"It's hard to be Catholic on campus, isn't it?" That's how my talk started during our weekly Gathering last night, and as soon as the words left my mouth attentions were grabbed, heads started nodding, sighs escaped. It was a bigger reaction than even I was anticipating, and the rest of our talk went accordingly. If you were there, you know what I said. If you weren't, here's the gist: It's hard to be a Catholic on campus. But it's okay. Read on. During our "Bible-ish Things"
Yesterday I had the priviledge of being able to watch a fair number of my students take part in our Fall Retreat, "Hello My Name Is...": A Retreat on our Identity in Christ. For the first time, the Campus Ministries from Plymouth, UNH, and Keene came together for a joint retreat and boy, was it worth it! We gathered. We ate a lot of food (did you expect anything different from a gathering of college students?). We worshipped. We praised. We learned. We also prayed and played