Category Archives: Catholic

Having a Field Day

Paul Simoneau, the Vice Chancellor for Administration of the Diocese of Knoxville, attended the Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk last month. At first, I thought he was just stopping by my booth to say hello. He actually had several specific … Continue reading

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K-Town Smithy

Sherrie Shuler of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee sent me one of the nicest acknowledgement letters I’ve ever received. The leadership of CCETN was very pleased with the amount of money raised at the 16th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fun … Continue reading

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A Deal Pickle

There are four parts to the entertainment portion of the All Saints Adult Social. David Pozy auctions off various priceless experiences such as Fr. Miguel’s leg waxing or dinner cooked by Fr. Michael. The other three segments are spoofs of … Continue reading

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The Match Batch

The family whistle caught my attention on Friday night as I was about to go on stage. I turned around to see that my wife had the camera pointed at me. I love the picture she took because it reminds … Continue reading

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Waxable Donation

One of the more unusual auction items at the All Saints Adult Social was a leg waxing for one of the priests. Fr. Miguel Velez had the idea to suffer through the uncomfortable process as a way of raising money for … Continue reading

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Bob Eublanks

Last year, the annual All Saints Adult Social was held on May 3. This year it will be held on Friday, May 2. However, there seemed to be less preparation time because Easter was three weeks later than last year. I’m still working on … Continue reading

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Go Marching In

Less than a year after becoming Pope, now Saint John Paul II visited the United States. Philadelphia was one of the cities on his itinerary. I entered a drawing to receive a ticket to his outdoor Mass at Logan Circle. … Continue reading

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Canon in Front of Them

This weekend Catholics are celebrating the lives of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. The two men will be canonized on Sunday. Knoxville residents Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop Richard Stika will attend the ceremony. Two local parishes … Continue reading

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Banished the Darkness

The Exsultet is a beautiful prayer that is sung near the beginning of the Easter Vigil. It’s also a very difficult piece to sing. My wife and I were impressed when Frank Jr. told us that he had been asked … Continue reading

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The Children Are Our Future

Harrison Smith was a star player at Knoxville Catholic High School and at the University of Notre Dame. My wife were in the stands at KCHS the night the coaches from Notre Dame and Tennessee were scouting Harrison. Harrison now … Continue reading

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Ask Any Mermaid

On Fridays during Lent, Catholics become pesco-lacto-ovo-vegetarians. We can eat fish, cheese or eggs but not poultry, beef, pork, lamb or several other meats. I will often have a can of tuna and salad greens for lunch. My wife prefers … Continue reading

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Ashtags

Fr. David Boettner and Fr. Joe Reed have gotten a lot of media attention lately. On Monday, they were on the news after Fr. David saved a man’s life by performing CPR. Today, they were on the news talking about … Continue reading

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Advertising of a Confessions Man

When the receptionist at the radio station asked the two priests what they needed, they joked that they were there to give me last rites. In reality, Fr. David and Fr. Joe were there to voice a radio commercial. I … Continue reading

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Tale of Wogan

WATE sports director Jim Wogan will take a new job as director of communications for the Diocese of Knoxville on July 1. The Diocese emailed me the official press release today. I was unsure what the news meant for Bill … Continue reading

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