Patrick Coffin has an excellent podcast worth your time. A recent show looked at Catholic higher education. It's bad -- and dangerous. Dangerous because parents send their children believing it is minimally a somewhat Catholic environment but receive back radicalized young adults who have lost their faith.

There are superb exceptions, of course. There are also some truly excellent secular colleges with exceptional Catholic presence. Be very careful, particularly of the historical "big names" in Catholic colleges. Do your homework and consult the annual Newman Guide (

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