Down to the Wire: Just $7,103 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Trouble at the University of Dallas?

Catholic World News - March 04, 2011

The board of trustees of the University of Dallas has unanimously approved a new undergraduate major in pastoral ministry. Some of the program’s faculty members, according to Patrick Fagan, have engaged in a troubling “pattern of dissent” from the teaching of the Church.

“I am aware that some concerns have been pointed out about whether or not the School of Ministry and this course of study is to be truly orthodox,” said Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas. “Let me remind the Catholic people of the diocese that that is my responsibility and I’m the one who has to stand before God. I do not take it lightly.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($57,397 to go):
$150,000.00 $92,603.13
38% 62%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 07, 2011 3:40 PM ET USA

    Tuition at UD is high as a cat's back. Isn't there a better way to spend your money than a basically useless degree is a contrived field?

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Mar. 05, 2011 6:09 PM ET USA

    Let me remind the Bishop that we ALL have to stand before God: for example, regarding where we send our children to college, and what colleges that we support financially. No bishop can stand in our place. Hopefully, none of this take that lightly, although to be frank many bishops have given little evidence of that in recent decades.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Mar. 04, 2011 9:21 AM ET USA

    Schools of Pastoral Ministry are notorious havens of dissent. I believe that Santa Clara University has one that has been mentioned several times.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy 3 hours ago
Getting Marriage Right 24 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25