Appeared in Spring 1992, Vol. XVIII, No. 1

Msgr. George Kelly is no stranger to the readers of this journal. Once again with his characteristic insight, he probes here the timely topic of the relationship which exists between the Church and Catholic Colleges and Universities.

The death of Protestant higher education in the 19th century hardly turned out to be a boon to the Catholic Church following the second Vatican council. Had Harvard, and/or Yale, remained respectably faithful to their religious foundations, the Pope and the American bishops might have drawn on that experience to deal with the rebellious Catholic college presidents who by 1967 had decided to survive in the world of secularized Harvards and Yales by severing the juridical connection with their sponsoring church.1

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