THE PILOT, Sept. 15 — In
a speech Sept. 11 at
Archbishop Miller, secretary of
the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, gave a talk titled “Catholic
Higher Education in the
Quoting extensively from documents and speeches by Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the archbishop said the crucial issue facing Catholic colleges and universities is “to assure the Catholicity of their identity and to strengthen it.”
Miller, “The health of the American institutions matters a great deal to the
Prof Posts Cartoons
THE CHRONICLE HERALD, Sept. 25 — No one can accuse Saint Mary’s University philosophy professor Peter March of ducking controversy.
Less than two weeks after Muslims
around the world reacted in outrage to remarks about Islam in a speech Pope
Benedict XVI delivered in
March first posted the cartoons — which sparked an earlier round of Muslim rage after they were published last year by a Danish magazine — on his office door in February.
After some students protested and filed complaints, officials at the Catholic university ordered March to take the cartoons down.
March said he was frustrated by the university’s subsequent failure to rule on whether he had acted improperly.
“They haven’t found me guilty of anything,” March said, “and so I’m putting up the things that they ordered me to take down.”
‘Slimed’ by Pagans
THE NEW YORK SUN, Sept. 29 — Despite objections from the Catholic League and State University of New York trustees, student leaders at an upstate New York college went ahead with their plan to sponsor a one-day “Pagan Pride” festival in late September.
The Catholic League said the pagan
Said de Russy, “Standards for campus activities in my view cannot sink much lower into the slime.”
Tim Drake Honored
THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, Sept. 29 — Register Senior
Writer Tim Drake has received the Senior Fellow Award from the Catholic Studies
Program at the
The award is given to individuals who exhibit a clear sense of following God’s call in their profession.
Drake spoke to recipients of the Aquinas Student Fellowship after receiving the award. Aquinas scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate an understanding of vocation and have integrated this understanding into their lives.
“For many people, an integrated life means balance, but I think it goes far beyond that,” Drake said in his acceptance speech. “For how can we truly give back to God when we consider all that he has given to us? Balance alone isn’t the answer. Until we surrender all that he has given to us back to him, we’ll find an integrated life very difficult.”