Bishop Richard Stika blessed the new offices of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee on Thursday. The agency moved its administrative offices to Dameron Avenue, across the street from the Knox County Health Department. It is a return to the space where they were several years ago and it puts them closer to many of the people they serve.
In his remarks, Bishop Stika joked about Sr. Mary Christine Cremin and Fr. Ragan Schriver having very different personalities. The bishop also acknowledged the years of growth under Fr. Ragan’s leadership. He also joked that Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett could be considered an honorary Catholic for his support of the agency and his attendance at the open house.
Whitney Kent covered the story for WVLT. As her Facebook friend, I knew about her pregnancy. She pointed out that her baby bump is finally showing.