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 …

FOCUS on Sex Week: Theology of the Body is the alternative

By Bill Brewer St. John Paul II was either ecstatic or mortified by being a part of Sex Week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UT). Maybe both. The Holy Father’s renowned work, Theology of the Body, was on full display April 2 as a young disciple studying for her Ph.D. …

Being faithful and fruitful in the New Evangelization

Curtis Martin, the dynamic Catholic lay evangelist who founded the FOCUS missionary movement in the United States and abroad, delivered his unique brand of evangelization to the Diocese of Knoxville on April 18 as a featured speaker for the diocese’s Following Jesus Conference. Mr. Martin started the Fellowship of Catholic …

Missionary work is FOCUS of St. Mary Church parishioner

A parishioner at St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge will be converting her interest in a Catholic outreach program for college students into a fulltime stint as a collegiate missionary. Deidre Merrill, a graduate of Maryville College, will begin the new school year as a FOCUS missionary at Georgia Tech …