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Newman Society Releases Statement on New HHS Mandate Accommodation
8/28/2014
The following official statement was released this week by The Cardinal Newman Society in response to the changes to the HHS mandate accommodation announced on Friday, August 22.


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.


Catholic Psychologist Considers ‘Transgenderism’ on College Campuses
8/27/2014
When facing new cultural challenges like “transgender” students at Catholic schools, educators must remember that “values are an integral, indivisible part of all that they are,” writes clinical psychologist Dr. Frank Moncher in an analysis published recently.


California Forces Catholic Universities to Provide Abortion Coverage, Could Lose Federal Funding
8/22/2014
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration announced today that it will force Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University—as well as any other religious nonprofit or business—to violate their deeply held beliefs and provide employees insurance coverage for elective abortion.


Our Sunday Visitor Reports on Being Pro-Life on College Campuses
8/22/2014
OSV Newsweekly recently published a piece interviewing several people who are making strides for the pro-life movement in higher education. Their experiences highlight some of the challenges of being pro-life on a college campus.


Christendom President Reconfirmed as Pontifical Consultor by Pope Francis
8/21/2014
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., will continue his work as a pontifical consultor, the College reported. Pope Francis reconfirmed Dr. O’Donnell’s appointment as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. 


Christian College Secures Victory over HHS Mandate
8/20/2014
Last week, a federal court ruled in favor of Louisiana College in its suit against the HHS mandate ... The decision ruled that the mandate violated the college’s religious freedom.


Analysis: Pro-Abortion Rights Bias in SF Chronicle Coverage of Catholic Universities
8/20/2014
Get Religion recently published an analysis of the bias in a recent San Francisco Chronicle story—surrounding the decisions of two California Catholic universities to limit abortion coverage for employees—which gives precedence to sources with pro-abortion rights views.


DeSales University Launches New Doctorate in Physical Therapy
8/20/2014
DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., recently announced that it will begin enrolling students in its new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program this fall. The University is now a candidate for accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy in Education.


Pro-Life Culture at Christendom Bears Fruit at Pregnancy Center
8/19/2014
“Where the rubber hits the road.” These are the words used by Christendom College alumna Mary Brand (’98) to describe her local crisis pregnancy center, and others like it.


Trend of College Grads Dropping Religion May Be Reversing, Study Suggests
8/18/2014
A new study by Dr. Philip Schwadel at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that a shift in the relationship between college education and religious disaffiliation may be occurring.


Report by Georgetown Institute Strains against Church on Abortion, Sex Ed.
8/13/2014
The Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, has co-authored a report apparently lamenting policies restricting abortion and recommending that adolescents begin receiving sex education at as young as 10 years of age.


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.


Thomas Aquinas College Student Bears Witness to Culture of Life
7/15/2014
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
7/1/2014
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
6/9/2014
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
6/4/2014
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
6/3/2014
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’
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.”


Seton Hall ‘Stood Firm’ after Faculty Resisted Pro-life Author’s Graduation Speech
5/28/2014
“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’
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.”


Culture of Life Foundation Announces Student Video Contest
5/12/2014
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
5/6/2014
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
4/7/2014
“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
4/4/2014
“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
3/31/2014
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
2/5/2014
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
2/4/2014
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
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.


Walk for Life on West Coast ‘No Picnic’ for Catholic College Students
1/27/2014
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
1/23/2014
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
1/23/2014
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
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.


Newman Society Mourns Pro-Life Hero, Friend of Faithful Catholic Education
1/15/2014
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
1/7/2014
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
12/20/2013
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
12/5/2013
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 LifeSiteNews.com.


Georgetown and the Case of the Missing Condoms
11/25/2013
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
11/15/2013
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
11/11/2013
"[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
10/18/2013
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
10/16/2013
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
10/15/2013
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
10/3/2013
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
9/13/2013
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
9/12/2013
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
9/4/2013
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
8/21/2013
"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
6/26/2013
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
6/11/2013
In a recent column, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Americans need to wake up regarding threats to religious liberty.


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