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Ex corde and college trustees

The revised, and now Vatican-approved, local ordinances ["U.S. norms"] of the Catholic bishops of the United States for the implementation of the 1990 Apostolic Constitution Ex corde ecclesiae go into effect next May. They prescribe requirements for Catholic colleges and universities to be "officially" Catholic. A large majority of the Catholic universities that are not officially so are to be found in the United States. They are the...

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About the Author

John F. Hunt is a retired partner of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.