Duties of Catholic Pols
AVE MARIA LAW SCHOOL, Aug. 21 — The school and the Our Sunday Visitor Foundation will sponsor a conference on the duties of Catholic politicians with respect to the Church's teaching on life issues on Sept. 16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Speakers will include Robert George, a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University; Newsweek religion editor Kenneth Woodward; First Things editor Father Richard John Neuhaus; and Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame School of Law.
While the conference — called “Public Witness/ Public Scandal: Faith, Politics and Life Issues” — is free and open to the public, call (734) 827-8073 or write to [email protected] by Sept. 10 to reserve a space.
Free Ride Less Free
“ For public colleges, in par ticular, the increase … has been dramatic,” said consumer advocate Miriam Kramer, who acknowledged that students in state colleges are not accustomed to bearing so much of the cost of their education.
She reported that tuition increases this fall at the State University of New York will range to as high as 23% more than last year.
Freedom for Fliers
The unanimous three-judge panel concluded that the school district does not endorse religion by distributing fliers advertising religious activities along with those from the Red Cross, 4-H Club and sports leagues.
The decision noted that other federal cour ts have reached a similar conclusion.
In a similar case last year, the university recognized and funded the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship after originally balking at the idea. The university switched course, distinguishing between InterVarsity's leadership, which is restricted to Christians only, and its membership, which remains open to all UNC students.
ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY, Aug. 16 — The university announced that it is developing a new program to provide information, resources and support to enhance care at the end of life through inter-disciplinary scholarship and research, teaching and public outreach.
Known as the GRACE project — which refers to ger-ontology research, academic preparation and community enrichment — the university said the project will be distinguished by its location “within the distinctive Catholic-Franciscan ethos of St. Bonaventure.”
- September 5-11, 2004