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Professor Reflects on Meeting Pope during ‘Investing for the Poor’ Conference in Rome
7/21/2014
Dr. Rogelio Garcia Contreras, advisor to the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., recently met Pope Francis during a trip to Rome to participate in the first Conference for Impact Investment titled "Investing for the Poor."


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."


Book by Mount St. Mary’s Professors Wins Awards from Catholic Publishing Associations
7/18/2014
Where Justice and Mercy Meet was written and edited by Dr. Trudy Conway, professor of philosophy, and Dr. David McCarthy, professor of theology, in collaboration with Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Vicki Schieber.


Univ. of Dallas President: Ministry Conference a Chance for Catholics to Grow in Faith
7/18/2014
The eighth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC) is scheduled later this year from October 23 - 25, announced the University on its website.


Catholic University Affirms Policy Respecting Catholic Sexual Teaching
7/17/2014
"Our teaching, of course, is that that relationship [should] be a product of exclusive love between two married people," said Lawrence J. Morris, the university's general counsel and a retired Army colonel.


Thomas More College Student Learns Important Lessons While Studying Abroad
7/17/2014
Earlier this week, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts student Stephen Lajoie shared reflections on the College website about his experiences traveling abroad in both Italy and Spain.


Catholic Nursing Program at St. Gregory’s U. Approved by Higher Learning Commission
7/15/2014
The University has announced that the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) bridge program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission.


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.


Christendom Prof. Makes Archaeological Discovery, Presents at Prestigious Conference
7/11/2014
Dr. Brendan McGuire "solved an age-old archeological problem" and revealed important information about an ancient Christian church at a prestigious symposium earlier this year, reports the College.


Franciscan U. Opens Adult Faith Conference Sessions to Public for Free
7/10/2014
The final two conferences will be held at the end of July, reports the University on its website, and no registration is required to attend evening sessions for free.


Faithful Catholic Colleges Honored as ‘Colleges of Distinction’
7/10/2014
The recognized colleges have four areas of distinction: "engaged students," "great teaching," "a vibrant campus community," and "successful outcomes."


University of St. Thomas (Tex.) Hosts Inner City Kids for Music Camps
7/10/2014
A $15,000 grant recently allowed 92 children from inner city Catholic schools to attend summer music camps at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., reports the University.


Christendom Summer Program Is Getting Rave Reviews from Students
7/8/2014
"Incredible," "awesome," "eternal," "life-changing," and "adventurous" are some of the words high school students use to describe the Experience Christendom Summer Program at Christendom College.


Adoration Chapel a First Step in Growth Plan at Aquinas College (Tenn.)
7/7/2014
The plan includes campus expansion, academic program reviews, and enhancement of student and spiritual life in order to "meet the needs of [Aquinas's] changing student population," reports the College on its website.


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.


Wyoming Catholic College, Cheyenne Diocese Win Relief from HHS Mandate
7/2/2014
Now, reports the Becket Fund, the plaintiffs "join the 80%+of HHS legal challenges that have resulted in favorable rulings supporting religious freedom."


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.


Belmont Abbey College: Supreme Court Ruling on HHS Mandate a ‘Meaningful Victory’
7/1/2014
President Thierfelder said, “With the continuing help of the Becket Fund, we are inspired to fight on and we are confident that the resolution of our case will further help to ensure religious freedom for all.”


Cheered by Ruling on HHS Mandate, Catholic Educators Await Their Day in Court
6/30/2014
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that theowners of Hobby Lobby stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties are not required tocomply with the HHS mandate because of the owners’ religious beliefs.


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.”


Magdalen Grads Told at Commencement: We Need You to Be Saints
6/25/2014
“We need more bright, young minds to embrace the cross of self-giving —to choose the hard road of dying to self,” said Dan Burke, the executive director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register.


Ave Maria President: Calcutta Service Trip ‘At Heart of Educational Experience’
6/24/2014
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey and twelve students served with Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity from May 12 to 23, assisting in various capacities, including serving handicapped children.


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.”


Mount St. Mary's U. Offers Array of Summer Programs for Freshmen
6/20/2014
One program focuses on helping students "transition from home to campus life" with an emphasis on academics and "living your faith."  Another gives students experience serving the poor.


Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Receives Largest Gift Ever, Renames Nursing School
6/20/2014
“Odis and Carol’s contribution reaches far beyond the University of St. Thomas,” President Ivany said. “Our faith-based, holistic nurses will heal thousands of patients and touch countless lives."


Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Celebrates 39 Years of Summer Conferences
6/19/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating 39 years of summer conferences by continuing the tradition and holding more than thirty conferences for both adults and youth this summer.


