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Belmont Abbey Takes Next Step in Providing Affordable, Catholic Education
11/17/2014
Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., recently announced the opening of a new student services center. The new center is the next step in a larger plan to provide an affordable, private, and Catholic education, reported the College.


Sport Offers ‘Opportunity to Love, Sacrifice,’ Says Belmont Abbey President
11/5/2014
“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor,” said Dr. Bill Thierfelder, quoting Pope Pius XII in a recent address to students at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., according to a College news release.


Newman Guide-Recommended Colleges Rank High in New ACTA Curriculum Ratings
10/29/2014
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) recently released its sixth annual “What Will They Learn” list rating the core curricula of colleges and universities across the country. Several institutions recommended in The Newman Guide received high marks.


Belmont Abbey President to Discuss ‘Christian Vision of Sports’ at Christendom
10/21/2014
The talk, according to the Christendom news release, is part of the College's Major Speakers program which offers students "cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment."


Colleges in Newman Guide Rank Well with U.S. News and World Report
9/23/2014
Colleges recommended in The Newman Guide ranked well in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges. 


Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide Comment on HHS Mandate Accommodation
9/8/2014
Several Catholic colleges and universities recommended in The Newman Guide have issued press releases and statements commenting on the Obama administration’s recent update to the HHS mandate accommodation.


Washington Monthly Features Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide
8/29/2014
Washington Monthly recently released its rankings of four-year colleges and universities across the nation. This year’s 2014 college guide included many colleges and universities recommend in The Newman Guide.


Pro-Life Counseling Service Helps Pregnant College Students, Celebrates Milestone
8/7/2014
Heartbeat International is a network of pro-life ministries intended to meet the various needs of those facing unplanned pregnancies, and its pregnancy helpline is reachable by phone, text message, email, or live chat, to provide support for women in need.


Belmont Abbey College: Supreme Court Ruling on HHS Mandate a ‘Meaningful Victory’
7/1/2014
President Thierfelder said, “With the continuing help of the Becket Fund, we are inspired to fight on and we are confident that the resolution of our case will further help to ensure religious freedom for all.”


U.S. Bishops Call for Prayer, Education, Action in Fortnight for Freedom
6/17/2014
The Fortnight takes place during a time, the bishops note, “when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power...”


Belmont Abbey College, Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Win Sportsmanship Awards
6/13/2014
“We are an extension of this great university,” UST Athletic Director Todd Smith said. “We are about graduating champions of faith and character.”


Belmont Abbey College Hosts Olympian on ‘Faithfully Fit for the Kingdom’
6/12/2014
Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina is hosting a reception featuring Catholic Olympian, wife, and homeschooling mother of four, Rebecca Dussault.


Belmont Abbey College Announces New Plan to Operate Exclusively on Tuition
4/7/2014
The new “Affordable Private College Model” will “serve students better, shrink general administrative costs by $1 million annually and eliminate the need for‘gap’ funding.”


College Students Credited as Driving Force in March for Life
1/27/2014
Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide are featured for their participation in and efforts surrounding the March for Life in a recent article by The Catholic News Agency.


Catholic Colleges to Have Major Presence at March for Life
1/21/2014
This year, thousands of students from Catholic colleges and universities across the United States will join the throngs of pro-life people attending the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 22.


Supreme Court to Hear Combined Arguments in Two Key HHS Mandate Cases
11/26/2013
"...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.”


BREAKING: Belmont Abbey College Refiles Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
11/20/2013
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is defending the college and its freedom to provide insurance coverage that it considers to be morally acceptable in accordance with Catholic teaching.


‘Reclaim the Game,’ Says Belmont Abbey College President
9/16/2013
“A common misconception is that world-class performance and living a life of virtue are at odds with each other.”


Calling All Catholic Athletes: Reflections of a Catholic College Graduate
9/4/2013
“Sport, as you well know, is an activity that involves more than the movement of the body; it demands use of intelligence and the disciplining of the will."


Invitation: Catholic Athletes for Christ Conference in Northern Virginia
8/13/2013
All are invited to the Catholic Athletes for Christ “Sports Conference” featuring Dr. Bill Thierfelder, president of Belmont Abbey College and a former champion athlete and coach.


