Academic Freedom and the Catholics

O'Neill, J. M.
February 1944
New Republic;2/14/44, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p204
Focuses on the issue of academic freedom and Catholicism in academic institutions by considering the University of Notre Dame, an independent national Catholic University in South Bend, Indiana case. Order for curbing a professor of the university on the ground that his speeches were disturbing delicate diplomatic negotiations; Description of two cases of Notre Dame and Iowa State College as perfect examples of two types of academic-freedom cases; Disapproval of authority of president's of Notre Dame University to speak for American Catholics on any political, economic or international question; Opinion that the commentators on current problems should abandon absurd presuppositions that American Catholics agree on problems and that the Catholic laymen take their opinions from Catholic clergies.


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