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Mayor Signs Coercive Bills Damaging Religious Freedom of D.C. Catholic Schools, Colleges
1/27/2015
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law two bills that will severely damage the religious freedom of Catholic educational institutions and organizations in the nation’s capital.


University of Mary Lecture Series to Provide Ethical ‘Insight on Timely Issues’
1/27/2015
The School of Health Sciences at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., will host Dr. Nikolas Nikas for a bioethics lecture series from Jan. 27-28, the University recently announced.


Photo Journal: Catholic College and High School Students at 2015 March for Life
1/26/2015
Catholic college and high school students from distant corners of the country gathered in Washington, D.C., last Thursday to join the hundreds of thousands of people marching in the 42nd annual March for Life.


Franciscan U. Student Sees ‘Young Adult Church at Its Strongest’ on Campus
1/26/2015
While attendance at many Catholic parishes may be low, there are also many young adults flocking to the Church, argues Monique Ocampo in a recent Patheos article.


Big Boost for Catholic Univ. Business School Dedicated to Integrating Catholic Teaching
1/23/2015
"This new $3 million grant puts our school far along the path of creating a cadre of faculty dedicated to research exploring how we can make business and economics more humane," Andrew Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics, said.


Thomas More College of Lib. Arts Announces ‘Faith and Reason’ Full Tuition Scholarships
1/23/2015
The College began the scholarship competition as a response to an apparent "fissure" between those promoting a solely secular society and those who value its Judeo-Christian roots, TMC President Dr.William Fahey said in the College news release.


Campus ‘Party Scene’ Encourages Sexual Assault, Studies Suggest
1/23/2015
The typical college "campus culture"—which often features underage drinking, illicit drug use, and widespread promiscuity—bears a significant connection to rising rates of sexual assault, Amber Marshall recently argued in Cabrini College's student newspaper.


Thousands of Students from Faithful Catholic Colleges to Attend 2015 March for Life
1/22/2015
Students and community members from the faithful Catholic colleges and universities recommended in The Newman Guide—about 3,000 of them, according to estimates—are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in the 42nd annual March for Life.


Christendom Alumni ‘Thriving in Journalism’ Thanks to Liberal Arts Curriculum
1/21/2015
Student and alumni articles were recently published in news outlets such as The Washington Examiner, Breitbart News, and The National Catholic Register.


Univ. of Dallas to Celebrate in ‘Spirit of St. Thomas Aquinas’ with Annual Lecture
1/21/2015
The University of Dallas, in Irving, Tex., will celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas with its 33rd annual Aquinas Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 28, the University recently announced.


Spiritual Formation Should Be Highest Priority in College Search
1/19/2015
With the rising tuition costs in recent years, many people have forgotten that a Catholic college education’s true pay-off is in its spiritual impact and formation, argued Tom Hoopes in a recent Aleteia article.


Univ. of Mary President Praises New Director of Campus Ministry
1/19/2015
The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., recently chose Dr. Peter Huff as its new director of campus ministry, the University officially announced. Dr. Huff will also assume a role as professor of theology at the University.


Wyoming Catholic College Expands, Plans for New Campus
1/19/2015
Wyoming Catholic College recently relocated part of its campus to occupy an historic space in downtown Lander, according to local news outlet County 10.


George Weigel Explains How Catholic Universities Can Help Prepare for 2015 Synod
1/16/2015
The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to George Weigel of the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., about his recent article, to discern how Catholic colleges and universities can participate in laying the groundwork in the lead up to the Ordinary Synod in October.


Thomas Aquinas College Lends ‘Perfect’ Location for Video Series on Blessed Virgin Mary
1/16/2015
A film crew shot scenes in and around TAC's Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in additional to other campus locations that will be featured in "The Bible and the Virgin Mary," part of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology's Journey Through Scripture Bible study series.


Holy Apostles Named Best College for Study of Natural Law by Center
1/16/2015
"The Center for Natural Law enthusiastically and whole-heartedly recommends Holy Apostles College and Seminary for anyone who is seeking a Master's degree in a distance learning format," an article in the center's newsletter, "The Golden Standard," said.


Theology Lectures Set to Begin for CUA’s Marian Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
1/15/2015
Over the course of the spring semester, CUA faculty and students will explore the exhibit's themes during presentations and lectures on the Blessed Virgin.


