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After 20 years, still struggling to implement Ex Corde Ecclesiae

August 13, 2010

Sunday, August 15, marks the 20th anniversary of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, in which Pope John Paul II set forth the standards for ensuring authentic Catholic instruction in colleges and universities. Patrick Reilly, the president of the Cardinal Newman Society, writes on the initial resistance to the document among American college and university presidents, the lagging implementation of papal directives, and continuing struggle to protect the Catholic identity on campus.


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