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Sunday, November 11, 2007

AMU Still Waiting for Bishop's Approval

The Naples News reports that Ave Maria University is still waiting for the bishop's approval to celebrate Mass in the almost-completed oratory. From the article:
The lack of recognition for the oratory is the clearest sign yet of tension between Ave Maria and the local Catholic hierarchy. More than three years ago, university officials requested the oratory receive parish church status within the diocese, which would allow for the performance of sacraments such as baptisms and weddings. That request also has gone unanswered.

Also the diocese has thus far rejected Ave Maria’s claims to be known as a "Catholic university," instead calling it "a private university in the Catholic tradition."

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