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Tim Drake

Tim Drake is an award-winning journalist, the author of six books on religion and culture, and a former radio host. Widely published, and a long-time contributor to the National Catholic Register, he serves as Senior Editor/Director of News Operations for the Cardinal Newman Society.
Catholics Question Federal Common Core Standards
Catholic parents are increasingly questioning the impact that the federal Common Core State Standards may have on Catholic education.

Catholic University Mourns Passing of 11th President
Edmund Pellegrino, M.D., who served as the President of The Catholic University of America from 1978 to 1982, passed away June 13 at the age of 92.

John Paul the Great Catholic University Adds Acting and Fashion Programs
When Pope John Paul the Great Catholic University begins classes at their new Escondido campus in the fall, it will be offering some new areas of emphasis for undergraduates - namely acting and fashion.

Archbishop Chaput Says Americans Need to "Wake Up" to Religious Liberty Threats
In a recent column, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Americans need to wake up regarding threats to religious liberty.

What Happened to the Liberal Arts?
In an episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson interviews authors Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson on the origin of the liberal arts and what's happened to them.

Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition
In an EWTN interview, The Exorcist author William Blatty explained the reasons for the canon law petition regarding Georgetown University's Catholic identity.

Bishop Paprocki Faces Hostile Jesuit Alumni Group at Talk
Bishop Thomas Paprocki faced a hostile Jesuit alumni group at a recent talk on homosexuality. During the speech he revealed that his secretary had been murdered by a homosexual activist.

Chart-Topping Sister Miriam Esther Reflects on Christendom College
In a rare, exclusive interview, Sister Miriam Esther of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, talks about their chart-topping CD and the role that sacred music and liturgy at Christendom College played in her vocation.

Ohio State University President Who Offended Catholics Announces Resignation
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee, who came under fire for offensive remarks he made about Catholics and Notre Dame, has announced he is retiring.

Chart-Topping Sister Mary Josefa Reflects on Thomas Aquinas College
In a rare, exclusive interview, Sister Mary Josefa of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, talks about their chart-topping CD and the role that sacred music and liturgy at Thomas Aquinas College played in her vocation.

Ohio State President Withdraws from Catholic High School Graduation
Following the revelation of his offensive remarks about Catholics, and his apology, Ohio State President Gordon Gee has withdrawn as the speaker for a Catholic high school graduation in Columbus.

Husband and Wife Record Producers Talk about the Value of Sacred Music
Husband and wife record producers Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons discuss what led them to create De Montfort Music, the value of Sacred Music, and their chart-topping CDs.

CUA's School of Business Dean Talks about Virtue-based Program
Andrew Abela, dean of CUA's new School of Business and Economics, discusses CUA's model for business education.

University of Illinois Chicago Becomes Latest to Pay for Sex-Change Operations
The University of Illinois at Chicago has become the 38th school to increase student fees in order to pay for student's sex change operations.

CUA President Says the Culture On- and Off-Campus Needs Chastity
The Catholic University of America President John Garvey argues that there's no inconsistency between the goals of preventing sexual violence and promoting chastity.

John Paul the Great Catholic University Purchases Escondido Site
John Paul the Great Catholic University has purchased a retail site in downtown Escondido as part of its plans to relocate this summer.

Washington Honors University of Notre Dame's Fr. Hesburgh
Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Joseph Biden, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and others celebrated the University of Notre Dame's Fr. Theodore Hesburgh at a Capitol Hill reception last week.

The Hoya Criticizes GU's Commencement Speaker Selection Process
The Hoya says that Georgetown University's commencement speaker selection process could be more transparent and timely.

Catholic Professor Claims She was Targeted by IRS Auditors
Catholic professor and sociologist Anne Hendershott claims that she was targeted by the IRS for an audit because of her writing work.

Planned Parenthood Commends Boston College’s Choice of Commencement Speaker
Planned Parenthood has commended Boston College for its choice of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as the 2013 commencement speaker.

Saint Edward's University Hosts Contraceptive-Pushing Commencement Speaker
Saint Edward's University's May 11 Commencement featured contraceptive-pushing former U.S. Department of State official, Maria Otero.

Pool of Jesuit College Leaders is Shrinking
Fewer Catholic college and university presidents are members of the clergy or a religious order. The trend has been toward choosing lay people.

Does the University of Dayton Have a Drinking Problem?
Dayton Daily News reports that drinking at the University of Dayton has outpaced much larger schools in the state, raising questions about underage and excessive drinking at the Catholic school.

Franciscan University's Outgoing President Talks About His 13-Year Tenure
Franciscan University of Steubenville's outgoing President Fr. Terence Henry spoke about his 13-year tenure as president, highlighting his pro-life work.

Loyola University New Orleans Receives Board of Regents Funding for Catholic Studies
The Louisiana Board of Regents has contributed $400,000 to Loyola University New Orleans to support Catholic studies.

Why are Catholic Schools Closing?

Bishop Dominique Rey Discusses 'Sacra Liturgia 2013' Conference
French Bishop Dominique Rey discusses the upcoming 'Sacra Liturgia 2013' Conference taking place in Rome in June.

Tensions Continue to Rise at St. Louis University over Governance

University of Notre Dame Students Shave Heads to Raise Money for Cancer Research
Nearly 400 University of Notre Dame students had their heads shaved and raised more than $30,000 for cancer research during a fundraiser at the University last week.

Students for Life of America Launch Eight-Campus Pink Cross Tour
Students for Life of America has launched an eight-campus college tour to raise awareness that Planned Parenthood is the country's leading abortion provider.

Professor Says St. John's University (NY) Scandal Resulted from a Weak Catholic Identity
Professor Anne Hendershott recaps the story of financial scandal at New York's St. John's University. She concludes that the events demonstrate what happens when a university chooses status over a strong Catholic identity.

Christendom College to Honor Archbishop Charles Brown and Mrs. Anne Carroll at Commencement Exercises
Christendom College has announced that Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, will deliver the commencement address on May 11. In addition, Mrs. Anne Carroll will be honored with an award.

The College of St. Scholastica Hosts Same-Sex Marriage Advocate
Duluth's College of St. Scholastica is hosting leading same-sex marriage advocate and United Methodist minister Traci West for an April 18 lecture.

Five Cleveland Catholic Colleges Gather for Year of Faith Mass and Concert
Hundreds of students from Cleveland's five Catholic colleges gathered recently to celebrate Mass and attend a Christian concert in honor of the Year of Faith.

Activists Seek to Oust Catholic Chaplain from University Campus
Two students at George Washington University are mounting a campaign to try to oust the Newman Center's Catholic chaplain because he upheld Catholic teaching on homosexuality.

Salon Writer Uses Rape Case to Attack Franciscan University of Steubenville
Salon writer Molly McCluskey attempts to draw a connection between a high school football rape case and the Franciscan University of Steubenville. The problem: there's absolutely no connection.

Marquette University Academic Departments Sponsor 'The V-Monologues'
At least three academic departments at Marquette University are sponsoring a student group production of "The Vagina Monologues" on April 5.

Fordham University Theology Department Supports 'The V-Monologues'
Fordham University's theology and history departments have joined with the English and women's studies department in supporting an April student production of "The Vagina Monologues."



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