Have you or someone you know been discriminated against on your college campus due to his Catholicism? Have you ever felt as though you’re the only one concerned about maintaining the integrity of Catholic scholarship? If so, you’ll be glad to know that a new group, the Cardinal Newman Society, is on the scene to assist those working toward the preservation of Catholic Higher Education.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights does not get involved in internal Church matters. The Cardinal Newman Society for the Preservation of Catholic Higher Education, however, picks up where the Catholic League leaves off, offering assistance to those pursuing from within the Church the furtherance of authentic Catholic theology.
“We intend to promote the vision of Catholic higher education that was set forth by John Henry Cardinal Newman and further developed by Pope John Paul II, and to assist students, faculty, administrators and alumni in their efforts to find effective means of restoring and maintaining a Catholic identity,” said Society Executive Director Patrick Reilly.
The Cardinal Newman Society is also looking to establish a presence on all Catholic college and University campuses. For more information on campus chapter formation, contact the headquarters at P.O. Box 75274, Washington, D.C. 20013, or call (703) 329-3054. The Society publishes a newsletter, The Turnaround, detailing incidents on Catholic colleges and Universities and the responses offered by the Society or representatives of the Society on those campuses. To receive the newsletter, press clippings and occasional notices about special events, send $25 or more ($15 for students) to the address above.