Thursday, May 08, 2008

Providence College President's response to Pope Benedict's addrress

It's very edifying to read a Catholic College President with a positive response to the gentle challenges in Pope Benedict's speech at Catholic University. This was my favorite quote,
"Pope Benedict further articulated that knowledge of the truth leads to an appreciation of the good, and that true freedom is not the aimless pursuit of novelty or personal satisfaction, but choosing to embrace the truth about the dignity of the human person as made in the image and likeness of God. Catholic colleges do not focus on students’ intellect alone but equally on their moral character. We explicitly help our students to come to know the good and recognize the dignity of the human person through studies in ethics and moral philosophy and through participation in meaningful community service."
Well said, President Shanley!
HT The Curt Jester

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