Diocese of Knoxville

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The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville, Tenn.

Lawsuit claims Knoxville diocese mishandled priest's sex assault of parishioner

Apr 28, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Knoxville allegedly mishandled a report that a priest sexually assaulted a parishioner who sought grief counseling in... Read more

Fr. Patrick Ryan. Public domain.

Body of Tennessee priest on path to canonization reburied in basilica

Aug 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The body of Servant of God Patrick Ryan, a Tennessee priest who died in 1878 caring for victims of the... Read more

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville

After school shooting, Knoxville bishop asks for 'positive solutions' to gun violence

Apr 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville demanded “positive solutions” to gun violence after a fatal shooting at an... Read more

Tennessee diocese seeks to exhume remains of pastor on path to sainthood

Nov 28, 2018

The Diocese of Knoxville is seeking to unearth the remains of a Tennessee pastor whose canonization cause is currently open.... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, VA.

Catholics in Tennessee, Virginia pray as their bishops face surgery

Nov 27, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, VA, is recovering after a scheduled surgery for prostate cancer on Nov. 27. Bishop Richard... Read more

Volunteers unload boxes of donations for immigrant families at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Morristown, Tenn.

Tennessee parish responds to immigration raid with support, prayer

Jun 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The April day nearly 100 workers were taken into custody in the country’s largest worksite immigration raid in a decade,... Read more

For Bishop Stika, Planned Parenthood videos show need to cherish humanity first

Aug 10, 2015

The videos of Planned Parenthood officials' involvement in the harvesting of organs from recently aborted babies shows an unadorned evil,... Read more