At the college that I am attending, they are very much against Catholicism. Every full-time faculty member has to sign a statement saying they are an “evangelical protestant.” A professor recently converted to the Catholic Church and was fired.
This is, obviously, a Christian school (affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian church). However, as fellow Christians, I would think they would encourage Christianity.
Catholics on campus have always been looked down upon. There is a Catholic chaplain here (who is the priest of the local Catholic church), but he was told that he was not permitted to hold any events or groups for Catholics on campus.
You might ask why, as a Catholic, am I staying here…Well, 2 reasons: (1) I’m a junior and am just now really, really feeling the impact of this anti-Catholic feeling and the credits I have taken won’t all transfer elsewhere and I’m sooo ready to be done with school; and (2) I feel like I’m meant to be here. I have actually helped a lot of students here to get over their misconceptions of Catholics.
Recently, a few students have gotten together to have a “Catholic fellowship” meeting. The school is acknowledging that we are getting together, but will not allow us to have a “club” status. It’s a start. We were thinking that we should do something to make other students aware of the presence of Catholics on campus…not in an offensive or agressive way, but through an act of service or something of the sort. We have no clue what to do, though.
Any suggestions of what we can do to share the Catholic faith through actions (other than just in our daily living)? Thanks a bunch!!