How to Stay Catholic in College is a small 17 page booklet written by Christopher Kaczor of Catholic Answers. It is just the right size to slip in a Christmas stocking, an Easter basket or the reading basket in the bathroom. If you should forget to give this booklet to your college student while he's at home, it would easily fit inside a care package or large envelope - what college student doesn't love getting mail from home?
Kaczor deals with a variety of topics in just a few short pages of text. He touches on how to be prepared for History courses, to be aware of materialistic assumptions in Science classes and relativism in the Humanities. He make a point of saying that the most important choice in college is not where you live, what classes you take, not even your major - but the most important choice will be your friends; with whom will you choose to spend time? He encourages students to learn their faith by reading Catholic classics, the Gospels and the Catechism. Since students' questions about their faith will vary, instead of pointing them to various books, he directs them to Catholic Answers website. Kaczor also reminds students what they should be doing in order to stay Catholic (regardless of the college they attend).
I will be sure to have my current college sophomore and high school senior read How to Stay Catholic in College.
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