Blogs from the Diocese of Knoxville

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Bishop Richard F. Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville shares his monthly reflections in The East Tennessee Catholic newspaper and magazine.


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Father Michael Cummins, pastor of St. Dominic Parish in Kingsport, shares his thoughts on walking the path of Christian Discipleship in today's world.


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Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville, writes on the faith and current events through the eyes of his Paulist vocation.


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Greg Bennett, a student of theology and a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville, explores the "why" behind much of what Catholics practice in order to dive into the mysteries of Christ and the Church.


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Emily Booker, communications specialist for the Diocese of Knoxville and parishioner at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, shares struggles and insights from her personal faith journey sparked by her conversion to Catholicism.


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Deacon Scott Maentz shares his homilies and activities from his ministry as a deacon serving at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa, including information on the Bridge Ministry, which serves the homeless in Knoxville.


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Deacon David Oatney posts homilies he preaches at Holy Trinity Parish in Jefferson City and also addresses diocesan events and Church affairs. His blog began as part of a diocesan effort during the Year of Faith and diocese’s 25th anniversary.