John Paul II’s 1990 Apostolic exhortation Ex Corde Ecclesiae and subsequent legislation require those teaching theological disciplines in Catholic Universities to have a mandatum. This article explores the thought of John Cardinal Newman with a view to defending a position, consistent with Newman’s thought, relative to the seeking and acceptance of a mandatum.
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Denig, S. J. (2004). What Would Newman Do? John Cardinal Newman and Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Journal of Catholic Education, 8 (2). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ce/vol8/iss2/10