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Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v10 n1 p6-23 Sep 2006

Catholic institutions of higher learning compete mightily for students, faculty, and research dollars with other colleges and universities. Yet, the history and tradition of many Catholic institutions offer a unique faith perspective from which to understand and appreciate the role of the Catholic university as serving the common good. Catholic social teaching is an essential part of the Catholic intellectual tradition and is indispensable for fulfilling the Church's mission through higher education.

Descriptors: Social Justice, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Educational History, College Role, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives

Boston College. Roche Center for Catholic Education, 25 Lawrence Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Tel: 617-552-0701; Fax: 617-552-0579; e-mail: journal[at]; Web site:

Author: Heft, James L.


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