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Professor Defines Role of Theology in Prominent Academic Talk, Criticism Follows
6/19/2014
A theologian from Duke University elicited strong responses from some Catholic university professors after  he defined the role of theology and theologians, affirming their position under the Magisterium.


SPECIAL REPORT: A Decade after Bishops’ Policy, Catholic Commencement Scandals Make Sudden Return
5/7/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014.


Catholic Benefits Association Files Lawsuit against HHS Mandate
3/14/2014
The class action lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, seeks immediate injunctive relief from the mandate while the suit progresses through the court.


Mercyhurst to Honor Sr. Simone Campbell, Cites Pro-Obamacare 'Nuns' Letter'
3/14/2014
In a press release announcing the award, Mercyhurst University specifically cites Sr. Campbell's authorship of the “'nuns' letter' that helped pass the Affordable Care Act.”


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.


Essay Contest on John Paul II Draws Thousands of Entries, UST-Houston Reports
1/31/2014
For the tenth year in a row, the University of St. Thomas and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston held an essay contest for Catholic school students.


Filipino Cardinal-Elect Attended Catholic University of America
1/23/2014
When Archbishop Quevedo is elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis on February 22, he will become the 12th living cardinal who has attended The Catholic University of America.


Archbishop Lucas: ‘Heart’ of Catholic Education is ‘Mission to Proclaim the Gospel’
1/22/2014
In honor of the upcoming Catholic Schools Week, Archbishop George Lucas, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Education, issued a statement recognizing the contribution of America’s Catholic schools.


Cardinal Wuerl Leads Catholic University in Prayer to End Global Hunger
12/13/2013
Catholic University of America reports that Pope Francis endorsed the campaign to end global hunger, which is sponsored by Caritas Internationalis.


Christendom President Joins Catholic Higher Ed. Meeting at Pontifical Commission
12/13/2013
"The commission discussed the new evangelization in light of Pope Francis' pontificate as well as other topics including the challenges facing Catholic higher education in America."


Madison, La Crosse Dioceses Reject Common Core Standards for Schools
12/6/2013
The Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., will be “neither adapting nor adopting” the controversial Common Core State Standards, the Catholic school superintendent has told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Diocese of Gaylord Rejects Common Core
12/6/2013
In a statement to parents and other stakeholders, Charles Taylor, the superintendent of Catholic Schools of Gaylord (Michigan), explains why his diocesan schools will not implement the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary Named Bishop of Fort Worth
11/21/2013
This week Pope Francis named Msgr. Michael Olson as the new bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, according to Vatican Information Service.


Walsh University Celebrates Founding Religious Order
11/21/2013
The university was founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction in 1960 and named for the bishop of the Youngstown diocese at the time, Bishop Emmet Walsh.


BREAKING: National Catholic Educational Association Responds to Common Core Concerns and Gates Foundation Grant
11/14/2013
In an email sent today to NCEA members and obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society,Brother Bimonte said, “Some of you have probably been reading or hearing concerns about Catholic schools and the Common Core State Standards.”


NAC Chair Recommends Episcopal Review of Common Core in Catholic Schools
11/13/2013
The head of the U.S. bishops' National Advisory Council (NAC) strongly recommended that the general assembly conduct an episcopal review of the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII). Renee Miller, the NAC’s chair, also encouraged the bishops to engage more extensively with college presidents about instituting Pope John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae, on their campuses.


"New Evangelization" Event Marks Inauguration of New Franciscan University President
10/30/2013
Noted speakers included Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Fr. Sheridan, and CUA president John Garvey.  Franciscan theology professor Dr. Scott Hahn delivered a follow-up speech to students.


University of Mary to Bestow Honor on Cardinal Dolan
10/21/2013
The ceremony will take place during the Diocese of Bismarck's "THIRST" conference.  Cardinal Dolan's presentation is titled, "Go Teach All Nations: Passing the Treasure of Faith to the Next Generation."


Twelfth Benedictine College Alumnus Named Bishop
10/16/2013
Father Andrew H. Cozzens, who graduated from Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kan., in 1991, was recently named bishop by Pope Francis, the College announced last week.


Bishops Support ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’
9/24/2013
The new federal bill would protect Catholic and other organizations that oppose same-sex marriage from discrimination by the federal government.


Capitulation to HHS Mandate ‘Untimely and Unhelpful,’ Says Cardinal Dolan
9/19/2013
Cardinal Dolan chastised the Catholic Health Association for complying with the HHS mandate in a letter released after a meeting of the administrative board of the USCCB.


Thai Bishops Emphasize Catholic Identity in Schools
8/30/2013
The executive secretary general of the Thai bishops’ conference said that even while academic standards are increased, faithfulness must be adhered to. 


Video: Bishop Morlino Delivers Powerful Inspiration to Catholic Educators
8/26/2013
Bishop Morlino asks his teachers to pray for God’s grace and encourages them to “stay close to the sacraments, to Mass, to Confession.”


