By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator 

Dr. Edward Sri, theologian, co-founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and developer of Bible studies utilized by many church parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, will visit the diocese Jan. 29-30. His visit is sponsored by the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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Dr. Edward Sri


Several years ago Janice Newton, director of religious education at St. Ann Church in Morganza, attended a national Bible conference in Pennsylvania in which Sri spoke. She asked Sri if he would speak at St. Ann. 

“He said if FOCUS (a Catholic outreach whose missionaries evangelize college students) was brought to LSU, he would be happy to do it,” said Newton. 

After FOCUS came to LSU in 2017, Newton put in a speaker’s engagement request for Sri. She then received confirmation that Sri would come to St. Ann. 

Newton also reached out to Dina Dow, director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, and Sri’s visit was expanded to incorporate the diocese. 

His schedule will be: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., “Who Am I to Judge?: Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love” and “No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion,” St. Ann Church, 182 Church Road, Morganza; Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 – 11:30 a.m., “In the Dust of the Rabbi,” Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge, with Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel (optional); Theology on Tap presentation for young adults, Thursday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m., Tin Roof Brewery, 624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge; and Jan. 30, 7 – 9 p.m., “Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Living Theology of the Body,” Christ the King Church and Catholic Center at LSU. 

To RSVP a lecture, visit learn.evang