The purpose of 1887 Trust is to provide a source of information, a means of communication, and a collective voice to Gonzaga University alumni and others in the Gonzaga family who are concerned about recovering and preserving the Catholic identity of the University.
“A Catholic University, as Catholic, informs and carries out its research, teaching, and all other activities with Catholic ideals, principles, and attitudes.” -
St. Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae
"Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her pastors." -
Pope Francis, January 30, 2014
to the trustees of the University of Notre Dame