Monday, May 7, 2012

Pope urges U.S. colleges to return to orthodoxy

The Holy Father asks American bishops for compliance with canon law
Pope Benedict celebrates Mass in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.
The B.C. Catholic has an article from Francis X. Rocca of the Catholic News Service on the Pope's recent efforts to steer American post-secondary institutions back to a wholly Catholic view on theology and moral teaching:
Pope Benedict XVI called on America's Catholic colleges and universities to reaffirm their Catholic identity by ensuring orthodoxy in theological studies and accepting the oversight of bishops. He made his remarks May 5 to U.S. bishops from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming at the Vatican.
While the Holy Father acknowledged recent efforts by America's Catholic institutions of higher education to "reaffirm their distinctive identity in fidelity to their founding ideals and the church's mission," he said that "much remains to be done."
Read the full story here.

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