Every year, the National Catholic Register comes out with a Catholic identity list. Some of these schools are considered "New Catholic Colleges," some are not. What makes a school authentically Catholic? According to the NCR, at least some of these features:
- The university president takes an "Oath of Fidelity"
- The majority of trustees are Catholic
- Theology professors have the Mandatum, and take the "Oath of Fidelity"
- "Advocates" of stem cell research, euthanasia and abortion are excluded as recipients of honorary degrees and as commencement speakers
- Co-ed dorms are banned
There are currently 37 colleges and universities on the list, which can be found here: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/catholic-identity-college-guide-13/
What do you think about the list? Is it good for Catholic higher education, or not?