About MACC

 

Our Mission

To empower and educate leaders for service in a culturally diverse church and society by offering a bi-literate, multicultural formation program that can lead to a BA and an MA in Pastoral Ministry.

 

Our Catholic Identity

The Catholic identity of the Mexican American Catholic College is reflected in a daily commitment of both teachers and students to seek and teach the truth that leads to a deeper encounter with Jesus Christ. As a Catholic institution of higher learning, MACC fulfills its mission in higher education in faithful union with the local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Holy See. MACC’s Catholic identity is integral to every dimension of the institution – its mission, goals, curricula, library, research, and community life. It is a living reality that is expressed in relationships of mutual respect, daily prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist, a commitment to social justice and global solidarity, and an ongoing dialogue between faith and reason. MACC is committed to uphold academic freedom and integrity. This unwavering commitment is rooted in the Church’s mission of higher education and the deposit of faith that is preserved and safeguarded by the Church’s Magisterium. In the Spirit of Pope John Paul II’s constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae of 1990, and the USCCB’s published guidelines for its implementation in Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States, MACC requires all faculty who teach “Catholic theological disciplines” to seek a Mandatum from the Archbishop of San Antonio, sign a profession of faith, and pledge an oath of fidelity as suggested by the Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio of John Paul II, Ad Tuendam Fidem.

 

Hispanics Today

The Hispanic population is growing all across the nation--from Michigan to Florida, Washington to New York--not just in the Southwest, Los Angeles or Miami. Every year, the American work force is becoming more and more diverse and our society more multicultural

 

MACC's Response

  • recognize the urgency of the need to bring cultures together

  • work for the good of the Hispanic community and the multicultural society in which we live

  • enhance and improve the quality of life for all families

  • provide communal integrative experiences in theology, pastoral ministry, language studies, research and Hispanic reality

  • prepare leaders to respond to the religious and social needs of Hispanic and multicultural communities

  • commit to increasing education and literacy--the foundation for economic stability and community well-being

  • train teachers to prepare workers for the multicultural reality of the next century

  • develop a focus that goes far beyond Hispanic culture and community to encompass individuals of all cultures