The Mission

By John Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78M.A.


As a Catholic university, Notre Dame recognizes that it arises “from the heart of the Church"—_ex corde ecclesiae_—and service to the Church is central to its mission. As a Catholic university, we serve the Church in a particular way. This service is multidimensional. It includes the education of students; the advancement of knowledge through research; fostering the integrative role of theology and continuing reflection on faith and reason; and discussion of ethical issues that arise in each discipline.…

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