A Sectarian Institution in a Secular World?
Gonzaga Socratic Club
Friday, October 14, 2005
- A view from a non-Catholic outsider.
- Is there an inherent conflict between a parochial institution and a
- Do ideas that stem from the 1960’s such as inclusiveness, moral
equivalency, and correct speech, conflict with a sectarian existence?
- If academia currently views all religions as just manifestations of
one ultimate ecumenical ideal, then how can Catholics maintain their
- What can one teach when God is defined by the lowest common
- Can a university’s teachings be more specific than “God is your buddy
who wants you to be happy” and “Be nice to others”?
- Can a Catholic university teach according to, rather than about,
Church doctrine without being called insensitive to other faiths?
- Is it right to take a Catholic parent’s money and not deliver
the expected Catholic product?
- Is it inevitable that all religious universities dissipate into the