of the Catholic entities operating in Middle Tennessee have filed suit in Federal Court to block the implementation of mandates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that require them to provide morally objectionable services under the Affordable Health Care Act through …

Nashville Diocese, 7 Catholic entities file federal lawsuit

NASHVILLE — The Diocese of Nashville and seven of the Catholic entities operating in Middle Tennessee have filed suit in Federal Court to block the implementation of mandates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that require them to provide morally objectionable services under the Affordable Health Care …