Thursday, November 03, 2005
Archbishop Miller on the 'Pruning' of Secularized Catholic Colleges
MANASSAS, VA (November 2, 2005) - The Vatican's number two education official predicts that Pope Benedict XVI will follow a path of "evangelical pruning" of secularized Catholic colleges and universities, declaring them no longer Catholic.
Archbishop Michael Miller, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education and former president of the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, addressed officials and faculty at the University of Notre Dame on Monday.
Miller said that his prediction was based on an examination of the new Pope's writings and approach. The Pope has argued "that it might be better for the Church not to expend its resources trying to preserve institutions if their Catholic identity has been seriously compromised," Miller said.
I think the headline dramatically overstates what Miller is actually saying, which in turn may be a dramatic overstatement of the Holy Father's intentions, but whatever the case, it seems a positive turn. From the Cardinal Newman Society
via Mark Shea
# posted by Jamie : 3:49 PM