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  • The Catholic Tradition 

    Ohio Dominican University is Catholic in many ways: by dedication to academic excellence and teaching instruction, by the creative faith and pledge to developing community among its members, as well as by living out the Gospel mandate to proclaim the Good News.

    The Catholic identity of Ohio Dominican University is a call to action and service to all humanity that is faithful to the past and open to the future.

    "A Catholic university, by institutional commitment, brings to its task the inspiration and light of the Christian message. In a Catholic university, therefore, Catholic ideals, attitudes and principles penetrate and inform university activities in accordance with the proper nature and autonomy of these activities.

    In a word, being both a community of scholars representing various branches of human knowledge, and an academic institution in which Catholicism is vitally present and operative." 
    - Pope John Paul II: Ex Corde Ecclesiae

     

    Documents of the Church's Social Agenda 

    Catholic Social Teaching: documents and notable quotes 

    Catechism of the Catholic Church 

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