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The Newman Center – St. Thomas Aquinas Church has served the spiritual, social, and leadership formation needs of Catholic students attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for over a century.

Having outgrown the original facility, the beautiful, new Newman Center - St. Thomas Aquinas Church was constructed in 2015 on the corner of 16th and Q streets on campus. Since expansion, our existing ministries have thrived and many new ones have begun! Check out all that is going on at the Newman Center by clicking a ministry area below.

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2018-2019 academic Year Theme: Anchored in hope

While driving to Minneapolis this past May, I listened to a podcast where a priest spoke about the virtue of hope and made the comment that we need to “work the virtue of hope in our lives.” I had never heard anyone say that before and was intrigued.

Shortly after that, I settled on our theme for this academic year: Anchored in Hope. I believe this theme was providential; it was chosen just prior to the news of scandal in our Church broke. These are difficult days, and we need the virtue of hope to be operative in our lives now more than ever. Hope is the fighter’s virtue. When you get punched, you punch back with the virtue of hope by telling Christ, “I hope in You!” Let us all make acts of hope and radically trust in the Mercy of Christ, living with the vulnerability that He is our Savior.


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The Newman Center has been such a powerful and pivotal place for me. My faith truly wouldn’t be what it is without having the Newman to mold me these years in college.
— Katie H., class of 2018