Roman Catholicism: For the Doubting Student

Spiritually speaking, the Roman Catholic student at Notre Dame or Georgetown has it made. His campus is studded with chapels; hundreds of priests are available to hear his confession or try to resolve his doubts over a cup of coffee after class. In contrast, for thousands of Catholic students on secular campuses, the only source of spiritual help is likely to be the overworked chaplain of the school's Newman Club, an institution better known for tea dances than theology.

A promising third way is being explored in Pittsburgh. There the 8,000 Catholic students who attend Pitt, Carnegie Tech and all-girl...

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