Catholic institute of theology may be established at Trinity

“A Catholic institute of theology may be established at the once Protestant bastion of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) if negotiations, currently in train with the Jesuit-controlled Milltown Institute in Dublin, are successful. The Milltown Institute had discussed setting up a programme along similar lines with UCD but the university founded by Cardinal John Henry Newman rejected its advances. A UCD spokesperson has dismissed suggestions from informed sources that this was because senior academics there were anxious lest it would once again be tagged as ‘the Catholic University’. It is intended that the institute would focus on teaching and research in areas currently addressed by the civil degree section of the Milltown Institute …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 22 December]

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