Pope Francis Set to Declare Jesuit Priest a Saint
Matthew Archbold worked as a journalist for many newspapers in the Philadelphia area including the Philadelphia Inquirer. He left in order to raise his five children and now works as a writer for The Cardinal Newman Society, The National Catholic Register and Creative Minority Report.
Vatican Insider is reporting that Pope Francis is set to declare 16th century Jesuit, the Rev Peter Faber, a companion of St. Ignatius Loyola, a saint.
Jesuit-Run University Hosts Planned Parenthood Supporter Dan Rather
Former news anchorman Dan Rather recently keynoted a speech as part of Rockhurst University’s Leadership Series.
UPDATED: Philly Catholic School Upholds Church Teachings; Fires Teacher After Applying for Same-Sex Marriage License
The school's headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, released a statement on the school’s website, saying that faculty at the school were required to follow church teachings.
Duquesne University Rejects Union Attempt to Organize Adjunct Professors Citing Religious Freedom Concerns
The protesters marched through the heart of the campus and delivered a petition with 20,0000 signatures to the school administration building.
Georgetown University Hosts Obamacare Events on Campus
The first keynote was by Pres. Barack Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough and the second keynote was former senator and abortion rights advocate Tom Daschle.
Prayers Needed for Fr. Lannon, President of Creighton University
The Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., president of Creighton University, was released from the hospital yesterday after nearly a weeklong stay after falling seriously ill during Mass on Thanksgiving, according to Omaha.com.
1887 Trust: Newspaper Confuses Fidelity With Being ‘Rigid’
A major newspaper recently accused a group—1887 Trust—committed to promoting Gonzaga University’s Catholic identity of pushing the Jesuit university “to adhere to a more rigid ideology and Catholic tradition.”
Fellowship of Catholic University Students Sues Sebelius Over HHS Mandate
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) challenging the HHS mandate.
Jenkins: ‘A Tough Decision’ for Notre Dame as They Re-file Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
The University of Notre Dame will re-file its lawsuit against the HHS contraceptive mandate today, according to The National Catholic Reporter (NCR).
Supreme Court Turns Down Liberty University’s HHS Mandate Appeal
Liberty’s lawsuit questioned the constitutionality of not only the mandate, but also Obamacare in its entirety.
University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Adds Muslim Prayer Room to Campus
The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota has converted a former seminary building room into a prayer space to accommodate the growing number of Muslim students.
Ave Maria President Hopeful for Victory over Sebelius’ 'Zealots' in Religious Freedom Case
The president of Ave Maria University called the Supreme Court’s decision to hear cases on the constitutionality of the HHS Mandate “great news.”
Loyola University Chicago’s Student Newspaper Calls for Same-Sex Marriages to be Performed on Campus
Loyola University Chicago’s student newspaper is urging the institution to allow same-sex marriages to be performed on campus as a way of honoring the university’s “Jesuit values of inclusion and social justice.”
Former Gonzaga University President Warns About Danger of Cultural Relativism
Fr. Coughlin served as president of Gonzaga from 1974 to 1996. In their latest update, the 1887 Trust recommends his book The Soul of a Nation.
Jesuit Education Leader Downplays Importance of Hiring Mission-Ready Instructors
"...the number of non-Catholic teachers should not be allowed to constitute a majority within the Institution, which is and must remain Catholic," according to Blessed John Paul II's Ex corde Ecclesiae.
Boston College’s Religious Education Department Chair Calls Priestly Celibacy ‘Hazardous’
Thomas Groome said that when he was ordained in the late 1960’s, he expected that the Church would be making significant changes to the rules governing celibacy in the priesthood, but this did not happen.
Supreme Court to Hear Combined Arguments in Two Key HHS Mandate Cases
"...A government that forces any citizen to participate in immoral acts--like the use of abortion drugs--under threat of crippling fines is a government everyone should fear.”
Santa Clara University Re-Elects Fr. Engh as President
Fr. Engh was recently embroiled in a controversy after dropping elective abortion coverage from the Jesuit university’s health insurance plans.
Catholic Culture Highlights Cardinal Newman Society’s Work to Preserve Catholic Identity in Education
"The Cardinal Newman Society noticed several years ago that Catholic colleges and universities with no clear and consistent Catholic identity were more likely to be treated just like everybody else..."
Xavier Students Get ‘Naked’ to Raise Money for Guatemalans
Dozens of students at a Jesuit university in Ohio stripped down to nearly nothing to take part in the annual “Nearly Naked Mile” to raise funds for a medical mission trip to Guatemala.
Georgetown and the Case of the Missing Condoms
Envelopes full of condoms placed on dormitory doors by the student group H*yas for Choice have gone missing or been vandalized, according to the student newspaper.
Georgetown University Rescinds Invitation to Radical Egyptian-Nazi Slated to Speak on Campus
Georgetown University was scheduled to host an event on the political turmoil in Egypt featuring a member of the country’s Nazi Party.
Gonzaga University Co-Hosts Memorial Honoring Pro-Abortion Alumnus Tom Foley
Among the speakers at the memorial were a series of pro-abortion politicians and pro same-sex marriage supporters.
University of Notre Dame Tackles Transgendered Campus Life Including Need for ‘Bathroom Activism’
A faculty panel at the University of Notre Dame that included a self-proclaimed bisexual and another who called gender reassignment surgery “medically necessary” recently gathered to discuss bisexual and transgender issues.
Catholic High School in the Bronx Cancels Talk About Church’s True Teachings on Homosexuality
The archdiocesan high school cancelled the lecture by the Rev. Donald G. Timone, who had been involved with the Catholic organization “Courage."
Common Core Is Curriculum, Contrary to Advocates’ Claims
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula.
USF President Fr. Privett to Retire from Jesuit-run Institution
In 2007, The Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick J. Reilly wrote a letter to Fr. Privett after his decision to invite pro-abortion politician Nancy Pelosi to speak at commencement ceremonies.
Legal Victory for Catholic Business, Court: ‘Nothing inherently incompatible between religious exercise and profit-seeking’
An appeals court has granted a temporary injunction to a Catholic-owned business, which sought relief from the Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate, saying, “there is nothing inherently incompatible between religious exercise and profit-seeking.”
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 2-1 that GroteIndustries, a Wisconsin-based maker of vehicle safety systems, has the right to challenge the mandate.
Catholic Colleges Still Supporting Susan G. Komen Foundation
A number of Catholic colleges and universities have continued supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation in various ways, despite its continued financial support of Planned Parenthood.
NAC Chair Recommends Episcopal Review of Common Core in Catholic Schools
The head of the U.S. bishops' National Advisory Council (NAC) strongly recommended that the general assembly conduct an episcopal review of the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII). Renee Miller, the NAC’s chair, also encouraged the bishops to engage more extensively with college presidents about instituting Pope John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae, on their campuses.
Save the Tick, Abort the Baby: A ‘Fetus Cannot Itself Have an Interest in Continued Existence’
DePaul University recently hosted a lecture by a radical animal rights activist who once compared raising animals for food to “concentration camps,” yet ironically is also an outspoken advocate for abortion.
Gonzaga Alumni’s 1887 Trust: Fighting to Preserve Catholic Identity at the University
Gonzaga University doesn’t always have to be Catholic, said Dr. David DeWolf, professor of law at Gonzaga University’s law school, in an article published by the 1887 Trust.
Radical Pro-Abortion Georgetown Law Professor’s Court Nomination Faces Vote This Week
Georgetown Law professor Cornelia “Nina” Pillard’s nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month for a seat on the 11-member court.
Students Start Condom Delivery Service at Georgetown University
Students at Georgetown may now simply fill out a form and in order to obtain condoms via pick up at a “free speech” zone located in Red Square on campus or have the birth control delivered.
Dissenting Catholic Faculty: Strong Catholic Identity on Campus is Contrary to Pope Francis’ Teachings
Pope Francis is the latest unwitting pawn to be used by dissident Catholic educators to attempt to justify policies and beliefs that are against the Church’s moral teachings.
Coming Out Day ‘Morally Problematic and Pastorally Catastrophic’
The University of Notre Dame celebrated National Coming Out Day and even hung posters in dormitories encouraging participation.
CUA Cuts Ties with Pro-Abortion Social Work Organization
CUA is ending relations with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) because of its position that social workers should support access to abortions for clients.
Fairfield University Undermines Church’s Sexuality Teachings by Hosting “The Pelvis and the Pulpit” Panel Discussion
The panel claimed to answer the question, “Is the Church wrong about sex?” Unfortunately, their answer seemed to be yes.
EXCLUSIVE: Georgetown Law Class Required to Work for Pro-Abortion Lobby
"...here students are being required to work for a pro-abortion lobby, making America's oldest Catholic university an active agent of the culture of death."
Loyola Marymount President Sending Mixed Signals on Abortion and Catholic Identity
LMU president David Burcham vowed during his recent presidential convocation address that the “pall of orthodoxy” would not “shackle” the Los Angeles-based Jesuit university.
Minnesota Sex Abuse Scandal Entangles University of St. Thomas; Leads to Clergy Resignations
While none of the allegations of abuse took place at the university, several clergy implicated in the scandal either were employed at the institution or served on its board.
Pro-Abortion Catholic College Professor Resigns Ethics Post Over Dropped Abortion Coverage
A law professor at Santa Clara University has resigned from the university’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in protest over the Jesuit institution dropping abortion coverage.
Third California Catholic College Reassesses Elective Abortion Coverage
St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., a liberal arts institution run by the Christian Brothers of St. John Baptist de La Salle, is the latest to announce it too is reassessing its coverage.
Georgetown University Canon Lawyer Questions Holy See’s Authority in Blatty Petition
The Rev. Orsy, S.J., a visiting professor at Georgetown, was quoted as saying, “the official title of Georgetown is ‘Georgetown University,’ not ‘Georgetown Catholic University.’"
40 Years Later, “Exorcist” Author Engaged in New Struggle Over Lost Faith and Redemption
"... at its heart it’s a story about a Jesuit priest who, after struggling with his faith, regains it through the exercise of his ministry."
Dissident Notre Dame Theologian: Crackdown on Contraception has “Chilling Effect”
Cathleen Kaveny, a law and theology professor from the University of Notre Dame, said that “most progressive Catholics” believe they will “eventually win the day” on contraception.
Calif. Catholic College Hosts Pro-Abortion Condi Rice as part of President’s Speaker Series
Condoleezza Rice's position on abortion gained attention in 2012 when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was reported to have been considering her as a potential vice presidential nominee.
Another Jesuit-run University Drops Abortion Coverage; Some Faculty Outraged
Santa Clara University’s president has announced that the college is dropping elective abortions from its health insurance coverage.
Loyola Marymount Professor Intensifies Pro-Abortion Campaign
LMU theology professor Anna Harrison was dismissive of the idea that funding abortions through health insurance conflicted with the institution’s Catholic identity.
Ave Maria University Launches Mother Teresa Project
President Towey expressed that he believes people need to know and understand Mother Teresa’s spirituality, her faith and compassion now more than ever.
Anti-Catholic Atheist to Deliver Diatribe on Evolution at Jesuits' LeMoyne College
A philosopher who has called the Catholic Church “corrupt” and called for its eradication will be speaking at LeMoyne College in New York later this month.
Gonzaga University: Catholics Need Not Apply?
A parent recently asked a Gonzaga University professor about the ratio of Catholic to non-Catholic teachers at the Jesuit college. He had no idea. And it may just be that nobody does.
Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr Says Strong Morality Essential to University Life
In a speech titled “American Higher Education: Working Hard … or Hardly Working?” Starr said the system of higher education is in need of major reforms.
Justice Scalia Laments Georgetown’s Drift from Catholic Roots
Scalia, whose appearance at the University of Virginia was sponsored by the St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, said that Georgetown’s Catholic identity was stronger when he attended.
Loyola Marymount Univ. Plays Obamacare-like Shell Game on Elective Abortion Coverage
LMU's board of trustees has decided to offer supplemental insurance to faculty and staff, which would provide abortion coverage for employees who pay for it.
Upcoming Conference Examines Catholic Higher Education’s Role in the New Evangelization
“Indeed, in studying itself we are engaged in the process of evangelization... so this community of learners can play an important role in the new evangelization.”
LMU Professor Opposed to Dropping Abortion Coverage Weighs Legal Action
A faculty member at Loyola Marymount University has threatened the Jesuit institution with "legal action" if it drops coverage of abortion in its healthcare plan.
DePaul Univ. to Host Transgender Workshop
DePaul University will be sponsoring a workshop for students and professors to learn how to be “trans allies in the classroom.”
Catholic Univ. Welcomes ‘Heroic Moral Witness’ of Chinese Human Rights Advocate
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese human rights activist, announced at a press conference that he will serve as distinguished visiting fellow of The Catholic University of America.
Boston College Students Hear Defense of Marriage, Despite Protest
Ryan Anderson, co-author of the book, What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, delivered an argument against same-sex marriage at a packed house at Boston College.
Theologians Move On Following Closure of Georgetown’s Woodstock Center
After the June closing of one of the most controversial institutes at Georgetown University, its theologians have moved on to new positions of influence.
Chinese Activist Guangcheng Finds New Home at Catholic Univ. of America
Chen Guangcheng, the blind human-rights activist who escaped China last year after taking refuge in the U.S. Embassy, will be affiliated with The Catholic University of America.
Theologian Küng Presses Dissident Agenda With Pope Francis
No matter the issue facing the Catholic Church, Swiss theologian Fr. Küng always has solutions that seem to include liberalizing rules about sexual ethics and/or women’s ordination.
Oxymoron: Catholic Academics for Abortion
Faculty and staff members at Loyola Marymount University affixed their name to a full page in the student newspaper, urging the Jesuit university to continue providing coverage for abortion.
Number of Seminarians, Deacons Increasing, Study Finds
Following decades of downward trends, the number of men currently enrolled in graduate seminaries is the highest it has been in two decades.
Cardinal Burke Warns of ‘Grave Scandal’ at Catholic Colleges
Cardinal Burke is warning that a “false sense of dialogue” has led to “grave scandal” on many Catholic college campuses.
Key Official Opposes Abortion Coverage at Loyola Marymount Univ.
The vice president for mission and ministry at LMU, Fr. Robert Caro, S.J., is urging the administration to drop abortion from its health coverage.
Transgender Advocate Teaches for Jesuit Seattle University
A law professor from the Jesuit Seattle University, whom one magazine called “America’s first openly transgender law professor,” delivered a lecture on transgender issues at DePaul University.
Providence College Reschedules Same-Sex Advocate in Debate With Ph.D. Student
A Providence College lecture by a same-sex marriage advocate, which was cancelled by the College provost, is back on as a debate with a defender of traditional marriage.
RenewLMU Urges Loyola Marymount Univ. to Drop Abortion Coverage
RenewLMU wrote an open letter to the board saying, “excluding abortion coverage is indeed consistent with our values as a Catholic university.”
Archbishop Calls on Catholic Schools to Leave Sunday Alone
“In living such a hectic life, people neglect sometimes, not purposefully, the very basics of faith and family," said Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans.
House Bill Would Protect Catholics from Discrimination on Marriage
“Our bill will protect freedom of conscience for those who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” said Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho.
Providence College Withdraws Speaking Invitation to Same-Sex Marriage Advocate
Providence’s provost cited the U.S. bishops’ document “Catholics in Political Life" in cancelling the scheduled lecture.
Theology Professor Says Christian College Asked Her to Leave After ‘Changing’ Gender
The case could have significance for Catholic schools and colleges should the dismissal be litigated.
Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Influence of Catholic School, Sisters
Thomas said he drew strength from the Irish sisters who taught him that African-Americans were equal to white people, according to Oregon Live.
Disgraced Theologian Sr. Farley Advocates Same-Sex Marriage, Female Ordination
According to the Detroit Free Press, Sister Margaret Farley, RSM, said she is delighted by Pope Francis because “he seems teachable."
Ghost Hunters to Visit Madonna University, Deny Existence of Demons
According to the University calendar, “The presentation will include information, images, and recordings of investigations by the Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan.”
Archdiocese of Washington Reports Improvements in Catholic Schools
“Catholic education – and our support of it – is not merely an option,” Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, said. “It is an essential element of the New Evangelization.”
Homosexual Employees of Loyola Marymount Univ. Seek Abortion Coverage
Members of the LGBT Faculty and Staff Network at LMU are citing the Jesuit institution’s Catholic identity as a reason to continue providing abortion coverage in its employee health plan.
Marquette Univ. President Unexpectedly Resigns
One political science professor, John McAdams who blogs at Marquette Warrior, called the announcement “a shock to the campus.”
Jesuit Univ. of San Francisco Touts Career at Planned Parenthood
The University of San Francisco is scandalously suggesting to students that being a director at a Planned Parenthood clinic is a future job possibility.
Anti-Catholic Marxist to Discuss ‘Good for Nothing’ God at Santa Clara
Author Terry Eagleton, who once called the Catholic Church “one of the nastiest authoritarian outfits on the planet,” will be speaking at the University of Santa Clara.
HHS Mandate Lawsuits Headed to U.S. Supreme Court
Two lawsuits contesting the HHS contraceptive mandate were appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. Both concern the rights of private businesses.
Georgetown Institute that Honored Sebelius to Be Centerpiece of New Public Policy School
Georgetown announced that it received $100 million to go toward funding a new school of public policy that will include one of the most problematic institutes at the University.
MOOCs Bad for Catholic Colleges, Argues Theology Professor
A Catholic theology professor writes that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) not only fail to accomplish the goals of Catholic education but also undermine them.
Capitulation to HHS Mandate ‘Untimely and Unhelpful,’ Says Cardinal Dolan
Cardinal Dolan chastised the Catholic Health Association for complying with the HHS mandate in a letter released after a meeting of the administrative board of the USCCB.
Huntsman, Same-Sex Marriage Advocate, to Speak at DeSales Univ.
Former presidential candidate and Utah governor Jon Huntsman will deliver the Fr. Thomas J. Furphy Lecture on “Challenges Facing America Today."
Georgetown Univ. to Feature Warren Buffett, Donor to Pro-Abortion Groups
Fr.Thomas Euteneuer, then-president of Human Life International, stated in a press release that Buffett’s tax deductible donations “promote a culture of death and desolation.”
Marquette Univ. Again Cancels ‘FemSex’ Workshop
This is the second time the scandalous workshop on female sexuality was cancelled in the past year at the Jesuit university in Milwaukee.
Notre Dame Selects Controversial Professors for New Online Courses
A class on early Christianity is being taught by a professor who claims that early Christians invented martyrdom stories in order to fund Churches.
Faculty Letter Blasts Loyola Marymount Univ. for Refusing to Cover Abortions
The letter asks LMU to “reconsider” its decision in order to “honor our Catholic commitment to pluralism, freedom of conscience, the integrity of the individual and social justice.”
Loyola Marymount’s Amnesty International Chapter Urges Insurance Coverage for Abortion
The group calls the administration's decision to drop abortion from the University's health coverage an “apparent lack of consideration of women’s rights."
Xavier Univ. in La. Hires Former Surgeon General, Opponent of Catholic Teaching
Dr. Regina Benjamin will become Xavier University’s first NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences.
Catholic High School Activists Seek Approval for ‘Gay-Straight’ Clubs
A group calling itself Catholic Schools Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) has created a petition at Change.org and has garnered more than 600 signatures.
Loyola Marymount Students Support, Many Professors Oppose Dropping Abortion Coverage
The head of the Bioethics Institute at the University offered a shocking compromise to the administration's decision to possibly drop its insurance coverage of abortion.
Shocking Testimony in Georgetown Canon Law Case
“I have met students in their second years at Georgetown who didn't even know that Georgetown was a Catholic school. They did not know that Jesuit meant Catholic.”
Sioux Falls Bishop Opposes College Lecture by Obamacare Advocate
Bishop Paul Swain reportedly expressed his displeasure with a Catholic college’s decision to host Sister Simone Campbell, because of her strong support of Obamacare.
Pro-Life Students Combat Planned Parenthood on College Campuses
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is setting forth on a national tour of colleges to to combat the efforts of Planned Parenthood which they say targets college students.
Court Denies Catholic School’s Motion in Lawsuit by Fired Transgender Teacher
A New York judge has rejected a motion that a Catholic school has the right to make hiring and firing decisions without interference from the court, according to ABC News.
Univ. San Diego Alumnus, Activist Becomes Interim Mayor
Todd Gloria, an advocate for same-sex marriage, has been invited back to campus as a speaker and is praised on USD’s website.
Seattle University to Host, Celebrate Radical Activist Angela Davis
Angela Davis has past associations to the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party USA, and supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage.
Loyola Marymount Faculty to Consider Removal of Abortion from Health Plan
The Faculty Senate is hosting an open forum for faculty and staff concerning the University’s decision to drop abortion coverage in its health plan.
‘No One’s Quite Seen a Pope Like Francis Before,’ Says Christendom College Lecturer
“It seems that the whole world fell in love with Pope Francis at first sight."
Univ. of St. Thomas-Minnesota President Welcomes Employees in Same-Sex Marriages
Dr. Julie Sullivan, the first lay president of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, received one large round of applause during her convocation speech.
FemSex Workshops Sponsored by Marquette University Honors Program
"Through group discussions, activities, and individual exercises, the workshop explores what it means to take ownership of one’s own sexuality, body, pleasure, language and education.”
Notre Dame Student Editor Laments ‘Cafeteria Catholicism’ on Campus
It was Bob Burkett's dream to attend the University named after Our Lady, but sadly he was “appalled” by the behavior of students at the school.
Nashville Dominicans Offer Virtues Program to Catholic Educators
“Virtues in Practice” is designed for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life and virtues.
Sex Chant Brings Scandal to Canada’s Saint Mary’s University
An event at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, which saw students chanting about non-consensual sex with underage girls according to the National Post, has led to outrage and disciplinary hearings.
Wyoming Catholic’s Ban on Cell Phones Gets National Publicity
“…Here at WCC, we’re all about connecting. But our students are connecting with the greatest ideas and thinkers the world has ever known."
Allentown Diocese Protests Casey Lecture at Alvernia College
The Diocese of Allentown noted that U.S. Senator Bob Casey “is increasingly in disagreement with the Church on issues involving Church teaching."
Don’t Encourage Youth to Identify as ‘Gay,’ Says Courage Leader
Father Paul Check is the director of Courage, an apostolate which ministers to people with same-sex attraction who want to live by the Catholic Church’s sexual teachings.
Notre Dame Pro-Life Club Enjoys Growth Since Obama Scandal
About 50 students gathered yesterday in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University for the semester’s first Right to Life Mass.
Wheeling Jesuit Univ. Requests Prayers for Murdered Student
“The Masses will give our community the opportunity to pray for the repose of Kevin's soul, Kevin's family and for our community in this time of loss."
Christendom College President on EWTN Tonight
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will appear on EWTN Live with Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Obama’s Education Proposal Ignores Value of Catholic Colleges, Says CUA President
“I’m not sure it’s a great idea to have the federal government rate colleges,” Garvey reportedly told The Washington Post.
Nightclub Manager Named Notre Dame’s Liaison to Homosexual Students
According to The Observer, Maureen Doyle started her new role in time for the kickoff picnic of Notre Dame’s first official gay student organization called PrismND.
Geraldo Rivera Booted from Duquesne Conference for Racy Photo
Rivera's decision to post the photo on social media was "inappropriate and inconsistent with who we are as a Catholic university."
New Vatican Secretary of State Emphasizes Education as ‘Fundamental Arena’ for Church
Archbishop Pietro Parolin extolled the importance of education as the Church’s response to poverty and corruption throughout the world.
Notre Dame Martyrdom Lectures to Precede Football Games
A series of talks titled “Saturdays with the Saints” will take place on the mornings of football home game days throughout the Fall semester.
Thai Bishops Emphasize Catholic Identity in Schools
The executive secretary general of the Thai bishops’ conference said that even while academic standards are increased, faithfulness must be adhered to.
Philadelphia Catholic Schools Leader ‘Focused on the Model of Jesus Christ’
Christopher Mominey, the newly appointed secretary of Catholic education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, vowed to lead with a commitment to Catholic values.
Ave Maria President: We Want Our Day in Court
“Ave Maria University will not violate its core religious beliefs, wash our hands like Pontius Pilate, and surrender to the Obama administration’s coercive mandate."
Nashville Dominicans ‘Coming to Save the Day’ for Catholic Education
Recent growth in the Nashville order of Dominican sisters is a good sign for the future of Catholic education.
Cardinal Wuerl: Catholic Schools, Church Support Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’
"As Washington's archbishop, I have witnessed King's vision of Americans praying and marching together for justice."
Online Courses Preserve Catholic Mission, Reports National Catholic Register
Catholic colleges, especially faithful ones, face unique obstacles when it comes to offering online degrees, because they are responsible for not only academic growth but spiritual growth.
‘We Don’t Need God’ to Explain Human Morality, Writes Canisius College Lecturer
Frans de Waal, reportedly a former Catholic who is now an atheist, is scheduled to speak about his book, The Bonobo and the Atheist: Morality, Religion, and Prosocial Primates.
Bishop Olmsted: Jesus ‘Not an Elective’ for Catholic Universities
"A Catholic university comes from the heart of the Church. It is not peripheral."
Bishop Ricken Blesses Future Home on the Range for Wyoming Catholic College
Bishop Ricken rode a horse-drawn wagon to bless the 600 acres of empty prairie with holy water, according to County 10 News.
Bishop Loverde: Christendom College Students ‘Equipped’ for New Evangelization
“Encounter this Lord Jesus in prayer and witness to him though love—love rooted in the truth,” said Bishop Loverde.
Univ. of San Francisco Sponsors T-Shirts for Marchers in Homosexual Parade
According to the Pride Parade site, the University of San Francisco LGBTQ Caucus for Faculty/Staff marched behind Planned Parenthood and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Video: Bishop Morlino Delivers Powerful Inspiration to Catholic Educators
Bishop Morlino asks his teachers to pray for God’s grace and encourages them to “stay close to the sacraments, to Mass, to Confession.”
College Student Gets Phone Call from Pope Francis
Stefano Cabizza, a student at Padua University in Italy, said it was the best day of his life.
After Human Experimentation ‘Atrocity,’ Chinese Doctor Collaborates With St. Louis University
Chinese scientist Dr. Xiaoping Chen was involved in a study that intentionally infected AIDS patients with malaria.
Embattled President of St. Louis University to Leave September 1
Fr. Biondi's retirement ends a period of great turmoil in the University which saw several no-confidence votes passed against Fr. Biondi by the faculty as well as student protests.
Gonzaga Professor Laments University ‘Scandal’ in Yielding to HHS Mandate
"The decision to capitulate, with barely a shrug of the shoulders, to unjust and immoral threats by the Obama Administration, communicates volumes about what Gonzaga really stands for."
FOCUS Expands Evangelization Outreach to 11 New Colleges
For the first time, FOCUS is reaching three colleges in California, including the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Southern California.
Notre Dame to Admit Undocumented Immigrants as Students
The decision "will strengthen our incoming class and give deserving young people the chance for a Notre Dame education," according to Don Bishop, associate VP for undergraduate enrollment.
Seattle University Employee Brings Dissident Activism to Campus
Sabina Neem is co-chair of Seattle's LGBT Commission and is also the assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University, a Jesuit institution.
Wide Disparity in Catholic College Presidents’ Salaries, From $1 Million to Zero
Eleven of the top 100 highest paid chief executives at private colleges and universities across the country are from Catholic colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Priests for Life Renews Lawsuit to Halt HHS Mandate
"Our concerns are not resolved just because the insurance carrier pays for the services that violate our Catholic faith," said Father Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.
Columbus School Will Not Reinstate Teacher in Same-Sex Relationship
A physical education teacher who was fired from a Catholic high school after her same-sex partnership was publicized in her mother’s obituary will not get her job back.
Faculty Salaries at Georgetown, Other Catholic Universities Among Highest in U.S.
The survey seems to confirm an open letter by former Georgetown professor Patrick Deneen, who resigned citing the University’s priority of prestige over its Catholic identity.
Catholic Distance University Provides 30 Years of Faithful Education
“CDU’s educational programs reignite a passion for being Catholic, and provide an education that is textured, deep and transformational," CDU President told the Herald.
Schools’ Catholic Identity Part of Revitalization Efforts
While many dioceses are shrinking the number of schools across the country, there is much reason for hope in cities like New York and Philadelphia, the Register reports.
‘Give Birth to God,’ Says Georgetown Professor Seeking ‘Cosmological Rethink’ of Christianity
Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F. spoke to an organization which had been warned by the Vatican about straying from Catholic teaching.
Professor Claims Jesus, Young People Unhappy with Sex-Obsessed Church
University of St. Thomas (MN) professor Mark Osler writes that like so many young people today, Jesus “did not make a big deal” about sex.
Jesuit University Offers Master’s Degree in Yoga Spirituality
Although often viewed today as a form of exercise independent of its religious origins in Hinduism, yoga spirituality seems to be a heavy emphasis of the Loyola Marymount program.
Priest Races Ultramarathon to Support Franciscan University Scholarships
Franciscan Father Gregory Plow ran a grueling 53.4-mile race to raise funds for a scholarship for poor students who wish to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Student Advises Peers on Keeping Catholic on Campus
A University of Georgetown student wrote a blog post at St. Peter’s List recently entitled “Four Ways to Save Your Soul on a College Campus."
LMU Invites Comment Before Ratifying Abortion Exclusion in Health Insurance
Abortion will no longer be covered by Loyola Marymount University’s insurance plan but faculty, staff can comment before the board of trustees entertains a motion to ratify the decision.
Peter Flanigan Remembered for Extraordinary Support of Catholic Education
The Cardinal Newman Society is mourning the death of Peter Flanigan, a generous donor to the Society and a leading advocate of school choice.
Thomas Aquinas College Mourns for William Clark, Benefactor and Reagan Administration Official
William P. Clark, a benefactor of Thomas Aquinas College in California and an influential adviser during the Reagan administration, died on August 10 at the age of 81.
Fordham Theologian: Can Babies Be Aborted as ‘Innocent Aggressors’?
Fordham theology professor Charles Camosy asks whether direct abortion to save the life of a mother could be justified, if the unborn child is deemed an "innocent aggressor.”
Register Features San Diego Alumni Leader, Religious Liberty Attorney
Trial lawyer Charles “Chuck” LiMandri leads an organization to promote Catholic identity at the University of San Diego, and is a strong, unique voice in the battle for religious liberty.
Father Schall Continues to Teach His Readers
Fr. James Schall, S.J., had long been one of the leading lights at Georgetown University, and his retirement last December apparently hasn’t slowed down the 85-year-old Jesuit one bit.
