Saturday, April 12, 2008

Academic Freedom In Catholic Higher Education

I received the following announcement in an email from Patrick Reilly of The Cardinal Newman Society:

You Are Cordially Invited

The Heritage Foundation
The Cardinal Newman Society

Academic Freedom
In Catholic Higher Education


Stephen D. Minnis

President, Benedictine College

Russell Shaw
Journalist and Consultant to the Vatican's
Pontifical Council for Social Communications

Ken Davison
Vice President, College Affairs, Belmont Abbey College

Dr. Candace de Russy

Writer and Lecturer on Education and Cultural Issues

Nanette R. Everson

Director, Young Leaders Program and Legal Fellow,
The Heritage Foundation

Friday, April 18, 2008
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

RSVP by clicking here, or call 202/675-1752

Within Catholic higher education, there is some dispute about the nature of a Catholic University and how best to lead students in the search for Truth. "Academic Freedom" is an expression heard frequently in relation to controversies at colleges as administrators struggle to determine if certain works of literature, plays, artwork, and even speakers are appropriate on campus. In April 2008, Pope Benedict XVI will deliver an historic address to the Presidents of all Catholic Colleges and Universities in the U.S. In the backdrop of the Pope's visit, this panel seeks to explore academic freedom at Catholic Universities. What is the role of a Catholic University and how does John Paul II's Ex corde Ecclesiae help define that role? How do we define and understand academic freedom? What, if any, should be the limits of academic freedom and how should these be determined? Please join us as our distinguished panelists discuss these questions.

Terms and Conditions of Attendance are posted online at

This event can be viewed live at


The Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education, a new division of The Cardinal Newman Society, has published a collection of essays on Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Higher Education.

The publication,
Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Higher Education: Commentaries inAdvance of the Holy Father's April 2008 Address to Catholic College Presidents, was produced in anticipation of the Pope's visit to Washington, D.C., next week.

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