“This year, they put on an ad campaign for the Catholic schools, and are now poised to help … with recruiting efforts for the inner-city schools,” explained the archbishop.
He said such efforts are “important for the entire Catholic school system.”
INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC NEWS, March 27 — Dominican Father
Aidan Nichols has been appointed to the first lectureship in Catholic theology
Father Nichols will take up the newly created John Paul II Visiting Lectureship, which was financed by a group of benefactors, on April 17.
The two-year post will cover Catholic theology from the Council of Trent to the present day, and is combined with a fellowship at Greyfriars Hall.
The author of over 30 books, in 2003 the Dominicans named Father Nichols sacrae theologiae magister (master of sacred theology).
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, March 7 — Religious history and traditions should not be kept out of public school classrooms or textbooks, according to 79% of respondents to a national poll conducted by the Fairfield, Conn.-based university’s Polling Institute.
However, among Catholics, 34% believe textbooks misrepresent their religion, while 35% of Protestants believe their faith is misrepresented.
For a majority, “not only do religious histories matter, but getting them right matters,” said June-Ann Greeley, professor of religious studies at Sacred Heart.
The school scheduled sessions for students to present viewpoints of Hmong, Jews, Muslims, American Indians, blacks, homosexuals, Latinos, Buddhists, the physically disadvantaged and the economically disadvantaged, but not Christians or former homosexuals.
Liberty Counsel cited precedent
from a federal district court in
Standing for Principle
Despite favorable media coverage and a petition campaign initiated by Murphy, a senior, the Felician Sisters who administer the school remained firm.
“There are some principles we need to stand by,” said Sister M. Ambrose Wozniak, the Sisters’ provincial minister.
Fike, who has been the school’s provost since August, will take over for retiring President Glenda Price in July.
- April 9-15, 2006