Newman Hall is the Roman Catholic community at the University of California, Berkeley. We are a Eucharistic community, striving to make the promise and challenge of the Gospel and the Catholic tradition a tangible reality in our own lives and the lives of the university community, the residents of our parish, and those drawn to us by the movement of God’s grace. For 101 years we have been served and guided by the Paulist Fathers and their mission of evangelization, reconciliation, and ecumenism & interfaith relations.

Newman Forum


What is Newman Forum, and Why Should I Be Interested?

Like a shark that needs to be moving constantly to breathe, we need to be constantly engaging the Holy Spirit to reap our Lord’s promise of the fullness of life. And so our spiritual growth is a lifelong process. It takes time to appreciate great works of art and beauty, even more so with God’s greatest works – creation, humanity, and God’s loving plan for humanity.

Though saints have found great heights in solitude, most of us need each other. Throughout the ages, we have grown together in those places where people gather: the Areopagus (St. Paul dialogued with the Greek nonbelievers); the (kinder) garden; school (Greek: the gathering for leisure). And now we have the Newman Forum. Click for details about the upcoming topics and speakers.

~Fr. Ivan Tou, CSP