American Catholic bishops voted recently to put in place a mechanism for certifying theology professors at Catholic colleges and universities in order to reinforce regularity in teaching of Catholic religious thought. The plan also invloves other changes that some fear may place restrictions on academic and intellectual freedom. A panel talks about this reponse to the Pope’s 1990 plea to preserve the identity of Catholic institutions.


  • Father Gus de Noya Theologian to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Father John Langan Jesuit professor at Georgetown University
  • Bill Portier Theologian at Mount Saint Mary's College, visiting distinguished professor at the University of Dayton
  • Charles Wilson Attorney experienced in church and state litigation
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