An explosion of grace

Communal wedding Mass at Holy Ghost Church unites 14 Latino couples in holy matrimony                     From staff reports Gifts of the Holy Spirit were the ultimate wedding gifts for 14 Diocese of Knoxville couples who exchanged vows at Holy Ghost Church on June 15 in a ceremony to celebrate their …

Confession of a diocesan priest

Sacrament of reconciliation will lift your burdens and is no longer something to be dreaded; everyone welcome By Bill Brewer As the Catholic Church enters the season of Lent on Feb. 10, priests in the Diocese of Knoxville are encouraging parishioners to follow Pope Francis’ lead in this special Year …

Pro-life supporters guide March for Life down a new path

Knoxville-area pro-life supporters who have spent years walking down Kingston Pike from Calvary Baptist Church to a now-closed abortion clinic on Concord Street received new marching orders Jan. 25. Nearly 400 people accepted an invitation from the Knoxville chapter of Tennessee Right to Life to march from the Tennessee Amphitheater …

Diocesan schools In-Service Day marks beginning of school year

By Dan McWilliams and Sedonna Prater Nearly 300 teachers and administrators from East Tennessee Catholic schools took part in the annual Diocesan In-Service on Aug. 8 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Bishop Richard F. Stika began the program with a keynote address in the KCHS gym. The day fell on …

Father Campbell builds a ministry on the water

Water is inspirational for Father Joe Campbell. He is quick to point out that Jesus often involved water in his teachings. As the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in LaFollette and Christ the King Church in Tazewell, Father Campbell has found a way to include nearby Norris …