Mandatum

In accord with the College’s institutional fidelity to the Catholic Faith and in obedience to the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae and to the Code of Canon Law (Canon #812), all Thomas More faculty who teach courses in Sacred Scripture and Theology seek the Mandatum from the local ordinary, the Bishop of Manchester, and sign the declaration of faith below.

I hereby declare my role and responsibility as a professor of a Catholic theological discipline within the full communion of the Church.  As a professor of a Catholic theological discipline, therefore, I am committed to teach authentic Catholic doctrine and to refrain from putting forth as Catholic teaching anything contrary to the Church’s magisterium.