Newman Society’s Laird Receives Catholic Press Association Award
Bob Laird’s article, “Fighting the HHS Mandate,” chronicles the Obama administration’s refusal to allow many religious groups exemptions from mandatory health insurance requirements.
Gonzaga Alumni, Parents Organize to Promote Catholic Identity
An organization called the 1887 Trust has been created to strengthen the University's Catholic identity after a "drip-drip of continued decisions that weakened Catholic identity."
‘Abortion Doula’ Professor Posts Video, But Catholic College Defends Employment
Bianca Laureano, a professor at The College at Mount St. Vincent in New York, recorded a video blog discussing how she comforts women undergoing abortions and sometimes fundraises for their procedures.
Compulsory Sterilization Architect Honored by Loyola Marymount Univ.
Dr. Karan Singh not only has advocated aggressive birth control policies but, according to the book Birth and Birthgivers: The Power Behind the Shame, he made compulsory sterilization legal in India.
Loyola Marymount Univ. Drops Abortion Coverage Following Complaint
LMU has told The Cardinal Newman Society that it will drop its employee insurance coverage of abortion but retain its coverage of contraceptives, following protests from a faithful Catholic professor.
Court Reverses, Denies Stay on HHS Mandate for Liberty University
“The conflicting orders from the court of appeals do not have any relevant bearing on this case. We are preparing the petition to ask the Supreme Court to review the case," said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents the University.
Court Stays HHS Mandate for Christian University
"Staying a mandate is not the usual course of action, but in this case, the likelihood that the Supreme Court has an interest in hearing this challenge is high,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel which represents Liberty University, according to LifeNews.com.
More Than Half of High Schoolers Currently Abstinent
According to the Heritage Foundation, the Guttmacher Institute is reporting that for children born in 1991, the median age for their first sexual intercourse is nearing 18 years old. That’s a year later than those born just 13 years earlier.
Benedictine College Theologian’s Book Makes Theology Accessible
Professor Mark J. Zia, who has taught Theology 101 for years at the faithful Catholic college, recently wrote a book titled The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology.
Colorado Christian University Renews Lawsuit against HHS Mandate
Colorado Christian University saw their original lawsuit dismissed in U.S. District Court earlier this year on the grounds that the Obama administration had not yet finalized the mandate.
The Tyranny of Sentimentality and the Advance of the Gay Agenda on Catholic Campuses
The Institute on Religion and Democracy published a piece on how radical homosexuals have won so much in so short a time, even on Catholic campuses, namely by distorting and twisting religion.
CUA Law Partners with Former Maryland Governor in Clemency for Prisoners Clinic
The clinic will include a workshop for governors and their staffs on the responsibilities of clemency powers and students will prepare pardon applications. Former Maryland Governor Ehrlich, however, was on the advisory board of Republicans for Choice when he ran for governor, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Princeton Review Names Three Catholic Colleges to LGBT Unfriendly List
Many other Christian colleges were also named on the list,making it evident that anything less than promotion of the LGBT lifestyle is seen as “unfriendly.”
Where Blessed Newman ‘Gave It All Up,’ Became Catholic
Fr. Dwight Longenecker, the former Anglican convert who blogs at Standing on my Head, wrote a post recently discussing his trip to England where he visited Littlemore, the site of Blessed John Henry Newman’s conversion to Catholicism.
Contraception Advocate to Speak at Boston College
Bill McKibben, whom BC refers to as “one of America’s best known environmentalists,” will speak at the Jesuit college on October 24.
Most Colleges Expect Increased Healthcare Costs
While the Obama administration vowed that the Affordable Care Act would decrease healthcare costs, not one college or university expected health care costs to decrease due to the ACA, according to new a survey.
Thomas Aquinas College Chaplain Asks, What is Marriage?
"The responsibility to think through, articulate, and defend Marriage falls squarely on the shoulders of each person here. If we Christians do not render this vital service for the common good, I can’t imagine who will have the tools or the motivation to do so."
Huffington Post Hosts 'Rainbows for Catholic Colleges' Video Segment
“Rainbows for Catholic Colleges” discussed how to advance the gay agenda on Catholic campuses and undermine Catholic teaching, according to Newsbusters.
Catholic High School Fires Teacher after Same-Sex Marriage, Outrage Ensues
A petition has been created at Change.org calling the school’s decision “an act of prejudice” and urging the school to reverse its decision.
A Tale of Two Catholic Colleges
FOCUS led to a spiritual rebirth on Benedictine College’s Campus, Says Author John Burger.
Faith and Reason a Defining Issue for Catholic Universities, Says Australian Bishop
After reminding listeners that the Catholic Church was responsible for the creation of the first universities, he pointed to a misconception that students at universities are there to just “learn to earn.”
Obama Administration’s Transgender Policy Could Endanger Catholic Schools, Colleges
Catholic colleges may be forced to accommodate transgender students in new ways or risk losing federal funding. But it's hardly an anomaly for the government to force colleges to act against their values.
Theologian Warns of Parallel Catholic Universes
Mount St. Mary's theology professor David Cloutier writes that moral theologians have “virtually no ecclesiastical oversight or guidance” from the Church.
See With the Eyes of Both Faith and Science, Says Expert Surgeon
Science and faith can find ways to work together, said prominent eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang at the American Scientific Affiliation’s annual conference at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
Confronting Dissent From Humane Vitae, 45 Years Later
“On this 45th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, it is worthwhile to re-consider the impact of the dissenters and the charitable response by today’s living martyrs.”
Teens Discern Vocations at Steubenville Youth Conference
“The religious life of the beautiful sisters that you see before you—what you see in their beauty and joy, is a sign of eternity in their life given to Christ as brides... This beauty is what transforms the world.”
Good to Be Homosexual at Georgetown, Reports The New York Times
“Every month is a good month to be gay at Georgetown.” That’s what Thomas Lloyd, president of Georgetown’s campus Pride group, reportedly told The New York Times.
Belmont Abbey College President’s New Book Teaches Virtue in Athletics, Life
Less Than a Minute to Go: The Secret to World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life, by Belmont Abbey president Dr. Thierfelder, ties together education, spirituality and athleticism.
University of Dayton Holds Symposium on Mary
“Faith is our response to God's offer, and Mary is the best example of one who said ‘yes’ with all of her being,” said Dennis Doyle, a religious studies professor at Dayton.
Justice Sotomayor Lectures at Fordham University
Just weeks after ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was welcomed onto the campus of Fordham University.
Abp. Vigneron Bans Dissident Schüller from Detroit Archdiocese
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit has banned Austrian priest Father Helmut Schüller from speaking at Catholic institutions, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Federal Court Ruling on HHS Mandate Could Endanger Religious Nonprofits
A federal court ruling against a Pennsylvania company’s objections to the federal “HHS mandate” on religious grounds could endanger all religious nonprofits, according to one legal expert.
CUA ’Concerned as Ever’ About HHS Mandate
In a statement to The Cardinal Newman Society, the general counsel for The Catholic University of America says that the faithful Catholic university continues to object strenuously to the HHS mandate.
‘Ugly Betty’ Dissident to Lecture at Fairfield
Fairfield University recently announced plans to host actress, same-sex marriage activist, and Planned Parenthood promoter America Ferrera to speak at its Open Visions Forum.
Senate Hearing for Professor Pillard Was Georgetown Law Reunion
It was a Georgetown Law School reunion of abortion-friendly alumni at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing Wednesday on Nina Pillard’s controversial nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court.
Conversion at Jesuit University… to Islam?
Rod Dreher writes, "During my years as a Catholic, more than a few times I would meet someone who had left the faith, and would credit their Jesuit education for having opened their eyes."
Why Does President Obama Feel at Home at Georgetown?
Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has found a reliable home at what might seem an unlikely place – a Catholic college. But in the case of Georgetown University, it’s not so unusual.
It’s Decision Time for CUA on the HHS Mandate
CUA's lawsuit against the HHS mandate was tossed out of court this year because the Obama admin. had not finalized it, but now the rule is finalized CUA must decide whether or not to renew the court fight.
Iona College Removed from Forbes List for Falsifying Data
Iona College President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., released a statement saying he was disappointed in Forbes’ decision, especially because the college self-reported the scandal two years ago.
Religion News Service Posts CUA Student's World Youth Day Article
"In an age when things might at times seem hopeless, it is important for us to be reminded not only of the role we play in the world, but also of the continual presence of the Lord."
Saint John’s Univ. Sells Prime Property Following Financial Scandal
St. John’s University of New York sold a University building in the heart of New York City near World Trade Center One for $223 million, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Hearing Today for Court Nomination of Radical Georgetown Law Professor
Georgetown law professor Cornelia “Nina” Pillard has written and said many things wildly at odds with Church teaching which call into question her fitness as a professor on a Catholic college campus.
"We Could've Lost the Whole Chapel"
The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mount St. Mary’s University suffered major damage after a lightning strike caused a fire in the bell tower.
SLU President Accused of Targeting Enemies
A number of faculty at Saint Louis University are accusing the president of the Jesuit university of targeting them for speaking out against him last year.
College Defies Archbishop, Hosts Dissident Speaker
“Where has obedience got us?” That was the question posed by Fr. Helmut Schüller in a speech at Chestnut Hill College, according to The National Catholic Reporter which covered the event.
USCCB Releases Video of Three Women Standing up for Religious Liberty
The video puts in alarming clarity the devastating consequences of the disappearance of our most cherished liberty.
Depression Among College Students Linked to Hook-up Culture, Study Says
Eleven percent of the 3,900 heterosexual students surveyed from around the country reported having sexual intercourse in the past month with someone they knew for less than a week.
Catholic College Presidents Urge Immigration Reform
More than 90 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities called the country’s immigration policy “morally indefensible” in an open letter to Catholics in the House of Representatives.
Georgetown to Cover Contraception, Sandra Fluke Declares Victory
Wrote President DeGioia: "These regulations give us the opportunity to reconcile our religious identity and our commitment to providing access to affordable health care."
Budgetary Shortfalls at Two Jesuit Colleges Are Causing Some Drastic Decisions
Xavier University in Ohio is suffering such a severe budgetary shortfall that it is laying off 31 employees and not seeking to fill 20 other jobs which are currently vacant, according to one report.
Marquette Prof Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on DOMA
A law professor at Marquette University called the Defense of Marriage Act hateful and said that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn it is a cause for celebration.
Boston College Prof Affirms Slippery Slope of Legal Same-Sex Marriage
Kent Greenfield considers whether fears that recognition of same-sex marriage could lead to legalized polygamous marriages, and even incestuous marriages, were accurate all along.
Catholic University of America President Strengthens Catholic Identity
The National Catholic Register published a piece recently extolling the many ways which John Garvey increased the Catholic identity of The Catholic University of America since taking over as president.
Retiring Niagara University President to Become Interim President at St. John's University
The last St. John's president resigned from the job effective July 31st after reports of financial scandal and corruption, including embezzlement and lavish gifts, rocked the university.
Jesuit Abandons Priesthood Protesting Teachings on Women's Ordination, Same-Sex Marriage
In an open letter to friends and supporters, the 80 year old priest said that it was Creighton University’s community that “freed, inspired, and encouraged” him to renounce his vocation.
Christian University to Appeal to Supreme Court for Relief from Obamacare
Liberty University challenged Obamacare on several fronts including the constitutionality of the employer mandate, the infringement of religious liberty, and the heavy fines employers would be forced to pay.
Jesuit Law Prof Wants Australia to Recognize Same-Sex Relationships
Fr. Frank Brennan, a Jesuit law professor at the Australian Catholic University, wrote: “It is high time to draw a distinction between a marriage recognised by civil law and a sacramental marriage.”
Barry Univ. Theology Prof. in Same-Sex Marriage, Speaks at DignityUSA Convention
A Barry University theology professor who told students he was “married” to another man spoke at a dissident homosexual conference last week, as did a theology professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn.
Catholic College President Calls Bishops 'Narrow and Shortsighted'
The president of St. Joseph’s College in New York says that it’s “impossible” to take the leadership of the Church seriously because the bishops have “strayed so far from the path of service, social justice, and care for the poor.”
Student Worries, But Sees Hope for Notre Dame
A senior at the University of Notre Dame laments the “erosion of its Catholic mission and identity” but still sees some hope for the University.
Georgetown Advocate of Same-Sex Marriage to Teach Marriage Course
Michael Kessler wrote in 2009, “we… cannot tolerate limiting access to legal protection or enjoyment of rights because a traditional minority... thinks that some group is acting against God's will.”
Abortion Champion Represents ‘Very Best’ of Georgetown, University Says
“Through his decades of public service, and his thoughtful, careful leadership, Congressman Dingell has represented the very best of our Georgetown tradition.”
BC Journal Argues for Abortion Funding
The Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice recently published a piece by a law student urging for abortions to be paid for by the federal government for Peace Corps employees.
Papal Theologian: Homosexuals Must be Told the Truth
In recent years, confusion has reigned on Catholic campuses in regards to the Church’s teachings on homosexuality. But a papal theologian, in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, clarified Church teaching.
Cardinal Wuerl Again Defends University Chaplain, Decries the “New Intolerance”
At the closing Mass for the second annual "Fortnight for Freedom," at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington decried what he called “the new intolerance,” according to The National Catholic Register.
HHS Mandate Threatens Conscience Rights, Says Franciscan University Professor
Dr. Anne Hendershott, a sociology professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, spoke about the disappearing prospects of religious liberty on Catholic campuses in a recent press conference.
Philadelphia Archdiocese Opposes Dissident at Chestnut Hill College
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has stated that a Catholic college’s plans to host a priest who has advocated for the ordination of women would “damage the unity” of the Church.
Fairfield Settles Lawsuit Brought by Sex Abuse Victims
Fairfield University is reporting that insurers for Fairfield and other parties settled a civil lawsuit, in which it was alleged that the University failed to protect the sexual abuse victims of a 1992 graduate.
Gonzaga Promotes Jobs Advocating Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, Assisted Suicide
Among the many listings for jobs posted are two for positions with Planned Parenthood clinics in Oregon. Both the clinics perform abortions and distribute contraceptives.
Deadly Ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center
Under the banner “Bioethics,” the Jesuit institution’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has a section called “End of Life Ethics,” in which it links to a pro-assisted suicide website called the Compassion in Dying Federation.
Legacy in Doubt for Father Hesburgh, Former Notre Dame President
Franciscan University professor Anne Hendershott points to a number of problematic issues such as his work as chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, which has funded population control efforts.
Growing Benedictine College Plans Two New Residence Halls
This plan is a response to the fact that enrollment at the faithful Catholic college has grown more than 100 percent since the year 2000.
Tearing Up the ‘Seamless Garment’ Approach to Abortion
Anthony Esolen, a professor of English at Providence College, tears up the seamless garment approach to moral issues in Crisis Magazine.
CUA President Garvey Warns Against Narrow View of Religion
"Worship is a private activity shared within a community of believers. The First Amendment protects the free exercise of religion, though, an idea that comprises many forms of activity motivated by conscientious belief"
Georgetown Prof Compares Marriage Proponents to White Supremacists, Pope to George Washington
On Sunday's “Meet The Press,” Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson compared those who defend traditional marriage with white supremacists.
Fordham: SCOTUS Marriage Hearings Were ‘Best of Times’ for Civil Rights
Fordham University hosted Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, to paint the same-sex marriage issue as a civil rights struggle. Fordham's own story on the event seems to adopt Kendell's view.
Majority of Congressional Members Educated at Catholic Universities are Pro-Abortion Rights
A new report from The Cardinal Newman Society finds that a majority of members of Congress who were educated at Catholic colleges are pro-abortion.
