RenewLMU’s Questions About Catholic Identity and Mission

Each of the candidates for the position of Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts was requested by RenewLMU to answer the following questions about their understanding and acceptance of foundational Church teaching and intentions to meet the goals of Ex corde Ecclesiae.

As part of our efforts on behalf of the LMU community and mission, we would like to ask a few questions about your approach to this important position in the College.

• LMU has an “institutional commitment to Roman Catholicism”. Which documents have you found most helpful in forming your understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Jesuit tradition in education?

• How would you as Dean and a member of the Loyola Marymount Community embrace and further the core commitments of LMU’s mission and identity as a Catholic university?

• As Dean what would be your approach to implementation of Ex corde Ecclesiae, the principles of which are ‘particular law’ for Catholic universities in the United States?

• What is your understanding of the Catholic Church’s teaching on human life, sexual morality, and traditional marriage? Please discuss how you would conduct the office of Dean consistent with these fundamental teachings.