This is a group mostly for Catholics who are currently in college, going to go to college, or anything else involving college and being catholic, but others are invited to comment in this open form as well.
I'm curious what your Campus Ministry is like. I go to a small Catholic college, where about half of the students identify as Catholic but only thirty or so show up for mass (on a good day). The Campus Ministry at my school needs to be strengthened for Catholics (and also needs to have resources for Protestants and other religious groups as well). What is your Campus Ministry like? What types of programs do you have?
I am part of a Catholic Student Organization at my college campus. We are having a hard time figuring out stuff to do to get involved on campus, have fun, and attract more people to our ranks. Any ideas?
I've made a thread on this subject here. I do believe its very important its a dying virtue and you never find these virtues these days but I'm sure there are devout Catholics who do practice this heavenly virtue. The biggest question you have to ask yourself how bad do you want heaven and are you willing to do anything to get there?
You hear this a lot I've blocked myself from the world because of this reason and try to ignore them but we are thought to pray for the non believers and pray for the conversion of sinners.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
I can totally relate to this!! The university I go to is really (REALLY) liberal (although we do actually have a Catholic college right smack dab in the middle of it, THANK GOD!). I think the thing that bugs me the most is the fact that I have actually witnessed people who are doing nothing but sitting quietly at the Pro-Life club booth during clubs fair and seeing people walk up to them and verbally assault their opinions. It make me so sad, because first, if that girl was to go and tell the pro-choice group that she doesn't agree, she would probably get called every name in the book, being told that she is hindering other's rights. But don't we, as Catholics, have the same rights? The rights to believe that every life should be given a chance? The right to believe in God? The right to just be Catholic?!
I get so tired of atheist groups and such around campus just ripping Catholics apart. If I said one word to them, it would be that I'm a closed minded Christian.
It takes a lot of prayer and involves a lot of frustration to just keep in mind that there is a time to argue, and a time to just pray about everything and keep trucking. Blah!