U.S. Bishops Approve Guidelines to Help Colleges Adhere to Ex Corde

U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a controversial and much-debated set of guidelines for the country's 230 Roman Catholic colleges and universities Wednesday.

The guidelines are meant to carry out the Vatican's vision for higher education in the United States, as outlined in a 1990 document, Ex corde Ecclesiae. During the past decade, bishops, college