Priesthood: a way of life, not just a career

Diocesan Home Campaign is building support for priests reaching retirement age           By Jim Wogan Long before he was a priest in the Diocese of Knoxville, Monsignor Bill Gahagan thought he had made a deal with the Lord. It was 1959, and Monsignor Gahagan was a young man serving in the …

Good Shepherd marks 50th anniversary

Bishop Stika joins Msgr. Hofstetter, Fr. Waraksa, parishioners in celebrating milestone By Dan McWilliams The first Mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd took place Sept. 24, 1967, and the Newport parish celebrated the 50th anniversary of that liturgy on the exact date this fall. Bishop Richard F. Stika …