The Catholic University of America
The national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning.
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064
- President’s Oath
- Catholic Board
- Catholic Faculty
- Mandatum Required *
- Theologians’ Oath *
- Mass and Confession
- Speakers Vetted
- Unobjectionable Clubs
- No Coed Dorms *
- Health Services Okay
Mandatum: Catholic theologians must receive a “canonical mission” from the local bishop/chancellor that obliges them to “teach in the name of the Church” — it is different from the mandatum.
Theologians’ Oath: The Catholic faculty recite the “Profession of Faith” in the presence of and along with the local bishop/chancellor and president at the opening Mass of each academic year.
Catholic faculty have not been required to take the “Oath of Fidelity” because of the canonical mission/nihil obstat binding the ecclesiastical faculties.
Dorms: Beginning fall 2014, virtually all undergraduate students reside in single-sex residence halls. In addition, three halls have religious in residence — two female residence halls have sisters living with students, and a priest lives in one of the male halls.