One could argue that secular colleges undermine religious faith, but per the studies on which this article reports, Catholic students in Catholic colleges are largely similarly affected by higher education.

As one who has been saddened by the failure of the Catholic Church to reform itself, honest reporting will hopefully shake loose some of the Benedict XVI abuses. This guy schemed his way into the Papacy and is without doubt a sort of devil incarnate, destroying the institution and greatly harming millions — particularly those women in poor countries giving birth to millions of children who cannot be fed or given medical care because of this Church’s constant warfare against contraception. Unfortunately the truth about this ex-Hitler youth is rarely told:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI

There are brilliant and caring Catholic scholars who have been silenced by Benedict’s Vatican ‘tea party’ such as Hans Küng:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_K%C3%BCng

Other Catholic scholars have been forced to move from Catholic to non-Catholic academic positions. But if the analysis below is correct, American Catholic students — as those in Europe already — may be departing from at least some of Benedict’s dangerous violations of human well-being:

DO CATHOLIC COLLEGES CHANGE STUDENTS?
New research counters widely publicized studies about institutions leading the faithful “astray.”

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/02/01/catholic

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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