Following the bishops' November 1982 general meeting, the Committee
on Education was commissioned to draft a pastoral letter on campus
ministry. The first draft of this letter was submitted to the bishops in
June 1985. The Administrative Committee placed the subsequent draft, Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future,
on the bishops' November 1985 agenda. Approval of the text was given
during the plenary meeting of the National Conference of Catholic
Bishops in Washington, D.C., November 15, 1985. Accordingly, publication
of this pastoral letter is authorized by the undersigned.
Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye
General Secretary, NCCB/USCC
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