Diocese Rosaries for Life to segue into Lenten 40 Days for Life

From staff reports The Diocese of Knoxville organized a day of rosaries for the sanctity of life on Jan. 22 as priests and parishioners from a number of churches stood — and knelt — in vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in East Knoxville. The diocesan Office …

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 …

Keeping vigil

40 Days for Life campaign kicks off with visit to St. Mary-Athens by founder Shawn Carney, Knoxville vigil By Bill Brewer As the Diocese of Knoxville joins Catholic dioceses across the country in sponsoring the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil this month, 40 Days for Life founder Shawn Carney …

Athens Knights provide new ultrasound machine for Full Circle Medical Center

The Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative aims to help abortion-minded women choose life by viewing their unborn children on ultrasound machines. Lawrence Roussell Knights Council 8396 at St. Mary Parish in Athens, with help from a pious benefactor, pooled monies raised from a pancake breakfast with a matching grant from …

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 …

Knights purchase ultrasound for crisis pregnancy center

St. Stephen Council 6099 raises funds for Choices East equipment aimed at saving lives By Janice Fritz Ryken Thanks to God’s providence and a lot of spaghetti dinners, expectant mothers in Chattanooga can now see clear ultrasound images of their unborn babies after the St. Stephen Parish Knights of Columbus …

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 …

40 Days for Life returns for fall diocesan vigil

Parishioners gather for prayer, peaceful presence outside East Knox Planned Parenthood site By Bill Brewer Pro-life prayer warriors are out in force in East Tennessee, and for 40 days they will be storming heaven to intercede for the unborn and women in crisis pregnancies considering abortion. The Diocese of Knoxville …

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 …

Indie couple gets ‘Gosnell’ movie made against all odds

Hollywood balks at getting behind pro-life project, producer tells Tennessee Right to Life supporters By Bill Brewer Hollywood is always quick to embrace a true-life drama rich in pathos, conflict, interesting characters, and suspense … or so it would seem. But when Irish journalists/producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer were …

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears Yes on 1 challenge

Lawyers for state of Tennessee, plaintiffs debate before federal panel legality of 2014 constitutional amendment vote By Will Brewer After three years in legal limbo, advocates of Tennessee’s pro-life Amendment 1 finally got their day in court on Aug. 2. Amendment 1 amends the state’s constitution to say that there …

Natural Family Planning: a decision made without regrets

A couple looks back on its choice to learn NFP more than two years ago and finds that ‘it’s clear that we have been blessed’ by Tim Walker I recently came across the Natural Family Planning (NFP) pamphlet we received from the Couple to Couple League during our marriage preparation …