There is something symbolic about the campus footprint of the University of Connecticut at Storrs.
Almost at its very center — UConn’s heart, one might say — is “Religious Row,” building after building along North Eagleville Road that are spiritual homes for the university’s nearly 20,000 students. There’s a new Islamic center. Hillel is the center for Jewish life. And there are homes for Congregationalists, Episcopalians and others, including Catholics, who are estimated to make up more than half of student enrollment.
“There is a large religious presence here,” said Father John Antonelle, parochial vicar of the university’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, the parish for UConn’s Catholic...READ MORE