I’ve always wondered why it’s so hard for people to come back to Jesus after they’ve been away for a while. And then I experienced it myself. You never realize that the devil uses even the most simple tools to keep you all to himself. Confession is a beautiful thing.
I just want to run away from everything and leave everyone I know behind for a few days. Just to feel what it’s like to not have to depend on others to be happy, or sad, or anything. I want to know what it’s like to not have people judge me or hurt me in any way.
I saw your post about campus ministry at your school sucking and I just wanted to let you know that that's a surprisingly common phenomenon. I'm Catholic and at church I once read an article about how many students who attend Catholic Universities have students who are forced to go there by their parents despite the kid not liking their religion or people who feel they have to over exert their lack of religion since they go to a religious school. It sucks, but you're not alone.
I’ve been disappointed in my college of choice. Or, how do I phrase this in a nice way? There isn’t a nice way to say this, so I’m just going to be blunt. The campus ministry at Quincy University sucks, and if it’s not the laughing stock of Catholic Universities, it should be. In high school, I was so involved in my youth group and I still am when I go home for breaks. I’ve been extremely involved in my parish since the 6th grade, so my parish is very important to me. I was so excited to be a part of Quincy University because I was under the impression that I would have this great Catholic experience and I was more than ready for that. To put things in perspective, I felt more comfortable expressing my faith at my public school of 2000, than I feel here, and there are 700 less students. Let me remind you that THIS IS A CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. It almost sickens me that I don’t feel comfortable about sharing my love for Christ with others here like I did at my PUBLIC high school.
Earlier today, a friend and I had explained all of this to one of our theology professor’s about this. He explained that we have more of a voice in this matter than any of the professor’s do, which doesn’t make any sense. He’s tried multiple times to confront the president of the university to get things going with campus ministry, but he isn’t listening. A group of students had proposed to have adoration once a month, so he went to the director of campus ministry and HE SAID NO. How in the hell are you going to deny students the right to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament and think it’s okay? We’re upset about this, so we decided to make a meeting with the president of the university and let him know about our concerns. I really hope this works out for the best, and that we can finally get the ball rolling with our campus ministry program.