Al Gore to Speak at Dominican University
Former Vice President Al Gore, an abortion rights and homosexual “marriage” advocate will speak at Dominican University on February 13.
Loyola Chicago Prof Requires Students to Attend Radical Van Jones Lecture
Several students at Loyola University in Chicago reported in a video published at Breitbart that they were “required” by their “environmental sustainability” professor to attend a January 23rd lecture by gay marriage supporting Van Jones.
John Paul the Great University Film Professor May Have Ad Aired During Superbowl
John Paul the Great University film professor Nathan Scoggins and his team created an ad called ”Fashionista Daddy,” a Top 5 finalist for Doritos ‘Crash the Super Bowl’ commercial competition.
Priest Teaching Atheist Course Aims to Change Catholic Theology and Traditions
Regis College at the University of Toronto is hosting an eight week course on atheism called “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism”
John M. Rist to Deliver 3rd Annual Aquinas Lecture in Philosophy at Ave Maria University
Professor John M. Rist, the Chair of the philosophy department at the Catholic University of America will give the Third Annual Aquinas Lecture today at Ave Maria University.
Judge Dismisses CUA’s HHS Challenge on Timing Grounds
Another challenge to the Department of Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate has been dismissed by a federal judge who decided that it’s too early to hear the lawsuit
EWTN to Televise Mass from The Catholic University of America
EWTN will reportedly be televising the annual Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in association with the Dominican House of Studies and the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).
G’Town Cites Catholic Identity in Dropping Affiliation with Adidas, But What of the Unborn?
Georgetown University has reportedly terminated its athletic sportswear contract with Adidas one year after the company was accused of failing to pay $1.8 million in severance to Indonesian workers after the factory shut down in 2011.
New Nun Tells How Faithful Catholic Education, Latin Mass Aided Her Discernment
A recent study commissioned by the U.S. bishops demonstrates the importance of Catholic education in people’s choosing to enter a religious order.
G’Town Law Students for Reproductive Justice Holding Auditions for “Vagina Monologues”
Georgetown University’s Law Students for Reproductive Justice held auditions for the vile play Vagina Monologues last week, according to the university’s law schoolwebsite. The auditions took place in the Gewirz Student Center on campus.
Bishop Blesses Christendom’s New Radio Station
Diocese of Arlington, Va. Bishop Paul S. Loverde recently celebrated Mass at Christendom College and blessed the radio tower and transmitter of the school’s new Catholic radio station.
Pro-Life Display at DePaul Vandalized
A pro-life display on the campus of DePaul University was destroyed yesterday on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Jesuit Bioethicist to Speak at Wyoming Catholic College
Bioethicist Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, will visit Wyoming Catholic College to speak on “Bioethics in 21st-Century Genomic Medicine: The Catholic Contribution.”
Study: Catholic Education Influences Choice to Become Nun, Brother
Catholic education in high school and especially in college stands out as a significant factor in men and women choosing to enter a religious order.
Christendom to Host Thomistic Scholar
Thomistic scholar and author, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will deliver the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Monday, January 28.
Former President of St. Mary’s University – Minn. Praised for Dissent
The dissent of Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, former president and chancellor of St. Mary’s University in Minnesota, is being praised in the pages of the Huffington Post.
Wyoming Catholic College’s Freshman Expedition in the Mountains
Freshmen, a number of faculty, and administrators at Wyoming Catholic College spent last week in the Teton mountain range.
Fr. Jenkins to March for Life
Fr. John Jenkins C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will march in the March for Life along with about 600 students.
Some Scary Numbers about Pornography Use Among Young People
Seventy percent of 18-24 year-old males visit porn sites monthly. That’s not just a frightening number. That’s an epidemic of pornography.
Mount St. Mary College in NY To Host Aquinas Workshop
Mount St. Mary College in New York will be hosting its third annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop, “Free Will and Moral Virtue,”
Theology Prof Highlights Role of Cleric in Les Mis
Dr. Doris Donnelly, professor of theology and director of the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University in Cleveland, wrote an interesting piece in theWall Street Journal
Notre Dame to Host “Band of Sisters” Director
The University of Notre Dame will host a screening of the documentary Band of Sisters and host filmmaker Mary Fishman next month.
Notre Dame Professor Defends HHS Mandate
University of Notre Dame law and theology professor Cathleen Kaveny wrote in Commonweal Magazine that the Obama administration is not attacking religious liberty with its HHS mandate
Dominican University to Premiere “Band of Sisters”
Dominican University’s Siena Center will host a film screening and discussion of the documentary Band of Sisters later this month.
Dr. Taylor Marshall: The Mass is Not Bible Study
Dr. Taylor Marshall, the newly appointed Chancellor of Fisher More College, recently responded to a question on his blog.
Fordham Hosts ‘Queer Prom,’ Approves ‘Queer’ Label
Fordham has approved the word “queer” for use in University-sanctioned events such as the “Queer Prom”, according to Fordham’s student newspaper.
Bishops Issue Ten Year Report on Ex corde Ecclesiae
Ten years after the finalization of Ex corde Ecclesiae, the relationship between the U.S. bishops and Catholic colleges has led to increased cooperation over the last decade, according to a new report from the bishops.
George Weigel Urges Notre Dame to Courageous Witness of Faith
Catholic writer George Weigel took to National Review Online to scold the University of Notre Dame for what he called missing "a golden opportunity".
Fr. Jenkins Makes Ironic Plea for Civility
Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame, has a piece in The Wall Street Journal pleading for civility in debate. This is not the first time that Fr. Jenkins has used that word. In fact, calls for “civility” have become something of a hallmark of his presidency of the University.
Former Georgetown Lecturer and Gay Latino Poet to Read Poem at Inaugural
A former Georgetown University lecturer Richard Blanco whose work often focuses on gender and being a gay Latino...
Judge Dismisses HHS Case from Colorado Christian University
Timing is everything. Once again, the federal government has been successful in having a lawsuit dismissed on the grounds that it is not ripe for review as the Obama administration has, once again, waved a promise to issue new regulations to accommodate religious objections to the HHS mandate.
Franciscan Students, Staff, and Faculty Ready to March
Seven buses and countless cars are expected to leave the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville just after midnight on January 25 for the 40th annual March for Life.
NCReporter Floats Two Profs as Possible Vatican Ambassadors
The Obama administration, entering into its second term, is reportedly searching for a new Vatican Ambassador since former ambassador Miguel Diaz resigned to take a position as professor of faith and culture at the University of Dayton.
Pro-Abortion Rights Mark Shriver to Speak at University of San Francisco
Mark Shriver, a pro-abortion rights politician, will be speaking on the campus of the University of San Francisco later this month — the first event in a series on “Jesuit Mission in the University, the Church, and the World.”
Loyola Chicago Prof Advocates Married Priesthood in NY Times
Patrick J. McCloskey, a project director at the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness at Loyola University Chicago, co-wrote a piece in The New York Times proposing solutions or as he calls it “salvation” to the difficulties facing Catholic schools. Chief among them is advocating a married priesthood but he declares the celibacy requirement “institutional suicide.”
WaPo Columnist Attacks Notre Dame, Catholic Church
Washington Post reporter Michael Leahy won’t be rooting for The University of Notre Dame in their national championship game versus Alabama tonight. Why? The answer isn’t the players, the coaches or the matchups. It’s because of abortion, birth control, and the University’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate.
Notre Dame’s HHS Lawsuit Tossed
An Indiana federal judge on Monday threw out the University of Notre Dame’s challenge to the HHS contraception mandate, according to LAW360.com.
Franciscan Prof Asks What Role the Culture’s “Deep Seated Moral Decay” Plays in Violence?
The role that culture plays in the horrific shootings that headline newspapers and dishearten us all is being underplayed, writes Franciscan University of Steubenville professor Stephen M. Krason. He writes in Crisis Magazine that our country may perhaps be wrongly focusing solely on gun control to the exclusion of confronting what he calls the “deep-seated moral decay” of our culture.
Canon Law Prof at Catholic University Appointed By Vatican to Investigate Serious Crimes
“It is with deep humility and gratitude that I received the news that the Holy Father is entrusting me with this service to the Church,” Fr. Oliver told CNA/EWTN News. “Receiving this assignment during the Year of Faith is inspirational and it is challenging.”
Tom Monaghan Wins Against HHS Mandate
A federal court in Michigan has reportedly ruled that the founder of Ave Maria University Tom Monaghan may exclude contraception from his employees’ insurance coverage in his personal property management company Domino’s Farms.
Catholic Dorms at Secular Colleges Buck Trend of Secularization
On many campuses throughout the country God has been unceremoniously evicted in an effort to completely alienate faith from knowledge. But one organization is attempting to buck that trend by establishing Catholic dormitories on the campuses of secular universities.
The Amazing Latin Mass Society at Belmont Abbey College Thrives with New Media
It’s a Friday night on a college campus. Students walk out of their dorms in the dead of winter, their breath billowing out in puffs of steam, greeting friends with nods and handshakes, hopping into cars and convoying over 30 minutes to a nearby city.
Jesuit to Lecture on Thomas Aquinas at UST
Fr. Kevin Flannery, S.J., of the Pontifical Gregorian University will deliver this year’s Aquinas Lecture titled “The Capacious Mind of Thomas Aquinas” at The University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Offers Beautiful Musical Meditations for The Holy Season
The Schola Choir of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Ontario under the direction of Maestro Uwe Liefländer recently performed a program of choral music for the Christmas season at a concert at St. Hedwig Church.
Helen Alvaré to Headline Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life
Helen M. Alvaré, an associate professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and advisor to Pope Benedict XVI’s Pontifical Council for the Laity, will be headlining this year’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, the nation’s largest student-run pro-life conference, which annually takes place on the campus of Georgetown University.
Fairfield Promotes Liberal Firebrand After Coulter Controversy
Fairfield University has announced that it will be hosting atheist, lesbian, pro-abortion rights, social commentator Fran Lebowitz next month, inviting comparison to last month’s controversy at nearby Fordham University over a canceled lecture by conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
Sotomayor Denies Request to Block HHS Mandate Implementation
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reportedly denied a request from the Christian-owned Hobby Lobby Stores to block enforcement of the HHS mandate that requires employers to provide insurance coverage for abortifacients.
CUA Philosophy Prof: “You can’t pick and choose in Catholic moral teaching.”
“You can’t pick and choose in Catholic moral teaching” said John Rist, a philosopher and professor at The Catholic University of America in an interview with Vatican Voices. To do so, he added, “is just cowardly.”
Catholic Convert Dr. Taylor Marshall Made Chancellor of Catholic College
Fisher More College President Michael King recently announced the appointment of Catholic writer Dr. Taylor Marshall as College Chancellor, a position which makes him responsible for effectively communicating the mission of the College.
Weigel’s Strategy to Secure Religious Freedom
The battle over the HHS mandate is “the most serious confrontation between the Church and the federal government in U.S. history” according to Catholic author George Weigel. And he adds that there’s reason to believe that the Catholic Church is winning.
CUA Concerned Gay Group Could Turn to Advocacy
Following this month’s announcement that The Catholic University of America haddeclined to formally recognize a homosexual student organization on campus, CUA spokesperson Victor Nakas explained the decision as upholding the University’s Catholic mission
Notre Dame to Lead March for Life
The University of Notre Dame Right to Life Club has received the honor of leading the annual March for Life on January 25, which this year observes the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion handed down in the Roe v. Wade court case.
Catholic University Students Petition to Have Starbucks Removed from Campus
Over 500 students at The Catholic University of America have signed a petition to have Starbucks removed from the campus, citing the coffee giant’s financial support of Planned Parenthood and its efforts to overturn traditional marriage.
McGurn: Fight for the Unborn, Notre Dame
Bill McGurn, columnist for The Wall Street Journal and an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, is urging Notre Dame to use its national platform in the national championship game against Alabama to make a statement in defense of the unborn.
Belmont Abbey President: Christmas Came Early
The court not only reinstated Belmont Abbey’s lawsuit but is also holding the government to promises it made in court to “never enforce [the mandate] in its current form” against Belmont Abbey College as well as publish a proposed new rule in the first quarter of 2013.
A Win for Religious Liberty: Belmont Abbey Suit Reinstated!
Today a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College — and all religious colleges — a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate.
Priest Recounts His Meeting with Unrecognized Gay Student Group at Catholic U
Fr. Peter Daly, pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Prince Frederick, Md., knows just how to find a sympathetic audience when one wants to protest a decision upholding Catholic morality and identity in the Church.
Archbishop: Catholic Schools Should Be Different
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit thinks that graduates from Catholic schools should be different. They should have “a conviction about the truth… a sense of order… [and] a sense of one’s purpose or mission.”
Jennifer Roback-Morse on The College Hook-Up Culture
Jennifer Roback-Morse of The Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization of Marriage, speaks about the damaging hook-up culture on the college campus.
Bishops Call for Fasting, Prayer for Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty
The United States bishops are calling Catholics to prayer, penance and sacrifice throughout the upcoming year, for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage and religious liberty in our country.
Saint Louis U VP Resigns Amid Uproar
Manoj Patankar, the vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis University, resigned this weekend after months of student and faculty protests following hisshort-lived proposal to reform tenure which was announced in August and rescinded in September.
Christendom President Cites Failure to Catechize as Root of Country’s Problems
“Much of this is really the fruit of nearly 50 years of failure in our churches and our schools and yes in our colleges and universities to catechize and teach in a prophetic way the truths of our Catholic faith, the truths of sound reason, and the great truth of the natural law.”
Pro-Abortion Rights Novelist Invited to Speak at Santa Clara U
Santa Clara University, a Jesuit university in California, will be hosting pro-abortion rights author Amy Tan as part of its President’s Speaker Series next month.
Kathryn Lopez on the Catechetical Crisis and Sandra Fluke
Sandra Fluke is “Person of the Year”? Time magazine’s consideration of the Georgetown Law student turned contraceptive activist has an odd cheerleader in noted Catholic and conservative writer Kathryn Lopez.
Ave Maria University Founder Tom Monaghan Sues Feds Over HHS Mandate
The founder of Ave Maria University is suing the federal government over the HHS mandate which will force companies and religious institutions to provide coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization procedures.
Bishop Morlino Bans Workshops by Professor, Campus Minister
Two women with long-standing ties to a Catholic college in Wisconsin have been banned by Bishop Robert Morlino from holding workshops or providing spiritual direction at any Catholic churches in the 11-county diocese for diverging too far from Catholic teaching, according to news reports.
Cardinal Newman Society Board Member at Vatican
The Cardinal Newman Society board member Kathryn Lopez was at the Vatican and had an opportunity to meet the Pope this week as part of the International Congress on Ecclesia in America.
Ave Maria President: Future Looking Bright
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey reportedly told faculty, staff and University supporters in an end-of-year message that the faithful Catholic college had a good year in 2012, but things look even better for the future.
Pope Benedict XVI Speaks on Importance of Values in Education
In an address to diplomats, the Pope this morning focused on the theme of education, saying that much of what ails society today can be traced back to a lack of values in our educational institutions, according to The Vatican News Service.
Belmont Abbey Back in Court to Stop HHS Mandate
Belmont Abbey College was the first to sue the Obama administration over the HHS mandate last year. Following a setback where a judge, an Obama appointee,dismissed their case because the Obama administration had not yet amended regulations to better reflect religious objections as it has promised to do, Belmont Abbey College will be back in court Friday.
