Fifty Years after Land o' Lakes, Catholic Education Needs Renewal (2 segments)
Description: July 23 was the 50th anniversary of what is commonly known as the Land o' Lakes Statement, the result of a three-day conference on the nature of contemporary Catholic universities. The signatories vowed to avoid "theological imperialism" in favor of "creative dialogue" and pledged themselves to "true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of any kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself." 50 years later, many Catholic universities have completely caved to the culture and - save for an empty on-campus chapel and a required "religious studies" course - are indistinguishable from their secular counterparts. Bishop James Conley joins us to discuss the path to renewal.
Bishop James Conley
Bishop James Conley has served as the Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska since 2012. He has also served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver. Follow him on Twitter at bishop_conley