ERIC Number: ED042088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education for Priests; The First Year 1968-69.
Stein, Leonard S.
For the 1968-69 school year, the School of Divinity at Metropolitan College of the St. Louis University initiated a systematic continuing education program for priests consisting of four courses: Current Moral Problems; Modern Priestly Spirituality; Institutionalism and Conscience; and Liturgical Celebration. In autumn 30 priests provided 35 registrations. Eleven of these enrolled in the spring along with another 30 for a total of 41 priests and 44 registrations. The majority of the priests (73%) were parish priests, the remainder were diocesan officials, seminary or academy teachers, hospital chaplains, etc. The most popular course was Institutionalism and Conscience--indicating local clergy confidence in the University's School of Divinity as an important intellectual resource in the fulfillment of religious duties. No strong correlation appeared between status, location, age, and course choice or number of registrations. On the basis of the limited analysis the School of Divinity has laid a foundation for a successful continuing education program. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Univ., MO.
Identifiers: Saint Louis University MO