Fr. Schall’s Last Lecture
Last Friday, Fr. James V. Schall S.J., one of the leading lights at Georgetown University, delivered his last lecture as a professor at the Jesuit University to apacked house in Gaston Hall.
Maine’s Only Catholic College Removes Cross from Brand
Saint Joseph's College clarified that although its new secular logo will be used in College marketing, the College has made no change to its College Seal, which will continue to be used for certain purposes and continues to feature a cross and motto in Latin.
Peter Kreeft on “If Good and Evil Exist, God Exists.”
Dr. Peter Kreeft of the philosophy department of Boston College, speaks on the issue of “If Good and Evil Exist, God Exists” in new video for Prager University, an outgrowth of talk show host Dennis Prager’s effort to make some of the finest, most original thinkers accessible to everyone.
BC Students Petition Ellen DeGeneres to Speak on Campus
A student group at Boston College is attempting to lure celebrity Ellen DeGeneres to the Jesuit University in order to bring attention to the LGBTQ community on campus.
The Catholic University of America Rejects Gay Student Organization
In the same week that the University of Notre Dame approved of a gay student organization, The Catholic University of America denied official recognition to a gay student organization on campus, reportedly citing a concern that it could become an “advocacy group.”
Exclusive: Colleen Carroll Campbell on Saints and College Sinners
Colleen Carroll Campbell, journalist and television host of EWTN’s “Faith & Culture,” spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society’s Matt Archbold about her new book My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, which she said she hopes acts as “a gateway drug” for readers to the saints.
Faculty Blasts USD President, Bishop Defends
The University of San Diego’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution blasting the president of the University for creating “a climate of apprehension and distrust” and accusing her of damaging the University’s reputation by upholding its Catholic identity and rescinding an invitation for an honorary fellowship to dissident British theologian Tina Beattie.
Pope Clarifies The Oft-Cited “Sensus Fidei”
One need not look very far in Catholic circles nowadays to find some mention of “sensus fidelium” which literally means “sense of faith.” But its literal meaning has almost become besides-the-point in modern usage.
Archbishop Makes the Case for Theology Departments
Theology should be at the heart of Catholic universities, Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller recently told an audience at the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.
Ave Maria School of Law Doing OK
Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, recalls some of the growing pains that occurred at Ave Maria University’s School of Law in years past and said that the troubling times are behind the Catholic law school.
Bishop Of Fort Wayne-South Bend Releases Statement on Notre Dame
Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Ft. Wayne-South Bend issued a statement that was obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society concerning Notre Dame University’s recently announced plan recognizing a homosexual student organization.
Student’s Lawsuit Over Roommate’s Sex Continues
A Massachusetts judge has reportedly allowed a key part of a lawsuit to proceed against Stonehill College, a Massachusetts college founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, which is being sued by an ex-student who alleges administrators didn’t offer other living accommodations after she complained that her roommate was having too much sex.
Archbold: The Coming Thud on American Campuses
For years, many have warned that the culture has been sliding down a slippery slope. We’ve been on it for so long you might expect to hear a thud soon from hitting bottom. But we haven’t yet.
Jesuit University Blog Cheers Gay “Marriage,” Offers Tax Advice
The University of Santa Clara, a Jesuit University, hosts a blog called “Same Sex Tax Law” that not only offers analysis of the tax ramifications of the changing institution of marriage for the gay, lesbian, and transgendered but it’s written by a law professor who publicly roots for same-sex “marriage” right on the university’s website.
Wyoming Catholic College Dismisses Chaplain
Wyoming Catholic College has dismissed its new chaplain after only a few weeks following the discovery of an alleged “pattern of misbehavior” around students including excess drinking and bad language, according to The Catholic News Agency.
University President Defends Disinvitation of Radical Theologian, Radical Theologian Promises a Response
University of San Diego President Mary Lyons’ decision to withdraw an invitation for an honorary fellowship to radical British theologian Tina Beattie sparked a firestorm among faculty and students. Now Lyons defended the disinvitation in an open forum with more than 75 students.
Cardinal Dolan Scores Win Over HHS Mandate
The Obama administration has had great success with having lawsuits from Catholic institutions dismissed on the grounds that it’s too soon for them to sue or that the Administration may yet change some key ingredient in the HHS mandate to make it more palatable to Catholic organizations and individuals.
Notre Dame Announces Gay, ‘Allies’ Student Group
In what the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper is calling “a historic decision,” the University announced plans for a University- recognized homosexual student organization as well as a full-time student development staff position focused on LGBTQ issues.
Students to March on Trustees Meeting, Hold Weeklong Novena at Saint Louis University
This fall has been a tumultuous one for Saint Louis University. The Dean of Saint Louis University’s law school resigned at the beginning of the school year with a scathing resignation letter that called into question the integrity and honesty of the institution.
Christmas Concert for Charity at The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will celebrate the annual Christmas Concert for Charity on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Study: Catholics Losing Faith
New research showing that Catholics, especially young Catholics, are less committed to their faith than in years past highlights the need for faithful Catholic education.
Christendom College Launches New EWTN Radio Station
Christendom College is announcing the launch of its new EWTN Catholic radio station WXDM 90.3 FM. The station officially started uninterrupted broadcasting on Friday, November 30, according to a press release.
Prayer Request for Fr. Robert Araujo, S.J.
University of Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett is asking for prayers for fellow Mirror of Justice writer Father Robert John Araujo, S.J., a professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
National Catholic Reporter Rejects Infallible Teaching on Ordination
In a stunning editorial from The National Catholic Reporter in defense of the laicized priest Roy Bourgeois, the editors not only officially endorsed female ordination but called the Church’s teaching “unjust.”
Marian University Student Group Pushes Support for Anti-Catholic Human Rights Campaign
A student group at Marian University in Indiana encourages visitors to their website to support a virulently anti-Catholic organization that not only encourages the Catholic Church to change its stance on gay “marriage” but accuses the Church of “anti-gay” attacks.
LGBTQ Groups Hosts Gay Episcopal Bishop at G’Town
Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, spoke recently at Georgetown University after a screening of the documentaryLove Free or Die — a documentary about Robinson’s relationship with a man and his rise to becoming a bishop in the Episcopal Church, according to the student newspaper.
Georgetown Lecturer Scolded Pope Benedict in Open Letter
Former World Bank official Robert Calderisi is an openly gay Catholic who, in an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI, endorsed the ordination of women, promoted gay “marriage,” and objected to the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
A Win for Religious Liberty
A federal appeals court issued an injunction temporarily blocking enforcement of the HHS mandate that requires employers to provide coverage of contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization procedures.
Study: The New Mass Translation Is a Hit!
You might recall all the predictions of disaster that accompanied the new translation of the Mass. There were warnings from some Catholic publications that the new translation was “unreadable” and an “inhibitor to authentic prayer.”
DePaul Gay and Lesbian Office Site Links to Pro-Gay “Marriage” and Even Pro-Polyamorous Site
The Facebook site of the Office of LGBTQA Student Services at DePaul University is filled with gay “marriage” propaganda and even links to a site that urges Facebook to recognize the Polyamorous.
Gonzaga To Begin Offering Contraceptive Coverage Next Month
In a Nov. 20th memo obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh has announced to faculty and staff that in response to the HHS mandate it will begin covering contraceptives starting next month.
Cardinal Burke to Chair Christendom College’s 35th Anniversary Honorary Dinner Committee
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, will serve as the Chairman of the Honorary Dinner Committee for Christendom College’s 35th Anniversary Gala dinner.
UST Awarded $1.25 Million Grant for Special Ed
The U.S. Department of Education reportedly awarded the University of St. Thomas School of Education in Houston, Texas, a $1.25 million grant over the next five years to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education.
Pro-Abortion Rights/ Pro-Gay “Marriage” Governor To Speak at Fairfield Tonight
Fairfield University is hosting an event called the “State of the State” tonight that is scheduled to feature pro-abortion rights/ pro-gay “marriage” Governor Dannel Malloy.
Marquette Jesuit: Catholic Identity on the Rise
Fr. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., Associate Director of the Office of Mission and Identity at Marquette University, said in a video posted on the university website that the Jesuit university is more Catholic and Jesuit than it was twenty, thirty, or even forty years ago.
A Defense of Liberal Arts
To many people, a major in liberal arts is simply an expensive way of declaring yourself unemployable after graduation. No matter how many times this is proven untrue, the argument continues as to whether colleges and universities should become job training centers or bastions of higher learning.
How Did Cardinal Newman Deal with the Haters?
If you’re writing about religion on the internet today, it’s impossible to avoid the haters who wish to mangle, distort, and intentionally misconstrue each and every syllable you publish and likely even attack you personally. Brandon Vogt of Ignitum Today writes that we can all take a lesson from Blessed Cardinal Newman on how to deal with attacks like those.
Abp. Chaput: Year of Faith is Opportunity to Evangelize
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said recently that the Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has led many in the Church to deny Catholic teaching on important topics, according to The Catholic News Agency.
Esolen: Couples Don’t Hold Hands Anymore
Anthony Esolen, who teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization at Providence College, wrote in Crisis Magazine that he’s noticed something odd on campus over the last ten years – couples don’t hold hands. He believes it’s indicative of a larger problem that threatens the culture.
USD Hosts Radical Theologian’s Radical Mentor
Just two weeks after the University of San Diego withdrew a fellowship for theologian Tina Beattie, the University reportedly honored Beattie’s mentor, University of Bristol theologian Ursula King, who also advocates abortion rights and women’s ordination. King was selected to present UCSD’s prestigious Eugene M. Burke, CSP, Lecture on Religion and Society.
USD Trustees Back President
After student protests and a scathing vote of no-confidence from faculty at The University of San Diego, who are upset about the University president’s withdrawal of a fellowship for a radical theologian, the board of trustees is voicing their support for the president.
Notre Dame #1…in Graduation Rate
The University of Notre Dame is #1 in the Bowl Championship Series football polls. But more importantly, according to the recently released NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures, Notre Dame’s football graduation rate of 97% led all teams currently in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, and tied for first among all Bowl Subdivision schools.
Abp. Chaput on Renewing the Church in The Year of Faith
Archbishop Charles Chaput addressed the Catholic Life Congress this past weekend and spoke about the importance of education in Renewing the Church and Her Mission in the Year of Faith.
Fordham Law Profs Demand Funding for Vagina Monologues, Pro-Abortion Groups
A group of faculty at Fordham University Law School are urging that in light of the university president’s refusal to outright cancel an invitation to conservative author Ann Coulter, he should also be willing to fund pro-abortion groups on campus and activities like The Vagina Monologues, according to The Fordham Observer.
Bible Publisher Wins Again Against HHS Mandate
Good news for advocates of religious freedom. Another plaintiff won a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the HHS contraceptive mandate in federal court. Of special significance is that the court found the Obama administration’s argument that Tyndale House Publishers wasn’t a religious organization unconvincing.
Radical Theologian from Fairfield Blasts USD, Belittles Bishops Authority, And Attacks The Cardinal Newman Society
Gay “marriage” advocate, former Jesuit, and Fairfield University theologian Paul Lakeland wrote a letter blasting the president of the University of San Diego for withdrawing an invitation to radical theologian Tina Beattie.
Newman, Brits Spar Over San Diego Controversy
What would Blessed John Henry Newman say about the recent decision by the president of the University of San Diego to rescind a fellowship offered to radical theologian Tina Beattie?
Pope Calls Young to “Go and make disciples of all nations!”
Pope Benedict XVI’s message to young people in preparation for World Youth Day 2013, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, included special recognition of those in the education field. He implored them to keep Christ at the center of all they do and “Go and make disciples of all nations!”
Fordham to Host Infanticide Promoting Peter Singer
Just days after Fordham University’s president Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J. determined that conservative author Ann Coulter was too “hateful and needlessly provocative” to speak on campus, the University will tomorrow host the pro-infanticide ethicist Peter Singer to speak at a conference entitled “Conference with Peter Singer: Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward.”
Hendershott: “The Gay Assault” on Franciscan University
Anne Hendershott, Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member at The King’s College in New York City and the author of Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education, wrote a piece for Crisis Magazine on why the Franciscan University of Steubenville has become the target of some in the gay community.
Newspaper Praises Benedictine College
In Sunday’s edition, the St. Joseph News-Press wrote an editorial praising Benedictine College, which The Newman Guide recommends for its strong Catholic identity
Catholic Theologian Celebrates Gay Marriage Votes, Fr. Araujo Responds
Lisa Fullam, an associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley at Santa Clara University, is taking to the pages of Commonweal to once again tout gay “marriage.”
USD Faculty Deliver Brutal No Confidence Vote in President
The fallout from the decision by the president of the University of San Diego to withdraw an invitation to a radical theologian continues to rock the California Catholic university.
With the Election Over, the Battle for Religious Liberty Intensifies
The Affordable Care Act’s threat to religious liberty remains undiminished with the re-election of President Barack Obama, writes Kyle Duncan, the general counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, in a special piece in The National Catholic Register. And the struggle to preserve religious liberty may be about to intensify.
Mark Movsesian, the director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University in New York, wrote a piece in First Things about how “the anxiety and antipathy that traditional Christianity creates in cultural and intellectual institutions” including academia, journalism, publishing, and the entertainment industry leads to apathy in the face of anti-Christian violence in the Middle East and around the world.
Catholic College Diversity Director: Vote Against Gay “Marriage” is “Cruel” and “Un-Christian.”
A director of institutional diversity at the College of St. Scholastica, in the days leading up to the referendum on marriage in Minnesota, wrote a public letter in which she labeled a vote for traditional marriage as “cruel” and “un-Christian.”
Fr. Reese of Georgetown Says Contraception Cheaper than Live Births
Deal Hudson and Deacon Keith Fournier are reporting at Catholic.org that, in a speech at Holy Trinity Catholic parish in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University’s Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J., mocked the bishops as “only 200 votes” in the election and said the bishops should accept the HHS contraception mandate because contraception was cheaper than live births.
Coulter Controversy Highlights Speaker Policy at Fordham
Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter was recently invited to Fordham University to speak by the College Republicans, igniting a firestorm of comments from students and even the university president which only ended when the student group rescinded and apologized for the invitation.
Fr. Reese: Bishops Attacked Obama, and “Took a Beating”
Jesuit Fr. Thomas J. Reese, a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, outrageously accused the bishops of attacking President Obama and said that the bishops then “took a beating at the polls” in a column that appeared in The National Catholic Reporter.
Newspaper: College of Saint Mary Magdalen Flourishing
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen is rebounding since its “refounding” two years ago, as the school reports that its freshman class doubled in size over last year, and is in fact its largest ever.
Minn. Diocese Scolds Professors for Gay “Marriage” Efforts
The Diocese of Duluth has issued a statement chastising a Catholic college’s professors and staff who opposed Minnesota’s ballot measure defending marriage, just one week after faculty and staff at two other Minnesota Catholic colleges also publicly opposed the measure.
Another (Temporary?) Win for Religious Liberty
In a win for religious liberty, a Catholic-owned family business does not have to immediately comply with the HHS contraceptive mandate, a federal judge in Detroit has ruled.
SLU Faculty Senate and Students Pass No Confidence Votes in Jesuit President
The Faculty Senate at the Jesuit Saint Louis University yesterday overwhelmingly (51-4) voted no confidence in the university’s president, Fr. Lawrence Biondi, S.J., acording to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And SLU’s Student Government Association has just today expressed no confidence in Fr. Biondi in a unanimous vote.