Belmont Abbey College President’s New Book Teaches Virtue in Athletics, Life
7/30/2013
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.


Charlotte Diocese Holds Priesthood Discernment Event at Belmont Abbey College
7/2/2013
'Quo Vadis is Latin for, "Where are you going?" It is an appropriate question for young people who are trying to determine the direction they are being called in their lives.'


The Higher Cost of Higher Education
5/9/2013
Rising costs, spectacular amenities, discounted tuition, and declining enrollments all add up to an uncertain future for higher education.


The Amazing Latin Mass Society at Belmont Abbey College Thrives with New Media
1/2/2013
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.


Belmont Abbey Back in Court to Stop HHS Mandate
12/13/2012
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.


Belmont Abbey College Dramatically Cuts Tuition Rate
11/29/2012
Belmont Abbey College announced on Nov. 28 that it is reducing its annual tuition cost to $18,500 beginning in Fall 2013. This represents an almost $10,000 per year reduction in the College’s published tuition price for incoming freshmen and transfer students.


Catholic Families Get Help with Exciting New Edition of The Newman Guide
10/23/2012
The Cardinal Newman Society today released the 2012-2013 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College with significant new features, as well as a new companion magazine for Catholic high school students and their parents titled My Future, My Faith.


Newman Guide Colleges Receive Top Marks for Curriculum
10/16/2012
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.


Becket Fund Argues Imminent Harm to College from HHS Mandate
10/8/2012
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 Colleges Make the Grade with U.S. News & World Report
9/14/2012
The criteria used in most college rankings, like the ones newly released by U.S. News & World Report, don’t include some of the most important factors for Catholic families choosing a college.  These include quality of the core curriculum, study in authentic Catholic theology and philosophy, interdisciplinary study, ethical formation, morality of campus life, and more.


EEOC Harassment of Belmont Abbey College Among Top Religious Liberty Concerns
8/25/2012
A report identifying more than 600 recent instances of government hostility to religion cites a federal agency’s 2009 ruling against Belmont Abbey College, a faithful Catholic institution.


DePaul Touts Its Religious Diversity
8/20/2012
Recently we posted about a report from DePaul University, revealing that only a third of students identify as Catholic and describing religious services for Jewish and Muslim students. Now DePaul seems to be celebrating the fact, with a brochure-quality puff piece in the online publication Inside Higher Ed: "Not far from the entrance to the student center at DePaul University is a Roman Catholic chapel. The chapel, named after Saint Louise de Marillac...


Federal Government Files Motion to Dismiss Franciscan University’s HHS Lawsuit
8/10/2012
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.


Judge Throws Out Belmont Abbey’s HHS Mandate Lawsuit
7/20/2012
A U.S. District Court dismissed Belmont Abbey College’s lawsuit against the department of Health and Human Service over the contraceptive mandate.


Federal Judge Tosses HHS Mandate Lawsuits
7/18/2012
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.


The High Cost of Religious Freedom
7/17/2012
Freedom isn’t free.  And it turns out that religious freedom may become extremely expensive in the near future.


Some Hope for Religious Freedom in Supreme Court Ruling
7/3/2012


Catholic Colleges Vow to Fight On
6/28/2012


Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Join Letter to Obama Administration
6/11/2012


Faithful Catholic Colleges Urge HHS to Rescind ‘Direct Violation’ of Religious Liberty
5/30/2012


Georgetown Will Offer Contraceptive Coverage to Employees, Not Students
5/1/2012


Obama's Concept of 'Common Ground' Leads to Persecution, Says Christendom Board Member
5/1/2012


Other Notable Commencement Keynote Speakers
4/30/2012


Faithful Catholic Colleges Honoring Faithful Catholics
4/30/2012


Belmont Abbey, Becket Fund Demand Their Day in Court
4/24/2012


Christian College Presidents Dub HHS Mandate 'A Bridge Too Far in America'
4/23/2012


Catholic College President: No Compromise. We Must be Willing to Die for What We Believe.
4/12/2012


Eugene Cullen Kennedy Says Reform of the Reform is So Non-Space Age...Or Something
4/11/2012


Alabama Joins EWTN in Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
3/26/2012


Catholics Beware of EEOC's Contraceptive Mandate
3/23/2012


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