CCMA Mission

To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

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Catechesis For College Students


Campus ministry begins with the education of our students in the Catholic faith. It also involves ministering to the faculty and staff, engaging the university as an institution, searching for wisdom and truth, and bringing the gospel to the “marketplace of ideas.”


All six aspects of the Pastoral Letter on Campus Ministry, Empowered by the Spirit, mandate catechesis in the university environment. There are many and varied resources that are specific to our needs as educators and evangelizers on campus. The following resources have been used repeatedly by experienced campus ministers.


Website Links


USCCB Campus Ministry Site
Campus Ministry Start Up Brochure
This document, written by the Campus Ministry Alliance (CCMA, NADDCM and NCSC), offers step by step instructions and information for starting a new campus ministry site.
This is actually a very good search engine for – guess what? Everything Catholic!
Want the latest on what our bishops are writing about or saying? This is the official site of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
This is a search engine that enables one to locate specific information in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A great resource when students come to you with specific “what does the church say about this?” questions. 
This site is great for more “formal” religious education pursuits. It is a search engine that enables you to be two clicks away from a wealth of information on a variety of topics.


Suggested Reading

Deedy, John. Facts, Myths and Maybes: Everything You Think You Know About Catholicism But Perhaps Don’t. Chicago, IL: The Thomas More Press, 1993.

Deedy, John. Retrospect: The Origins of Catholic Beliefs and Practices. Chicago, IL: The Thomas More Press, 1990.

Finley, Mitch. The Seeker's Guide to Being Catholic. Loyola Press, 1997.

Other titles in the "Seeker Series." Handbook for Today’s Catholic: Beliefs, Practices, Prayers.
A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication, Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications, 1995.

Klein, Peter. The Catholic Sourcebook Third Edition. Brown-Roa, a Division of Harcourt Brace & Co., 2000.

McBride, Alfred. Catholic Beliefs from A to Z. Charis, Servant Publications, 2001.

McBride, Alfred. Father McBride's College Catechism: Forging Faith on College Campuses. Our Sunday Visitor.

McBrien, Richard P. Catholicism. San Francisco: Harper, 1994.

O’Gorman, Bob and Mary Faulkner. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding

Catholicism. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, a division of McMillan, USA, 2000.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition, Washington, D.C.: USCC, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2000.


Newspapers and Magazines

America: 800.627.9533 or

Commonweal: 212.662.4200 or

Envoy: 800.55.ENVOY or

National Catholic Register:

National Catholic Reporter:

This Rock: 619.387.7200 or

US Catholic: 800.328.6515 or