Thursday, November 03, 2005

Putting the Smack Down

We had a visitor to campus this week from the Vatican. Archbishop Michael Miller, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, spoke to students and administrators at Notre Dame on Monday about the possible courses of action regarding Catholic institutions that have lost or compromised their Catholic identity.

Of particular interest to me was this comment: "The 'wait and see' approach generously relied on the goodwill of Catholic educators, but it has only allowed disunity and dissent in the Church to go unchallenged, with disastrous consequences for Catholic students and their families." Miller predicts that the Holy Father would rather have these universities stripped of their Catholic title than allow them to continue in creating scandal. It remains to be seen what happens, and I don't think that Miller was really saying anything about Notre Dame having a serious problem, but it's something to think about. With all the new, orthodox Catholic universities popping up everywhere, I think I might fall on the side of just letting the dissenting institutions go. Good riddance to bad rubbish. (Yes, I'm talking to you, Boston and Georgetown.)

For an interesting conversation about Catholic law schools, go to Mirror of Justice.


At 12:12 PM, Blogger JT said...

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