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According to Matthew

Matthew Kelly spoke to a full house at All Saints Catholic Parish on Friday night. Fr. Michael Woods decided that his parishioners would get the opportunity to purchase tickets before Kelly’s appearance was announced to the general public. The overwhelming majority of … Continue reading

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In the Schrivers’ Seat

In box office parlance, “tenth row center” is the location of the best seats in the house. From there, you can see and hear everything on the stage. It’s not too far, not too close. It’s just right. When I worked … Continue reading

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Showtime at the Apologetics

The amount of anti-Catholic comments on a single Facebook post astounded me. Most of the comments show ignorance about the Church. Some comments are actually hateful. Heather Burian, a recently-hired reporter for WVLT-TV, filed a story about the Diocese of Knoxville’s first … Continue reading

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Emcee You in September

Photographers Scott Maentz and Stephanie Richer took hundreds of photos at the Diocese of Knoxville Homecoming Celebration on Saturday. My wife and I are in several of their pictures. I was the emcee during the day’s family-oriented activities. My wife … Continue reading

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Dodgeball

The Chancellor of the diocese yelled, “watch out” as he pulled me out of the way of the Bishop rolling toward us in a giant hamster ball. That’s a sentence I couldn’t have predicted I would write. That's the adventurous … Continue reading

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Home Improvement

The Diocese of Knoxville unveiled its plans for a new cathedral on Sunday. Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish hosted a picnic on the lawn and parking lot where the new cathedral will be built. Different tents housed artists’ renderings of the … Continue reading

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His Dad Elroy

The Providence High School magazine had some sad news that my wife and I had somehow missed. While reading the In Memoriam section, we learned that our friend Michael Hastings lost his father to cancer. Michael was mayor of Burbank when … Continue reading

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Men of Faith

The high school football season started this week both on the field and in the movie theater. When the Game Stands Tall stars Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur of De La Salle High School in Concord, California. The De … Continue reading

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Dominus Tecum

The new Marian Chapel at All Saints Catholic Church was dedicated on Thursday evening. It features a beautiful wooden triptych. Scott DeWaard, who made the wooden altar furniture and the doors of the church, made the frame. He suggested artist … Continue reading

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Broadway Octocular!

Perhaps some movie or TV show made me anxious about the four binoculars in my luggage. Perhaps it was the process of buying them in the hunting department at Walmart. A couple of months ago, I purchased balcony seats for the June 7 … Continue reading

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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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