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Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and The Band Played On
Catholic Culture ^ | 1/11/13 | Phil Lawler

Posted on 01/12/2013 10:39:06 AM PST by marshmallow

Oh, good. The US bishops announce that they remain in “dialogue” with the heads of Catholic colleges and universities about the implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Their report tells us:

Clarity about Catholic identity among college and university leadership has fostered substantive dialogues and cultivated greater mission driven practices across the university. In acknowledging that much progress has been made, we recognize there is still work to be done.

Well, that makes everything perfectly clear, doesn’t it?

Look: Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which called upon bishops to ensure the authentic Catholic identity of Catholic colleges and universities, was released in 1990. A child born that year is now an adult—possibly a graduate of one of those Catholic institutions. Our bishops are still talking about it, and happily reporting “progress on courtesy and cooperation in the last ten years.”

Courtesy and cooperation are nice, of course. But what about Catholic identity? Wake me up when the “progress” is such that I won’t be readily able to find abortion advocated, Church doctrines condemned, condoms distributed, and same-sex marriage defended on the campuses of America’s largest Catholic universities.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture

1 posted on 01/12/2013 10:39:13 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
2023: Catholic Bishops report progress in talks concerning Ex Corde Ecclesia.

University officials at Margaret Sanger University (formerly "Notre Dame") pledged to return the relics recovered from all the crushed altar-stones in the campus landfill, which will soon be backfilled and leveled for new athletic fields and a beautiful new chapel design approved by the Ishtar Lowerarchy Liturgical Committee.

Explained MSU President, Fr. I.B. Tranny, HCB. "We believe in our traditions. Playing Baal is still our highest priority."

The USCCB thanked Margaret Sanger officials and especially the Hot Cross Buns Fathers for their temperate and reasonable response. As Bishop Pfleger affirmed, "Dialogue has once again to be the best, most Christlike way to proceed."

2 posted on 01/12/2013 11:08:53 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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ROTFL! Funny and sad at the same time, because we’ve watched a once great Catholic university brought so low. Too many Catholics have bought into the idea of ‘fairness’, look at homosexuality as just another ‘lifestyle’, and think of contraception as a woman’s right, that they don’t even consider the notion of sin anymore.

3 posted on 01/12/2013 1:12:45 PM PST by SuziQ
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