Catholic dorms debuting at non-religious universities

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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