Education: The Letter

The pastoral letter, read from church pulpits all over the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis last week, set down stringent new requirements for Catholic attendance at non-Catholic colleges and universities. "We are alarmed and grieved at the number of graduates who are selecting secular and non-Catholic colleges," wrote St. Louis' Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. "In our solicitude for our young graduates, we remind them and their parents that they must always be far more concerned about nurturing and protecting their Faith than they are about pursuing higher studies."

In this spirit, Archbishop Ritter declared that no Catholic student may attend a...

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