Thursday, July 16, 2009
Catholic university education disappearing in Bavaria
A report from Bild.
After a decision on fundamental principles from the government on the theological training, the Catholic Theology Faculty of the University of Passau will be now closed. The University Board has decided that the Faculty will be merged into the Philosophy Faculty on 1st October, according to a report from the university on Thursday. In future, now more theology diploma students will be taught, only religious studies teachers. The Regional Parliament has decided with the support of the Vatican that in Bavaria there will be only four instead of six Catholic theology faculties. The Bamberg Faculty will be the next to be laid to rest.
Cathcon: looking on the bright side of life- less employment opportunities for modernist "theologians"- but it will be a long way back to reconstruct Catholic theology when there are fewer and fewer faculties.