Session 5 in our orientation series will focus on what it means to be a Jesuit, Catholic university today. The mission of Seattle University is that we are dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. This session looks at how our identity as Catholic and Jesuit is part of our academic strength.
A brief article titled "What Makes Our Colleges Catholic?" by Monica Hellwig from the "Mission and Identity Handbook for Trustees" put out by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). *
Does John Paul’s understanding of a Catholic university found in Ex Corde Ecclesiae do justice in your mind to the notion of university and the particular role of a Catholic university? He says that a university is a place for seeking and disseminating truth; a Catholic university tries to unite the search for truth (reason) with belief in the ultimate source of truth (faith). Does this make sense?
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