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Report: Vatican to Strip University of "Catholic" Status

Wow. This is big news for those who care about Catholic education:

In an unprecedented and stunning move that could send shock waves throughout the world of Catholic education, the Holy See is reportedly set to strip a university of its status as a “Pontifical” and “Catholic” university.

After years of shocking disobedience and obstinate refusal to bring its statutes in line with the Apostolic Constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) will be stripped of its status as a “Catholic” and “Pontifical” university, according to the publication Vatican Insider.
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Mary De Voe said...

After rejecting the Catholic Church on all fronts, the university will be in denial, just like the LCWR. Lord is having mercy

Pat said...

Doesn't the new prefect of the CDF, Archbishop Muller, have an honorary doctorate from this university? Interesting. I wonder if he has to give it back now.

nan said...

Somehow I KNEW it wouldn't be an American Catholic university. Why is that? A good share, if not the majority of so-called Catholic colleges/universities in the USA are a morass of heresy/dissent. Where is the outrage from the Vatican?

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Nan, could it be possible that the Vatican employs many graduates from those same American Catholic universities?

As far as outrage goes, don't expect any. If Wuerl can get away w/ignoring Canon Law in his own archdiocese, then lots of bishops are doing the same thing.

kat said...

Oh, I so thought it was going to be Georgetown!

They have been calling this past week wanting money, I finally picked up and said, "We only give money to Catholic organizations and institutions. Georgetown has shown in the past 3 years that they are NOT Catholic." Then I hung up.

Anonymous said...

Notre Dame and Fr. Jenkins, anyone?

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