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True Catholic Universities Called to ‘Fidelity to Truth,’ Says Duke Divinity Prof.
11/21/2014
For Catholic universities, "fidelity to the revealed truth does not contradict, but rather perfects authentic academic freedom," said Dr. Reinhard Hutter in a talk at the Symposium on Academic Freedom and Revealed Truth at Franciscan University of Steubenville.


Franciscan University Symposium: True Catholic Identity Requires ‘Commitment to Faith’
11/21/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville hosted Fr. Ryan, a past Mount St. Mary’s University professor who currently leads the USCCB’s Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs, as one of the four speakers at its “Freedom and Fidelity” symposium last weekend.


Wyoming Catholic College Reaches ‘Major Milestone’ in Accreditation Process
11/20/2014
"It's an understatement to say that this is an exciting day in the history of the College," WCC President Kevin Roberts said in the College news release. "This is yet another milestone for WCC, and confers an important stamp of legitimacy on any premier institution of higher learning."


Walsh President: Ex corde Inspired University to ‘Grow, Develop, and Fulfill Our Mission’
11/20/2014
“Catholic identity is not something to be given only token attention,” Richard Jusseaume, president of Walsh University, said in talk prepared for Franciscan University of Steubenville’s “Freedom and Fidelity” symposium in honor of the 25th anniversary of Ex corde Ecclesiae.


Thomas Aquinas College Graduates Lead Faithful Catholic Schools
11/19/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke to four graduates of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., about their experiences at the College and how an education in the liberal arts shaped them to be the educational leaders they are today.


Theologians Analyze Faulty Notions of Gender in Light of Catholic Teaching
11/19/2014
In light of recent developments at some Catholic universities concerning the ideas of "gender spectrums," The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to theologians from faithful Catholic universities to garner a theologically sound understanding of sexual identity.


Christendom Plans Big Expansion to Mission Trip Program
11/19/2014
The Mission Program at Christendom College will launch a new two-month mission experience next summer that will give students and recent graduates a “real taste of missionary life,” according to the Christendom news release.


Benedictine President Celebrates 10 Years Building ‘One of the Great Catholic Colleges of America’
11/18/2014
Benedictine College President Stephen Minnis who is celebrating his ten-year anniversary as president, gave The Cardinal Newman Society an exclusive interview discussing the College's future plans, his time as president, and how the College is working to reverse the national trend of students abandoning their Catholic faith.


Christendom Hosting Tribute to Luminary Who Inspired College Founder
11/17/2014
The late historian Dr. Warren Carroll founded Christendom College to continue the mission of Triumph, the celebrated Catholic journal of opinion. Christendom is set to host a tribute to the life of Triumph founder and publisher L. Brent Bozell Jr. on Tuesday, November 18.


Court Rules against TAC, CUA Challenge to HHS Mandate
11/17/2014
“The ruling still puts Catholic University and similar institutions on a lower constitutional footing than houses of worship," Lawrence Morris, CUA general counsel, told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Belmont Abbey Takes Next Step in Providing Affordable, Catholic Education
11/17/2014
Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., recently announced the opening of a new student services center. The new center is the next step in a larger plan to provide an affordable, private, and Catholic education, reported the College.


Ave Maria Univ. Hopes New Science Programs Will ‘Bear Witness to the Truth’
11/14/2014
Dr. Michael Dauphinais, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Ave Maria University, spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society in a recent interview about the six new academic programs added at the University, bringing the total number of majors offered to 29.


University of Mary Announces ‘Year-Round Campus’
11/13/2014
University President Monsignor James Shea reportedly called the program an "innovative and student-centered response to changing dynamics of today's higher education market."


UST-Houston Prof. Criticizes Some Catholic Colleges as ‘Hot-Beds of Anti-Catholicism’
11/13/2014
Dr. Randall Smith, professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, argued in a recent article for Aleteia that something must be done about institutions that identify as “Catholic,” yet are openly unsupportive of Catholic students, faculty, and Church teaching.


Thomas Aquinas College Announces Tuition Freeze for Next Academic Year
11/13/2014
Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif.,recently announced a tuition freeze for the year. The College’s goal is that a TAC education remains a “viable” option for students during “trying economic times,” President Dr. Michael McLean said in the news release.


New Major at Christendom a ‘First Step’ in Expanding Math, Natural Science Offerings
11/12/2014
The new major will distinguish itself from similar programs, said Dr. Greg Townsend, vice president for academic affairs, because students will comprehend "the relationship of the subject to the rest of human knowledge."


