Sunday, May 29, 2016

About  Contact  Join  Donate

Catholic Education Daily


Priests, Professors and Administrators Take Oath of Fidelity at Franciscan University

Nineteen priests, professors, and administrators at the Franciscan University of Steubenville took the Oath of Fidelity at the opening of this academic year, according to the University.

In 1989, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith provided text for the Oath of Fidelity on Assuming an Office Exercised in the Name of the Church.  That same year, Franciscan became the first U.S. college or university to follow that directive to “administer the Oath of Fidelity to its theology faculty,” according to the University.

The President’s Cabinet, Sacred Music Department, and the Philosophy Department were among those who took the Oath at a Mass before Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville.

Dr. Michael Healy,chair of the Philosophy Department, stated:

“As philosophers, we uphold the ‘legitimate autonomy of reason’ [John Paul II], but we are also men and women of faith and thus recognize the limits of reason.”

Franciscan University of Steubenville is recommended by the Newman Society in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.


Renewal Report


Latest Featured

Catholic Is Our Core


More News Categories




Join Us

Join thousands of Catholic families and individuals standing with The Cardinal Newman Society for faithful Catholic education. Members receive news roundups by email, about weekly.

Start your no-cost membership now!



Our work is possible only through the generosity of countless supporters who share our mission. We have promoted and defended faithful Catholic education for 20 years! Please support our successful work by making a donation today.


Stay Connected

Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks:



Google Plus


Connect on Facebook


Links to News Sites


Links to Blog Sites

Catholic Identity Concerns|Faith in Education|From the Bishops and Vatican|Religious Freedom | Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2016 by Cardinal Newman Society -- 9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 201, Manassas, VA 20110