UK Guardian: Liberation Theology at Heart of Dispute Over Peruvian University
The Cardinal Newman Society has reported numerous times about the bitter dispute between the Vatican and the former Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. But the dispute has made it to the pages of The Guardian, which focuses on the underlying theological battle over liberation theology that may be at the heart of the matter.
University of San Diego Rescinds Invite to Radical Theologian
University of San Diego (USD) officials have rescinded a visiting fellowship for radical British theologian Tina Beattie that was scheduled to begin this month, according to a letter written to Beattie by USD President Dr. Mary Lyons, who cited Beattie’s public dissent from Catholic teachings.
Catholics for Obama Co-Chair at Regis University
That’s right, the Catholics for Obama national co-chair came to speak on the intersection of faith and politics in a swing state on a Catholic campus in the week before the election, but the Jesuit university left out his affiliation in their publicity for the event.
Over 225 Christendom Students, Staff, and Faculty Pray Outside D.C. Abortion Clinic
More than 225 students, faculty, and staff at Christendom College protested prayerfully at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic this past weekend — making it the biggest abortion protest in the university’s 35-year history.
Notre Dame Choirs to Hold Annual Concert for the Missions
The University of Notre Dame Folk and Celebration Choirs will hold a concert this Friday in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to benefit the Holy Cross Missions in Africa.
Cornerstone of New Catholic College Laid in Iraq
Since Saddam Hussein’s regime was toppled by U.S. military intervention, untold acts of horror have been perpetrated against Christians in the Muslim-dominated country, forcing roughly half of Iraq’s Christian population to flee the country. Many others were forced into hiding.
Fr. McBrien of Notre Dame Says Long Arm of Bishops Can’t Reach Catholic Colleges
Many “progressive Catholics” remain in the Church only because they have found refuge on college campuses “where the long arms of a bishop cannot reach,” writes Fr. Richard McBrien, the Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, in his latest screed against the Vatican and the U.S. bishops.
BC Students Petition for Contraception on Campus, Take Inspiration from Gay Activists
Generation Fluke is on the rise. And they’re gathering signatures. Students at Boston College have reportedly begun a petition demanding that the health center on campus distribute contraceptives.
Georgetown Alumni Politicians Dissent on Abortion, Marriage
Georgetown University’s student newspaper boasted recently that nine candidates for Congress, six current U.S. senators and 13 members of the House are alumni of the Jesuit university. But Cardinal Newman Society researchers have found that most of these alumni are at odds with Catholic teaching on abortion and/or same-sex “marriage.”
Reggie Kennedy Tells Anna Maria U: “Democratic Politics and Religion Were Intertwined.”
Anna Maria College, a Catholic college in Massachusetts, finally heard pro-abortion rights Victoria Reggie Kennedy speak, according to news reports.
College and Universities Entering “Post-Secular Age?”
Two education and religion experts are urging American colleges to do a better job at engaging religion on campus, because students in increasing numbers come to campus seeking to explore, discuss, and live their religion.
Cardinal Designate Earned Doctorate at Catholic University of America
The Archbishop of Manila, who this week was named a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI, earned his doctorate at The Catholic University of America. Cardinal-designate Luis Tagle, 55, of Manila, Philippines, was the youngest of six cardinals announced this week by Pope Benedict XVI.
USD Hosts Theologian Who Compared Mass to Homosexual Intercourse
[Note: As of 11/2/12, pending further review of Beattie’s book God’s Mother, Eve’s Advocate, The Cardinal Newman Society has removed from its blog Campus Notes a citation from the book that compared the Mass to homosexual intercourse.]
Loyola Chicago to Host Drag Show
The Jesuit Loyola University in Chicago will host its sixth annual drag showThursday night on campus featuring professional drag queen Tajma Hall. The university website states that “The event will be filled with amateur student performers and a guaranteed great time!”
Benedictine College Dedicates New Academic Building
Fireworks, banners, a brass band, and confetti accompanied the dedication of a new academic building on the campus of Benedictine College overlooking the Missouri River.
Notre Dame Jesuit Receives Ratzinger Theology Award from Pope
Father Brian Daley S.J., a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, received the 2012 Ratzinger Prize for Theology from Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace.
BC Professor Criticizes Hook Up Culture, Says Bring Back the Date
Boston College professor Kerry Cronin gave all the students at Boston College some homework recently. She reportedly assigned students at the Jesuit college with the task of asking someone out on a date.
Boston College Celebrates Tip O’Neill Despite Troubling Abortion Record
Boston College is celebrating the 100th birthday of the late congressman Tip O’Neill, whose record on abortion caused at least one bishop to boycott a graduation ceremony that honored him.
Scranton Hosts Gay Marriage Advocate and Atheist NBA Star
Former professional basketball player, atheist, and gay activist John Amaechi spoke at the University of Scranton “Day of Inclusion” in front of more than 100 people last week.
BC to Host Pro-Gay “Marriage” Kal Penn to Discuss the Youth Vote
Boston College will host pro-gay “marriage” actor and former Obama administration official Kal Penn to discuss the importance of the “Youth Vote” this Wednesday, according to the Jesuit university’s student newspaper.
St. Louis University Profs Retaliate Against President’s Tenure Proposal
Professors at Saint Louis University have voted “no confidence” in the university’s president, Fr. Lawrence Biondi, S.J., in retaliation for his promising but short-livedproposal to reform tenure. The policy was announced in August but rescinded in September.
Notre Dame to Host Debate on Gay “Marriage”
The University of Notre Dame will host a public debate on the issue of gay “marriage” next week between traditional marriage advocate Maggie Gallagher and a Wayne State University philosophy professor who bills himself as “the gay moralist.”
What Would Blessed Newman Say?
The Sophia Institute Press just released The Quotable Newman—a collection of Blessed John Henry Newman’s thoughts and reflections on more than 100 key theological topics.
Newman Guide Colleges Receive Top Marks for Curriculum
Three colleges that appear in The Newman Guide for their fidelity to Catholic teaching were recently honored by the American Council of College Trustees and Alumni for the strength of their curriculum. Many others received high marks as well.
Coming Out Week at G’Town Is a Busy One
Georgetown University is celebrating “Coming Out Week” with an array of activities including a “kiss-in,” an “LGBTQ BBQ,” and a Buddhist meditation for LGBTQ students and allies to relieve the stress.
When Theologians Attack Paul Ryan
A number of theologians, many from Catholic colleges, are distorting Church teaching in favor of left-leaning politics to take political shots at vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
Marquette Hosts “Chronicles of the Closet” and Tweets Rainbow Flag
The Gender Sexuality Alliance at Marquette University (GSA) celebrated “LGBTQA diversity” on campus with an event called “Chronicles of the Closet” last week which is described on the university’s website as “an open-mic night for sharing coming-out stories.”
Gay Student Leaders at Catholic Colleges Form National “Equality” Organization
In honor of National Coming Out Day, student leaders of several lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student groups based on Catholic college campuses –most of them Jesuit — announced the founding of a national organization called the Catholic Association of Students for Equality (CASE).
Notre Dame To Award Sisters of Life Evangelium Vitae Medal
The University of Notre Dame will honor Mother Agnes Mary Donovan and theSisters of Life with the 2013 Evangelium Vitae Medal, which honors those who defend the sanctity of human life from its earliest stages.
Benedictine Honors St. Benedict By Laying Blessed Medal in Foundation of New Building
The Benedictine College Raven soccer teams, both men and women, gathered in their uniforms in the grass adjacent to the school’s turfed soccer field to lay a Medal of St. Benedict in the foundation of a new athletic building.
Is Academic Freedom Possible? John Henry Newman’s Witness
One of the questions often debated at Catholic colleges is whether academic freedom is really possible at a Catholic college. Fr. Juan R. Vélez, author of Passion for Truth, the Life of John Henry Newman, wrote a piece at First Thingssaying that Blessed Newman’s inspiration has guided many toward answers to that question.
Boston College Honors Harvard President
Boston College, a Jesuit institution, honored the president of Harvard University, Drew Gilpin Faust, as the first recipient of Boston College’s Sesquicentennial Medal in a ceremony on Wednesday.
Jesuit University Reverses Itself, Will Cover Contraceptives
A Jesuit university that saw faculty protests after the president of the university announced earlier this year that it would no longer cover contraceptives in its insurance plan has now reportedly reversed itself and announced that it will in fact continue to cover contraceptives.
Franciscan University Says New Liberal Arts Curriculum Strengthens Catholic Identity
The Franciscan University of Steubenville recently announced faculty approval of a new liberal arts curriculum that will be implemented in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a news release from the university.
Catholic Colleges Outnumbered by Other Christian Colleges Suing HHS
For months, it’s been wrongly proclaimed that opposition to the HHS contraceptive mandate was a Catholic thing. Instead, with regard to colleges and universities, we might wish for more Catholic engagement.
Georgetown Donates to Pro-Gay “Marriage” Charity
Georgetown University has reportedly donated sports and theater tickets to be raffled off as a donation to a pro-gay “marriage” organization. The Human Rights Campaign is currently battling defense-of-marriage ballot initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington state.
ND President Fr. Jenkins to Lead Rosary for Life
In observance of Respect Life Month, University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins will lead a “Rosary for Life” tonight in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Becket Fund Argues Imminent Harm to College from HHS Mandate
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed its first brief in its appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals requesting the Court reverse the judge’s dismissal of two HHS mandate lawsuits from Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College.
Catholic College Supports Radical Bill Redefining Family
While many Christian organizations spoke out against a bill that would allow judges to establish that a child may legally have more than two parents, the University of San Diego, a Catholic college, has publicly supported the bill.
Patrick Reilly: “I’ve Seen Significant Improvement in Catholic Higher Education”
Patrick Reilly, the president of The Cardinal Newman Society, told The Washington Examiner about his own faith, the secularization of many Catholic college and the “significant improvement in Catholic higher education” he has seen in recent years.
ND and BC Theologians Undercut Bishops
In a story in the National Catholic Reporter, two theologians from Notre Dame and Boston College seem to undercut a number of bishops who have publicly stated that Catholics could not in good conscience vote for pro-abortion and pro-gay “marriage” candidates when alternatives are available.
He Fell Off the Surfboard and Into Catholicism
Michael Van Hecke, the headmaster of Saint Augustine Academy in Ventura, California, came to California’s Thomas Aquinas College not to study, not to be a better Catholic, but to learn to surf. That was all. He planned to learn to surf and transfer out.
Philosophy Prof: Keep the Faith by Going to a Faithful College
Given the large numbers of Catholic students who compromise or even abandon their faith while in college, especially at secular institutions but even at many historically Catholic universities, Catholic families no doubt appreciate good advice on “keeping your faith at college.”
WaPo Piece on Steubenville Haunted by Religion?
The Washington Post recently ran a long piece about the city of Steubenville. What they didn’t discuss was actually more interesting to the writers at Get Religion.
Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life to be Headlined by Lila Rose
The Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, the nation’s largest student-run pro-life conference, which annually brings students, faculty, and clergy together to discuss the importance of life on the day before the March for Life, is scheduled for January 26, 2013, at Georgetown University.
Obama Administration Tells Small Catholic College to Create Hockey Team for Girls
The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights ruled that Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, is “not providing equal opportunity for women to participate in its intercollegiate athletics program” in compliance with Title IX regulations.
U.S. Flunks Religious Freedom for Catholic Colleges, Scorecard Shows
Among 31 recent attacks on religious freedom from the federal government, many directly threaten Catholic colleges and universities, as described in the “Obama Administration Religious Liberty Score Card” newly released by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).
Loyola Law School Defends Pro IVF Legal Brief as “Academic Freedom.”
The Cardinal Newman Society broke the story last week that students under the supervision of a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles filed an amicus brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights against Costa Rican laws protecting human life from the moment of conception.
Catholic University Boasts Obama Visit…And Oh Yeah, the Pope Too
Not many American colleges can boast being founded by a saint. That’s why it’s so disturbing to see that in the month leading up to the presidential election, Xavier University in Louisiana has decided to feature President Barack Obama on its homepage, commemorating the president’s visit to the campus in 2010.
Is There a Catholic, Pro-Life Youth Vote?
Deal Hudson reports that a mother received a phone call from the Obama campaign asking specifically for her college-aged children. The caller reportedly told the mother that she was Catholic, and she didn’t understand how a Catholic could vote for a Mormon.
Adversity Breeds Strength. The Story of Ave Maria Law School
It started in response to scandal. A group of professors at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law lost their jobs after protesting a decision to have a pro-abortion judge give the oath of commitment at the end of a school-sponsored Red Mass for lawyers.
First Things: How to Keep Your Faith During College
The newfound freedom of college life along with its hectic schedule can distract students from nurturing their faith life. Too often, we hear about young people losing their faith at college.
Judge: HHS Mandate Not a Burden on Religious Freedom
A federal district court in Missouri dismissed in its entirety a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS contraceptive mandate brought by a Catholic business owner, saying the mandate does not constitute a substantial burden on religious freedom.
Daily Caller: CNS Speaks Out Against NLRB Violations
The Daily Caller features Patrick Reilly, the president of The Cardinal Newman Society, speaking out against the overstepping National Labor Relations Board.
Cardinal Wuerl, CUA President John Garvey Talk Religious Freedom at G’Town
Speaking at Georgetown University as the keynote speaker for the Catholic Perspectives on Religious Freedom Conference, Cardinal Donald Wuerl recommended Dignitatis Humanae, the Second Vatican Council’s “Declaration on Religious Freedom,” as a guide to defending the “first freedom,” according to The National Catholic Register.
Benedictine Breaking Enrollment Records
Benedictine College has once again set a new all-time high in undergraduate enrollment. This is the third time in three consecutive years that the enrollment record has been surpassed.
Saint John’s University Hosts Actress with Links to Planned Parenthood
Saint John’s University in New York hosted actress Rosario Dawson — an advocate of same-sex “marriage” – for a voter registration drive as part of her efforts with a pro-abortion rights group she co-founded, called “Voto Latino.”
Incredible Video: Why Marriage Matters
The Alliance Defending Freedom has created an excellent new video defending marriage. It’s a must watch video for people on either side of this issue.
Feminist for Life Lectures Full House at Catholic University of America
The Students for Life at The Catholic University of America hosted the president of Feminists for Life last week, according to the campus newspaper. Serrin M. Foster delivered a lecture called “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” to a packed house in the Karl F. Herzfeld Auditorium in Hannan Hall.
Loyola Law Students Battle Costa Rican Bishops on In Vitro Fertilization
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is currently deciding whether Costa Rica, which is substantially Catholic and the only country that completely prohibitsin vitro fertilization (IVF), is infringing on human rights. Shockingly, a class at a Jesuit law school has sided with plaintiffs – and against the Catholic Church — to oppose laws that protect life from the moment of conception.
Theologian: Gay “Marriage” Fight Making Church “Irrelevant”
The battle over same-sex “marriage” in Minnesota is reaching a fever pitch. But one theologian at a Catholic college there is already declaring the Catholic Church the loser.
Catholic College Adds Sexual Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy
Trustees for the Congregation of Holy Cross-founded Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, have added sexual orientation to the college’s non-discrimination policy.
Univ. of San Diego Pushes Homosexual Course, But Students Not Interested
The University of San Diego, a Catholic institution, recently urged undergraduate students to register for a course called “Using Adolescent and Children’s Literature to Explore LGBTQ Issues” as an approved elective for minors in Education, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Peace and Justice Studies.
Professors Lobby Notre Dame on Sexual Orientation with Full-Page Ad
Earlier this year, a group of University of Notre Dame faculty and staff drafted a letter in support of the “LGBTQ community” at Notre Dame, after the University announced it would not add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause despite pressure from some student groups and faculty.
