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Fr. Michael Cummins

Priest of the Diocese of Knoxville, TN

Fr. Michael Cummins is a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville, TN.  Ordained in 1995, he has served in a variety of roles within his diocese.  Currently he is serving as pastor of St. Dominic Church in Kingsport, TN. 

Fr. Cummins holds a Masters of Divinity and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) in Chicago.  He has a deep interest in Christian Anthropology and the interaction between faith and culture. 

In 2004, Fr. Cummins encountered the Community of Sant'Egidio while leading a pilgrimage in Rome.  Since then, he has been a member of this recognized lay ecclessial movement and draws much strength from the Community's vision of prayer, faithful friendship with the poor and work for peace. 

Fr. Michael Cummins Latest Blog Posts

St. John Bosco, Eli, and the Value of Spiritual Mentors

by Fr. Michael Cummins . January 31, 2018 . 1 Comments

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. John Bosco—a man who devoted his life to helping young people. One of the greatest blessings of our Christian faith is the witness of men and women throughout history wh...

What Is It That Leads People Into the Catholic Church?

by Fr. Michael Cummins . January 12, 2018 . 5 Comments

I recently visited the gravesites of my parents, both of whom were converts to the Catholic Church. I do not have a neat, black-and-white answer as to why they became Catholic, and I don’t remember my parents ever givi...

Saint Luke, the Artist

by Fr. Michael Cummins . October 18, 2017 . 1 Comments

St. Luke is known as a fellow worker with St. Paul, an evangelist (the author of the gospel that bears his name and the Acts of the Apostles) and a physician. For iconographers, St. Luke is revered as the first (accordin...

Being Radical: Choosing to Live Within the Context of Creation

by Fr. Michael Cummins . May 09, 2017 . 1 Comments

It is said that old heresies never die; they just keep coming back in different forms. There is truth to this and I find it revealed in the pervasive spirit of Gnosticism present in our culture and time - specifically, G...

Easter Sunday is Concluded ... Now What?

by Fr. Michael Cummins . April 17, 2017 . 2 Comments

It is now the quiet time... The Triduum services are completed. The Easter Vigil (the "mother" of all vigils) has been concluded for another year — to varying degrees of liturgical success in each individual p...