Launching a national study of Catholic campus ministry, the Secretariat of Catholic Education seeks to advance Catholic identity in higher education and to rejuvenate the vision for Catholic campus ministry nationally. A two pronged approach explored 1) the impact Catholic campus ministry has on those who participate and 2) the formation and development of those who minister on campus. The process engaged practitioners, colleges and universities, networks and organizations active in campus ministry.
This report of preliminary findings was presented to the Committee on Catholic Education at their November 2017 meeting.
The Ten Year Review for The Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae for the United States
Continuing with on-going dialogue between bishops and university presidents, the Higher Education Working group continues to address the subject areas identified during the ten year review process. The subject areas include:
Continuing dialogue between bishops and presidents toward greater cooperation in advancing the mission of the Church
Hiring for mission
Forming trustees, faculty, and staff regarding Catholic identity
Addressing the need for improved, accurate, and deeper theological and catechetical knowledge through curricular and pastoral means.