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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. 


TAC Alumnus: People Learn from People, Not SMART Boards
9/15/2014
“The error of education today is the emphasis on new-fangled technique and technology, and the de-emphasis on old-fashioned teaching,” states Sean Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College, “people learn from people, not from SMART boards."


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.


New Head Chaplain at TAC: Chaplains Help Students Thrive Humanly and Spiritually
8/18/2014
This fall, students at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., will arrive to find a new head chaplain and a returning member of the chaplaincy on campus, reports the College.


Catholic Colleges in Newman Guide Make the Cut with Princeton Review
8/7/2014
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., and University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., were ranked among the top 16 percent of four year colleges in the United States.


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.


Departing Chaplain: Thomas Aquinas College Gives ‘a Balance between Heaven and Earth’
7/30/2014
Father Joseph Illo, a departing chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif., recently said farewell to the College and wrote a brief reflection praising the institution.


Students ‘Pursue the Truth’ at Thomas Aquinas College Summer Program
7/24/2014
Students hail from across the United States as well as Italy, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Mexico for two weeks of "faith, fun, and friendship," according to the College


Thomas Aquinas College Faculty Deepens Knowledge of Mission over Summer Break
7/18/2014
The faculty of Thomas Aquinas College recently participated in seminars focusing on the mission of the College and studying "texts that deepen members' understanding of and commitment to the College's mission and its unique program of Catholic liberal education."


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.


Hobby Lobby Ruling Supports Challenge to HHS Mandate, Says Thomas Aquinas College
7/2/2014
President Dr. Michael McLean announced in a statement that the College has submitted a letter in a federal court arguing that the recent verdict supports the College's challenge to the HHS mandate.


Thomas Aquinas College Grad: ‘With Every Blessing, There is Duty’
6/26/2014
A recent graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., said that the College’s class of 2014 will strive to bring the “light of truth to those we encounter in our life ahead.”


New York Post Praises Thomas Aquinas College’s Financial Aid Program
6/23/2014
The New York Post recently highlighted Thomas Aquinas College as one of a few colleges in the country that is “addressing the rising student-debt issue with an innovative use of an old-fashioned concept: work.”


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...”


Education Is About Pursuing Truth, Says Thomas Aquinas College Grad
6/16/2014
“We do not pursue this education for the sake of rocketing ourselves into the job market. We pursue this education to learn about the truth that allows us to function according to the highest parts in our soul.”


Cardinal O’Brien Tells Thomas Aquinas College Grads: Witness to the Truth
5/23/2014
Cardinal O’Brien recently told graduating students of Thomas Aquinas College that they have been “formed for a mission: and that mission is nothing less than the rescue of the civilizational project of the West.”


Thomas Aquinas College Honors Former President, Benefactors of Chapel
5/19/2014
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles recently visited Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., to bless bronze plaques and a book that honors the benefactors of the campus chapel.


Thomas Aquinas College Bids Fond Farewell to Head Chaplain
5/16/2014
Fr. Illo is leaving the College this summer with plans to establish an oratory that will “provide secular priests with a community in which to live fraternal charity, in order that they might render authentic priestly service.” 


Thomas Aquinas College Prays Novena for HHS Mandate Case
4/30/2014
The novena begins today, April 30, and will end on May 8—the day that the District of Columbia Circuit Court will hear the federal government’s appeal of TAC’s victory over the HHS mandate.


Thomas Aquinas College Reflects on Relationship with Pope Saint John Paul II
4/28/2014
The newly canonized Pontiff blessed the building plan for the TAC chapel, which was presented by late College President Thomas Dillon and his wife, Terri.


Thomas Aquinas College Students Study Bl. Pope John Paul II on Retreat
4/23/2014
The idea for the theme of the retreat was the inspiration of one the College’s chaplains who is from Poland and was an altar boy during Bl. Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Poland.


Religious Communities Visit Thomas Aquinas College
4/14/2014
In the past, approximately 10% of the College’s graduates have entered the priesthood or religious life.


Thomas Aquinas College to Celebrate 60th Alumnus Ordination
4/7/2014
Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., is asking for prayers for three alumni who will be ordained in the upcoming months.


Supreme Court Denies Early Review of Some Lawsuits against HHS Mandate
4/1/2014
The cases will continue in the Court of Appeals in the Washington D.C. Circuit and the option of either the plaintiffs or defendants appealing the federal court’s decision is still available.


Newman Society, Catholic Colleges Challenge Federal Labor Board in Possible Landmark Case
3/28/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society, joined by several faithful Catholic colleges, today made a strong plea to the National Labor Relations Board, urging it to abide by the U.S. Constitution and stop interfering with religious education.


Thomas Aquinas College Dedicates New Stations of the Cross
3/17/2014
“To walk along and meditate upon these Stations is a profoundly moving experience... This Via Dolorosa will grace the lives of our students,” said College President Michael F. McLean.


