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 …

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 …