Lincoln, Neb., Dec 18, 2022 / 08:00 am
This fall semester, the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture launched a new series of courses aimed at first-time students. One class in particular was highly popular among non-Catholics on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus: Catholicism 101.
“There’s so much I’ve learned that I don’t know,” said Nathan Gentry, an attendee of the class. “It gives a greater appreciation for the faith.”
The Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture was founded in 2015 from the vision of Bishop James Conley for education in the new evangelization. The bishop wanted students to be exposed to great writers and thinkers. The Newman Institute serves more than hungry minds. It seeks to develop the whole person.
The Newman Institute tries to propose an “integrated life,” said Patrick Callahan, director of the Newman Institute. “In the well-ordered soul, your desires fuel you; your heart is on the accelerator, and your head points the way,” he continued.