Mandatum: Which Colleges Have It?

Which Catholic colleges and universities are in compliance with Canon Law with respect to the mandatum?
by Tim Drake | Source: National Catholic Register
The National Catholic Register´s mandatum series has sparked widespread interest among parents and their college-age children about which Catholic colleges and universities have the mandatum. Following is a list of those schools that are in compliance with Canon Law with respect to the mandatum.

Universities in Compliance With Canon Law

These are U.S. Catholic Universities whose theology faculties have met Canon Law requirements for the mandatum. Canon 812 reads: “It is necessary that those who teach theological disciplines in any institute of higher studies have a mandatum from the competent ecclesiastical authority.”

Aquinas College - Nashville, Tennessee
Benedictine College - Atchison, Kansas
Corpus Christi College - Corpus Christi, Texas
Creighton University - Omaha, Nebraska
DeSales University - Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, Ohio
Magdalen College, Warner, New Hampshire
St. Gregory’s University - Shawnee, Oklahoma
University of Dallas - Dallas, Texas

Oath of Fidelity Schools

These are schools whose theology faculties have taken fidelity oaths in lieu of the mandatum. Most are in dioceses where the local bishop has not offered the mandatum.

Christendom College - Front Royal, Virginia
Thomas Aquinas College - Santa Clara, California


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