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Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Knoxville Bishop Rick Stika

Jun 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Stika, 65, was investigated by the Vatican for mismanagement of his diocese. He has also been accused of protecting a... Read more


Tennessee bishops call for new gun laws after Nashville school shooting

Apr 18, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic bishops of Tennessee joined over 130 religious leaders in the state Tuesday in calling for tighter gun restrictions,... Read more

Vatican upholds bishop over reception of Communion on tongue

Dec 11, 2020

The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship wrote to a petitioner last month rejecting their appeal against the Bishop... Read more

Tenn. bishops urge governor to stop executions

May 6, 2019

The bishops of Tennessee have requested that the new governor halt four executions planned for this year, reiterating the Church’s... 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

Supreme Court rejects appeal in Tennessee death row case

Oct 12, 2018

A previously delayed execution in Tennessee will likely go ahead after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from... Read more