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Former Polish PM to Speak on Legacy of JPII at Franciscan’s Austria Campus
8/28/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville issued a news release on Aug. 25 stating that former Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka will speak at an Austrian symposium, held at Franciscan’s study abroad site, on the legacy and contributions of Pope Saint John Paul II.


New Principal: Catholic Education is Mission of Church
8/25/2014
Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Ill., which received special recognition for “Excellence in Catholic Identity” in the 2012 Catholic High School Honor Roll, is welcoming a new principal for the 2014-15 school year.


Professors from Catholic Universities Sign Plea for End to Genocide in Iraq
8/14/2014
Thirty-eight prominent Catholic university professors and others have signed a plea calling for “the United States and the international community [to] act immediately and decisively to stop the ISIS/ISIL genocide".


Franciscan U. Professor Set to Teach in Ukraine on Fulbright Fellowship
8/8/2014
Dr. Alexander Sich, a physics and pre-engineering professor at Franciscan, discussed his upcoming trip and noted the significance of teaching at a faithful Catholic college.


Forbes List Includes Catholic Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide
7/31/2014
Four Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide for their strong Catholic identity were recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as 2014 Top Colleges.


Youth and Religious Educators Encounter God at Franciscan Univ. Conferences
7/29/2014
The summer conferences of Franciscan University of Steubenville continued this summer with two events held recently – one for teens and one for religious educators, the University reports.


Franciscan U. Opens Adult Faith Conference Sessions to Public for Free
7/10/2014
The final two conferences will be held at the end of July, reports the University on its website, and no registration is required to attend evening sessions for free.


Cheered by Ruling on HHS Mandate, Catholic Educators Await Their Day in Court
6/30/2014
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that theowners of Hobby Lobby stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties are not required tocomply with the HHS mandate because of the owners’ religious beliefs.


Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Celebrates 39 Years of Summer Conferences
6/19/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating 39 years of summer conferences by continuing the tradition and holding more than thirty conferences for both adults and youth this summer.


Franciscan University Youth Conferences Help Foster Religious Vocations
5/30/2014
A new study shows that 14 percent of those ordained to the priesthood this year had attended at least one Franciscan University of Steubenville summer youth conference before entering seminary.


Fr. Terence Henry: Christendom Grads Fight Culture of Death on ‘Front Lines’
5/28/2014
Fr. Henry was awarded the Pro Deo et Patria Medal at Christendom College’s commencement exercises for “outstanding service to God, the Church, and the country” and for living his “faith concretely in the public square.”


Catholic College Leaders Gather to Discuss Student Life, Catholic Teaching
5/27/2014
Leaders from 10 faithful Catholic colleges gathered at the Franciscan University of Steubenville last week to share and consider ways of better integrating Catholic teaching into programs and services for students.


Crossroads Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing John Paul II’s Pro-life Message ‘To the Streets’
5/12/2014
“Most people are under the impression that young people are not interested in their faith – when they see these amazing young people taking an active role in the Church and society for life, they are inspired.”


Franciscan Univ. Offers Grants for Dietrich von Hildebrand Seminar
5/12/2014
“Von Hildebrand, whom Pope St. John Paul II called ‘one of the great ethicists of the 20th century,’ wrote extensively on the nature of value and its importance in philosophy.”


Franciscan Univ. Conference Examined State of Religious Freedom in U.S.
4/29/2014
University President Fr. Sean Sheridan was on a panel discussion at the conference and he addressed the HHS mandate, which the University is currently excused from complying with because of a grandfather clause.


Catholic College Presidents Speak in Praise of Canonized Popes
4/28/2014
Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said that the College is rejoicing “at the elevation of these two outstanding popes to sanctity.”


FOCUS Granted Preliminary Injunction from HHS Mandate
4/25/2014
FOCUS, a non-profit Catholic organization which employs more than 400 people, is a campus-based outreach program that brings Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church to students at colleges and universities.


Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Solidifies Ties with Austrian Monastery
4/24/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville announced an agreement placing an Austrian monastery, long-time home of the University’s study abroad program, under the sole management of the Foundation Maria Thron.


Franciscan University of Steubenville Plans World Youth Day Pilgrimage
4/7/2014
“World Youth Day offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Catholics throughout the world... What a blessing to have World Youth Day in the native land of Pope John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Day.”


Cardinal, Bishop, EWTN Exec. to Be Honored at Franciscan Univ. Commencement
4/1/2014
Cardinal DiNardo will be the main celebrant at the University’s Baccalaureate Mass, while Bishop Monforton will assist with the University’s exercises for graduate students.


Franciscan University of Steubenville Presents Three Lenten Concerts
3/31/2014
An organ studio recital will be hosted at a Catholic church in the town of Steubenville, a concert for Holy Week will be hosted at a Catholic church in West Virginia, and a Tenebrae service will be hosted on the University’s campus.


Dr. Robert George to Keynote Franciscan University Religious Freedom Conference
3/26/2014
“In his talk, George will defend religious freedom as a robust right that belongs to communities of faith and their institutions as well as to individuals.”


Twenty High School Steubenville Conferences Held Across Country this Summer
3/24/2014
Since 1975, Steubenville Conferences have served “to evangelize by inviting people to encounter Christ in a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation.”


