• In Chile, apocalyptic pope gives Catholic universities a mission

    In Chile, apocalyptic pope gives Catholic universities a mission

    • Jan 18, 2018

    On Wednesday in Chile, Pope Francis laid out a vision of the Catholic university as a bulwark against technology-driven forces of globalized postmodernity that are dissolving the bonds of belonging, sweeping away institutions and turning us into consuming individuals obsessed with gratification and increasingly divorced from cultural and religious roots.

  • 50 years later, statement on Catholic universities still inspires, divides

    50 years later, statement on Catholic universities still inspires, divides

    • Sep 8, 2017

    In July 1967, a group of leaders in Catholic higher education gathered in Wisconsin, led by Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame, and issued a landmark document called the “Land O’Lakes Statement.” In some ways it was a post-Vatican II declaration of independence, and a half-century later, its impact is still debated.

  • What universities can learn from Pope Francis on leadership

    What universities can learn from Pope Francis on leadership

    • Mar 5, 2017

    Pope Francis has been hailed as a leader and role model in multiple arenas, even the improbable one of business administration. In truth, leaders of Catholic universities, especially in student affairs, can learn a lot about leadership from watching Pope Francis in action.