East Tennesseans’ faith comes to life

People throughout Diocese of Knoxville demonstrate their support for the sanctity of life By Bill Brewer The 2021 National March for Life in Washington, D.C., may have been canceled, but that didn’t stop East Tennessee pro-life supporters from marking the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision …

D.C., Knox Marches for Life attract big numbers

Pro-life supporters turn out en masse to voice their positions on the sanctity of life, backing for life legislation By Bill Brewer Marches for Life in Washington, D.C., and Knoxville attracted near-record numbers of supporters this year as pro-life advocates make their voices heard in an important election year. As …

Students from Catholic high schools witness historic national March for Life

The Diocese of Knoxville was well represented at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., with students from Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga and Knoxville Catholic High School taking part in the historic event. The students were witness to the first time a sitting president has attended the …

Knoxville March for Life attracts 1,000 pro-life supporters

Some 1,000 pro-life supporters, including many East Tennessee Catholics, joined together Jan. 27 at the Knoxville Convention Center for the 46th annual March for Life, which was organized by the Knox County chapter of Tennessee Right to Life (TRL). Marchers, who filled the Convention Center’s 460-seat lecture hall and ground-floor …

Knoxville March for Life takes a different route in 2018

Threat of protests from fringe groups forces annual event indoors; overflow crowd of pro-life supporters turns out By Bill Brewer The 43rd annual March for Life took a different route this year to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion. East Tennessee Catholics …

Hundreds take part in Knoxville March for Life

Pro-life community joins together in support of women and their unborn children By Bill Brewer Women, men, and children of all walks of faith joined together Jan. 22 to pray for an end to abortion and show solidarity to mark the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court …

Diocesan contingent braves blizzard to attend national March for Life

Weather doesn’t deter pro-life supporters, including presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, from Washington rally By Jim Wogan When Kari Lopez heard the weather forecast, she didn’t waver. After months of planning to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Kari wasn’t about to let a little snow get in …

East Tennessee Catholics march for life

Pro-life faithful join for prayer service at World’s Fair Park, march to Fort Sanders abortion clinic             By Dan McWilliams Hundreds of pro-life supporters, including many East Tennessee Catholics, turned out for a prayer service and the annual March for Life sponsored by the Knox County chapter of Tennessee Right …

KCHS, Notre Dame students take part in national March for Life

The massive March for Life in Washington, D.C., is getting a boost from students across the Diocese of Knoxville. Bradford Bosarge, director of campus ministry at Knoxville Catholic High School, said 75 students and chaperones arrived in the nation’s capital on Jan. 21 to take part in the annual event. …

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 …

Diocese of Knoxville pilgrims tackle weather to march for life

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A commitment to being pro-life can make heady demands on a person, be it a holy hour in eucharistic adoration in the wee hours of the morning or simply holding true to what for some is an unpopular stance. It is one thing for a person to …

Marches for life attract many supporters

Pro-life efforts took center stage nationally and locally Jan. 22 and Jan. 26 as annual March for Life rallies took place in Washington, D.C., and Knoxville following the fourth annual Rosary For Life. Groups from the Diocese of Knoxville traveled to the nation’s capital for the Jan. 22 March for …