Honoring God’s Gifts

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Two East Tennessee Catholic churches combine environmentalism, evangelism While in the process of constructing a new cathedral and renovating some of its current buildings, Knoxville’s Sacred Heart is using several green construction techniques on its worksite. These include creating mulch from trees it has removed and reusing asphalt by grinding it up and spreading it out to increase the site’s …

What Everybody Ought to Know About Groundbreaking Weekend

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This is a big, Catholic deal. Really! 12 Bishops and 3 Cardinals from across the nation are coming to Knoxville for the historic Groundbreaking of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Diocese of Knoxville will mark the start of a new era on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when Bishop Richard F. Stika, Catholic leaders from around the …

Fasting and Feasting on Fridays in Lent

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Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent? In the Gospel for Mass today [Matthew 9:14-15] we hear: The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the …