Knoxville Diocese Settles Lawsuit With Woman Who Says Priest Groped Her

The Catholic Diocese of Knoxville has settled a lawsuit with a woman who accused a former Gatlinburg priest of sexual abuse and the diocese of trying to intimidate her after she reported the incident, a May 3 court filing shows. The settlement in the federal civil lawsuit against the diocese and the Rev. Antony Devassey … Read more

Bishop Stika: Gone But Not Forgotten – Reportedly Threatening Priests

Though he hasn’t been employed by the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville for nearly a year, former Bishop Richard Stika continues to make his presence felt, contacting whistleblowers directly with threats of a lawsuit, including one who is a key witness in the sexual assault lawsuit against the church. That lawsuit was filed by a former … Read more