The ordinances, approved by the Vatican last year, uphold academic freedom and scholarly excellence.
They also stress the recruitment of faculty of “exemplary character” so as to appoint “teachers who are outstanding in their integrity of doctrine and probity of life.”
The donated land consists of Broken Anvil Ranch, a gift of Francie Mortenson-Perkins, some of which the Diocese of Cheyenne would like to swap for state land, a step that might be opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The total area leased and owned by Wyoming Catholic College in and around Lander would be 8,575 acres, or more than 13 square miles.
Love of School
Part of a family that fled Cuba following the country's takeover by Fidel Castro, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., arrived in the United States ahead of his parents and was taken in as a boarder at Holy Cross, which became “a vital ray of sunshine during what was a bad time in my life,” said Aguirre.
“It was a huge act of generosity on the part of the school, both in financial assistance and caring ways,” said Aguirre, who continues to support Holy Cross, because “it was there that I got my first understanding of the generosity of America.”
St. Norbert serves as the site where the players eat, sleep and relax while actually training at legendary Lambeau Field.
It was decided last year that the players would eat their lunch at Lambeau to save time. This year, the players voted to return to St. Norbert for lunch each day, offering an indication of why the team's relationship with the college is so enduring.
“We kind of spoil them a little bit,” a campus chef said.
FELLOWSHIP OF CATHOLIC UNIVERISTY STUDENTS, July 12 — The fellowship, known by the acronym FOCUS, will expand to four additional universities this fall.
The new campuses include the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, Md.), Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.), Western Illinois University (Macomb, Ill.) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Focus trains recent college graduates and sends them out in teams of four per campus to work with students through formal programs and personal discipleship to help them build virtue and habits of prayer.
- August 7-13, 2005