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Dr. Don Briel on Catholic Universities and Surrender of Moral Authority
9/15/2014
The modern Catholic university’s decision to turn theology studies into an academic, intellectual pursuit separated from a relationship with the Church, has led to grave consequences and a surrendering of “moral authority to shape the souls of students,” argued Dr. Don Briel.


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."


Faithful Catholic Universities Stand Out from Crowd, Argues Magdalen President
9/11/2014
Catholic universities faithful to the Church “are becoming stronger, better known, more recognizable [and] more easily distinguished” from other less faithful Catholic institutions, argued Dr. George Harne, president of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen.


Retired Notre Dame Professor Signs ‘Abortion on Demand’ Petition
9/10/2014
Jill Godmilow, a retired professor from the University of Notre Dame, reportedly confirmed to Life Site News that she signed a petition supporting abortion on demand.


Mount St. Mary’s Univ. to Host Conference on Marriage and Family
9/9/2014
The 22nd annual national conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS), which has its headquarters at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will take place at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., Franciscan announced.


Prof. Explains Controversial History of Catholic Theological Society of America
9/9/2014
An associate professor of theology at Providence College, James Keating, recently shared a piece in First Things detailing the controversial history of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA).


Criticism Mounts over Notre Dame’s Student Health Plan Covering Abortifacients, Contraceptives
9/5/2014
The University of Notre Dame’s recent decision to renew its student health plan—which provides students with free contraceptives and abortifacients as stipulated in the HHS Mandate—was unnecessary and could undermine its lawsuit against the Mandate.


Mount St. Mary’s U., Catholic University Form New Law Program Partnership
9/5/2014
Two ­Newman Guide-recommended universities—Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.—recently formed a partnership that will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and a law degree in six years.


Benedictine College Grad Attending Sports Seminar at Vatican
9/3/2014
Benedictine College alumna Allison McCormick is currently attending the Pontifical Council of Culture's international seminar "Sport is for Man" in Vatican City. The seminar is being held following the Interreligious Game for Peace called for by Pope Francis.


Catholic Identity, Professionalism at Heart of Franciscan’s Newly Accredited Program
9/2/2014
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program at Franciscan University of Steubenville received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) this summer.


University of Dallas Receives Top National Ranking for Mathematics Grads
9/2/2014
The University of Dallas (UD) in Irving, Tex., recently announced that its mathematics department received the top ranking in a new national study.


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.


Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict Demonstrate Importance of Education
8/29/2014
Earlier this month, Pope Francis spoke about education with the bishops of Seoul during his visit to South Korea, while Pope Emeritus Benedict celebrated Mass with his former students.


New Principal: Catholic Education is Mission of Church
8/25/2014
Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Ill., which received special recognition for “Excellence in Catholic Identity” in the 2012 Catholic High School Honor Roll, is welcoming a new principal for the 2014-15 school year.


St. Joseph’s University President and Vice President to Step Down
8/22/2014
President Father C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. and vice president John Smithson of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia will step down at the end of the 2014-15 academic year, according to NBC.


Slain Marquette Alum James Foley Recounted Power of Prayer
8/21/2014
Marquette University alumnus and U.S. journalist, James Foley, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS and posted on YouTube on Tuesday, according to Fox ... Foley reflected with deep gratitude on the good of his Catholic university education.


Grads in Science, Tech, Math to ‘Lead Ethically’, Says President of UST in Houston
8/20/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston has been rapidly expanding its science, technology, engineering and math programs (STEM), reported the Houston Chronicle last week. The expansion is reportedly a result of both societal need and student demand.


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.


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 Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm
8/14/2014
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program.


Benedictine College to Display Historic Church Documents
8/13/2014
This fall, Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., will display “some of the most historic documents in the world” including several with great import for Catholic history, the College recently reported.


Alumna Brings Christendom Grad School Education to Bear in Evangelization, Teaching
8/11/2014
Simone Rizkallah, an alumna of Christendom College’s graduate school, recently shared in an interview on the College's website how her Catholic education has impacted her work as a teacher and evangelizer.


Gonzaga Alumni Group Calls for New ‘Sexual Revolution’ Embracing Catholic Teaching
7/8/2014
In its latest bulletin, the alumni group 1887 Trust pointed to the words of Pope Francis, who in January of this year spoke of the need for Catholic colleges to give "uncompromising witness" to the "Church's moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom."


Loyola Chicago Honors Alumni with Ties to Groups that Oppose Catholic Teaching
7/7/2014
During its recent Founders Dinner event, Loyola University Chicago honored a group of alumni, some of whom have ties to organizations that advocate positions contrary to Catholic moral teaching.


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.”


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."