Court Removes Relief from HHS Mandate Granted to Aquinas College, Other Plaintiffs
6/18/2014
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati reversed itself by withdrawing the temporary injunction from the HHS mandate granted last January to Aquinas College.


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.”


Belmont Abbey College, Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Win Sportsmanship Awards
6/13/2014
“We are an extension of this great university,” UST Athletic Director Todd Smith said. “We are about graduating champions of faith and character.”


Murdered Priest Had ‘Singular Love for Christ,’ Recalls Former Classmate
6/13/2014
Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP, a graduate of Newman Guide-recommended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, was tragically shot and killed during a robbery in the living quarters of his parish in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 11.


Admissions Officers Meet to Share Best Practices, Strengthen Catholic Identity
6/12/2014
“The admissions officers from many Catholic colleges have been meeting regularly via our conference calls for several years, but this is the first time that they were able to meet in person,” said Bob Laird, the director of programs for the Society.


Belmont Abbey College Hosts Olympian on ‘Faithfully Fit for the Kingdom’
6/12/2014
Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina is hosting a reception featuring Catholic Olympian, wife, and homeschooling mother of four, Rebecca Dussault.


Accreditation of Canadian Christian Law School Threatened Due to Morality Policy
6/11/2014
A new law school at Trinity Western University prohibits students and faculty from sexual relationships outside of traditional marriage.


Video: Chant Camp Teaches Children to Sing for Glory of God
6/6/2014
Mary Wilson, choir director at the parish, said that she “realized how quickly and how beautifully children learn chant… and how much it meant to them.”


University of Dallas Student Says Altar Serving Supports His Relationship with God
6/6/2014
A rising sophomore at the University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., wants to become a doctor to help people, but he said that he will go “Wherever God calls [him] to be.”


Dr. Jonathan Reyes to Thomas More College Grads: You Were Made to Share in Divinity
6/4/2014
Reyes, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, imparted three words—“Gift, Magnanimity, and Encounter”—to graduating students.


Christendom College Celebrates Ordination of 70th Alumnus to the Priesthood
6/4/2014
“Christendom College’s holistic educational and spiritual formation has helped foster 149 religious vocations during its 37-year history: 70 priests, 49 sisters, 5 deacons, 3 brothers, and 22 men currently in seminary.”


‘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.”


Wyoming Catholic College Announces ‘Liberty Lecture Series’ throughout State
6/4/2014
The series, which is free and open to the public, “will focus on fundamental principles of our American Government and current trends in political thought.” 


New Book ‘Little Oratory’ Helps Families, Students Learn the Faith by Living It
6/3/2014
“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote that the essence of Catholic education is one that deepens our participation in the mysteries of the Faith, and primarily the Eucharist and worship of God.”


U.S. Cardinals Raise $2 Million for Catholic University of America Scholarships
6/3/2014
Eight U.S. Cardinals and 750 guests recently gathered for the 25th annual “American Cardinals Dinner” at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to raise scholarship money for Catholic University of America students.


Register Radio Profiles Great Books Program at College of St. Mary Magdalen
6/2/2014
The education students receive is “more than just the acquisition of information, it’s transformational… it makes a difference in the way [students] live their lives.” 


Aquinas College Students Lay Foundations for Study Abroad Program
6/2/2014
The College has reportedly come into possession of a property called the Villaggio Betania, located in the medieval lakeside town of Bracciano, about 30 miles northwest of Rome.


Student Overcomes Obstacles, Grows in Faith at Aquinas College
6/2/2014
An adult who went back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree and become a teacher also found a spiritual home in the Catholic Church during her time at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn.


Franciscan University Youth Conferences Help Foster Religious Vocations
5/30/2014
A new study shows that 14 percent of those ordained to the priesthood this year had attended at least one Franciscan University of Steubenville summer youth conference before entering seminary.


CUA President: Popular Culture Still Views Some Things as Sacred
5/30/2014
Catholic University of America President John Garvey argued that the “vigorous community reaction to the ‘black mass’ can provide us with some consolation.”


Christendom Grad, Mount St. Mary’s Seminarian to Be Ordained Deacon
5/29/2014
Noah Morey grew up homeschooling in Seattle with his seven siblings—one of whom is a Benedictine priest and another of whom is a Discalced Carmelite nun.


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.”


Catholic College Leaders Gather to Discuss Student Life, Catholic Teaching
5/27/2014
Leaders from 10 faithful Catholic colleges gathered at the Franciscan University of Steubenville last week to share and consider ways of better integrating Catholic teaching into programs and services for students.


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