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Thomas Aquinas College Student Bears Witness to Culture of Life
Thomas Aquinas College student Heather Waldorf is currently participating in a twelve week cross-country walk to "promote the pro-life cause" and "bear witness to the culture of life," according to the College.

Catholic University of America Profs Win Pro-Life Victories at Supreme Court
In recent weeks, law professors at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law have played major roles in three victories at the U.S. Supreme Court.

New Dorm Assists Single Mothers at College of St. Mary
Single mothers living in Madonna Hall reportedly pay the same housing and tuition rates as other students, but are provided with a free meal plan for their children and babysitting services.

‘Extraordinary Catholic Leaders’ among Holy Apostles College Grad Students
Awardees T.J. Burdick, Julie Baldwin, Leila Miller, and Abby Johnson are four “extraordinary Catholic leaders” who have a “dynamic presence within Catholic social media.”

Abortion Rights Party Line a Discouragement to Students, Say Canadian Catholic Educators
The members of a Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada, are warning that Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau’s requirement that fellow party members support abortion rights may prevent students from interacting in public life.

Fr. Terence Henry: Christendom Grads Fight Culture of Death on ‘Front Lines’
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.”

Seton Hall ‘Stood Firm’ after Faculty Resisted Pro-life Author’s Graduation Speech
“As it happened, despite the preceding faculty machinations, the event itself went off beautifully and without incident,” Catholic author Mary Eberstadt told The Cardinal Newman Society.

Crossroads Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing John Paul II’s Pro-life Message ‘To the Streets’
“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.”

Culture of Life Foundation Announces Student Video Contest
The contest is open to students of any age and the winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Some Seton Hall Faculty Oppose Catholic Author Mary Eberstadt as Graduation Speaker
Mary Eberstadt is a Catholic author who has written extensively about the culture of life, the damage of contraception, and the need for families to focus on raising children.

Notre Dame Honors Congressman Chris Smith with Evangelium Vitae Medal
“In their work and in their persons, Congressman Chris and Marie Smith are extraordinary witnesses to the inalienable dignity and matchless worth of every member of the human family, born and unborn.”

CUA Students Explain Pro-Life Motivation Following Archbishop Lori Lecture
“I hope the take-away for most people is, we need to look at the teachings of our popes and bishops, especially John Paul II’s Gospel of Life. We need to really take that to heart, and go forth and evangelize.”

Catholic Univ. of America Knights of Columbus Hosts Archbishop Lori
Archbishop Lori of Baltimore will speak on “What it Means to be Pro-Life in Today’s Society” on April 1 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Benedictine Coll. Social Justice Week Focuses on Poverty, Religious Freedom, Pro-Life Issues
Participating student groups include the Benedictine College Hunger Coalition, the Black Student Union, the Sociology Club, Ravens Respect Life and the Knights of Columbus.

Benedictine College Announces Pro-Life Training Program
After sending eight buses across half the continental United States to lead the March for Life, Benedictine College announced a new program to train teenagers to become leaders in the pro-life movement.

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.

Walk for Life on West Coast ‘No Picnic’ for Catholic College Students
Just three days after the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Catholic college students joined tens of thousands to walk for an end to abortion in San Francisco, California, led by students from Thomas Aquinas College.

Photo Journal: Catholic College Students at 2014 March for Life
Whether you were at the March for Life or not, you can relive yesterday's events through the eyes of Catholic college students by viewing our social media photo journal.

Bioethics Requires Respect for Human Dignity, Professor Argues
The National Catholic Register reviewed the book A Defense of Dignity by philosophy professor Chris Kaczor of Loyola Marymount University.

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 Society Mourns Pro-Life Hero, Friend of Faithful Catholic Education
In 1997, New Jersey attorney Richard Collier was appointed by his state’s Superior Court to represent an unborn baby in court. The baby’s mother was in jail and wanted to have an abortion...

Georgetown Students Organize Large Pro-Life Conference
Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, will be headlining this year’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University.

Federal Court Contradicts High School Ruling Against HHS Mandate
Priests for Life is vowing not to comply with the HHS mandate, even after a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed its lawsuit seeking exemption and protection of its religious freedom.

Catholic School Students Rally for Life Tomorrow, Friday
On the feast of St. Nicholas, Catholic schools across the country will witness to the greatest gift—life—by peacefully praying outside of abortion clinics, according to

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.

Bishops Encourage Continued Prayer for Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty
At their recent annual conference in Baltimore, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) extended their “Call to Prayer” to protect life, marriage, and religious liberty, according to an article by the Catholic News Agency.

Benedictine College to Lead March for Life in 2014
"[W]e are proud to be taking the lead in front of over half a million pro-lifers who will be standing up for God's most precious gift to us,” said the March for Life coordinator of Ravens Respect Life.

Mount St. Mary’s Students Organize, Staff Special Olympics Festival
Mount St. Mary’s University will be hosting the 25th Annual Special Olympics’ Fall Sports Festival this weekend, according to the University.

Twelfth Benedictine College Alumnus Named Bishop
Father Andrew H. Cozzens, who graduated from Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kan., in 1991, was recently named bishop by Pope Francis, the College announced last week.

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.

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.

Newman Society Interview on National Pro-Life Radio
Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly recently discussed the work of the Society with pro-life leader Steve Peroutka in an episode of “Face the Truth, Coast to Coast.” 

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.

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.

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.

Notre Dame's Snead to Keynote Pro-Life Convention
Carter Snead, Notre Dame law professor and director of the University's Center for Ethics and Culture, will keynote the annual National Right to Life Convention.

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

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Supports Canadian March for Life
The Academy reported that the annual pro-life event in Ottawa was attended by approximately 25,000 people, the biggest ever, and a 25% increase over the previous year.

Grand Knight Gets Special Honor at CUA Graduation
At the commencement ceremony on May 18, Catholic University of America President John Garvey presented Timothy R.W. McEvoy with the President's Award, the highest honor presented to a senior graduating from CUA.

Catholic Sociologist Describes Boston College Commencement Scandal as the Latest in a Line of Offenses
Franciscan University of Steubenville sociologist Anne Hendershott describes the Boston College commencement scandal as the latest in a long line of offenses by the college.

Notre Dame Professor Defends Life Against Cloning Research
University of Notre Dame law professor O. Carter Snead criticized the advancements made in therapeutic cloning that were announced by scientists on Wednesday.

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

CUA Law Professor Shows that Legal Abortion Has Led to the Increase of Infanticide
CUA law professor Mark Rienzi demonstrates that a culture that celebrates abortion as a constitutional right has led to an increase in the murder rates among babies less than a year old.

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

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

Franciscan University of Steubenville Offers Credit for Pro-Life Summer Program
Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced that it is offering credit to students who participate in an intensive pro-life training program this summer, according to the University.

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

Aquinas College Offers Scholarships to Best Pro-Life Orators
Aquinas College in Nashville is scheduled to hold the Tennessee Right to Life State Oratory Competition on campus on May 4, 2013.

H*yas for Choice Sponsors 6th Annual Choice Week at Georgetown
In mid-March, H*yas for Choice sponsored its sixth annual Choice Week at Georgetown University, promoting access to abortion and other reproductive services.

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.

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