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Christendom College Celebrates Upcoming Papal Canonizations with Lectures, Pilgrimage
“In a special way we are honoring the memory of Pope John XXIII, since the college itself is a fruit of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, which he called.”

Bioethics Expert Explains Harmony between Science and Faith at Christendom College
“When you have accurate scientific facts, I have found, it is going to back up our Catholic beliefs and, when it doesn’t, it is because the science is wrong. Truth always wins out.”

Christendom College to Honor Fr. Terence Henry at Commencement
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.

‘Experience Christendom College’ Summer High School Program
Described as a “unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience,” Christendom College’s summer program for rising high school seniors is open for registration.

Twenty-Five Percent of Christendom Students Give up Spring Breaks for Mission Work
"In Guatemala, Christendom's head chaplain, Fr. Donald Planty, will lead students as they work to bring the sacraments to remote villages."

Christendom Student Describes ‘Powerful’ Rome Experience
A Christendom College student “walked in the footsteps of saints” during the College’s Semester in Rome Program.

Catholic Education Instrumental in Life of Service, Says Colorado Catholic Charities CEO
Mark Rohlena said that Christendom College offered him an “immersion in things Catholic ”while also providing some of the “best of the intellectual tradition and a foundation for so many things that would come after graduation.”

College Students Credited as Driving Force in March for Life
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.

Christendom College to Host Thomistic Scholar on 'The Angelic Doctor'
Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., announced in a press release that Father John D. Corbett, O.P., will visit campus on January 27 and give the College's annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture.

Catholic Colleges to Have Major Presence at March for Life
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.

Newman Guide Colleges Worth the Cost, Reports EWTN
The Catholic University of America and Christendom College, which are recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, “aim to stand out from the crowd,” said Colleen Carroll Campbell.

Catholic News Website Launches New Column with Christendom Professor
1/8/2014 announced today that Christendom College philosophy professor and department chair Dr. John Cuddeback is now one of its regular contributors.

Pope Francis Exchanges Hats with Christendom Student
Junior Peter Deucher was participating in Christendom's Semester in Rome Program when he attended the audience with Pope Francis on December 4.

Christendom College Alumna Does Not Want to Violate Her Religious Beliefs
An alumna of Christendom College asks if being an “American Catholic” is now an oxymoron in an article on Human Events.

Christendom College Alumna Says HHS Mandate Exemption Line Is Long
“Americans of faith hope the Supreme Court grants what the White House won’t,” an alumna of Christendom College wrote in an article for The Washington Times.

Christendom President Joins Catholic Higher Ed. Meeting at Pontifical Commission
"The commission discussed the new evangelization in light of Pope Francis' pontificate as well as other topics including the challenges facing Catholic higher education in America."

Magdalen Students Receive Guest Lecture from Sacred Music Composer
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen recently welcomed Catholic composer and teacher Dr. Kurt Poterack to campus for a lecture and musical interactions with students.

Christendom Alumnus Leads 'Beacon of the New Evangelization' Parish
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, located outside Greenville, S.C., has 2,000 families, offers Mass in both forms of the Roman Rite on a weekly basis, and is drawing many converts.

Christendom College Makes Consecration to Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart
The college was founded under the patronage of Christ the King and under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, and as such, has a deep devotion to both.

Christendom President Helps Defend the Family at Pontifical Council Assembly
Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O'Donnell was in Rome last month to attend the Pontifical Council for the Family's 21st Plenary Assembly, the College announced.

Christendom Alumni Support Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life
Christendom reports that it has helped foster 148 religious vocations among its alumni.  The count so far is 68 priests, 50 sisters, 1 deacon, 2 brothers, and 27 current seminarians.

High-Quality Academics Plus Affordability: Powerful Reasons to Attend a Newman Guide College
“Catholic families want nothing less than the best value in Catholic education. The institutions we recommend give parents and students their money’s worth and more!” 

Newman Guide Colleges Fuel Renewed Appreciation for Sacred Music
"...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."

Christendom College President Travels Abroad as Papal Consulter
Christendom College president Timothy O’Donnell will be participating in upcoming pontifical meetings in Rome and in Mexico.

‘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."

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.

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.

What Did Early Christian Worship Look Like?
"...[T]he enduring value of Vatican II’s liturgy constitution is in a 'reform of the spirit of worship rather than external gestures and rubrics.'"

How Liturgical Abuse Impacted the Family
Kurt Poterack, choir director and adjunct professor at Christendom College, shares about how changes in liturgy can create an expectation of change in doctrines of the Church.

Good Formation for Priests Is Essential For Good Liturgy
"...[T]he clergy are, and will always be, the custodians of the sacred liturgy," said Kurt Poterack, choir director and adjunct professor at Christendom College.

Christendom College Adds Second Catholic Radio Station
"We hope that the station will be a great resource for everyone in our local community for growing deeper in the understanding of our Christian faith."

Final Volume in History Series by Christendom Founder Released
The Crisis of Christendom is the sixth in the series and is “concerned with the ’crises‘ which plagued humanity during the modern era” from 1815-2005.

Where Liturgy and the New Evangelization Meet
'[T]he New Evangelization, which is meant as a means of re-evangelizing a post-Christian West, should not try to alter the sacred liturgy as a means of appealing to “modern man.”'

How to Have a Beautiful Sung Liturgy on a Catholic Campus, By Dr. Kurt Poterack
One of the advantages of a choir at a college or university is that you have many bright, talented and energetic young adults to choose from – or at least to persuade to join the choir.

Two Christendom Alumni Join Dominican Friars
Two Christendom College alumni are among 18 men accepted into the 2013 novitiate class of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.

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

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

Sixteenth Christendom Graduate Joins Carmelites
Christendom College alumna Kathleen Gilbert took on the name Sr. Mary Magdalene of Jesus Crucified when she said her first vows last Sunday, May 26.

Marcus Grodi to Emcee Christendom's Catholic History Conference
Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, recently announced that it will hold its summer conference this July focusing on Catholic history. The College indicated that the event will be in memory of the late Catholic historian and founder of Christendom, Dr. Warren H. Carroll.

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

Catholic Colleges Tell Obama Administration: HHS Mandate Continues to Violate Religious Freedom
"Despite assurances from the Administration to the contrary, this mandate would still insist that every employee at Catholic universities and colleges be enrolled in an insurance regiment that includes abortion causing drugs," said Monsignor Stuart Swetland.

Vatican Radio Director to Give 'Evangelization in the Year of Faith' Talk at Christendom
The director of English language programming for Vatican Radio, Sean Patrick Lovett, is scheduled to speak on "Evangelization in the Year of Faith" at Christendom College on April 15.

Healthy Portion of Christendom Students Sacrifice Spring Breaks to Serve Poor
A large portion of the Christendom College student body recently sacrificed their spring breaks to spend time serving the poor on four different mission trips, the College reported.

Christendom President Discusses State of Education in Ireland on EWTN
Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell was a guest on EWTN Radio's Celtic Connections on February 23.

Christendom Hosting Largest Vocations Event to Date
Nuns and friars will descend on the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia later this week as Christendom College hosts its annual vocations fair from February 22-24. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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