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Bishop Stika ordains newest priests to the diocese

Frs. Hernandez, Griffith join the Catholic presbyterate in East Tennessee, take on new assignments By Dan McWilliams Two new priests entered the Diocese of Knoxville ranks Aug. 29 as Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained Father Zachary Griffith and Father Alexander Hernandez at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of …

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 …

Sacred heart

Exposition of relic of St. Jean Vianney, patron saint of priests, draws faithful from across Diocese of Knoxville       By Bill Brewer St. Jean Vianney is just what the faithful ordered. Well, it was actually the Knights of Columbus and Bishop Richard F. Stika who arranged for the incorrupt heart of …