Jesuit College All in on Gay “Marriage” Speakers
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University of San Francisco’s law school, the Jesuit institution has invited gay “marriage” supporters Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and David Boies, the attorney who famously led the court fight to overturn California’s proposition 8 which had upheld marriage as between a man and a woman.
Catholic College Hosts Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay “Marriage” Pol to Talk Civility
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego will host a pro-abortion rights and pro-gay “marriage” politician to speak on “civility” in politics.
Pew: Religious Restrictions on the Rise
The Pew Forum has released its annual report detailing the state of religious freedom in the United States. And the news isn’t good. The bad news is that The United States has been moved from Pew’s “low” to “moderate” category of restrictions on religious freedom.
Pro-Life Tour Includes Franciscan University
More than 100 students gathered in the Piazza dei Santi at The Franciscan University of Steubenville Friday as part of a nationwide initiative spearheaded by an assortment of pro-life groups, urging college students to remember the importance of life when casting their ballots this November.
Bishop Conley Warns College Students Against Relativism
Just days after he was named the new Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, Bishop James Conley urged students at Harvard University to heed Blessed John Henry Newman’s warnings about the dangers of moral relativism, according to EWTN.
Former Christendom VP Tapped by Bishops to Head Social Justice, CCHD Offices
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has named a former Christendom College official to lead the bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, which oversees the troubled Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
Washington Bishops: Gay “Marriage” Threat to Catholic Education
The bishops of the State of Washington issued a warning to Catholics about the untold ramifications of changing the definition of marriage, including a direct threat to faithful Catholic education.
Sandra Fluke Misleads at DNC
It is sad that Fluke rose to prominence at a Jesuit university, criticizing the fact that the university wouldn’t pay for her contraception. It is sad that Georgetown supported her and even asked her to speak to students. But sadder still is that Fluke misled people in her nationally televised speech by telling lies that have been proven to be lies by The Cardinal Newman Society and many others.
The Scary Hook Up Culture at Catholic Colleges
Jason King, chair of the theology department at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA is concerned about the rampant hook up culture on Catholic campuses all across the country.
Catholic College Drops Abortion Coverage
The Cardinal Newman Society has learned that a Catholic university in Pennsylvania is dropping its unintentional coverage of abortion in its health insurance plan to better reflect Catholic teaching.
Wheaton College vs HHS Mandate. Round Two
Wheaton College has appealed a federal judge’s ruling that dismissed the college’s lawsuit challenging the HHS Mandate which would require the college to provide contraception insurance.
Gay Group Blasts Franciscan University. Franciscan University Pushes Back
After criticizing The Franciscan University of Steubenville for its stance on homosexuality, a gay alumni group with no official connection to the faithful Catholic university is being urged to cease publicly affiliating themselves with the college.
New Book Celebrates Notre Dame’s Chapels
A new book published by the University of Notre Dame Press celebrates the beauty of the chapels on the South Bend campus. You can watch an impressive trailer for the book.
Creighton Defends Partnering with Hospital Stripped of Catholic Status
Creighton University School of Medicine responded to a a report by The Cardinal Newman Society about their affiliation with a hospital stripped of its Catholic status.
Muslims Enrolling at Catholic Colleges in Growing Numbers
Last year, there was a media firestorm about a complaint filed by a George Washington University Professor against The Catholic University of America alleging discrimination of Muslims at the Catholic college. The complaint stated that crosses and other Christian symbols were offensive to Muslims.
Is a Jesuit University Eviscerating Tenure?
Following this month’s federal court ruling that strengthens the hand of college leaders over tenured professors, Saint Louis University has proposed a post-tenure review that has professors complaining, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Onward Christian Professors
Fr. Robert John Araujo, S.J., of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law writes that many challenges face law schools today such as declining student populations and increasing costs, but one that should receive an increased focus is training and educating law students in virtue.
Notre Dame’s Fr. Jenkins Promises “A Fresh Look” at LGBT Issues
In an interview with the student newspaper, the president of the University of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, spoke at length of the university’s decision to not add sexual discrimination to its nondiscrimination clause. But he cryptically added that it’s time for the university to take “a fresh look” at issues relating to LGBT students.
Notre Dame Claims Immediate Harm from HHS Mandate
The Obama administration has had some success with getting lawsuits against the HHS mandate tossed on technical grounds, arguing that they are still working to accommodate religious objections and that because the mandate hasn’t affected religious institutions as of yet, the lawsuits are not ripe. That argument has worked against the lawsuits brought by Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College.
Two More Colleges File Lawsuits Against the HHS Mandate
Two more evangelical institutions are challenging the Obama administration’s HHS contraceptive mandate in court with a joint lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to The Alliance Defending Freedom.
Daniel Maguire Is No Fan of Paul Ryan
Daniel Maguire, a professor of moral theology at Marquette University, unleashed a rambling attack on Catholic vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, accusing him of “driving the nails into everything that helps the poor.”
Administration Moves HHS Mandate Goalposts. Again.
In response to a lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate brought by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty on behalf of Wheaton College, the federal government has rewritten its one-year “safe harbor” to give the evangelical institution until August, 2013, to comply with the mandate or face heavy fines.
Ave Maria President Wonders Where the Tolerance Has Gone
Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University writes about the Obama Administration’s assault on religious freedom and laments the loss of pro-life Democrats like former Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey.
Forbes and Catholic Colleges
How should Catholic families evaluate colleges? Forbes Magazine lists many Catholic colleges high in its annual U.S. college and university rankings, but beware: like most college rankings, Forbes tends to mistake “big” and “popular” for “best.” Six Catholic schools made it into the top 100 out of the 650 schools listed this year including The University of Notre Dame (No. 12), Boston College (No 26), Georgetown University (No. 38), College of the Holy Cross (No. 41), University of Santa Clara (No. 72), and Villanova University (No. 83).
What Is It with Gonzaga and Population Control Advocates?
What is it with Gonzaga University and population control advocates? For their 2011-2012 commencement speaker, the Jesuit university hostedpopulation control advocate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. And now, Gonzaga recently announced that this year’s Gonzaga Presidential Speaker Series will seeNew York Times columnist Thomas Friedman come to the Spokane campus in the fall and Dr. Jane Goodall in the spring.
Catholic Law Professor Attacks Paul Ryan
A professor at a Catholic law school lambasted vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in the pages of the Huffington Post today, saying Ryan’s record is “that of a man in thrall to a curdled, warped individualism.” Charles J. Reid Jr.,Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, employs Ryan’s oft-repeated praise for Ayn Rand’s work while completely rejecting his disavowal of her “atheistic philosophy.”
Study: College Degrees Still Matter
The current recession has many people questioning the value of a college degree, but a new report coming out of Georgetown University reports that college degrees still greatly impact employment prospects and salary. The study from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University called “The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm” reports that the unemployment rate for recent four-year college graduates is 6.8 percent.
Catholic Colleges Rally Around Affirmative Action
The administrations of a number of Catholic colleges threw their support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, and have asked the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college admissions. In an amicus brief co-signed by Fordham University, Boston College, DePaul University, Georgetown University, College of the Holy Cross, Marquette University, The University of Notre Dame, and the University of San Francisco told the high court that a diverse college population was in their best interest.
Saint Louis U. Law Dean Represented Woman Who Wanted Abortion
A Catholic Jesuit law school has announced that its new interim dean will be a personal injury lawyer who in 2010 reportedly represented a mother in a “wrongful life” lawsuit, claiming doctors had failed to detect that her child had a congenital condition leading to the loss of the baby’s left foot. Had she known, the woman said she would have aborted the baby. Following the abrupt resignation of the previous dean, Saint Louis University announced last week that alumnus Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. would be the interim dean of SLU’s School of Law.
Catholic College Profs Among “Catholics for Obama” 2012
Relying heavily on left-leaning academics at Catholic colleges and universities, the Obama campaign on Monday unveiled its “Catholics for Obama” team for 2012 in an effort to boost its Catholic vote. Among those leading the group are several pro-abortion rights politicians along with faculty members at Catholic colleges including Sister Jamie Phelps, director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans; Nicholas Cafardi, a canon and civil lawyer who teaches at the Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh; ...
Marching for the LCWR
An adjunct professor at Jesuit Seattle University organized a march to protest the Vatican crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), drawing 500 people and a statement from Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain in praise of the work of women religious. The Vatican placed Sartain in charge of the LCWR to bring its practices more in line with Catholic orthodoxy.
Theology Prof Takes on the Last Acceptable Prejudice
In an excellent piece at The Catholic Thing, theology professor Randall Smith at the University of St. Thomas in Houston writes that when some speak of tolerance they really mean freedom from the possibility of Catholicism. "I know a young man who is heartbroken and devastated because his fiancée’s Catholic mother informed her daughter she would absolutely refuse to attend their wedding unless the couple agreed to use contraception. “I raised an intelligent, independent daughter,” this woman insisted, “smart enough to get into [a prominent Ivy League School]."
Jesuit University to Host Pro-Abortion Rights Papal Critic Cokie Roberts
As part of its Presidential Centennial Guest Series, Loyola University in New Orleans just announced plans to host Cokie Roberts as a speaker early next year despite her public statements at odds with the teaching of the Catholic Church. The Presidential Centennial Guest Series is a VIP event series celebrating Loyola’s hundredth anniversary of teaching men and women in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, according to the university’s website.
Catholic Law Prof Defends Obama’s Abortion Record
A law professor at Duquesne University took to the pages of the National Catholic Reporter to convince readers that Obama is more “pro-life” than Romney.Nicholas Cafardi writes: "Obama favors, and included in the Affordable Care Act, $250 million of support for vulnerable pregnant women and alternatives to abortion. This support will make abortions much less likely, since most abortions are economic. Romney, on the other hand, has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan’s budget, which will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of the federal plans that support poor women."
Feds Agree Not to Enforce HHS Mandate on Legatus…For Now
In a temporary victory for religious liberty, attorneys for the Obama administration have agreed not to enforce the HHS mandate against Legatus, the Weingartz Supply Company, and company president Daniel Weingartz until January 1.That announcement came in response to Federal District Judge Robert H. Cleland of the Eastern District of Michigan setting a hearing date for the lawsuit against the mandate on September 26.
Federal Government Files Motion to Dismiss Franciscan University’s HHS Lawsuit
The federal government is seeking to have Franciscan University of Steubenville’s lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s HHS mandate thrown out of court.The government is seeking dismissal of the Catholic university’s lawsuit on the grounds that changes are already being made to meet the concerns of religious institutions. That argument has worked in the dismissal of previous lawsuits including the lawsuit by Belmont Abbey College even though those “changes” promised by the Administration have yet to be codified into the rule.
Jesuit Law School Dean Signs Scathing Resignation Letter
The Dean of a Jesuit law school resigned Wednesday with a scathing resignation letter that called into question the integrity and honesty of the institution.Saint Louis University told Insider Higher Ed that the dean was able to resign only because she had avoided a meeting Wednesday at which she was to have been fired.“It is the ultimate irony that a Jesuit university would operate so far outside the bounds of common decency, collegiality, professionalism and integrity,” Annette E. Clark, the resigning dean, wrote in her resignation letter. “I simply cannot be part of, and I assure you I will not be complicit with, an administration that can’t be trusted to act honestly.”
ACLU Compares Catholics to Racists
She's Baaaaaack. Sandra Fluke to Campaign for Obama
Reilly, Bozell and Other Conservative Leaders Speak Out on Manufactured Chick-Fil-A Controversy
Shock Decision: Court Rejects Concept of Tenure as Lifetime Appointment
Faithful Catholic College Responds to LGBT Petition
Pope Benedict on "Unprecedented Gravity" of Threats to Religious Freedom
What To Do About Those Wayward Catholic Colleges?
G'Town LGBTQ Training on Video
ND Prof: Notre Dame is Not a Catholic University
Peru University Insists It Will Call Itself "Catholic" and "Pontifical" Despite Vatican Decree
City Removes Franciscan University Chapel from Logo
Boston College Suspends Professor After Arrest for Threatening to Blow Up Mine
Bishop Olmsted Responds to Cardinal Newman Society Report, Says Hospital Remains "Non-Catholic" Despite Partnership with Jesuit School
Catholic Organizations Urge Passage of Religious Liberty Bill
College Lecturer Dismantles Five Top Myths Of the Crusades
Notre Dame Grad Students Petition in Favor of HHS Mandate
Law Prof at Catholic College Says Bishops Crossing the Line Separating Church and State, Suggests Penalties
Vatican's Official Statement on University Stripped of "Catholic" Status
Report: Vatican to Remove Titles “Pontifical” and “Catholic” from University
Judge Throws Out Belmont Abbey’s HHS Mandate Lawsuit
A U.S. District Court dismissed Belmont Abbey College’s lawsuit against the department of Health and Human Service over the contraceptive mandate.
Religious Liberty Fight Could Shut Down the Government?
Evangelicals and Catholics Haven't Always Been the Best of Friends But...
Evangelicals and Catholics Haven’t Always Been the Best of Friends But…
American evangelicals and Catholics have not always been the best of friends, writes John Garvey, the president of The Catholic University of America, and Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Ryken in a joint editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal. But in recent years...
Former Fordham Student for Reproductive Justice Activist Calls Archbishop Lori a Liar
Peter Kreeft's 12 Arguments for the Uniqueness of Christianity
Federal Judge Tosses HHS Mandate Lawsuits
In a blow to religious liberty, a federal judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit in which Nebraska and six other states along with a number of other plaintiffs tried to block part of the federal health care law that requires contraception coverage.
HHS Mandate Makes Catholics and Evangelicals "Cobelligerents."
Evangelical College Joins Catholic University in Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
The High Cost of Religious Freedom
Freedom isn’t free. And it turns out that religious freedom may become extremely expensive in the near future.
Governor Vetoes Religious Liberty and Conscience Rights
Anti-Catholic Catholic Professors Are Out to Destroy Catholicism on Campus
In a stunning piece that cuts quickly to the heart of the problem at so many Catholic colleges, Randall Smith, associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, writes that anti-Catholic Catholics and former Catholics are out to destroy Catholic colleges. From within.
Archbold: Notre Dame ACE Leader Reacts to Fidelity Oath With 'Nazi' Joke
Anti-Catholic Catholic Professors Are Out to Destroy Catholicism on Campus
Theologians to Speak at VOTF Conference
Fr. Araujo on the Importance of Oaths!
House Finds Obamacare Threatens Religious Liberty and Funds Abortion
Jesuit Urges Using Film During Mass
Sr. Mary Ann Walsh: New Meaning to Mass Text
Former Jesuit/Theologian Criticizes Bishop Selection Process
Obama: "It's Not Fair" That Catholic Institutions Don't Provide Contraceptives
NLRB Impounds Ballots of Union Vote at Catholic College
All You Wanted to Know About the HHS Mandate But Were Afraid to Ask
Is the U.S. Ripe for Tyranny?
And Now Some Good News About Catholicism in America from Fr. McCloskey
G'Town Prof: Obama Downgrading Religious Liberty
The HHS Mandate Isn't Only Unjust, It's Illegal
Catholic College Joins with Hospital Recently Stripped of Catholic Status for Scandalous Abortion
3 Reasons America’s Future Depends on Catholics
Writer-in-residence at Benedictine College Tom Hoopes wrote recently that the promise of the Declaration of Independence has never quite been fulfilled. But it can be, if religious people — and especially Catholics — do their job.
