September 9, 2005

Letters to the Editor

For our letter writing policy, click here


Catholic college ­students and faith

On behalf of the Butler University Catholic Community in Indianapolis, we would like to thank the parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joan of Arc and St. Thomas Aquinas for their continued support of our ministry. As John Fink stated in his editorial in the Aug. 26 Criterion, “Most Catholic college students today though do not attend Catholic colleges.” These three parishes have supported our Catholic community spiritually, socially and financially.

In 2003, Father Don Quinn, who had the responsibility for campus ministry at Butler, IUPUI and the University of Indianapolis, was called to parish work. In the last two years, these three parishes have shared their gifts and talents to keep our student community alive.

They would have rejoiced with us at our Freshman Move In Day Mass. There were more than 350 freshman and their families in attendance. These parents and new students were so pleased to share the liturgy with the Butler Catholic Community.

Again, in large part, this is due to the continuing support of the parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joan of Arc and St. Thomas Aquinas. We thank you and feel blessed to know you care about our community. Please visit our website

The Catholic spirit is alive at Butler!

-The Student Leadership Council
      Ashley Breitbarth, Peoria, Ill.
      Kristine Myers, Fort Wayne, Ind.
      Missy Hintman, St. Louis, Mo.
      Kristin Jones, Corvallis, Ore.
      Kate Jursik, Cudaley, Wis.

Local site Links: