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0. Pr., president of St. Norbert's College, De Pere, Wis. The discussion of the paper followed by Very Rev. D. M. Gorman, LL. D., St. Joseph's College, Dubuque, Iowa; Very Rev. J. P. O'Mahoney, C. S. V., St. Viateur's College, Bourbonnais, Ill. ; and the Rev. Francis Cassilly, S. J., of St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio. The report of sections was read and the Department adjourned for section meetings.
WEDNESDAY, JULY, 6, 1910. Opening prayer was said by the Rev. President. A meeting was announced for all interested in the women's colleges, and it was decided to arrange a more definite plan for next year. A paper on “Number of Units Required and Elective for College Entrance,” was read by Very Rev. J. P. O'Mahoney, C. S. V., president of St. Viateur's College, Bourbonnais, Illinois. This practical paper was discussed by Rev. M. Schumacher, C. S. C., of Notre Dame University, and several others took part in the discussion. The meeting was honored and addressed by His Excellency, Most Reverend Diomede Falconio, D. D., and Rt. Reyerend James J. Hartley, D. D., of Columbus, Ohio. A vote of thanks was tendered to the Apostolic Delegate and Bishop Hartley
A motion was made and carried that the Standing Committee of the College Department appoint a committee to look into the entrance requirements for colleges. Upon motion duly seconded, the session adjourned.
A public meeting under the auspices of the College Department was held at Detroit College on Wednesday evening, July 6, at 8:30. The following program was given:
I. Overture—"Old Switzerland,” Detroit College Orchestra.
V. Kanaley, of Chicago, Ill.
ward T. Wade, of Chicago, Ill.
V. Song-Selected, The Knights of Columbus Glee Club.
VII. Finale "Resolution March" (Lampe), Detroit College
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1910.
A business session preceded the election of officers. The Rev. Patrick A. O'Brien, M. A., of the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., presented the report of the Committee on Resolutions. The following resolutions were adopted as amended:
WHEREAS, We view with concern the encroachment upon liberty of education by what may be styled in current parlance "Education Trust," and notably what is called the Carnegie Foundation, acting without mandate from the people, without justification from circumstances and without responsibility to any tribunal save themselves; and
WHEREAS, We conceive liberty of education, owing to the inseparability of religious principles from moral training, to be involved in our constitutional right of freedom of conscience.
Resolved, That we look to the saving sense of the American people to preserve our freedom of education as one of the safeguards of popular government by a free people.
Resolved, That the Department gives its heartiest approval to schemes already formulated, or hereafter to be suggested, whereby Catholic bodies or individuals found free scholarships in our own institutions of higher learning.
Resolved, That we recommend that in the fixing of future programs the time schedule be so arranged as to enable members of one section to attend meetings of another section or even Department.
Resolved, That with a view to stimulate productiveness on the part of Catholic college professors or instructors, we think that the time has come when, other things being equal, their works should appeal preferentially to the good will and patronage of our Catholic institutions.
Resolved, That we recommend to all our institutions a most careful and constant scrutiny of all text-books which bear even indirectly on matters affecting Catholic faith and morality.
J. F. GREENE, O. S. A., Chairman,
W. F. ROBINSON, S. J.,
Committee on Resolutions of the College Department.
Reports of work done in the different sections were given. It was decided that such reports made to the Association and accepted by the President for record be adopted in the absence of protest by anybody in the house. The following motion was made. and carried: Resolved, that at the next year's convention a special session for the delegates from women's colleges be provided for on program.
Father Cassilly, chairman of the Committee on Nominations, reported the following nominations:
President-Very Rev. M. A. Hehir, C. S. Sp., LL. D., Pittsburg, Pa.
Vice President-Very Rev. J. F. Greene, O. S. A., Chicago, Ill. Secretary-Very Rev. D. M. Gorman, LL. D., Dubuque, Iowa. Members of General Executive Board-Rev. Charles B. Macksey, S. J., New York, and Rev. James J. Dean, O. S. A., Villanova, Pa.
Standing Committee: Rev. Daniel J. McHugh, C. M., Chicago, Ill.; Very Rev. John A. Van Heertum, O. Pr., West De Pere, Wis.; Rev. Claude Wiemann, O. S. B.; Collegeville, Minn.: Rev. Charles B. Moulinier, S. J., Milwaukee, Wis.; Very Rev. J. P. O'Mahoney, C. S. V., Bourbonnais, Ill.; Very Rev. B. P. O'Reilly, S. M., Dayton, Ohio; Rev. M. Schumacher, C. S. C., Notre Dame, Ind.; Rev. Patrick O'Brien, A. M., St. Paul, Minn.; Brother Maurice, F. S. C., Ellicott City, Md.; Brother Norbert, Xav., Baltimore, Md.; Rev. Chas. B. Macksey, S. J., New York.
Motion carried unanimously instructing the Secretary to cast the ballot for the nominees. The Department tendered Father
Moulinier a vote of thanks for his excellent service as president of the Department.
A paper on “The Need of Local Organizations, State or Provincial, to Cooperate with the College Department of the Catholic Educational Association," by Very Rev. L. A. Delurey, 0. S. A., president of St. Thomas College, Villanova, Pa., was read by Rev. J. J. Dean, O. S. A. A very interesting and instructive discussion followed the reading of Dr. Delurey's able paper. Upon motion, the meeting adjourned.
D. M. GORMAN,
Secretary. PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS
AN OUTLINE OF PROGRAM FOR RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN CATHOLIC ACADEMIES
VERY REV. J. A. VAN HEERTUM, 0. PR., RECTOR ST. NORBERT's
COLLEGE, DE PERE, WIS.
During the past six years the annual congress of the Catholic Educational Association has been the occasion of a fruitful discussion of the interests and activities of our colleges; and, no doubt, we have just begun to realize the enormous benefits resulting from these gatherings. We have organized special sections for Latin, for Modern Languages and Grerk, for History. for Philosophy, and for the Sciences. This goes to show that we are making an earnest and concerted effort to attain to a deeper and wider knowledge of the great work of education.
However, there is one important feature which thus far, quite unintentionally, I am sure, has been left in the background. In the printed reports of our previous meetings I have looked in vain for a paper or discussion treating in a formal way the subject of religious instruction in our academies and colleges. While this topic has been before the Parish School Department in practically every meeting with the view of securing the best as well as a uniform method in presenting this vital subject to the minds of the children in the elementary and grammar grades, we, of the College Department, have given little thought to this most important matter.
Is this silence due to the firm conviction that there exists in our colleges a perfect uniformity and coordination in religious syllabi? Or that the method pursued is psychologically pedagogically perfect? I feel that most of you would reply to these questions in the negative. But then, on the other hand, ought we