Prof Who Flouts Catholic Teaching on Abortion Promoted as "Religion Expert" by Catholic College
Archbishop Chaput Closes Fortnight for Freedom with Stirring Homily
Some Hope for Religious Freedom in Supreme Court Ruling
College Theology Society Seeks Dialogue with Bishops.
Gay Ministry Group Refuses Oath of Fidelity to Church Teaching
How Do You Wear Your Baby?
Absolution at Gettysburg
Theology Prof: Bishops in "Moral Schism."
Archbishop Naumann: “We didn’t pick the time, nor did we pick the fight”
ND Scholar Excited About Origen Discovery
Hillary Clinton and UNICEF Join Forces at Georgetown
University of Dayton Theology Professor Elected to Lead College Theological Society
Villanova Prof., Lewd Performer Outraged by Cancelled Workshop
NC Reporter Tutors Bishops on "Blessings" of Obamacare
Catholic Colleges Vow to Fight On
Catholic University Students Support Minute of Silence for Munich 11 at London Olympics
Moral Theologian Blasts Bishops over Gay "Marriage"
Esolen: Must Our Long Experiment in Ordered Liberty Be Declared Dead?
Creighton Pharmacy Prof Defends the Right of Conscience
Georgetown Prof: "Ultra Conservative" and "Fulminating" Bishops Making Obama "the Enemy"
Former Jesuit and Georgetown Prof Emerging as Same-Sex "Marriage" Crusader
Archbishop Lori Invokes Saint and Scholar Who Died for Religious Freedom
Abp. Chaput: "Unless We Work Hard to Keep Our Religious Liberty, We’ll Lose It."
Sr. Keehan On the "Good Intentions" of the Obama Administration
Franciscan University Student Blogger Bucks the Trend of Godlessness
Princeton's Peter Singer Solves the Religious Liberty Problem: Why Can't Catholics Just Close Their Universities?
BC Professor Defends Sr. Farley in Most Unoriginal Way Ever
Garvey: Six Proofs that Our Religious Liberty Is Threatened
Media Backgrounder: Theologians at Major Catholic Universities Will Help You Knock the Fortnight for Freedom
Duquesne: An Identity Crisis?
Former President of Catholic College Supports Women's Ordination, Predicts Death of "Institutional" Church
Georgetown Prof Tells Bishops Religious Liberty Is in a "Global Crisis."
Monsignor Swetland: Universities Are Essential Part of the Church's Mission
When Theologians Attack!!!
WaPo: Should the Church Lose Its Tax Exemption for Fighting for Religious Liberty?
Due Cause for Concern: Sr. Farley’s Book Used by College Professors
Theologian: Sister Farley Is "Matriarch of Dissenting U.S. Catholic Ethicists"
Former Boston Globe Editor Named ND Communications Chief
Archbold: Theologians Consider HHS Mandate, Hilarity Ensues
Catholic College President Speaks Out About HHS Mandate at Religious Freedom Rally
CUA President to Speak About "Mission-Focused Leadership"
Theologians: The Vatican Doesn't Understand Theology
Wyoming Catholic College Won’t Sue Over the HHS Mandate–Not Because They Don’t Want To
The President of Wyoming Catholic College announced that they will not be suing the Obama administration over the HHS contraception mandate–but it’s not because they don’t want to.
Archbold: Am I Just Too Busy to Rally for Religious Freedom Tomorrow?
Wyoming Catholic College Won't Sue Over the HHS Mandate--Not Because They Don't Want To
Catholicism Isn't a Red State/ Blue State Thing
Catholic College Professor Is Planned Parenthood Board Member
Theology Prof: Vatican's "Shock and Awe" Campaign against U.S. Nuns Just the Beginning
Gay Men's Chorus to Perform "Born This Way" at Catholic College
Obamacare: Down with Parents
Saint Bonaventure Bravely Advocates "More Dialogue" About HHS Mandate
Christendom President: The Church Has Been Wounded
Fordham Prof: Bishops Are Undermining Religious Liberty
Book By Fordham Professor is Microcosm of What's Wrong with Catholic Colleges
CUA Lawyer: Obama Never Took Seriously Objections to Mandate
Dean of Catholic Law School Stands with Bishop in Opposition to HHS Mandate
Nashville Dominican Named Head of USCCB Education Office
NY Times Scolds Catholics, Calls HHS Mandate Lawsuits a "Stunt"
Father Orsi: Precedent for Blatty's Canon Law Lawsuit
Some Protest Kennedy at BC Law Commencement
The Media's Deafening Silence on Catholic Lawsuits
Cardinal Dolan on the Secularization of Georgetown
CUA President Continues to Lead on Religious Freedom
WSJ: Why The Lawsuits Against the HHS Mandate Matter
Ave Maria Drops Health Coverage
Jesuit: The Withering of the Catholic Soul at Georgetown
Mary Ann Glendon: The Attack on Religious Liberty is the Point
Notre Dame Law Prof Wants to Know If You Listened to Obama
Notre Dames' Fr. Jenkins Sues President He Honored Three Years Ago
Archdiocese of Washington: WaPo Missed The Point
Patrick Deneen: Why Georgetown Got It Wrong
A Catholic Civil War?
Catholic College to Honor Population Control Advocate
Ave Maria to Drop Student Health Coverage?
‘Exorcist’ Author, Georgetown Alumni Preparing Canon Lawsuit
Is There a Silver Lining to Georgetown's Sebelius Debacle?
Bishops Respond Strongly to Obama Administration's "Accommodation" on HHS Mandate
Loyola Jesuit Explains to Nancy Pelosi Why Catholicism Doesn't "Compel" Support for Same-Sex "Marriage"
Franciscan University of Steubenville to Drop Student Health Insurance
Students, Faculty Don Rainbow Ribbon for Homosexual Rights as Cardinal George Speaks
Cardinal Dolan's Homerun Commencement Speech on Catholic Identity and Traditional Marriage
Last Weekend's Controversial Commencement Speakers
"Catholic" Theologians Blast Bishops for Opposing Gay "Marriage"
Catholic U. Prof in the NY Times: Religious Liberty Benefits All
Feminist Organization Celebrates Anniversary at Chicago's Loyola University
Satire: Catholic College Invites Satan as Commencement Speaker
Population Control Guru Is Commencement Speaker at DePaul University
Villanova Prof: Sebelius Invite a "Slap in the Face" of the Bishops
Catholic Professor: Bishops “Un-Christian” on Coverage for Contraception
Pope Urges Catholic Colleges to Embrace Catholic Identity
DePaul Hosts Pro-Abortion Right Senator
Princeton's Robert George Understands Why Georgetown Invited Sebelius
ND Student Tells How Pre-Class Prayer Aided His Conversion
Bill Donohue Asks: "Georgetown University Catholic or Not?"
Wheeling Jesuit Holds Townhall on Obamacare
Jesuit University Goes for Trifecta of Scandalous Speakers
Shocking Vandalism! Chapel Steps Desecrated with Condoms on Georgetown Campus
Medal of Freedom for Georgetown's Madeline Albright
113 Notre Dame Faculty Sign Letter Urging University to Bow to LGBTQ Demands
Georgetown Will Offer Contraceptive Coverage to Employees, Not Students
Study: College Age Students Losing Faith
Gay Profs at Notre Dame Speak Out About "Invisible Discrimination."
Lavender Graduation Trend Continues at Catholic Colleges
Other Notable Commencement Keynote Speakers
Special report: Catholic college commencement scandals in 2012
Catholic College Disinvites Pro-Abortion Rights Pol at Request of Bishop
Notre Dame Commencement Speaker, AIDS Partnership at Odds with Vatican, Bishops
Correction: Peter Singer
Breaking News: Georgetown Hosts Sandra Fluke as Speaker on Contraception Access
Archbold: Commonweal's "But"
Priest at USD: No Professor or Chaplain Was Willing to Pray with These Students
Catholic College President: No Compromise. We Must be Willing to Die for What We Believe.
Fr. Scalia Compares Obama Administration to King Henry VIII, Says We're Called to Imitate St. Thomas More
Eugene Cullen Kennedy Says Reform of the Reform is So Non-Space Age...Or Something
Cardinal Burke: Employers Providing Contraceptives "Materially and Formally" Cooperating with Sin
Catholic College Denies Atheist Club
USD Students, Alumni Say Cancel Drag Show
Theology Prof Blasts Bishops as "Moral Heretics."
Bishop McManus' Commitment to Catholic Identity Was Reason He Opposed Honoring Kennedy
Video: Sir Anthony Hopkins Makes Surprise Visit and Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College
LBGTQ-Friendly Checkbox for Students at Georgetown?
Bishops: Freedom is Not a "Grace" Granted by Government
"Gay? Fine By Me" T-Shirts Distributed on Catholic Campus
Catholic College, Vatican Reach Agreement?
Dispensing Condoms is God's Will, Says Contraceptive Activist at Catholic University
Xavier Drops Contraceptive Coverage
An "Educational" Drag Show at Catholic College
Student Group Passes Out Condoms on Catholic Campus
Gonzaga Looks at its Own Catholic Identity
Pro-Abortion Rights/ Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Governor to be Honored by Catholic College
Catholic College Cancels Kennedy as Commencement Speaker at Request of Bishop
Santa Clara Hosts Transgender Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
Voice of the Faithful Holds Conference on Catholic Campus
Alumni Petition Opposes Gonzaga University Honors to Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A Shocking Lineup of Pro-Abortion Rights Pols at Catholic College Event
Priest Cites "Wretched History" of the Papacy Resisting Secular Culture
Scandalous Gay "Touch" Retreat Canceled
Pro-Abortion Rights Actress Raises Funds for Pro-Contraception Charity on Catholic Campus
Eugene Cullen Kennedy Praises Bishop Who Seeks to Scrap Church Teaching on Sexuality
ND Right to Life Hosts Panel on HHS Mandate
Notre Dame Prof Rebuked by Family and Marriage Scholar
Catholic University Congratulates Bishop Lori
Alabama Joins EWTN in Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
Sometimes Cries for Civility Just Mean "Shut Up!"
Radical Pro-Abortion Rights MSNBC Host to Speak at Catholic College
Catholic College Names Building after Pro-Abortion Rights Catholic Politician
Patrick Reilly Tells CNA The Mandate Must Go for Religious Liberty to Survive
Benedictine's Mission Plan: Become One of the Great Catholic Colleges in America
All You Wanted to Know about the HHS Mandate but Were Afraid to Ask a Theologian
Christian Brothers University Publicized Banned Conference
Notre Dame Links to Pro-Abortion Sites for Internships
Archbishop: Developing Strong Catholic Identity is Crucial
It's NOT New! Student Plans Were Under HHS Mandate Seven Months Ago
John Carroll President Will Not Support HHS Mandate Despite Plea from Faculty
Bishop Lori Appointed Archbishop of Baltimore
"Obamacare's Greatest Foe" to Speak on Living Your Catholic Faith in Politics.
Catholic University Prof Praises Obama's Latest Mandate Announcement
Catholic College Profs and Religious Attend Dissident Catholic Group Event
Bishops Call for Prayers for Religious Liberty
Father Shea, Rock Star in Rome
Four Newman Guide Colleges Named Top Conservative Colleges
Homeschooling Conference at Thomas More College
Loyola Bans Vulgarly Named Band
John Paul the Great President and Students Protest HHS Mandate
While the President of John Paul the Great University in California wrote a strong letter protesting the HHS contraceptive mandate, a group of students of the university created a video. While this may speak to how different the generations are, it also speaks to how united students and administrators at the Catholic college are against the HHS mandate.
Georgetown Prof Stands Against the Bishops
John Paul the Great President and Students Protest HHS Mandate
The Cardinal Newman Society Cheers Bishops' Statement, Challenges All Catholic Colleges to Stand
Amish Yes. Catholics No.
Catholic Colleges Hosts Symposium for Advancing the New Evangelization
Notre Dame's Missed Opportunity
Patrick Reilly on Two Major Victories for Religious Liberty
An Open Letter to President Obama from a Faithful Catholic College
In a strongly-worded open letter to President Barack Obama, Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland voiced its protest of the federal government mandate requiring the provision of sterilization, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs in all health care plans as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
An Open Letter to President Obama from a Faithful Catholic College
Notre Dame Prof: "The immorality of birth control is no longer a teaching of the Catholic Church."
Catholics a Minority at DePaul. But Don't Worry There's a Muslim Prayer Room
New Hampshire House Passes Religious Exemption
Sister Galbraith of Aquinas College Sees "Great Spiritual Conversion" in Church Today
Gay Student Group Seeks Recognition at CUA
Catholic Missionary Sues Obama Administration over HHS Mandate
Author Cites Blessed Cardinal Newman in Argument for Conscience
Pro-Gay Marriage Movie to be Shown at Catholic College
Jesuit College Accused of Right Wing Orthodoxy!
The Anti-Catholic Catholic College
Cardinal Dolan: White House Lectured USCCB on Interpreting Catholic Teaching
Georgetown President Scolds Limbaugh, Stays Silent on HHS Mandate
Scandal at Saint Mary's College of California
A History of the Loss of Catholic Identity at PCUP
Celebrate Life Magazine Features The Cardinal Newman Society, Patrick Reilly
Students Still Pushing for Gay Club at Notre Dame
Bishop Lori Strongly Responds to America Magazine
Catholic College Partners with Largest Secular University for Dual Degrees
Students, Professors Call On College to Obey Vatican
Faculty Balks at Catholic College's Refusal to Host Speaker
Catholic College President Making Waves
Senate Kills Religious Liberty Bill
Atheism Course at Catholic College?
The Paths of Two Catholic College Presidents Diverge
Fresh from the Oscars, Mother Dolores to Speak at Franciscan U.
Students Blast Lack of Catholic Identity of Catholic College
Nancy Pelosi's One Woman Hearing Misleads
Faculty of Jesuit College Sign Letter Supporting HHS Mandate, Scolding Bishops
Catholic College Rebuffs The Vatican
MSNBC Wrong About The Cardinal Newman Society
ARCHBOLD: Fr. Jenkins Continues "Dialogue" with Obama
Cardinal Dolan Signs the "Unacceptable" Statement
Religious Liberty Conference at Aquinas
Same Sex Couple Wins Catholic College Valentine's Day Contest
ARCHBOLD: America Mag Bails on the Fight for Religious Liberty
Catholic College President Testifies Against State Contraceptive Mandate
Villanova Accused of Homophobia by Cancelled Performance Artist
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Blasts Contraceptive Mandate
CUA Student Group: "No place for this mandate in a free and just society."
Gonzaga to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Jesuit College Prez Objects to HHS Mandate
Pro-Abortion Rights Theology Professor Backs Out on Abortion Debate
Catholic Colleges and Contraception: Getting It Straight
Franciscan U to Offer Prayers and Sacrifice for Religious Liberty in America
Edith Stein Conference at Notre Dame
Cardinal Bertone Issues Deadline to Catholic College
Breaking: Ave Maria Files Lawsuit Against Obama Administration
Villanova Cancels Invitation to Radical Gay Rights Performer Who Blames Catholic Blogs
ARCHBOLD: Students Against Religious Liberty
John Garvey: What Happened to Religious Liberty?
The Faithful Catholic College Boom
Obama Responds to Belmont Abbey Lawsuit. Epic Fail.
I Hold in My Hand the Names of 20 Catholic Colleges that Cover Contraception
Bishop Lori Would Sooner Close Hospitals and Schools Than Violate Conscience
45 Conservative Leaders Protest HHS Mandate