Notre Dame Could Be ‘Only Catholic Litigant’ Held to HHS Mandate, Warns Alumnus
6/16/2014
The chairman of the Sycamore Trust, a group of Notre Dame alumni committed to strengthening its Catholic identity, wrote a letter arguing that the University should remove a recently appointed board member who supports the HHS mandate.


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.”


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.


Alumni Launch Novena for ‘Flourishing and Faithfulness’ of Gonzaga University
6/12/2014
The 1887 Trust, an organization committed to strengthening and promoting the Catholic identity of Gonzaga University, is urging Catholics to join the organization in praying a novena for the University to St. Aloysius Gonzaga.


Alumni to Notre Dame: Arrange for Departure of Trustee Who Supports HHS Mandate
6/9/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society broke the news last month that Notre Dame named to its Board of Trustees Katie Washington, who has publicly supported the HHS mandate and criticized the U.S. bishops’ opposition to it.


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.”


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.


Online Broadcast to Consider ‘Challenges to Notre Dame’s Catholic Identity’
5/29/2014
The Sycamore Trust, an organization committed to strengthening the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic identity, is inviting people to join them online for a live broadcast of their annual breakfast.


Notre Dame Grad: University Failing in Duty to Bear Witness to Truth
5/28/2014
Michael Bradley is one of the founding members of the group Students for Child-Oriented Policy which, although upholding Catholic teaching on marriage, was recently denied recognition by the University.


Notre Dame Selects Trustee Who Advocated HHS Mandate, Criticized Bishops
5/22/2014
Notre Dame, which sued the federal government over the HHS mandate, has just named a new member to its Board who has publicly supported the mandate and criticized the U.S. bishops’ opposition to it.


Justice Scalia: Georgetown Not Catholic Anymore
5/21/2014
In an interview with The Remnant’s Vincent Chiarello, Scalia spoke extensively about his faith and about his memories of the Jesuit University. He said that when he attended, “they rolled you out of bed to attend Mass. Not anymore.”


Vatican Pledges Action on Georgetown University, Declares Evidence of Scandals ‘Well-Founded’
5/14/2014
Archbishop Zani, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, sent his remarks in response to a canon law petition organized by William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and a Georgetown alumnus.


Ave Maria Students Getting Married Share Family Values, President Says
5/12/2014
Ave Maria University in Florida boasts a record number of students who are engaged to be married in its graduating class of 2014.


Alumni Urge Gonzaga to Focus on Catholic Identity amidst Quest for Top Rankings
5/8/2014
“Can Gonzaga be highly ranked in U.S. News and World Report and still be faithfully Catholic?” the alumni asked. “We say yes, but not if the university stays on its current trajectory.”


Buffalo Bishop Malone Requires School to Uphold Catholic Identity
5/8/2014
Bishop Malone expressed his gratitude that a local Catholic high school reportedly chose not to compromise its Catholic mission after the institution refused—albeit with apparent reluctance—to announce a same-sex marriage.


Loyola Marymount Alumni Decry Plan to Host Planned Parenthood Los Angeles President
5/6/2014
Sue Dunlap, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, is scheduled to speak about “Education’s New Role in Women’s Health” as part of the TEDxLoyolaMarymountU conference taking place on campus later this month.


Loyola Marymount Univ. Hires Dean Despite Past Work with Pro-Abortion Organizations
4/23/2014
The Jesuit University’s Vice President for Mission and Ministry Father Robert Caro, S.J., defended the hiring in an email obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society.


New Program Aims to Help Wyoming Catholic College Students in Future Careers
4/9/2014
“Wyoming Catholic College provides young adults with a truly extraordinary experience... As a result, a WCC graduate has something uncommon and highly sought after to offer employers.”


Notre Dame Petitions Court for Rehearing in HHS Mandate Case
4/9/2014
The petition filed by the University argues that Notre Dame seeks to provide health coverage to its employees “in a manner consistent with its Catholic beliefs.” 


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.


Editor of ISI College Guide Explains Why Gonzaga Was Dropped
3/26/2014
The 1887 Trust organization is pointing to the Jesuit University’s exclusion from the most recent edition of “Choosing the Right College” to call the University to recommit to its Catholic identity.


Catholic Alumni: Finalists for Loyola Marymount Dean Both Worked at Planned Parenthood
3/17/2014
Renew LMU is calling on the University to re-start the selection process and "ensure the new Dean ... demonstrates a strong record of furthering Catholic mission and identity..."


Notre Dame Announces Strategic Plan Making Catholic Character a Priority
3/6/2014
“We place at the forefront of this new strategic plan the University’s Catholic character and the need for it to touch every aspect of our life and work,” the plan states.


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.”


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