- May 12, 2021
After midnight mass on Christmas morning Father Jayd Neely chose to sleep on his office couch at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows in downtown Nashville. He lives at the rectory of a nearby church, but figured it would be easier with another mass later that day.
He restarted his day at 6 a.m. with morning prayer. Then, almost exactly a half an hour later, the church was rattled with the rest of the downtown by an explosion about three blocks away.
Catholic families in the Diocese of Nashville were affected by World War II like every family in the country.
Although navigating technology and staying organized and motivated has been a challenge for students across the country with online learning this semester, it is even more difficult for refugee students.
Just like schools, parish religious education programs have been forced to figure out how to provide instruction in the midst of a pandemic.
Middle Tennessee’s immigrant and refugee communities have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 virus.
Retired Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of Buffalo, the diocese’s 13th bishop, died peacefully just before midnight July 11, following a brief illness. He was 84.
A former religious education director at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Murfreesboro has been indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury on charges of sexually abusing a minor.
On a trip to Tennessee to interview the Schachles, Brian Caulfield asked them why the child was healed of hydrops but not of Down syndrome. “We never prayed to have Down syndrome healed. That wasn’t life threatening,” they answered. “We thought a child with Down syndrome would be a blessing for our family.”