Monday’s Forum

A message from Father Shelton: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I thank all of you who participated in our special forum on Bishop Stika’s pastoral letter and the horrors it addresses. The conversation was very honest, respectful and fruitful. There were some variations of perspective on the causes and solutions, variations mirroring those I’m seeing develop among priests and …

Bishop Stika Issues Pastoral Letter After Pennsylvania Abuse Report

Bishop Richard F. Stika issued a pastoral letter to priests, pastors, deacons, religious communities, and the faithful of the Diocese of Knoxville on Thursday. The letter addresses a report by the Pennsylvania attorney general on abuses that took place in that state and comes after two days of detailed reading of the report by the bishop. Father Shelton invites Saint …

Pathways of Belief Book Club

September’s book of the month: We’ll Never Tell Them—A Novel, by Fiorella De Maria. Three ways to order your copy: in the parish office, at the Paraclete Gift Store in Knoxville, or from the Ignatius Press website. The Pathways of Belief Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 pm in Columbus Hall. Kristjana, a nurse …