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La educación de los estudiantes en la universidad debe tener la misma dimensión académica y profesional con principios morales. Puede ser. Title: Constitución apostólica del sumo pontífice Juan Pablo II sobre las Universidades Católicas, Author: Universidad Católica Sedes Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Ex Corde Ecclesiae Update at · Constitucion Apostolica del Sumo Pontifice Juan Pablo II sobre las Universidades Catolicas.

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This concern, while it must be present in all research, is particularly important in the areas of science and technology. Balancing Reason, Faith and Power that for progressive Catholics—like those teaching on Catholic campuses—authority is diffuse: A Catholic University, as any University, is immersed in human society; as an extension of its service to the Church, and always within its proper competence, it is called on to become an ever more effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society.

For the things of the earth and the concerns of faith derive from the same God” The Catholic University in the Church Cofde the encounter which it establishes between ecclesiiae unfathomable richness of the salvific message of the Gospel and the variety and immensity of the fields of knowledge in which that richness is incarnated by it, a Catholic University enables the Church to institute an incomparably fertile dialogue with people of every culture.

Every Catholic University, without ceasing to be a University, has a relationship to the Church that is essential to its institutional identity. In a Catholic University, research necessarily includes a the search for an integration of knowledge, b a dialogue between faith and reason, c an ethical concern, and d a theological perspective. In the communication of knowledge, emphasis is then placed on how human reason in its reflection opens to increasingly broader questions, and how the complete answer to them can only come from above through faith.

While it is true that the Gospel cannot be identified with any particular culture and transcends all cultures, it is also true that “the Kingdom which the Gospel proclaims is lived by men and women who are profoundly linked to a culture, and the building up of the Kingdom cannot avoid borrowing the elements of human culture or cultures Any particular laws or customs presently in effect that are contrary to this Constitution are abolished. The education of students is to combine academic and professional development with formation corre moral and religious principles and the social teachings of the Church; the programme of studies for each of the various professions is to include an appropriate ethical formation in that profession.

Translation of “Et ex corde diligamus” in English

Jesus Christ, our Saviour, offers his light and his hope to all those who promote the sciences, the arts, letters and the numerous fields developed by modem culture. With every other University it shares that gaudium de veritate, so precious to Saint Augustine, which is that joy of searching for, discovering and communicating consitucin 2 in every field of knowledge. The primary mission of the Eccleslae is to preach the Gospel in such a way that a relationship between faith and life is established in each individual and in the socio-cultural context cknstitucin which individuals live and act and communicate with one another.

In order better to confront the complex problems facing modern society, and in order to strengthen the Catholic identity of the Institutions, regional, national and international cooperation is to be promoted in research, teaching, and other university activities among all Catholic Universities, induding Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties It is contemplated that other Catholic Universities, that is, those not established or approved in any of the above ways, with the agreement of the local ecclesiastical Authority, will make their own the General Norms and their local and regional applications, internalizing them into their governing documents, and, as far as possible, will conform their existing Statutes both to these General Norms and to their applications.


In promoting this integration of knowledge, a specific part of a Catholic University’s task is to promote dialogue between faith and reason, so that it can be seen more profoundly how faith and reason bear harmonious witness to the unity of all truth.

By research and teaching, Catholic Universities assist the Church in the manner most appropriate to modern times to find cultural treasures both old and new, “nova et vetera”, according to the words of Jesus The salvific action of the Church on cultures is achieved, first of all, by means of persons, families and educators AAS 57p.

Their presence, in fact, is a continuous stimulus to the selfless search for truth and for the wisdom that comes from above.

The Church sees their developing efclesiae in these institutions both as a sign of hope and as a confirmation apotslica the irreplaceable lay vocation in the Church and in the world, confident that lay people will, in the exercise of their own distinctive role, “illumine and organize these temporal affairs in such a way that they always start out, develop, and continue according to Christ’s mind, to the praise of the Creator and the Redeemer” In particular, Catholic theologians, aware that they fulfil a mandate received from the Church, are to be faithful to the Magisterium of the Church as the authentic apostlca of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition Men and women of science will truly aid humanity only if they preserve ‘the sense of the transcendence of the human person over the world and of God over the human person” Theology has its legitimate place in the University alongside other disciplines.

For, “What is at stake is the very meaning of scientific and technological research, of social life and of culture, but, on an even more profound level, what is at stake is the very meaning of the human person” They are for me a lively and promising sign of the fecundity of the Christian mind in the heart of every culture.

It is dedicated to research, to teaching, and to various kinds of constitkcin in accordance with its cultural mission. At alumni dinners, they apotlica make sure there is a Jesuit in a collar at every table, like the floral arrangement. Such dialogue concerns the natural sciences as much as the human sciences which posit new and complex philosophical and ethical problems. corxe

The present age is in urgent need of this kind of disinterested service, namely of proclaiming the meaning of truth, that fundamental value without which freedom, justice and human dignity are extinguished. For this reason, the entire ecclesial Community is invited to give its support to Catholic Institutions of higher education and to assist them in their process of development and renewal.

It is open to all human experience and is ready to dialogue with and learn from any culture. The Presidents of these colleges will never implement the tenets of Ex Corde Ecclesiae unless they are forced. Bishops have a particular responsibility to promote Catholic Universities, and especially to promote and assist in the preservation and strengthening of their Catholic identity, including the protection of their Catholic identity in relation to civil authorities.


The cause of the human person will only be served if knowledge is joined to conscience. In this regard, and also in what pertains to the other fields of the specific activity of a Catholic University, the role played by various national and international associations of Catholic Universities is to be emphasized. University research will seek to discover the roots and causes of the serious problems of our time, paying special attention to their ethical and religious dimensions.

In its service to society, a Catholic University will relate especially to the academic, cultural and scientific world of the region in which it is located. Its purpose is that “the Christian mind may achieve, as it were, a public, persistent and universal presence in the whole enterprise of advancing higher culture and that the students of these institutions become people outstanding in learning, ready to shoulder society’s heavier burdens and to witness the faith to the world” AAS 57pp.

Therefore they have the full right to expect that civil society and public authorities will recognize and defend their institutional autonomy and academic freedom; moreover, they have the right to the financial support that is necessary for their continued existence and development.

Following the example of Christ, they will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. It includes the fact that by improving customs and institutions he renders social life more human both within the family and in the civic community.

By its very nature, each Catholic University makes an important contribution to the Church’s work of evangelization. The present Constitution will come into effect on the first day to the academic year Bishops should encourage the creative work of theologians.

Among the criteria that characterize the values of a culture are above all, the meaning of the human person, his or her liberty, dignity, sense of responsibility, and openness to the transcendent.

Such cooperation is ecclesiiae to be promoted between Catholic Universities and other Universities, and with other research and educational Institutions, both private and governmental.

This task requires persons particularly well versed in the individual disciplines and who are at the same time adequately prepared theologically, and who are capable of confronting epistemological questions at the level of the relationship between faith and reason.

A Catholic University’s privileged task is “to unite existentially by intellectual effort two orders of reality that too frequently tend to be placed in opposition as though they were antithetical: AAS 71pp.

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Therefore, it corse with great trust and hope that I condtitucin all Catholic Universities to pursue their irreplaceable task. AAS 18p. Close cooperation between pastoral ministry in a Catholic University and the other activities within the local Church, under the guidance or with the approval of the diocesan Bishop, will contribute to their mutual growth Catholic members of this community will be offered opportunities to assimilate Catholic teaching and practice into their lives and will be encouraged to participate in the celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist as the most perfect act of community worship.