Petition to the Board of Trustees of the
Initiated on the 19th of
Dear Board Members:
Thepreface to the
Preserving the Catholic identity and
mission of the
In order to assure that Catholic Universities retain their identity and mission, the late Pope John Paul II established norms, such as the following, which regulate their governance: “Each Bishop has a responsibility to promote the welfare of the Catholic Universities in his diocese and has the right and duty to watch over the preservation and strengthening of their Catholic character. If problems should arise concerning this Catholic character, the local Bishop is to take the initiatives necessary to resolve the matter, working with the competent University authorities in accordance with established procedures…” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Article 5, § 2.)
Before the Bylaw changes of 2007, the
“established procedure” was that the Archbishop of the
Archdiocese of St. Paul and
Therefore, we, the undersigned, petition the Board to restore the Bylaws, so that the Archbishop can exercise that leadership effectively to ensure the Catholic character of the University.
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