Catholic U head fosters intellectual culture

November 29, 2010

John Garvey

John Garvey, the new president of The Catholic University of America, told the U.S. bishops Nov. 15 at their annual meeting in Baltimore that he hopes the university can be a model of Catholic intellectual culture and also a resource for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He said the national university of the U.S. Catholic Church is staying true to its mission of educating priests and lay leaders.

But it is also looking at ways to develop the intellectual Catholic tradition beyond traditional schools of theology, canon law and philosophy to programs in history, literature, art, music, engineering, biology and economics.