Our Archdiocesan Campus Ministers
The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry represents the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to the colleges and universities located within the archdiocese. Through campus Newman Centers and parish-based Newman Clubs, we seek to evangelize the academic community by means of a broad ministry which forms the faith community, appropriates the faith, forms Christian conscience, educates for justice, facilitates personal development, and develops leaders for the future. We see the church entering into the very heart of the academic community, challenging faculty, staff, students and institutions with the claims of the Gospel. For more, see A Vision for Ministry to Higher Education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (MS Word document) and the US Bishops' pastoral plan,Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future.
Campus Ministries in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
- Galveston Newman Center
- Prairie View A&M University
- Rice University/Texas Medical Center
- Sam Houston State University
- Texas Southern University Catholic Campus Ministry
- University of Houston Main Campus Catholic Campus Ministry
- University of Houston Downtown
- University of St. Thomas Office of Campus Ministry
Catholic Campus Ministry Centers are often called "Newman Centers" after John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890). An Anglican theologian at Oxford, he became a Catholic in 1844, and left a legacy as an important Catholic theologian and apologist. His notable works include An Essay on the Development of Doctrine and Apologia Pro Vita Sua. His Idea of a University is a classic in theory of higher education.