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St. Louis U. Gives Students ‘Protest Prep’ ahead of Possible Ferguson Riots
11/19/2014
Officials at Saint Louis University sent an email to students with public demonstration advice in expectation of the potential unrest that might occur after the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision, according to The College Fix.


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.


Catholic School Won’t Allow Homosexual-Themed Film to Shoot on Campus
10/23/2014
Salesian High School, a Catholic all-boy’s school in New Rochelle, N.Y., refused to allow the production team of a homosexual-themed film to shoot a scene on its campus, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Courage Director Fr. Check Comments on Passage about Homosexuals in Synod Report
10/16/2014
Members of the international Courage apostolate have responded “with dismay, concern and some pain” to the Extraordinary Synod for the Family’s recent midterm report passage on homosexuality, which has been subsequently updated, according to the National Catholic Register.


Rockhurst University to Host Symposium with Newspaper Condemned by Bishop
10/14/2014
Rockhurst University, a Catholic institution in Kansas City, Mo., is set to cosponsor a symposium with the National Catholic Reporter on November 1, 2014, according to the University.


Settlement on HHS Mandate Breaks New Ground for Religious Freedom
10/7/2014
L. Brent Bozell, III announced today in a press release that MRC is ending its first-of-a-kind lawsuit against the HHS mandate because of an Agreed Order of Dismissal from the government.


Surprise: GAO Insurance Report Contains More Evidence of California’s Hypocrisy on Abortion
9/29/2014
A little-noticed footnote in this month’s explosive Government Accountability Office report confirms the hypocrisy of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and its requirement that even Catholic schools and colleges must provide insurance covering elective abortions.


Students Flout Fordham Policy, Hand out Condoms at University Events
9/25/2014
A new, but unrecognized group of students at Fordham University, the Sex and Gender Equity Safety Students (S.A.G.E.S) Coalition, recently distributed condoms and messages to students who attended the University’s homecoming events, according to The Fordham Ram.


Future of Catholic Education in Israel Is Uncertain, Says Expert
9/23/2014
At present, the vast number of Catholic school leaders in Israel “are very discouraged and have little hope for a bright future,” said Father Jeffrey Burwell, the director of Catholic studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada, in an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society.


Christian Persecution Research Project Launched at Notre Dame, Georgetown
9/18/2014
A team of scholars, led by centers at the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University, was recently established to research, report on, and raise awareness about Christian persecution throughout the world.


Education Project of Pope Francis Is Making Headlines
9/17/2014
Pope Francis’ education project, Scholas Occurrentes, has recently been making news with its platform of promoting peace and global communication in order to provide education for children, focusing especially on those with fewer resources.


Thirty Years after Cuomo’s Controversial Speech at Notre Dame
9/16/2014
Thirty years have passed since Mario Cuomo, the governor of New York from 1983 to 1994, gave a talk to students at the University of Notre Dame on September 13, 1984, entitled “Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor’s Perspective.”


Obama Admin Targets More than 400 Catholic Organizations for HHS Mandate
9/11/2014
The Obama administration’s indication that it will continue its fight for enforcement of its “HHS mandate” against religious nonprofits, could immediately affect more than 400 Catholic organizations participating in the Christian Brothers Trust, including The Cardinal Newman Society.


Israeli Authorities Say Catholic Schools Should Become State Schools
9/10/2014
Amidst “highly precarious” financial situations and threats of closure for Catholic schools in Israel, Israeli authorities have said that Catholic schools should become “state schools.”


California Bishops ‘Distressed’ by Abortion Mandate, Planning Response
9/8/2014
Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, told The Cardinal Newman Society that California’s bishops are “surprised and distressed” by the California Department of Managed Healthcare’s (DMHC) decision and a response is being planned.


Ontario Catholic Schools Defend Right to Teach Faith to Students
9/8/2014
Catholic school leaders in Ontario are defending their right to require students to take religious courses and have them participate in religious activities.