Christendom College to Honor Fr. Terence Henry at Commencement
3/17/2014
Fr. Terence Henry, chancellor and former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will preside over Christendom’s Baccalaureate Mass and receive the Pro Deo et Patria medal in May.


Ukrainian Priest Speaks on ‘Birth of Civil Society’ at Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville
3/6/2014
Fr. Yuriy Sakvuk discussed the troubles in Ukraine and how the country is undergoing a “revolution of dignity.”


Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville to Host Media and Faith Conference
2/27/2014
“This is a response to Pope Francis' call to be ‘a network not of wires but of people,’ supporting one another in the many varied ways we can make the Church... real and present to others.”


Franciscan Univ. Professor Teaches Students to Spread Faith through Media
2/12/2014
Students in one of Dr. Eugene Gan’s communications classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville are embracing the use of YouTube to evangelize.


President-Elect of St. Francis University Models Servant Leadership
2/5/2014
“Our number one focus should be our Catholic, Franciscan identity,” Fr. Malachi said.  “If we focus on our identity first, then everything else will fall into place… St. Francis should know its mission and not be afraid to live it.”


Catholic College Atmosphere Inspires Works of Charity
2/3/2014
Students from three Newman Guide-recommended colleges—The Catholic University of America, John Paul the Great University and Francisca nUniversity of Steubenville—are featured for their initiatives to aid those in need.


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.


Franciscan U. Seminar to Discuss Eastern Schism and Reconciliation
1/22/2014
"Understanding the Eastern Schism" will take place on Friday, January 31, and include talks by scholars James Likoudis and Dr. Robert Fastiggi.


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.


New Franciscan University Conference Aims to Draw Young Adults to Christ
1/8/2014
Franciscan University and the Archdiocese of St. Louis are organizing young adult conference "Encounter: Awakening a Generation" from May 30 to June 1, 2014.


Franciscan Univ. Students Work to Revitalize Downtown Steubenville
1/2/2014
The Harmonium Project was launched to "establish a thriving music scene in the heart of downtown Steubenville, to be a source of revitalization by way of beauty."


Franciscan U. Conference to Address Threats to Religious Freedom
12/17/2013
“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognized that the threat to religious freedom is larger than any single issue—and has its roots in secularism and cultural relativism,” said Dr. Anne Hendershott.


Franciscan University Honors Order of Sisters Founded on Campus
12/10/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville bestowed its 2013 Founders' Award on the Franciscan Sisters TOR of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother.


From Steubenville With Love: Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!
12/5/2013
Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently offered their well wishes and spiritual gifts on a giant birthday card for Pope Francis, the university told Catholic Education Daily


Common Core Creates Educational 'Iron Cage'
11/27/2013
Many parents are feeling powerless in resisting the implementation of Common Core in Catholic schools, according to a recent article in Crisis Magazine by Anne Hendershott.


Scholars Praise Impact of C.S. Lewis on 50th Anniversary of His Death
11/26/2013
Five of the scholars quoted about Lewis are professors at Catholic universities recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.


Franciscan University Pilgrims to Attend Papal Canonizations in Rome
11/20/2013
A pilgrimage led by Franciscan University president Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR will make its way to Rome next April for the canonization of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.


Franciscan U., Catholic U. Ranked Top Colleges for Value by Kiplinger's
11/20/2013
"It is an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger’s both for our academic excellence and for providing a quality education at a reasonable cost," said Franciscan's vice president of Enrollment Services.


Faulty Reasoning for Common Core in Catholic Schools, According to Franciscan Univ. Professor
11/11/2013
“Catholic schools may lose control of the curriculum in their own schools” if they adopt the Common Core State Standards, according to Anne Hendershott.


"New Evangelization" Event Marks Inauguration of New Franciscan University President
10/30/2013
Noted speakers included Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Fr. Sheridan, and CUA president John Garvey.  Franciscan theology professor Dr. Scott Hahn delivered a follow-up speech to students.


Newman Guide Colleges Fuel Renewed Appreciation for Sacred Music
10/23/2013
"...Participating in beautifully sung liturgy is both a foretaste of the eternal heavenly liturgy and the principal means of nurturing our faith in the heart of the Church."


Vatican Official to Discuss the Blessed Mother’s Perpetual Relevance at Franciscan University
10/22/2013
Monsignor Florian Kolfhaus will speak on “Mary’s Role in the Redemption and the Contemporary Church” this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.


Franciscan University Professor: New Federal Education Standards Rotten to the “Core”
10/17/2013
Professor Anne Hendershott said, “It is difficult to see how inviting the federal government into our Catholic schools to help create a new curriculum can make things better.” 


New Franciscan University President Keeps Focus on Christ
10/14/2013
Rev. Sean Sheridan, TOR, said that he believes they have “only seen a glimpse of what God has planned for Franciscan University and for each one of us.”


The Eternal Value of Catholic Education: A Parent’s Perspective
10/11/2013
“...when parents truly understand and believe that there is life beyond this earthly pilgrimage, then they know the importance and benefit of Catholic education..."


Sixth President of Franciscan University to be Installed Tomorrow
10/9/2013
Reilly stated, “Fr. Sheridan is the perfect choice to lead Franciscan University into the future, with commitment to both serious academics and strong Catholic identity. We look forward to working closely with him, as we have his predecessors.”


Upcoming Conference Examines Catholic Higher Education’s Role in the New Evangelization
10/7/2013
“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.”


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