Catholic Universities Aim to Set Campus Records for Community Service
1/15/2015
Students from The Catholic University of America and Walsh University will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with record numbers of students, faculty, and staff members spending their time volunteering at a variety of locations around their respective campuses.


Faithful Catholic Colleges Set Standard for Next Generation of Catholic Higher Ed.
1/14/2015
A recent PJ Media article compares the compromising of religious mission at many older Catholic colleges with examples of faithful Catholic colleges, observing that the latter institutions are paving the way for the future of Catholic higher education.


DeSales Univ. to Honor Patron Saint with Week-Long Series of Events
1/14/2015
DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pa., will celebrate the legacy of its patron, St. Francis de Sales, during its 10th annual Heritage Week, sponsored by the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture.


Thomas Aquinas College Grad Leads Catholic School, Praises Value of Classical Ed.
1/13/2015
Luke Macik, a TAC alumnus and the former vice president of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., shared during his "From the Median" radio interview how a classic education, such as the one found at The Lyceum, prepares students for every aspect of life.


Janet Smith to Discuss Reproductive Technology Ethics at Franciscan Univ.
1/13/2015
Smith, the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will address questions such as "What is wrong with artificial insemination?" and "How does in vitrofertilization conflict with the Catholic Church's teaching on human life and marriage?"


New Pope John Paul II Science Center a Testament to Walsh's Catholic Mission
1/12/2015
"It is significant that John Paul II's name should be permanently linked to Walsh as a testament to our Catholic heritage and mission to develop leaders in service to others," Walsh president Richard Jusseaume said in a University news release.


Faith Comes Alive in Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Rome Program
1/12/2015
A junior at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts recently published an article reflecting on the College’s study abroad program in Rome and how it helped highlight the universality of the Church and bring the faith alive for her.


Christendom Grad Describes How Experiences with College Led Her to Mission Work
1/9/2015
As a lay missionary, Maeve Gallagher will serve for at least two years at the Valley of Angels, a school and home for impoverished children run by the Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception Province.


Ave Maria Prof Wins Fellowship from Vatican Institute Founded by Pope Benedict XVI
1/9/2015
Professor Anthony Valle from Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Fla., recently received an academic fellowship from the Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI.


Online MBA Programs Recognized at Newman Guide-Recommended Colleges
1/9/2015
The Masters of Business Administration online programs at DeSales University, University of Mary, and Walsh University were recently recognized among the 2015 Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report.


Catholic Support for Space Exploration Rooted in Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Profs Say
1/8/2015
In interviews with The Cardinal Newman Society, professors from faithful Catholic colleges illustrated the connection between the Catholic intellectual tradition and recent findings that Catholics are most likely to support space exploration.


University of Mary Announces New Doctorate in Education
1/8/2015
As stated by the University, the new doctoral program seeks to aid Catholic education by "address[ing] the leadership challenges emerging today through K-12 and higher education, not only in North Dakota but also across the region and the United States."


Catholic University Announces Joint Campus in Rome with Australian Catholic University
1/7/2015
The Catholic University of America and the Australian Catholic University recently formed a partnership to establish a new joint Rome Center, according to a CUA news release. The new campus will be an extension of CUA’s mission, the University reported.


Thomas Aquinas President Explains How College Fosters Vocations
1/7/2015
"Thomas Aquinas College is certainly doing something right in fostering this impressive number of vocations," McLean reportedly said, while noting three areas—education, moral life, and spiritual life—which aid students in their discernment.


Catholic Colleges Must Launch ‘Revolution of Love of God’ to Protect Religious Freedom
1/6/2015
While the continuing attacks on the religious freedom of Catholic institutions can be traced back to a failure by believers to witness to the Faith, students formed by faithful Catholic university education have an opportunity to turn things around, argues Kathryn Lopez.


Christendom College to Host Relic of Pope St. John Paul II
1/6/2015
The relic, which was taken directly from the late pontiff during his final hospital stay prior to his death, is being presented as part of a cross-country pilgrimage by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.


Benedictine College Mourns Loss of Monk Who Brought Marian Consecration to College
1/6/2015
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kans., is mourning the passing of one of its Benedictine monks, Father Bruce Swift, OSB, according to The Gregorian Institute. The 82-year-old priest died unexpectedly Christmas morning at St. Benedict's Abbey.