Calif. Covers Only ‘Medically Necessary’ Abortions for State Employees, but Forces Catholics to Cover Elective Abortions
9/3/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society has discovered that California’s own health plans for state employees cover only “medically necessary” abortions, even though Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has called such language “discriminatory.”


Soccer Match Proceeds to Fund Education Project Supported by Pope
9/3/2014
Proceeds from the Interreligious Match for Peace will go to Scholas Occurrentes, an educational entity launched by the Pope Francis. World Cup and international soccer stars gathered to play a charity match on September 1.


Napa Earthquake Leaves Two Catholic Schools Damaged
8/27/2014
Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep School and Kolbe Home School and Online Academy have sustained significant damage in the earthquake that struck just outside of Napa, Calif., early Sunday morning. The two institutions remain closed while cleanup efforts proceed.


Catholic Psychologist Considers ‘Transgenderism’ on College Campuses
8/27/2014
When facing new cultural challenges like “transgender” students at Catholic schools, educators must remember that “values are an integral, indivisible part of all that they are,” writes clinical psychologist Dr. Frank Moncher in an analysis published recently.


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.


Archbishop Carlson Asks Catholic Schools for Masses and Rosaries for Ferguson
8/21/2014
On Monday, August 18, Archbishop Robert Carlson issued a letter to the faithful in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, focusing on the “turmoil and tragedy” in the Ferguson, Mo., community and its struggle “to find peace in the chaos.”


Analysis: Pro-Abortion Rights Bias in SF Chronicle Coverage of Catholic Universities
8/20/2014
Get Religion recently published an analysis of the bias in a recent San Francisco Chronicle story—surrounding the decisions of two California Catholic universities to limit abortion coverage for employees—which gives precedence to sources with pro-abortion rights views.


Online Catholic Study Program Provides 'Backbone of a Liberal Education'
8/20/2014
The Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program (LSP), a Newman Guide recommended institution, has been providing sound Catholic online higher education since its establishment in 2010. 


St. Gregory’s U. Features Student Involvement in Pro-Life Walk Crossroads
8/18/2014
A junior at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., united with other college students this summer for the twentieth Annual Crossroads Pro-life Walk, the University recently reported on its website.


Professors from Catholic Universities Sign Plea for End to Genocide in Iraq
8/14/2014
Thirty-eight prominent Catholic university professors and others have signed a plea calling for “the United States and the international community [to] act immediately and decisively to stop the ISIS/ISIL genocide".


Boston College to Host Speaker Matt Taibbi Who Mocked Pope
8/14/2014
One of Taibbi’s most controversial pieces was the satirical piece entitled “The 52 Funniest Things About the Upcoming Death of the Pope,” which included scandalously crude and derisive commentary on the declining health of Pope John Paul II.


TV Segment on Catholic School’s Classical Curriculum Wins News Award
5/19/2014
A few years ago, Saint Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md., reportedly faced “declining enrollment and funding,” at which time it switched to a Catholic classical curriculum, according to the report done by EWTN’s Wyatt Goolsby.


Media and Faith Meet in Communications Program at Rome’s Santa Croce University
4/8/2014
The University is educating students to become communications directors who can explain and defend the Faith, while also having practical media skills like conducting radio and television interviews and filming videos. 


John Paul the Great Catholic Univ. Eagerly Awaits Patron’s Canonization
3/26/2014
Every Tuesday, the University posts a quote from Bl. John Paul II on its Facebook page.  Beginning in April, the University will post a quote from “the man, the legend, the saint” every day as a countdown to the canonization.


Media Workshop to Train Lay Catholics for ‘Public Witness’ at JP Catholic Univ.
2/4/2014
John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., is partnering with Catholic Voices USA to offer media training workshops to help lay Catholics “publicly witness to their faith”.


Loyola Marymount Univ. President, Abortion Activists Lash Out at Newman Society
10/3/2013
LMU president and a pro-abortion website lashed out yesterday in response to The Cardinal Newman Society’s reports about LMU professors demanding insurance coverage for abortion.


