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Abstract

This essay addresses the ideal of the Catholic mind, its history, its pervasive place in the tradition of Catholic education, its possibilities for development, its philosophical and theological foundations, then outlines the serious intellectual difficulties brought against the viability of this ideal today. Finally, the essay assesses the prospects of this ideal passing in our time through another moment of continuity through transformation.

This essay was presented as the Bishop Curtis Lecture at Sacred Heart University on April 27, 1989.

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