Friday, March 2, 2012

At the Messiah College Newman Club meeting tonight, Father Ed Malesic held the rapt attention of about 20 students and staff during an animated presentation. Now that we've been using the new translation of the Roman Missal for a few months, he gave an explanation and led a discussion of the translation. Good questions came from the students. The Newman Club started as a "support group" for Catholics who frequently faced anti-Catholic bias in the classroom. Although some of that still exists, open conversation is eroding prejudicial attitudes on both sides, and the campus environment is a healthy place for solid spiritual growth. Today, the Newman Club is a Campus Ministry with social and spiritual and service components, involving activities on and off campus, with the centerpiece being weekly Mass attendance at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton church. The parish considers the students to be valued members, always grateful to welcome them back after a break and to benefit from their presence as part of the family.
Msgr. William J. King 

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