Catholic University President Maintains School’s Fidelity to Church Teaching

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  February 1, 2018   

St. Thomas University to stay faithful to the Church

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HOUSTON ( - The president of one of the top Catholic universities is reinforcing the school's commitment to fidelity, maintaining it "must continue to build upon our Catholic identity by fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church."

In a new interview with the Cardinal Newman Society, the St. Thomas University (UST) president, Dr. Richard Ludwick, is promising the Houston, Texas, university is committed to being faithful to Catholic teaching both "inside and outside the classroom."

Ludwick comments, "The way forward is clear, we must continue to build upon our Catholic identity by fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church. Inside and outside the classroom, the rightful expression of Catholic social teaching must be incorporated into all aspects of campus life."


It has been reported that traditionally Catholic universities like Georgetown, Loyola Marymount and DePaul University have shifted away from adherence to Catholic doctrine and are moving toward progressive-liberal ideologies.

In 2017, Washington-based Georgetown University revealed plans for building a residence hall for LGBT students. The previous year, it was the first Catholic university to have a Hindu chaplain to give spiritual direction to students.

Graduates from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles have claimed the school wishes to gain the world and lose its soul.

The Cardinal Newman Society lists UST among the top 20 Catholic universities in the United States, with over 1,800 students and offering 36 majors including accounting, biochemistry, communication, business, nursing and theology.

The university also has the Traditional Latin Mass, as well as Eucharistic adoration and confession.

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