Catholic Universities Should Uphold Catholic Teaching
St. Louis University should be promoting Catholic teaching, not encouraging its violation.
‘Tis the season of students heading off to college. Parents across the country tearfully wave goodbye, as the child they spent 18 years mentoring and guiding walks toward the dorm carrying Costco-sized boxes of granola bars. Then Mom and Dad pray to God that their child eats healthy, doesn’t party too hard, and goes to church every Sunday.
Parents know that college is a crucial formative period in life, a time when students begin to make their own choices and settle their own beliefs as independent young adults. Sadly, Dynamic Catholic states that 85 percent of Catholic young adults stop practicing their faith within ten years of their confirmation, with many of them lapsing during college.
To insure against this, some parents and…