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World's Oldest Catholic U Drops "Catholic"

They're mad about the Church's culture of life stance but they, of course, throw in the sex abuse scandal as a reason. The Cardinal Newman Society's Campus Notes has the story:

The Catholic University of Leuven, founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, has decided to drop “Catholic” from is name, CNS learned from presseurop.au. The University’s website states that Leuven “bears the double honour of being the oldest existant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries.”
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John Hetman said...

It all honesty, many of our Catholic colleges and universities would do well to examine their collective consciences and decide whether their use of the term, Catholic, is simply meant to defraud parents and students who actually expect an orthodox environment and get a potion of syncretism and heterodoxy instead.

For starters, let try Georgetown, DePaul, Boston College, and Notre Dame.

magda said...

John Hetman - couldn't agree more.

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