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Video: Bishop Rozanski Lauds Plans for College’s New England Campus

Posted: December 6, 2018

The Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, recently appeared on WGBY-TV’s Turning Point, alongside Admissions Counselor Patrick Cross (’14) to discuss Thomas Aquinas College’s recently approved plans for a branch campus in his diocese. (See video, above.)

“For us as a Catholic community, it means that in Franklin County we will have a wonderful educational presence for not only the people of Franklin County, but really, well beyond,” His Excellency said. “There is a  hunger for studying philosophical truths, for studying the Faith, and for learning more about the Faith. There is a real hunger, I think, in our society to know what faith is about, and how we live faith in this modern age.”

Having acquired the beautiful former campus of a preparatory school in Northfield, Massachusetts, the College is now preparing to open its doors in New England this fall. “On our West Coast campus we have consistently had more interest than we could accommodate,” said Mr. Cross. “So when the National Christian Foundation offered [the New England campus], we thought we had to take this opportunity.” In the weeks since the College received approval to operate the campus, he continued, “We have already had a lot of interest” in terms of calls, visits, and applications from prospective students.

“The Catholic faith really pervades the campus. It pervades the campus in the life that will be there, in the studies that will happen,” said Bishop Rozanski. “It is a wonderful curriculum.”