4210 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142
(877) AVE-UNIV (283-8648)
P.O. Box 1126
3001 South Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236
Enrollment: 30 full-time; 60 part-time
Mass: “We strongly encourage all our students to frequent the sacraments and to adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament oratory. Although we do not have a full-time chaplain on our own campus, we connect our students with local parishes for daily Mass and local priests and religious for confession and spiritual direction.”
Health: “We do not provide student health services. But if we did, we certainly would exclude all referrals to abortion clinics.”
100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012
1020 North Second St.
Atchison, KS 66002
Dorms: “We have a single-sex housing philosophy that intentionally promotes a theology of the body based on Christian anthropology. One hall has both men and women in it, but they are separated by floor with a sophisticated security system that prevents intermingling between floors past visitation hours.” (There are 10 dorms total.)
120 East Colonial Highway
Hamilton, VA 20158-9012
(888) 254-4238, ext. 700
Mandatum & Oath: “As an online university, our faculty are predominantly adjunct. However, every member of our faculty and staff is approved by the president who is the bishop of the Diocese of Arlington. Since our theology faculty are primarily adjunct, the mandatum is taken in the diocese of their full-time employment.”
Campus: “CDU is an online university."
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064
Mandatum: “Catholic theologians (and philosophers and canonists) are members of an ecclesiastical faculty and must receive a ‘canonical mission’ from the local bishop/chancellor that obliges them to ‘teach in the name of the Church’ — it is different from the mandatum. They must receive a nihil obstat from the U.S. bishops on the board and from the Holy See before they can be tenured.”
Oath: “The Catholic faculty recite the profession of faith in the presence of and along with the local bishop/chancellor and president at the opening Mass of each academic year. Catholic faculty have not been required to take the oath of fidelity because of the canonical mission / nihil obstat binding the ecclesiastical faculties.”
Dorms: “We have both single-sex residence halls as well as residence halls with floors segregated by gender. New residence halls are under construction.”
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
3020 Lubbock Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952
33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416-2005
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, VA 22202
10174 Old Grove Road,
San Diego, CA 92131
Mass: “JP Catholic is tied closely to our local parish, which offers two daily Masses. We offer one campus Mass weekly and confession twice per week on campus. The parish also offers weekly confession and our chaplain is available at all times for spiritual direction. Beginning in [the 2008 school year], we will have a priest student and then we will have Mass daily.”
511 Kearsarge Mountain Road
Warner, NH 03278
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Enrollment: approx. 1,600
Dorms: “Women are on one floor, men are on another floor.”
1200 Lantana St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78407
Mandatum: “The local bishop does not require a mandatum; if he did, we would require it.”
Dorms: “At this time we have only one dorm, so men and women are separated by floor. As we grow and build new dorms, we will not have co-ed dorms.”
P.O. Box 249
18 Karol Wojtyla Square
Barry’s Bay, Ontario
K0J 1B0 Canada
Enrollment: 60 full-time, 20 part-time
Mandatum: “Both our new bishop and OLSWA would like the school to have the mandatum and are working to put this in place.”
1900 W. MacArthur St.
Shawnee, OK 74804-2499
Oath: “The local bishop has conferred the mandatum through an interview with proposed faculty members, conducted either by the bishop personally or by his appointed vicar general.”
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650
President: “The president is prepared to take the oath of fidelity at any time; however, this was not requested by the local bishop, who did preside at the inauguration.”
Oath: “Our theology professors who teach in the seminary take the oath of fidelity, but those theology professors who teach only in the college are not required to take the oath, as stipulated by canon law.”
Dorms: “Students are segregated by floor or wing requiring card access, and we strictly enforce all visitation policies.”
330 Southern Catholic Drive
Dawsonville, GA 30534
10,000 North Ojai Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Mandatum: “Since our archdiocese grants the mandatum only to those with a terminal degree in theology, we do publicly require it of such faculty members.”
6 Manchester St.
Merrimack, NH 03054
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062
President: “The president is prepared to do so at the bishop’s request.”
Mandatum: “All possess it now. The mandatum is a personal, not an institutional requirement.”
Oath: “Canon law calls for a profession of faith, not the oath of fidelity.”
1531 I St., 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Enrollment: about 97 (graduate only)
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Dorms: The university maintains living areas for undergraduate students. These include dormitory/residence rooms, co-ops, and apartments. “Only one dorm, but men and women are separated by floors and by wings.”
2020 East Maple St. N.W.
North Canton, OH 44720
Dorms: “All dorms have single-sex wings and/or floors. Some residence halls are four-person apartments that are single-sex, as well.”
163 Leedy Drive
P.O. Box 750
Lander, WY 82520
Enrollment: 67 (35 returning sophomores and 32 incoming freshman)
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President: Canon 833: The president of a Catholic university is personally bound to make a profession of faith, according to the formula approved by the Apostolic See, in the presence of the chancellor or diocesan bishop or a delegate at the beginning of the term of office. The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity, Acta Apostolicae Sedis 1989: The obligation of a special oath of fidelity has been extended to presidents of Catholic universities.
Board: U.S. Application: “To the extent possible, the majority of the board of trustees should be Catholics committed to the Church.”
Faculty: U.S. Application: “The university should strive to recruit and appoint Catholics as professors so that, to the extent possible, those committed to the witness of the faith will constitute a majority of the faculty.”
The Mandatum: Canon 812: It is necessary that Catholic theologians have a mandatum from the diocesan bishop.
Pope John Paul II (to American bishops, 2004): “By their very nature, Catholic colleges and universities are called to offer an institutional witness of fidelity to Christ and to his word as it comes to us from the Church, a public witness expressed in the canonical requirement of the mandatum. “
U.S. Application: “Catholic students have a right to receive from a university instruction in authentic Catholic doctrine and practice, especially from theologians.”
Mandatum text: “I hereby declare my role and responsibility as a teacher of a theological discipline within the full communion of the Church. As a teacher of a theological discipline, therefore, I am committed to teach authentic Catholic doctrine and to refrain from putting forth as Catholic teaching anything contrary to the Church’s magisterium.”
U.S. Application: “If a particular professor lacks a mandatum and continues to teach a theological discipline, the university must determine what further action may be taken in accordance with its own mission and statutes.”
Oath: Canon 833: Catholic theologians are personally bound to make a profession of faith, according to the formula approved by the Apostolic See, in the presence of the university president if he is a priest, or the diocesan bishop or a delegate, at the beginning of their term of office.
The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity, Acta Apostolicae Sedis 1989: The obligation of a special oath of fidelity has been extended to Catholic theology professors.
Daily Mass: U.S. Application: “Catholic students have a right to be provided with opportunities to practice the faith through participation in Mass, the sacraments, religious devotions, and other authentic forms of Catholic spirituality.”The university “shall make provision for effective campus ministry programs, including the celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and penance, other liturgical celebrations, and opportunities for prayer and spiritual reflection.”
Speakers: The U.S. Bishops’ 2004 Catholics in Political Life: “Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors, or platforms that would suggest support for their actions.”
Clubs: U.S. Application: “It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including activities of officially recognized student and faculty organizations and associations.”
Dorms: U.S. Application: “It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including the commitment to create a campus culture and environment that is expressive and supportive of a Catholic way of life.”
Health: U.S. Application: “It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including the commitment to provide health care in conformity with the Church’s ethical and religious teaching and directives.”
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