C.s.c, D.d.


#1

Does anyone know (okay - stupid way to start out…of course someone here does!) what the initials 'C.S.C. and ‘D.D.’ stand for and mean after a priest or Bishop’s name? Thank you!


#2

D.D. = Doctor of Divinity

I think C.S.C. is the Congregation of the Holy Cross, but I may be wrong.


#3

I concur!

D.D. is the abbreviation for the latin Divinitatis Doctor (Doctor of Divinity)

A young theologian named Fiddle
refused to accept his degree
"It’s bad enough being named Fiddle,
Without being Fiddle, D.D."

And CSC stands for the latin *Congregatio a Santa Cruce *(Congregation of the Holy Cross). This is the order that runs Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana!


#4

[quote=Verbum Caro]I concur!

D.D. is the abbreviation for the latin Divinitatis Doctor (Doctor of Divinity)

And CSC stands for the latin *Congregatio a Santa Cruce *(Congregation of the Holy Cross). This is the order that runs Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana!
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As well as King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

I looked into this group when I was starting my Vocational Discernment.


#5

[quote=ByzCath]As well as King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

I looked into this group when I was starting my Vocational Discernment.
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What is the group like in its orthodoxy, etc.?


#6

Thank you ByzCath, I did not know that!

They also run the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal, Canada. Blessed Andre’ (C.S.C.) was an amazing man. I think the oratory is celebrating it’s centennial.


#7

[quote=Elzee]What is the group like in its orthodoxy, etc.?
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Let me just say two things.

  1. They were not for me.
  2. Fr Richard McBrien is a professor of Theology at Notre Dame University and I think at one time he was the head of the department if he still isn’t.

#8

I am familiar with one of their high schools, and they are modern liturgically and teaching wise, but they do have their limits.

I don’t want to get too specific.


#9

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