ACU honours Vatican education expert

Australian Catholic University has awarded an honorary doctorate to the Secretary of the Holy See Congregation on Catholic Education, Canadian Archbishop J Michael Miller.

In a statement, ACU National Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan said Archbishop Miller, current Secretary to the Vatican Congregation on Catholic Education, was one of the most significant writers and communicators in the Catholic Church today and a leading ambassador for Catholic education.

"Archbishop Michael Miller is a person of outstanding intellectual merit," Professor Sheehan said.

"His tireless commitment to preserving the Catholicity and intellectual life of higher education institutions around the world serves as an example to us all.

"Through his authorship of many learned texts and academic journal articles, Archbishop Miller has given clear focus and voice to the principles of Pope John Paul II's Ex Corde Ecclesiae and, in particular, the unending pursuit of truth and conviction in university study.

"ACU National is honoured to be able to recognise Archbishop Miller as a Doctor of the University."

Archbishop Miller was born in Canada and holds degrees from the University of Toronto, the University of Wisconsin, the Toronto School of Theology and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.

He was appointed to the Vatican post after serving as President of the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas for seven years.

Archbishop Miller was recently nominated as Coadjutor Archbishop of Vancouver, Canada.

ACU National to honour international Catholic education leader (ACU, 30/7/07)

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