- Jan 18, 2020
Amid the pomp and ceremony that marks a military burial, Father Francis Brett was reunited after more than 50 years with his younger priest brother at Arlington National Cemetery.
After spending one night in the hospital following a heart catheterization procedure, Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville was released from Parkwest Medical Center early Dec. 6 and returned to the chancery for a brief visit.
Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee, has canceled a mid-December trip to visit family in the Midwest because he will instead be undergoing a heart procedure, the diocese said in a Nov. 26 media advisory.
Two Tennessee Catholic bishops called the execution of Billy Ray Irick Aug. 9 “unnecessary.”
The bishops of Tennessee have written to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to “use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned” in the state of Tennessee in the upcoming months.