LINCOLN, Neb. — Prepare for a new chapter in keeping the faith with college-bound Catholic youth: A new wave of Newman student housing is hitting public universities in 2013, and campus ministers say it could mark a real breakthrough in evangelizing the college scene.
Catholic bishops and campus ministers are taking up the ideas of 19th-century Blessed John Henry Newman in addressing the serious problem of the loss of Catholics to the faith during college.
“Many make the wrong assumption that young Catholics lose their faith because of intellectual reasons,” said Adam Koll, director of the Diocese of Corpus Christi’s Office of Youth Ministry in Texas. “They are leaving because they...READ MORE