Thomas Aquinas College Accepting Applications for High School Summer Program
3/11/2014
In addition to discussing some of the great books, students will also be provided with recreational and spiritual opportunities—and a taste of what it’s like at Thomas Aquinas College.


Thomas Aquinas College Announces Cardinal O’Brien as Commencement Speaker
3/10/2014
The Cardinal will also serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at the College’s Baccalaureate Mass and will receive the College’s highest honor, the Saint Thomas Aquinas Medallion.


Thomas Aquinas Coll. Students Told to Share Their Gifts, Magnify Truth at Career Forum
2/26/2014
Thomas Aquinas College students in Santa Paula, Calif., heard from successful Catholic professionals who “place the fruits of their success in service of Christ, His Church, and His mission in the world.”


New British Catholic College Inspired by Blessed John Henry Newman
2/19/2014
“No one’s tried to do anything like this in the UK before,” Dr. Clare Hornsby, a co-founder of Benedictus College, reportedly said.


Catholic School in Colorado Joins Classical Education Trend
2/6/2014
St. Anthony Catholic School in Sterling, Colo., nearly had to close at the beginning of this academic year after 95 years of existence, but it was saved through the generosity of benefactors.


Princeton Review: Thomas Aquinas College a 'Best Value'
1/29/2014
"On this feast day of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, we are delighted to receive this good news. We strive to make the education we offer both excellent and affordable," said TAC President Michael McLean.


Thomas Aquinas College's Injunction from HHS Mandate Appealed by Government
1/28/2014
"We remain confident in our case and we are disappointed that the government has stated its intention to appeal Judge Jackson’s ruling and thereby continue to contest our religious freedom rights."


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.


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.


Common Core Contrary to Classical Education, Says Thomas Aquinas Coll. Alumnus
1/14/2014
Using a Thomistic approach, a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College presents arguments that Common Core is contrary to classical education in an article at Crisis Magazine.


Catholic University, D.C.-Area Schools Win Stay on HHS Mandate
1/2/2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, in a 2-1 ruling, granted a last-minute request by The Catholic University of America, the Archbishop of Washington and three Catholic schools. 


Catholic University of America Will Appeal Ruling on HHS Mandate
12/23/2013
The Catholic University of America (CUA) today vowed to appeal a ruling by a D.C. federal judge that the HHS mandate does not impose a substantial burden on its religious freedom, CUA spokesman Victor Nakas told The Cardinal Newman Society today.


Thomas Aquinas College Students Surprise Shoppers with Christmas 'Flash Mob'
12/12/2013
"After stealthily gathering around the mall’s Christmas central lobby—by the Santa Claus photo center and a Nativity display—the students simultaneously burst into song."


Thomas Aquinas College Reveals New Slogan
12/10/2013
The slogan "Truth Matters" was derived from the college's founding document, A Proposal for the Fulfillment of Catholic Liberal Education.


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.


Late Founder of Thomas Aquinas College Remembered for Goodness and Dedication
11/6/2013
"But what touched you in conversation with this man...was love, not logic…You wanted afterwards to be good, not intellectual. Well yes, intellectual, too, but only as a part of goodness.”


High-Quality Academics Plus Affordability: Powerful Reasons to Attend a Newman Guide College
10/28/2013
“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!” 


Thomas Aquinas College Mourns Founder Dr. Ronald P. McArthur
10/18/2013
Dr. Michael McLean, president of TAC, said in a statement: "We thank God for blessing us with this good, holy man, who was our mentor, our colleague, our teacher, and our friend."


New Video Profiles Unique Qualities of Thomas Aquinas College
10/18/2013
Director of college relations Anne Forsyth said: "It is no easy task to tell the story of the College -- our unique curriculum and pedagogy, the campus life, our alumni, our fidelity to the Teaching Church."


Thomas Aquinas College ‘Most Beloved,’ According to U.S. News and World Report
10/10/2013
In a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report, Thomas Aquinas College ranked first in percentage of alumni contributing back to the College.


Funeral Mass Celebrated for Thomas Aquinas College Graduate
10/10/2013
Fr. Isaiah Teichert, uncle and godfather of Rosie Grimm, offered the homily at the funeral Mass, stating “every suffering is meant to end in resurrection.”


Thomas Aquinas College, Catholic Univ. of America Sue to Stop HHS Mandate
9/20/2013
Thomas Aquinas College announced today that it has joined the lawsuit re-filed today by Catholic University of America and the Archdiocese of Washington to halt the HHS insurance mandate


Students Will ‘Encounter Many Marriages,’ Says Thomas Aquinas College President
8/29/2013
At a time in our country when the definition of marriage is being highly debated, Dr. McLean chose marriage as the theme of his remarks to incoming students, according to the College.


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