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Catholic Universities in Church and Society : A Dialogue on Ex Corde Ecclesiae - John P. Langan

Catholic Universities in Church and Society

A Dialogue on Ex Corde Ecclesiae

By: John P. Langan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1994
ISBN: 9780878405442
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The Roman Catholic Church's first significant legislative enactment on the nature and role of the Catholic university, the apostolic constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae (1990) grew out of thirty years of dialogue between ecclesiastical authorities and academic representatives. The final document affirms the explicit Catholic identity of Catholic educational institutions and outlines provisions for maintaining that identity; the questions of how to implement its provisions have in turn created the need for more dialogue and examination. In this volume, distinguished scholars and legal experts define the key questions and explore the future implications of Ex corde for American Catholic colleges and universities.

The assertion of the Catholic identity of Catholic institutions of higher education prompts the contributors to examine the definition of Catholic education as a special synthesis of the religious and the academic, of faith and reason; and to discuss corollary issues such as secularization; the counter-cultural features of Catholic education; and the great diversity of such schools in the United States and of their sponsoring religious orders. The contributors probe the schools' relationships with the Church hierarchy, exploring in particular the role of the bishops, the degree of autonomy from ecclesiastical control, and questions of academic freedom. They also consider specific legal issues that American Catholic colleges must face, including recognition of student groups, tenure and promotion decisions, governance, student and faculty conduct, and the relationship between canon and civil law, including compliance with national and local civil rights provisions. This volume also includes the complete text in English of Ex corde Ecclesiae and the preliminary draft of ordinances from the Ex corde Ecclesiae Implementation Committee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Appearing at a time when universities must face major issues of their own identity and governance, this volume will be of interest to all faculty and administrators, diocesan authorities and legal counsel, and everyone concerned with the future of Catholic higher education.

The American Background of Ex corde Ecclesiae: A Historical Perspectivep. 1
Commentp. 20
Commentp. 28
Discussionp. 32
The Catholic University in the Churchp. 35
Commentp. 56
Commentp. 63
Discussionp. 69
The Catholic University and the Promise Inherent in Its Identityp. 74
Commentp. 90
Commentp. 95
Discussionp. 101
A Canonical Commentary on Ex corde Ecclesiaep. 105
Commentp. 137
Commentp. 146
Discussionp. 150
Notes from the Other Side of the Wall: A University Counsel's Reflections on Potential Interactions between the Civil Law and the Apostolic Constitutionp. 153
Commentp. 176
Commentp. 187
Discussionp. 193
Ex corde Universitatis: Reflections on the Significance of Newman's "Insisting Solely on Natural Theology"p. 196
Commentp. 210
Commentp. 214
Discussionp. 223
General Wrap-Up Discussionp. 226
Appendix A: Apostolic Constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae, of the Supreme Pontiff, John Paul II, on Catholic Universitiesp. 229
Appendix B: Draft Ordinances: National Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee to implement the Apostolic Constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiaep. 255
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ISBN: 9780878405442
ISBN-10: 0878405445
Series: Catholic Universities in Church and Society
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.55  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.4

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