Paulist Fathers were some of the pioneers of “the Newman Movement” or “the Newman Apostolate” in North America.
Inspired by the ministry and writings of Blessed John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890), an English cardinal, this movement sought to introduce Catholic student organizations (“Newman Clubs”) and Catholic campus ministries (“Newman Halls” or “Newman Centers”) on the campuses of public universities and colleges.
Our first campus ministry was Newman Hall at the University of California at Berkeley, beginning in 1907.
Today, Paulist Fathers provide pastoral care for Catholic students, faculty and staff members at five universities. Please click on a location below to find out more about these dynamic ministries.