Saint John Henry Newman was a 19th Century Academic, Priest, Cardinal and Convert to Roman Catholicism. In the United States, Catholic student groups were named after Cardinal Newman. His work revolved around faith and reason and he contributed much in the dialogue around faith and reason in the university setting.
The Cathechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the process of conversion, that is the turning of one’s mind and heart to God, is a lifelong process. Often when we think of faith and religion, we focus on the heart and the affective aspects of spirituality. This is indeed important, however, on its own it is incomplete. We must seek to grow in our intellectual understanding of God and faith, applying our use of critical reason.
To assist college students in this endeavor, we have created Newman U. This program will offer students the opportunity to participate in non-credit seminars or online programs to nurture the intellectual side of their faith growth. Offerings are for those who are just curious about Catholicism, seeking to become Catholic or who want to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.
Why Believe? Gather each week with other college students via Zoom and participate in Why Believe? An apologetics course offered by the Augustine Institute. This course will prepare participants to respond to the inquiries and challenges of others who don’t believe or are curious about faith.
Upon registering, you will be sent the Zoom link to join the sessions on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning September 14, 2020.
Can’t join us on Monday nights? Take Why Believe? as a self study apologetics program in a 15 session course
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