Over five million college students across the country identify themselves as Catholic. These students are in the forefront of revolutionizing their campuses for Christ by embracing the new evangelization. They are keeping the faith by joining Catholic Newman Centers and Catholic Campus Ministries found on campuses nationwide. These centers are places where students gather to pray, learn about the faith, and grow in fellowship. They have been instrumental in changing lives for over one hundred years, and are still at it!
Our high school outreach program was initiated eight years ago by Dick Stolly of SerraUSA and the Lima, Ohio, Serra Club and was originally called College Connection for Catholics.
In July of 2012 Newman Connection united with College Connection For Catholics to join forces in working with diocese, directors, principles, youth ministers, parish priests, and volunteers to obtain the names of graduating seniors and provide them with information about the Catholic presence at their college of choice. These student names are then passed on to the Catholic campus ministries so they can provide outreach to incoming students. This program has had some success in the past with numbers of almost 15,000 students connected last year. We hope to multiply this many times in future years.
Archdiocese of Atlanta, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory
Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap. (now in Philadelphia)
Archdiocese of Denver, Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley STL
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Archbishop Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
Archdiocese of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond
Archdiocese of Omaha, Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss
Archdiocese of Omaha, Archbishop George J. Lucas
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Emeritus Harry J. Flynn
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt
Diocese of Arlington, Bishop Paul S. Loverde
Diocese of Des Moines, Bishop Richard E. Pates
Diocese of Duluth, Bishop Sirba
Diocese of New Ulm, Bishop John M. LeVoir
Diocese of Rapid City, Bishop Blase J. Cupich
Diocese of Saginaw, Bishop Robert J. Carlson (now in St. Louis)
Diocese of Sioux Falls, Bishop Paul J. Swain
Diocese of St. Cloud, Bishop John F. Kinney
Diocese of Superior, Bishop Peter F. Christensen
Diocese of Toledo, Bishop Leonard P. Blair