- May 30, 2020
On the night of a full moon Sept. 13, a high Mass in Latin was celebrated in remembrance of prominent Memphis historical figure Mother Mary Agnes Magevney (1841-1891) at St. Peter Church, sponsored by the Magevney Society.
The day they celebrated the feast of St. Clare, which is Aug. 11, the sisters of the Monastery of St. Clare were applauded for all the fruits of their prayer during their last public Mass for the Catholics of Memphis.
As this school year wound down, the halls of the Jubilee Catholic Schools in Memphis, which opened 20 years ago, became still. For students, faculty and staff, it was hardly the usual end-of-the-year packing up, because when these nine schools reopen in the fall they will not be Catholic schools but charter schools.
One day after he was removed as head of the Diocese of Memphis, Bishop Martin Holley said that he wants to be transparent about the reasons for his removal.
Pope Francis has removed Bishop Martin D. Holley of Memphis, Tennessee, from the pastoral governance of the diocese and has named as apostolic administrator Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky.
Two Tennessee Catholic bishops called the execution of Billy Ray Irick Aug. 9 “unnecessary.”