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Table of Contents


I. History and Current Opportunities
A. History and Contemporary Developments
B. Current Challenges and Opportunities

II. Campus Ministry and the Relationship Between Church and Higher Education
A. History
B. The Contribution of Higher Education
C. The Contribution of the Church
D. Campus Ministry Described and Defined

III. Persons Who Serve on Campus
A. The Baptized
B. Professional Campus Ministers

IV. Aspects of Campus Ministry
A. Forming the Faith Community
B. Appropriating the Faith
C. Forming Christian Conscience
D. Educating for Peace and Justice
E. Facilitating Personal Development
F. Developing Leaders for the Future


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Empowered by the Spirit


Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future
A Pastoral Letter on Campus Ministry Issued by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

IV. Aspects of Campus Ministry

33.   After situating campus ministry in the relationship between the Church and higher education and discussing the persons who perform this service, we now turn our attention to six aspects of campus ministry. These ministerial functions reflect the general mission of the Church on campus and the distinctive situation of higher education today. In her ministry, the faith community on campus must be faithful to the essential teachings of the Church and, at the same time, read the signs of the times and accordingly adapt the message of the Gospel to meet the needs of the academic community.25


25   "The Church in Modern World," no. 44.

Issued by NCCB/USCC, November 15, 1985. Copyright © 1985, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Inc. All rights reserved.

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