D.C. Legislation Jeopardizing Religious Freedom Places Church ‘at a Crossroad’
1/6/2015
The unanimous approval of two bills jeopardizing the religious freedom of The Catholic University of America and Catholic institutions in D.C. has effectively placed the Church and its associated institutions “at a crossroad,” remarked Robert Laird, in a recent Crisis Magazine piece.


Former CUA President Bishop O’Connell Recovering from Amputation Surgery
1/6/2015
Bishop David O’Connell of the Trenton Diocese, who has devoted a great deal of his priesthood to Catholic higher education, is recovering from a surgery which required the amputation of his foot, ankle and part of his lower leg, according to Catholic Sentinel.


Education in Truth Builds Confidence, Says Thomas Aquinas College Grad
1/5/2015
A 2014 alumna from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., recently spoke on Ave Maria Radio's "Mast Appeal" program about the College's academics, spiritual life, and how it prepares students to encounter the world.


JP Catholic Students to Discover Christian Foundations of Europe in Upcoming Trip
1/5/2015
The trip will concentrate on developing an understanding of Christianity's impact on European culture and aims for its participants to return with a desire to "create art, build culture, and tell stories of Christ in the world."


Thomas More College ‘Way of Beauty’ Program Alum Wins Architecture Award
12/31/2014
An alumnus of the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts “Way of Beauty” program, who also graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, was recently honored for his architectural design, the Way of Beauty blog reported.


Thomas Aquinas College’s 60th Alumnus-Priest Praises Faithful College Formation
12/30/2014
Father Matthew Busch, an alumnus of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., was recently ordained as the College’s 60th alumnus-priest, according to the College. Fr. Busch shared how the College helped form and prepare him to live out his priestly vocation.


New UST-Houston Program to Integrate Catholic Mission
12/30/2014
The degree will reportedly form students to become managers and analysts at all governmental levels, prepare them to serve as leaders in both public service and non-profit administration, and exist in the context of UST's Catholic identity.


Timeless Church Architecture Attracting Catholic Millennials, Argue Chaplains
12/29/2014
Students are drawn to the "timeless tradition" of the Catholic Church, particularly in the architecture and art surrounding sacred spaces, according to a new study and several Catholic college chaplains recently interviewed by The Cardinal Newman Society.


Catholic Universities Receive ‘Highest Recognition’ in Recent Community Service Honor Roll
12/29/2014
The Catholic University of America, Mount St. Mary's University, and Walsh University received the "highest federal recognition" for their "commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement."


Presence of Basilian Fathers at UST-Houston to Increase
12/29/2014
The priests of the Congregation of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, recently announced the relocation of their formation house from Toronto to the UST campus.


Catholic University of America Launches New ‘Honoring Mary’ Website
12/26/2014
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has launched a new website titled "Honoring Mary" that supplies information on the many events being held to complement the University's "Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea" exhibit.


Christendom Student Receives Honor from Bishop for Pro-Life Work
12/26/2014
Thomas Hepler, sophomore class president and president of the pro-life campus group Shield of Roses, was recognized along with 45 other individuals at the recent Youth and Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner.


Thomas Aquinas College Students Perform Entire Handel’s Messiah
12/23/2014
The December 5 presentation was a part of TAC's annual Advent Concert, one of the many events held at faithful Catholic colleges across the country to prepare for and celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.


Dr. William May Overcame Dissent to Become Leading Pro-Life Bioethicist
12/23/2014
The late theologian Dr. William May’s short-lived dissent led to his hiring in 1971 by The Catholic University of America where he went on to attain great influence as a leading pro-life bioethicist, according to a recent piece by Connie Marshner at Human Life Review.


Univ. of Dallas Ministry Grads Leave Business World to Work in Parishes
12/23/2014
Having now graduated from the School of Ministry at University of Dallas, Don Kremer volunteers with the parish youth to help them grow in their faith. “I... love teaching; I want to share some of what I’ve learned at UD.”


Christendom Forming Young Catholic Leaders in Ireland Study Abroad Program
12/22/2014
At the St. Columcile Institute in County Dougal, students will have the opportunity to study Catholic theology, history, and literature, immerse themselves in the country’s Catholic culture, and participate in excursions to see Ireland’s historic landmarks.


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