- Apr 21, 2021
Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville offered prayers for a teenager who was killed and an injured police officer involved in a school shooting.
A Tennessee death-row inmate scheduled to be executed Dec. 3 was granted a reprieve until April 9 by the state’s Republican governor, due to COVID-19.
Since Tuesday, faith leaders have guided their congregations through the uncertainties of the 2020 election, a day that saw record turnout in parts of the country and that has continued to fuel anxious refreshing of election results nationwide.
Tennessee’s bishops have urged the state’s Republican governor, Bill Lee, to stop the upcoming execution of a Tennessee inmate on death row, saying: “Carrying out this execution does not serve the cause of justice.”
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a failed challenge of the federal refugee resettlement program by Tennessee’s Republican-led Legislature.
The sainthood cause of Father Patrick Ryan, who died ministering to people during a yellow fever outbreak in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the 1800s, has taken an important step forward.
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.
When Father Joseph Hastings, 33, was growing up, he had dreams like most young boys. He wanted to be a basketball player. He thought about being an actor.