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The associated pastor of St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee, has been removed from his duties after being indicted on charges of sexual abuse.

Tennessee priest indicted on multiple sexual abuse charges

Feb 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Father Juan Carlos Garcia was associate pastor at St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin at the time the allegations were... Read more

Kevin McGoldrick is a former priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and former priest named in lawsuit alleging cover-up of rape

Apr 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A woman is suing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for covering up the “mass sexual abuse” of a priest who she... Read more


Pope Francis mourns ‘senseless act of violence’ at Nashville Christian school

Mar 29, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis “joins the entire community in mourning the children and adults who died,” according to a Vatican message March... Read more

A woman prays at a makeshift memorial for victims outside the Covenant School building at the Covenant Presbyterian Church on March 28, 2023, following the March 27, 2023, shooting at the school in Nashville, Tennessee.

Police: Shooter at Nashville Christian school was former student, had ‘manifesto’

Mar 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Police confirmed the shooter was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who was a biological female who identified as transgender and had previously... Read more

School buses with children arrive at Woodmont Baptist Church to be reunited with their families after a mass shooting at The Covenant School on March 27, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. According to initial reports, three students and three adults were killed by the shooter, a 28-year-old woman. The shooter was killed by police responding to the scene.

Nashville police fatally shoot woman who killed 3 students, 3 staff at Christian school

Mar 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The suspect killed three students and three adult staff members at The Covenant School, a private Christian school for students... Read more

Father Anthony Stewart was appointed pastor of Mother Teresa Catholic Church in June 2021.

New parish outside Nashville welcomes growth of community, plans for new Catholic schools

Nov 5, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In January 2021, the Diocese of Nashville acquired a 166-acre parcel of land. They established a parish and appointed a... Read more

Storm damage to the Church of the Assumption in Germantown, Tennessee.

Tornado hits historic Nashville church

Mar 3, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

An historic Catholic church in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown was among several buildings seriously damaged by a tornado Tuesday... Read more

Nashville administrator: pray for conversion of white nationalists

Oct 24, 2017

The administrator of the Diocese of Nashville has called on the local community to pray for the conversions of white... Read more

Bishop David Choby of Nashville, who died June 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Nashville.

Bishop Choby of Nashville remembered for his pastoral care

Jun 6, 2017

Bishop David Choby of Nashville died at age 70 Saturday night after complications arose from a recent fall; he was... Read more