[quote="carolbb, post:9, topic:266864"]
I agree with the poster who said we need to send more of our firmly grounded in their faith, Catholic students to those Catholic universities who are in danger of losing their identities. Notre Dame is one such school. Our youngest daughter is graduating from there this May. It has been a wonderful experience for her but she has been bombarded by secularism from all sides. Due to the hard work of the Cardinal Newman society and The Sycamore Trust (a group of dedicated Catholic ND alumni), the trend is beginning to reverse itself towards a more Catholic Board of Directors, faculty, staff and student body. It can be a very spiritually rewarding four years but it does require a strong faith and strong support from the family back home. It is a shame that this is the case. Strong Catholic families can turn this around by sending their children to ND. I don't haver personal experience with either Stubenville or Ava Maria but have heard good things about both schools.
As a father of two devout teenage Catholics, I guess I disagree with your reasoning. If ND and Steubenville were equal choices, I would recommend Steubenville for my kids because of the Catholic atmosphere there versus ND. IMO, ND needs to show they are hanging onto their Catholic roots which I don't believe they've shown lately.
My 2 cents