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The Young Catholic Scholars Program

The Young Catholic Scholars Program is an 8 month program which encourages a deeper appreciation, understanding and dialogue on the intersection of a student's faith with their area of study. The program offers a student resources and guidance to embark on a personal investigation of how their faith impacts their area of study and how their study impacts their faith. The program also offers students an opportunity to collaborate with mentors in their field as well as a spiritual director and to take a leadership position in the creation of a Young Catholic Scholars series for the greater CSC community.

The recipients of the Young Catholic Scholars Program grant will be awarded $1000 for the length of the program (October 2015 through May 2016.) They will work with the committee listed above for the 2015-2016 school year as the student leaders of the Young Catholic Scholars Program.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Lynn Duffield at Duffield@washucsc.org or call 314 935-9191, ext. 203.

 

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Student Leaders needed

Applications are now open to be a member of the CSC Welcome Team. It's an amazing opportunity to get involved with the CSC, step into a leadership role at the CSC, and share your experiences with the incoming freshmen. Apply here or contact CSU Outreach co-chair Bill Heisler (wdheisler@wustl.edu) with questions

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Why Be Catholic?

Sometimes, when people learn that you are Catholic (or in my case, that I work for the Church on top of it), they might be tempted to write you off as foolish and naive at best or even narrow-minded at worst. Issues and hypocrisies like those noted in the New York Times op-ed below might come to their minds.

How could any intelligent individual participate in an organization like that? Not an entirely unreasonable question, to be fair. My response? In the words of Peter when Jesus asks if he too will leave Him, "To whom else shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." And I don’t mean eternal life as in whatever happens after death. I mean now. To where else would I go? Imperfect though it may be (it's made up of humans, after all!), the Church has given me the very tools with which I now challenge the Church to manifest its best self. And it is the wisdom, tradition, and community of the Church that time and time again has manifested the best in me throughout my life (almost in spite of me).

I'm not much of a St. Augustine fan, but I can really get on board with him when he says "The Church is a whore, but she's still my mother."

Amen.

You can’t get mad at me. St. Augustine said it after all.

These days, in a world of infinite options and instant gratification, the temptation is always there to jump ship. To run off to the next thing. To think that there is something/one better out there. To think there is something/one perfect out there that will never disappoint me and will always make me happy. Well that stinkin' thinkin' will just hasten the disappointment.

Jesus came and challenged the heck out of what people took for granted as Judaism. He was his own religion's harshest critic. But He was still a Jew. A good Jew. A practicing Jew. And He spent his adult life trying to help his faith tradition manifest its best self and re-discover the immense wisdom that is there and access to the divine that it could offer. Until it finally got Him killed.

So...when we have issues with the Church (as in this New York Times op-ed, which does raise some fair points), I'd say we’re in pretty good company when we are willing to go down with the ship or give our lives to help steer that ship as best as we can help steer it, trusting that, at it its best, it's a darn good vehicle to navigate the stormy seas.

 

 Mark Zaegel's Blog Entry 

 

 Frank's Opinion in the N.Y. Times 

 

 

The Official Mission Statement and Creed of the Catholic Student Center

Translated into several languages as spoken by our diverse and worldwide student community.

  • USA THE CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER at Washington University is a house of Catholic formation and a community of hospitality to students of all faiths. The Catholic Student Center strives - through education, service, and a worshipping community that seeks to know and become Christ - to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church, so that they become active participants in parish life and moral and spiritual leaders in Church and society for the 21st century.

  • ESP EL CENTRO DE ESTUDIANTES CATÓLICOS en la Universidad de Washington es una casa de formación católica y una comunidad de hospitalidad para los estudiantes de todas las religiones. El Centro de Estudiantes Católicos se esfuerza - a través de la educación, el servicio, y la adoración de una comunidad que busca conocer y convertirse en Cristo - para formar a los estudiantes intelectualmente, moralmente, socialmente y espiritualmente, según la sabidurí­a de la Iglesia Católica, para que se conviertan en participantes activos en la vida parroquial y lí­deres morales y espirituales en la Iglesia y en la sociedad para el siglo 21.

  • CHN 华盛顿大学天主教学生中心是由天主教信仰凝聚起来的团体。我们热烈欢迎来自五湖四海,各种文化与信仰的同学和朋友。天主教学生中心是一个渴望通过教育,服务,和祈祷来了解和成为基督的团体。我们根据天主教教会的智慧,培养学生的智力,道德,社交的能力,使他们成为积极参与教区生活,成为教会和社会的道德精神领袖。

  • KOR 워싱턴 대학의 "카톨릭 학생 센터" 는 카톨릭 지역사회의 집과 모든 종교의 학생들을 위한 친절한 환대의 커뮤니티입니다. " 카톨릭 학생 센터"는 교육,서비스,그리고 신앙 커뮤니티를 통하여 그리스도를 알게하고, 그리스도 신자가 되게하는 방법을 찾는 것을 노력하고 있습니다. 카톨릭 교회의 지혜를 통해서, 학생들을 보다 지적인, 도덕적인, 사회적인, 정신적인 구성원으로 만들며, 그들을 적극적인 교구 참가자가 되게하고, 21세기 사회와 교회에 도적적이고, 영적인 지도자가 될수 있도록 합니다.

  • FRA LE CENTRE CATHOLIQUE POUR LES ÉTUDIANTS à Washington University in St. Louis est une maison de formation catholique ainsi qu'une communauté dédiée à l'hospitalité envers les étudiants de toute confession religieuse. En se concentrant sur l'éducation, le service et l'adoration collective de Dieu, le Centre se consacre à guider intellectuellement, moralement, socialement et spirituellement les étudiants, afin qu'ils deviennent des membres actifs de leurs paroisses et pour qu'ils s'engagent dans la domaine moral et spirituel de l'Église et de la société du XXIème siècle.

  • VA/LT COMMUNITAS SCHOLASTICA CATHOLICA Washingtonianae Universitatis est domus institutionis Catholicae et societas hospitalitatis discipulis fidium omnium. Quae Communitas Scholastica Catholica nititur - per educationem, ministerium, et cultus societatem quae tendit scire et factam esse Christum--instituere discipulos mente, moribus, societate, spiritu, ex sapientia Catholicae Ecclesiae ut actores in parochiae vita et duces morales et spirituales in Ecclesia et societate pro saeculo uno et vicesimo fiant.

  • Arabic/Lebanon تأسس المركز الكاثوليكي الطلاّبي في جامعة واشنطن بمبادرة كاثوليكية ليكون بيت استضافةٍ يلتقي فيه طلابٌ من كل المعتقدات. من خلال التعليم والخدمة والجماعة العابدة الطامحة إلى معرفة المسيح، يسعى المركز إلى بناء التلامذة فكرياً وأدبياً واجتماعياً بما يتماشى وحكمة الكنيسة الكاثوليكية، كيما يصبحون مشاركين نشيطين في حياة الأبرشية، وقادة روحيين وأدبيين في الكنيسة والمجتمع للقرن الحادي والعشرين القرن 21.

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