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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Translation of “Et ex corde diligamus” in English
While this Document specifically concerns Catholic Universities, it is also meant to include all Catholic Institutions of higher education engaged in instilling the Gospel message of Christ in souls and cultures.
All teachers are to be inspired by academic ideals and by the principles of an authentically human life.
Given the close connection between research and teaching, the research qualities indicated above will have their influence on all teaching. Most especially, they are challenged to continue the ecclesaie for truth and for meaning throughout their lives, since “the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments, and to develop a religious, moral, and social sense” Aided by the specific contributions of philosophy and theology, university scholars will be engaged in a constant effort to determine the relative place and meaning of each of the various disciplines within the context of a vision of the human person and the world that is enlightened by the Gospel, and therefore by a faith in Christ, the Logos, as the centre of creation and of human history.
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In a particular way, I wish to manifest my joy at the numerous meetings which the Lord has permitted me to have in the course of my apostolic journeys with the Catholic University communities of various continents. With every other University it shares that gaudium de veritate, so precious to Saint Augustine, which is that joy of eccclesiae for, discovering and communicating truth 2 in every field of knowledge. The present Constitution will come into effect on the first day to the academic year Through the encounter which it establishes between the 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.
Men xorde 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” In particular, it is recommended that by means of appropriate studies, the impact of modern technology and especially of the mass media on persons, the family, and the institutions and whole of modem culture be studied deeply.
The Church sees their developing presence in these institutions both as a sign of hope and as a confirmation of the irreplaceable lay vocation in the Church and constituccin the world, confident that lay people will, in the exercise of their own distinctive role, “illumine and organize these temporal affairs in such a apostkica that they always start out, develop, and continue according to Christ’s mind, to the praise of the Creator and the Redeemer” AAS 71pp.
AAS 81p. Pastoral alostlica is an indispensable means by which Catholic students can, in fulfilment of their baptism, be prepared for active participation in the life of the Church; it can assist in developing and nurturing the value of marriage and family life, fostering vocations to the priesthood and religious life, stimulating the Christian commitment of the laity and imbuing every activity with the spirit of the Gospel.
Scientific and technological discoveries create an enormous economic and industrial growth, but they also inescapably require the correspondingly necessary search for meaning ceclesiae order to guarantee that the new discoveries be used for eccoesiae authentic good of individuals and of human society as a whole. At alumni dinners, they will make sure there is a Jesuit in a collar at every table, like the floral arrangement.
Every Catholic University is to maintain communion with the universal Church and the Holy See; it is to be in close communion with the local Church and in particular with the diocesan Bishops of the region constirucin nation in which it is located.
It serves all other disciplines in their search for meaning, not only by helping them to investigate how their discoveries will affect individuals and society but also by bringing a perspective and an orientation not contained within their own methodologies.
The responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of the University rests primarily with the University itself. 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” Pastoral ministry is that activity of the University which offers the members of the university community an opportunity to integrate religious and moral principles with their academic study and non-academic activities, thus integrating faith with life.
These men and women offer their training and experience in furthering the various academic disciplines or other university tasks. A Catholic University pursues its objectives through its formation of an authentic human community animated by the spirit of Christ.
The mission that the Church, with great hope, entrusts to Catholic Universities holds a cultural and religious meaning of vital importance because it concerns the very future of humanity. In fact, the dialogue of the Church with the cultures of our times is that vital area where “the future of the Church and of the world is being played out as we conclude the twentieth century” 4.
Evangelization means “bringing the Good News into all the strata of humanity, and through its influence transforming humanity from within and making it new My hope is that these prescriptions, based on the teaching of Vatican Council II and the directives of the Code of Canon Law, will enable Catholic Universities and other Institutes of higher studies to fulfil their indispensable mission in the new advent of grace that is opening up to the new Millennium.
Periodically, each Catholic University, to which Artide 3, 1 and 2 refers, is to communicate relevant information about the University and its activities to the competent ecclesiastical Authority.
In constithcin to Catholic Universities, I also turn to the many Catholic Institutions of higher education. In ways appropriate to the different academic disciplines, all Catholic teachers are to be faithful to, and all other teachers are to respect, Catholic doctrine and morals in their research and teaching.
As a result of this inspiration, the community apostlifa animated by a spirit of freedom and charity; it is characterized by mutual respect, sincere ecclesiea, and protection of the rights of individuals.
Non-Catholic members are required to respect the Catholic character of the University, while the University in turn respects their religious liberty These latter Institutions, including Ecclesiastical Faculties which are part of a Catholic University, are governed by the norms of the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana The Christian spirit of service to others for the promotion of social justice is of particular importance eccclesiae each Catholic University, to be shared by its teachers and developed in its students.
Every Catholic University, without ceasing to be a University, has a relationship to the Church that is essential to its institutional identity. Moreover, by offering the results of its scientific research, a Catholic University will be able to help the Church respond to the problems and needs of this age. AAS 81 cordd, pp. Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity Apostolicam Actuositatem, passim: AAS 80pp.
An area that particularly interests a Catholic University is the dialogue between Christian thought and the modern sciences. The primary mission of the Church 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 in which individuals live and act and communicate with one another.
Through research and teaching the students are educated in the various disciplines so as to become truly competent in the specific sectors in which they will devote themselves to the service of society and of the Church, but at the same time prepared to give the witness of their faith to the world.