Catholic dorms debuting at non-religious universities

By eCampus News staff and wire reports
January 8th, 2013

Two secular universities will offer dorms specifically for Catholic students in 2013’s fall semester, the Huffington Post reports. Florida Institute of Technology, a private research institution, broke ground on the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Student Residence last month. The Catholic News Service reports a similar groundbreaking ceremony at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville for St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, which includes a dormitory and chapel, in October. Matt Zerrusen, president of the Newman Student Housing Fund, told CNS that the residences create community among Catholic students during a time in their lives when 50 percent of students on college campuses lose their faith. Recent surveys by the Pew Research Center show millennials increasingly self-identify as non-religious

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