The chaplain will, of course, be orthodox in faith and morals, above reproach, and in good canonical standing with ecclesiastical authorities. He must also understand and agree with the distinctive vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement,the Catalog, and other printed materials (available upon request). The chaplain should be academically oriented in his interests, energetic in engaging the college students, capable of preaching to the students and responding to their needs, and comfortable with offering spiritual direction. Ideally the priest should be enthusiastic about outdoor activities and, if possible, take part in them from time to time. As a college striving to be authentically Catholic, WCC places at the center of its daily life the worthy celebration of the Mass,drawing extensively upon the Church’s rich Tradition. The liturgy and other devotions are celebrated in a manner that stresses continuity with that Tradition, as Pope Benedict has repeatedly urged the Church to do. Such treasures as the Latin language and Gregorian chant are held in utmost
I went to a meeting with the lay chaplain, of a "Catholic" institution recently about a future mission, which he wanted me to support and to contributing to the cost. I was really horrified by the lack of Catholicism in this persons thinking, "Prayer and Praise" experiences seemed to be preferred to the celebration of Holy Mass, a service led by an evangelical Protestant minster seemed as acceptable as one led by a priest, indeed he seemed to prefer the absence of a priest. There was no mention of Marian devotions, when the issue was raised. Apparently there had been a suggestion that there should be Eucharistic adoration but it certainly didn't seem to be a priority for this particular individual, and something that he would prefer did not take place.