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Inside the Diocese of Knoxville

Dec 12, 2022

The appearance of the Virgin Mary in Mexico in 1531 is one of few Marian apparitions acknowledged by the Vatican.  Our discussion focuses on Our Lady's appearance, her message, and how we celebrate this feast in the Diocese of Knoxville almost 500 years after it occurred.   

Oct 6, 2022

Diocesan School Superintendent Dr. Sedonna Prater had an unexpected and first-person encounter with history this summer. Her much-anticipated trip to Scotland came during the death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. In this episode, Dr. Prater shares stories of her experience and also gives an overview of the beginning...

Jul 15, 2022

Monsignor Robert (Bob) Hofstetter, a priest of 68 years and most recently the pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in Newport, Tenn., passed away on July 7, 2022. He was 94.  Emily Booker sat down with Monsignor Hofstetter in 2019 to discuss his life and vocation. 

Jan 28, 2022

Mark Calvert, OCDS, president of the Third Order Secular Discalced Carmelites in Knoxville, talks about the history of the Carmelite order, Carmelite spirituality, and how lay people participate as members of a religious community.