HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 10 no. 18 (1974)

The Catholic College: Sign of the Church in Academe

Gabriel H. Connon

Discipline: Cultural Studies



With frank objectivity the Catholic College must examine itself in order to better its methods in a modern world. It could be that the College is presenting only a facade, if teaching of the Message of the Word is neglected or forms only an external show without real depth. Then the College would not be fulfilling the essential mission for which as an educational institution it exists. If such would be the case, then the College would be only nominally christian and would be contradicting the Gospel spirit in many ways, like: inadequate decisions and methods of projecting the true image of a Catholic Christian community; manner of receiving and treating the youth who come to this College; immersion in the spirit of the modern world; or the college's dealings with the idols of power and wealth.