Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Looking for a Catholic College? How About These?

Mandatum Schools


This is a partial list of U.S. Catholic Universities who publicly require all Catholic theology professors to have the mandatum (their bishop´s recognition of their pledge to teach in communion with the magisterium of the Church). Contact editor@ncregister.com to add your school.

Canon 812 reads: "It is necessary that those who teach theological disciplines in any institute of higher studies have a mandatum from the competent ecclesiastical authority."

Aquinas College, Nashville, Tennessee

Ave Maria College, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida

Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina

Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas

Our Lady of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio

Magdalen College, Warner, New Hampshire

Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Gregory´s University, Shawnee, Oklahoma

University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

Oath of Fidelity Schools


This is a partial list of schools whose theology faculties have taken fidelity oaths in lieu of the mandatum. Most are in dioceses where the local bishop has not offered the mandatum. Contact editor@ncregister.com to add your school.

Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia

Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Thanks to National Catholic Register

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