Common Core Just Latest Defective Education Policy, Says Wyoming Catholic President
11/12/2014
“The problems we are having today with the Common Core are not new problems,” Dr. Roberts said on the WCC website. “The Common Core is just the most recent in a century-long history of defective education policy.”


Doctors Tell Students at Thomas Aquinas College They Are Needed in Medical Fields
11/12/2014
Three practicing physicians addressed topics such as preparing for medical school, choosing the right practice, and overcoming the ethical challenges within the field.


Students Have Rave Reviews for Newman Guide-Recommended Catholic Colleges
11/11/2014
Students from colleges recommended in The Newman Guide recently appeared as guests on the Ave Maria Radio program “Mast Appeal.” The Society helped to coordinate interviews to give students the opportunity to share their experiences attending faithful Catholic colleges.


Univ. of Dallas Celebrates 20 Years of Rome Summer Program for High Schoolers
11/10/2014
To celebrate 20 years of high school summer programming in Rome, the University of Dallas will lower the price of its three summer programs for 2015, the University recently reported.


Cardinal Müller Speaks on Dynamic between Theology, Evangelization at CUA
11/10/2014
Cardinal Gerhard Müller recently spoke at The Catholic University of America on how theology can be a means of evangelization.


Families Praise ‘Brilliant’ Program Helping Students Get Recruited by Faithful Colleges
11/7/2014
“Catholic high school students are enjoying a whole new college search process with ‘Recruit Me,’” reported Aleteia, highlighting the success of the The Cardinal Newman Society’s innovative new Recruit Me project with comments from parents and college admissions directors.


Catholic Univ. Teams with Museum, Presents ‘Mary’s Profound Cultural Impact’ Exhibit
11/7/2014
The Catholic University of America and the National Museum of Women in the Arts have collaborated to display Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, an exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures, and textiles from Baroque and Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Titian, and Caravaggio.


True Academic Freedom Should Seek Truth, Not Conformity, Argues Biology Prof.
11/7/2014
Academic freedom is “a means to an end: the pursuit of knowledge and truth,” wrote Daniel Kuebler, professor of biology and faculty associate of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Policy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, in his article at Public Discourse.


University of Dallas Ministry Conference Attracts National Crowd, Tops 5,000 Participants
11/6/2014
“It is very important to not just remain in our own small little world, but to try to understand the Catholic Church in all its universality,” said Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas in the lead up to the record-breaking 8th annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference.


College of St. Mary Magdalen Follows Pope’s Example, Prays for Faithful Departed
11/6/2014
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, N.H., celebrated several Masses for the intercession of the saints and for the souls of the faithful departed on the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, reported the College.


New Nursing Majors to Receive Free Senior Year at University of Mary
11/5/2014
The University of Mary (U Mary) in Bismarck, N.D.,recently announced the reception of a $10 million donation from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). The funding, according to the University, will provide scholarship opportunities for students in nursing and other healthcare fields.


Sport Offers ‘Opportunity to Love, Sacrifice,’ Says Belmont Abbey President
11/5/2014
“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor,” said Dr. Bill Thierfelder, quoting Pope Pius XII in a recent address to students at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., according to a College news release.


Counseling, Psychology Programs at Walsh Univ. and Franciscan Univ. Make Top 25 List
11/5/2014
The Counseling and Human Development program at Walsh and the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Franciscan were both listed among the “Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited, Graduate Degree Programs in Counseling and Psychology in the Mid-West for 2014.”


Catholic University of America President Emphasizes Commitment to Catholic Identity
11/5/2014
President John Garvey of The Catholic University of America (CUA) recently talked about the ways in which CUA maintains its Catholic identity in an interview with America magazine.


Mount St. Mary’s University Students Engage in Service Trip
11/4/2014
A group of students from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., recently traveled to Philadelphia for a week-long service trip, the University announced.


Author Explains How Porn Use Cripples Attempts to Educate Young Men
11/3/2014
A recent piece at Crisis Magazine warns about the dangerous effects of pornography exposure to boys and how it can significantly damage their education.


Catholic Studies Stands against Relativism, Pessimism, Fundamentalism, Says Author
11/3/2014
Written in response to the 20 Years of Catholic Studies Conference held earlier this year at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., John Goerke's article in the National Catholic Register explains the nature and importance of Catholic studies.


