Diocese holds Masses for legal, medical, first-responder, military communities

By Dan McWilliams The Diocese of Knoxville once again recognized the importance of the legal, medical, law enforcement-first-responder, and military professions in East Tennessee by celebrating Masses for their members. Members of the health-care professions were the focus of a special Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart …

White Mass held at the Church of Divine Mercy

Invoking the blessing of the Holy Spririt and the wisdom of St. Luke upon those serving in the health-care profession, Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated a White Mass for medical professionals in the Diocese of Knoxville Oct. 17 at the Church of Divine Mercy. Bishop Stika told the congregation, numbering …

Bioethics at the center of diocesan seminar on health care issues

Advancements in medicine that have leapfrogged existing standard care practices, especially in reproductive science, are putting a premium on the view that “just because we could, doesn’t mean we should.” That was the assessment of Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, director of bioethics and public policy at the National Catholic Bioethics …