Ave Maria University has officially been recognized as a Catholic University. I knew it had to happen someday. I’m glad it happened while my daughter is there.
The Code of Canon Law regulates the establishment and conduct of a Catholic University by the competent ecclesiastical authority, which in this case is Bishop Dewane. The recognition of Ave Maria University as a Catholic University is granted upon their commitment to continue to be guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and faithfulness to the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. First and foremost, it is the responsibility of the local Bishop to provide pastoral care to the University community, as stated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
For more, read the article at Catholic.org.