Fellowship amid COVID-19

FOCUS missionaries at UT-Chattanooga are working to evangelize in socially distanced ways By Bill Brewer As the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga watches 2020 end just as it began, with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on students and their course work, a small group of Catholic missionaries is fervently working to keep …

A Joyful Witness

How the Bishop’s Appeal transforms lives in the Diocese of Knoxville Story by Jim Wogan Photography by Stephanie Richer In early February, Bishop Richard F. Stika’s voice boomed across the Diocese of Knoxville with a message for all parishioners. “It is a joy to be with you on this feast …

Living Roman in a Greek world

University of Tennessee is among FOCUS campuses seeing Catholic outreach to sororities and fraternities By Bill Brewer The Fellowship of Catholic University Students is expanding its mission: revolutionizing for Christ the sorority and fraternity culture on college campuses. When FOCUS missionaries first arrived on the University of Tennessee- Knoxville campus …

Hungry for the faith

UT-Chattanooga students savor their education on Catholicism and Christianity; Bishop Stika offers a pep talk By Emily Booker Younger generations often are accused of being entitled, individualistic, and seeking instant gratification. There is worry that millennials and Gen Z are abandoning traditional customs, including their faith. But some young adults …