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Catholic College Presidents Reminded of Importance of Works and Faith

Speaking at the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities on Feb. 3, Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services, expressed her concerns about whether Catholic colleges are doing enough to form students in the faith and preparing them for lives of service.

Woo previously served as dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. While dean, she said she “often wondered if the school was doing enough to form students in the faith,” writes Carol Zimmerman of Catholic News Service. “She would question if the graduates would be courageous enough, if they would know how to use power and if their faith was strong.”

Woo, and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who also spoke at the gathering, stressed that while service work is important, students need to know why they are performing the work.

They can “ladle soup or put a roof on a house but they need to be formed by an interior knowledge of – and allegiance to – the faith,” Cardinal Dolan said.

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