Faith on the Border

East Tennessee is home to parishes that serve both sides of the state line By Dan McWilliams Photography by Stephanie Richer The universal Church always has transcended geographical borders. Nowhere is that more evident than in East Tennessee. Yes, East Tennessee is blessed with several Catholic churches located in border …

Our Lady of Lourdes, South Pittsburg: When it comes to God, there are no rivalries

Part of the Faith on the Border series By Dan McWilliams The parish in the Diocese of Knoxville’s southwestern corner draws a sizable number of folks from northeastern Alabama. Deanna Jordi of Bridgeport, Ala., says Our Lady of Lourdes is “only about five miles away,” compared with the Catholic church …