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Frisbees and Bibles for Freshmen: Catholic Chaplains’ ‘Rush Week’ to Reach New Students on Secular College Campuses

Top: Catholic ‘Patriots’ enjoy camaraderie at George Mason University.

Bottom row: L to R: a ‘Wildcat Catholic’ frisbee; Naseem Ahmad, a junior at Northern Michigan University who was baptized and confirmed by the Catholic chaplain there, Father Dustin Larson, at the Easter vigil 2022, is shown with a poster cutout of Pope Francis in Father Larson’s SVU.

Priests see an increase in fervor among college-age Catholics.