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Cardinal Burke: Catholic Universities Must Be Catholic to be 'Worthy of the Name' Comments

'How tragic that the very secularism which the Catholic university should be helping its students to battle and overcome has entered into several Catholic universities, leading to the grievous compromise of their high mission.' Continue Reading

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  1. Edward
    4 years ago

    A PLAN to FIX THINGS - I like Andy's suggestion of beginning every class with a prayer. Anne is 100% correct, that all Catholic Universites - MUST use the "CCC 2nd Ed" as a Student Text in the first or second year. This is the only catechism from the Magisterium of the Church, with a copyright from the Holy See. If we don't teach our students accurately and completely then heresies will abound and more will fall away from our blessed Church.

  2. Edward Fullerton
    4 years ago

    I pray for the success of ,Cardinal.Burke's endeavours,yours in,Jesus,Mary,Joseph.

  3. mikem
    4 years ago

    same with hospitals. the problem is the US Gov. buys them out. Federal Funding is so critical to a major institution and the funding comes with a secular hook. Catholic intellectuals are sadly lacking in the public sphere because the groundwork of their education was eroded, co-opted by Federal Funding. everything is incredibly stupid anymore. if a Catholic were to stand on a soapbox in the park and try to preach Catholicism, he, or she, would get arrested, if not mugged. Apologetics for all practical purposes doesn't seem to exist anymore....prove me wrong !! please.

  4. Andy Holland
    4 years ago

    Every class should begin and end in prayer!!! A separation of Church and science, church and politics, church and reason has infested society - we are not only non-Christian but are inhuman (e.g. abortion). Scholars should read the ancient Church Fathers, Gregory of Nyssa at least to be considered "educated", just as in ages past a competent Priest was one who memorized through constant prayer the Psalms. Logic, philosophy and science are properly inter-related. Our modern "science" and mathematics is gravely lacking today - so-called scientists actually ascribe effects as causal (e.g. natural selection) . Its mind boggling the lack of logic and foolishness today - reminds one of the idiot Nazis professors who propped up the third Reich.

  5. Troy
    4 years ago

    Great article. We as the faithful should have dialogue with Catholic Colleges or Universities in our area to ensure that they are true to Christ. Many places may not change until they hear enough people asking for Christ. I, as a parent, hope to send my children to a Catholic College or University that is true to Christ, who is the Truth. We must remember what one voice can do when it is in unison with the will of God.

  6. Anne
    4 years ago

    Cardinal Burke is a hero to every Catholic who loves the Church. Catholic Universities which do not use the "Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition" as part of their core cirriculum for first or second year students invite error, desension,and sinfulness - over - accuracy, legitimacy and obedience in all matters of Faith and Morals. The CCC helps to avoid student error, professor and theologian error, and purposeful errors from enemies within the Church.

  7. falasfdsa9
    4 years ago

    We need truly educated Catholic men and women, with renewed minds and transformed lives, who can take their place in service to furthering the work of the Church in every segment of human culture. Christianity is the new and true humanism which is needed in this urgent hour.

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