Faith in the Classroom

Faith in the Classroom

The light of the Catholic faith illuminates every aspect of life at UD.

Independent thinking

Dr. Perez BernardoStudents laughingly describe our professors as sometimes playing “devil’s advocate” in the classroom, acknowledging that it spurs them to see and understand different points of view. Because we are “The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers,” we believe that faith is strengthened and matures more fully when it is the subject of reflection, questions and debate. UD is truly an intellectual community engaged in an open and honest search for the truth.

Educating the whole personFr. Maguire

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has been delivering education that takes the whole person into account. UD continues the longstanding Catholic intellectual tradition, preparing students for success beyond UD and encouraging them to make a difference in the world by providing rigorous scholarship with an emphasis on the liberal arts, a commitment to spiritual and ethical values and the development of the whole person.

News

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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