THE university chaplaincy is becoming an increasingly vital element in the modern world, and it ought not to be a "fringe benefit" as it is today but something far more substantially integrated into the university's life. It must not he a restricted area cordoning . Catholic students off, but should rather take the form of an intellectual powerhouse where lectures and courses can be given of a kind that would attract students of all creeds and none.
This calls for chaplains with high qualifications in the secular sciences, and more and more priests must go to secular universities to acquire this proficiency if they are to secure the appropriate degree of respect from the university at large. The whole system of chaplaincies, in other words, really needs an organisation of its own, with its own jurisdiction, training systems