Pro-Life Day on the Hill draws women from across state

Gov. Lee lauds grassroots advocates for their work and support of the unborn; update on legislative initiatives given By The East Tennessee Catholic Women from across Tennessee joined together March 22 in Nashville in a demonstration to state lawmakers and Gov. Bill Lee of their support for pro-life legislation and …

Marches for life attract supporters of all ages

Events in Chattanooga, Knoxville attract hundreds of supporters By Gabrielle Nolan Multiple March for Life events took place across the state of Tennessee as Jan. 22 commemorated the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion throughout the United States. Knoxville and Chattanooga held marches for participants to walk through …

Tennessee poised for change, state pro-life leaders say

If Supreme Court overturns all or part of Roe v. Wade based on Dobbs case, legal infrastructure in place to protect life By Bill Brewer As U.S. Supreme Court justices weigh the pros and cons of legalized abortion and states’ efforts to regulate the federally protected practice, Tennessee pro-life leaders …

And Then There Were None speakers expose abortion industry practices

Women who worked in facilities were featured at Tennessee Right to Life annual banquet                           By Bill Brewer Guest speakers for the Tennessee Right to Life annual banquet gave rare glimpses into the inner workings of abortion facilities, describing what they said was their descent into the abortion industry and …

40 Days for Life fall campaign underway in over 1,000 cities

Diocese of Knoxville joins rest of the country in prayerful vigil for the victims of abortion       By Catholic News Service The national 40 Days for Life organization launched its fall campaign Sept. 22, with volunteers in over 1,000 cities across the country planning to pray, fast, and hold vigils outside …

Appellate judges uphold Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period

Ruling is a victory for pro-life supporters and Lee administration that appealed a lower federal court decision By Matt Hadro Catholic News Agency and The East Tennessee Catholic A full panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 5 ruled in favor of Tennessee’s mandatory 48-hour waiting …

St. Joseph the Worker holds large shower to help new mothers in Monroe County

When Pope Francis declared that 2021 would be dedicated to St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville wanted to do something to celebrate. Parish members decided to have a large baby shower to provide newborn items to the Good Shepherd Center in Madisonville, which …

TRL marks pro-life victories as legislation becomes law

Tennessee Right to Life backed Prenatal Life and Liberty, Unborn Child Dignity acts that Gov. Lee has signed into law By Dan McWilliams Tennessee Right to Life is celebrating two victories in the state legislature while at the same time watching an important appeals-court case and a Mississippi case going …

TRL supporter Dot LaMarche honored for a lifetime of pro-life work

By Robert Alan Glover Tennessee Register Mary Dorothy “Dot” LaMarche has been an advocate for respecting life from conception to natural death throughout her life. “This is the way that I was raised by my parents — in the Catholic faith — and to believe that even the unborn have …

Pilgrimage for Life held at Memorial for Unborn

Diocesan youth ministry office organizes event that unites pro-lifers from throughout East Tennessee By Carolyn Krings The Chattanooga National Memorial for the Unborn is dedicated to healing generations of pain associated with the loss of aborted and miscarried children.” This was the site for the 2021 Pilgrimage for Life: Together …

Fr. Imbarrato’s mobile ministry to end abortion makes its way to diocese

Holy Trinity Parish hosts noted priest during 40 Days for Life; rosaries at clinics prayed By Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville parishioners keeping prayerful vigil during the 40 Days for Life ministry received an unexpected grace in March when Father Stephen Imbarrato, a national pro-life activist and speaker, brought his …

Dunn named Tennessee Right to Life president

The Tennessee Right to Life board of directors has elected Stacy Dunn as its new president, which was effective on March 1. Mrs. Dunn, who is a member of Holy Ghost Parish in Knoxville, succeeds Brian Harris, who resigned Dec. 31. Mrs. Dunn has been involved with Tennessee Right to …