Vocations Continue to Pour from Thomas Aquinas College
10/31/2014
Two alumni from Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif., recently became the 61st and 62nd College graduates to be ordained to the priesthood, announced the College.


Love and Fidelity Network to Host National Conference on Sexuality, Integrity, and the University
10/31/2014
The Love and Fidelity Network will hold their annual conference, focused on inculcating an authentic understanding of sexuality and relationships, at Princeton University. Nationally recognized professors will be speaking at the conference.


Ave Maria School of Law Granted Preliminary Injunction from HHS Mandate
10/31/2014
Ave Maria School of Law’s president stated in an email that the victory was noteworthy because “it allows us to continue to practice our faith without being forced to compromise our beliefs.”


Author Explains New Sacred Music Book, Importance for Catholic Education
10/30/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently conducted an interview with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, professor of theology and philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College, about his new book of sacred music compositions and its implications for Catholic education and the Church at large.


College of St. Mary Magdalen Extends Free Room and Board Offer to 2015
10/30/2014
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in Warner, N.H., recently announced that it will extend its “Free Room and Board Initiative” to students enrolling in 2015. The Initiative, which began in April 2014, grants free room and board to freshman and transfer students.


Aquinas College ‘Furthers Catholic Mission’ with Dedication of New Adoration Chapel
10/30/2014
Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., opened its new Adoration Chapel with a dedication and blessing on October 22, the College announced. The Cardinal Newman Society interviewed Sister Mary Sarah, president of Aquinas, about the importance of the new chapel for the College.


Newman Guide-Recommended Colleges Rank High in New ACTA Curriculum Ratings
10/29/2014
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) recently released its sixth annual “What Will They Learn” list rating the core curricula of colleges and universities across the country. Several institutions recommended in The Newman Guide received high marks.


Religious Freedom at Catholic Institutions May Be Threatened after D.C. Bills Pass First Vote
10/29/2014
Two controversial  bills passed their first reading and vote as part of the D.C. Council Consent Agenda on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The final passage of the bills may seriously violate the religious freedom of Catholic educational institutions in the city.



UST-Houston Increases Scholarships to Make ‘Excellent Faith Based Education’ More Affordable
10/29/2014
University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., will increase its scholarship funds to $14.8 million starting in the fall of 2015, the University recently announced.


Ave Maria Wins Relief from HHS Mandate, President Towey Says Battle ‘Far from Over’
10/28/2014
The order from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is the first "enjoining the government's latest attempt to coerce religious organizations via an 'augmented rule' that it issued last August," stated the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.


Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, Co-Founder of JP II Institute, Dies at Age 73
10/28/2014
After earning his degree in space science and applied physics followed by a master's degree in sacred theology from The Catholic University of America, Msgr. Albacete was ordained for the Archdiocese of Washington.


Catholic Educators Appeal to Obama Administration for Relief from HHS Mandate
10/27/2014
Today a coalition including The Cardinal Newman Society, leaders of Catholic schools and colleges, and the expert attorneys of the Alliance Defending Freedom told the Obama administration that its latest rule still “directly violates the religious liberty of organizations and individuals.”


Technology Presents Challenges to Virtuous Living on Campus, Says Theologian
10/24/2014
With technology more accessible than ever on college campuses, young people today face significantly difficult challenges in avoiding inappropriate material and focusing on their studies.


George Weigel: Catholic Colleges Exist to Equip Disciples for Mission
10/23/2014
“Catholic institutions of higher learning exist to equip disciples for mission and to be witnesses to Christ,” George Weigel told students during a recent talk at Franciscan University of Steubenville.


New Criminology Degree at UST-Houston ‘Grounded in Catholic Tenets of Social Justice’
10/23/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., recently developed a new degree program under the title of Criminology, Law and Society, announced the University. The program aims to ensure that students understand Church teaching on social justice and morality.


New Ave Maria Law Scholarships Available to Grads from Newman Guide Colleges
10/22/2014
The Ave Maria School of Law announced new scholarships, beginning for the Summer/Fall 2015 term. “Ave Maria School of Law seeks to admit men and women who are drawn to our distinctive mission of educating lawyers within the Catholic intellectual tradition,” read the news release.


St. Gregory’s University Institutes New Policy Supporting Chastity on Campus
10/22/2014
New for the 2014-15 academic year, St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., has instituted an “open-bolt” policy in which bedroom doors in student dorms are required to remain ajar while members of the opposite sex are present.


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