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Are Catholic Schools Catholic?



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There’s some good news on the religious front of the campus culture war, according to the Pope Center’s Duke Cheston. In this week’s Clarion Call, he looks at D.C.’s Catholic University and its fight to reverse the drift toward secularization that so many schools founded on religious principles have suffered.

Duke suggests that it may be easier for Catholic schools to keep faith front-and-center on campus than their Protestant counterparts, due to pressure and help from the church organization. I’d add that many long-established colleges with mainline Protestant roots are actually adhering to their church leaders’ wishes by eschewing discussions of personal faith for left-wing activism and feel-good socializing, whereas Rome still has a few issues with the anything-goes crowd.



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