Ave Maria Univ. in ‘David and Goliath’ Struggle over HHS Mandate
9/25/2013
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey stated flatly, “We will not comply with the federal government’s requirements.” 


‘No One’s Quite Seen a Pope Like Francis Before,’ Says Christendom College Lecturer
9/11/2013
“It seems that the whole world fell in love with Pope Francis at first sight."


Duquesne Flap Ignores Geraldo Rivera’s Support for Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage
9/5/2013
In a radio interview today, Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly praised Duquesne University for withdrawing its invitation to FOX News journalist Geraldo Rivera to take part in a conference.


University of St. Thomas - Houston Launches Catholic TV Series
9/5/2013
“UST Wordview” is a new TV series “that explores the richness of the Catholic faith."


JP Catholic Celebrates 10th Anniversary ‘Building a Radically New Catholic University’
9/4/2013
Founding president Dr. Derry Connolly reflected recently on the first decade of the University, describing it as a “walk in faith and trust in God.”


Christendom College Adds Second Catholic Radio Station
8/21/2013
"We hope that the station will be a great resource for everyone in our local community for growing deeper in the understanding of our Christian faith."


‘Look to Media as an Apostolic Opportunity’ Says Newman Society Board Member
8/12/2013
Catholics should welcome the opportunities to discuss their faith, said Kathryn Lopez, stressing that “this is our gospel mandate, to let people know what is worth living and dying for.” 


Georgetown Prof Compares Marriage Proponents to White Supremacists, Pope to George Washington
7/1/2013
On Sunday's “Meet The Press,” Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson compared those who defend traditional marriage with white supremacists.


Newman Society, Sen. Murray on HHS Mandate
6/29/2013
An article in today's New York Times sets The Cardinal Newman Society against the views of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a proponent of abortion rights, embryonic stem cell research and contraception.


Archbishop Chaput Says Americans Need to "Wake Up" to Religious Liberty Threats
6/11/2013
In a recent column, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Americans need to wake up regarding threats to religious liberty.


Salon Writer Uses Rape Case to Attack Franciscan University of Steubenville
4/3/2013
Salon writer Molly McCluskey attempts to draw a connection between a high school football rape case and the Franciscan University of Steubenville. The problem: there's absolutely no connection.


Priest Recounts His Meeting with Unrecognized Gay Student Group at Catholic U
12/18/2012
Fr. Peter Daly, pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Prince Frederick, Md., knows just how to find a sympathetic audience when one wants to protest a decision upholding Catholic morality and identity in the Church.


Peter Kreeft on “If Good and Evil Exist, God Exists.”
12/12/2012
Dr. Peter Kreeft of the philosophy department of Boston College, speaks on the issue of “If Good and Evil Exist, God Exists” in  new video for Prager University, an outgrowth of talk show host Dennis Prager’s effort to make some of the finest, most original thinkers accessible to everyone.


Exclusive: Colleen Carroll Campbell on Saints and College Sinners
12/11/2012
Colleen Carroll Campbell, journalist and television host of EWTN’s “Faith & Culture,” spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society’s Matt Archbold about her new book My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, which she said she hopes acts as “a gateway drug” for readers to the saints.


Christendom College Launches New EWTN Radio Station
12/4/2012
Christendom College is announcing the launch of its new EWTN Catholic radio station WXDM 90.3 FM. The station officially started uninterrupted broadcasting on Friday, November 30, according to a press release.


Blessed Newman, Master of Disguise?
11/29/2012
The thoughts and writings of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman have great relevance to the Church today, especially regarding the scourge of “liberalism” as he labeled the rationalist/secularist mindset in academia more than a century ago.


NCR Takes Aim at CNS… and Misses
11/26/2012
The National Catholic Reporter has been digging around for several months to do a profile on The Cardinal Newman Society, and their reporter told us to expect an “objective-as-possible” article. But since the Reporter shows minimal respect for the Vatican, the bishops and any organization that fully embraces the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church, we were not particularly hopeful. And, it turns out, with good reason.


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