Faith in the risen Lord

Holiest week of the year arrives as Bishop Stika celebrates Chrism, Easter Masses  By Dan McWilliams Calling it a “great joy” at one Mass, Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the liturgies and services of Holy Week: Palm Sunday, the Chrism Mass, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, …

‘He is risen’

Saving us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit By Bill Brewer Easter Masses were again teeming with people two years after pews were last full for the holiest of liturgical celebrations. And the Catholic Church in East Tennessee welcomed nearly 200 new members who joined …

U.S. study gives Diocese of Knoxville high rank for converts

The rest of the country is learning something Diocese of Knoxville priests and parishioners already know – adults are joining the Church in ever increasing numbers. A report issued by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University just before Easter said the diocese is tied …