CUA Law Partners with Former Maryland Governor in Clemency for Prisoners Clinic
8/7/2013
The clinic will include a workshop for governors and their staffs on the responsibilities of clemency powers and students will prepare pardon applications. Former Maryland Governor Ehrlich, however, was on the advisory board of Republicans for Choice when he ran for governor, according to The Baltimore Sun.


Faith and Reason a Defining Issue for Catholic Universities, Says Australian Bishop
8/2/2013
After reminding listeners that the Catholic Church was responsible for the creation of the first universities, he pointed to a misconception that students at universities are there to just “learn to earn.”


Abp. Vigneron Bans Dissident Schüller from Detroit Archdiocese
7/29/2013
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit has banned Austrian priest Father Helmut Schüller from speaking at Catholic institutions, according to The Detroit Free Press.


It’s Decision Time for CUA on the HHS Mandate
7/25/2013
CUA's lawsuit against the HHS mandate was tossed out of court this year because the Obama admin. had not finalized it, but now the rule is finalized CUA must decide whether or not to renew the court fight.


College Defies Archbishop, Hosts Dissident Speaker
7/23/2013
“Where has obedience got us?” That was the question posed by Fr. Helmut Schüller in a speech at Chestnut Hill College, according to The National Catholic Reporter which covered the event.


USCCB Releases Video of Three Women Standing up for Religious Liberty
7/22/2013
The video puts in alarming clarity the devastating consequences of the disappearance of our most cherished liberty.


Catholic College Presidents Urge Immigration Reform
7/19/2013
More than 90 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities called the country’s immigration policy “morally indefensible” in an open letter to Catholics in the House of Representatives.


Georgetown to Cover Contraception, Sandra Fluke Declares Victory
7/19/2013
Wrote President DeGioia: "These regulations give us the opportunity to reconcile our religious identity and our commitment to providing access to affordable health care."


Cardinal Wuerl Again Defends University Chaplain, Decries the “New Intolerance”
7/9/2013
At the closing Mass for the second annual "Fortnight for Freedom," at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington decried what he called “the new intolerance,” according to The National Catholic Register.


Philadelphia Archdiocese Opposes Dissident at Chestnut Hill College
7/8/2013
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has stated that a Catholic college’s plans to host a priest who has advocated for the ordination of women would “damage the unity” of the Church.


Catholic Colleges Join Bishops, Southern Baptist Convention in Support of Religious Freedom
7/2/2013
“The Cardinal Newman Society stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our bishops and leaders of non-Catholic Christian denominations in once again opposing this direct attack on our first freedom.”


Georgetown Canon Law Petitioners Seek Intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II
7/1/2013
Exorcist author William Peter Blatty reveals that his canon law petition regarding Georgetown University is dedicated to the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II.


U Mary President Welcomes New Fargo Bishop
6/24/2013
Monsignor James Shea was on air at CatholicTV.com for the installation of Fargo Bishop John Folda.


Catholic University Immerses New Faculty in Catholic Intellectual Tradition
6/11/2013
According to the University, while many of the faculty that participated in the conference were not Catholic, they were "interested in how they may contribute to the University's Catholic identity."


Canon Law Case Against Georgetown Submitted to Cardinal Wuerl
5/31/2013
A canon law petition asking Cardinal Donald Wuerl to rescue Georgetown University's Catholic identity or declare that it can no longer refer to itself as Catholic was delivered to the Archdiocese of Washington today.


Bishop McFadden, Catholic Education Leader, Dies Suddenly
5/2/2013
Bishop McFadden served as Chairman for the Education Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  He was a strong proponent of Catholic identity in Catholic education at all levels.


Archbishop Lori to Address Mount St. Mary's University Graduates
4/25/2013
Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, recently announced that Baltimore Archbishop William Lori will deliver the University's 205th commencement address on May 12.


Bishops Announce Pro-Life ‘Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage’
1/17/2013
The pro-life committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting us to prayer beginning Saturday, to end the terrible sin of abortion.


CNS Encourages Participation in Bishops’ Pro-Life Video Contest
1/17/2013
The Cardinal Newman Society is encouraging Catholic high schools to promote the U.S. bishops’ youth video contest commemorating Roe v. Wade.


Bishops Issue Ten Year Report on Ex corde Ecclesiae
1/11/2013
Ten years after the finalization of Ex corde Ecclesiae, the relationship between the U.S. bishops and Catholic colleges has led to increased cooperation over the last decade, according to a new report from the bishops.


Archbishop: Catholic Schools Should Be Different
12/18/2012
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit thinks that graduates from Catholic schools should be different. They should have “a conviction about the truth… a sense of order… [and] a sense of one’s purpose or mission.”


Bishops Call for Fasting, Prayer for Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty
12/17/2012
The United States bishops are calling Catholics to prayer, penance and sacrifice throughout the upcoming year, for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage and religious liberty in our country.


Bishop Morlino Bans Workshops by Professor, Campus Minister
12/14/2012
Two women with long-standing ties to a Catholic college in Wisconsin have been banned by Bishop Robert Morlino from holding workshops or providing spiritual direction at any Catholic churches in the 11-county diocese for diverging too far from Catholic teaching, according to news reports.


Faculty Blasts USD President, Bishop Defends
12/11/2012
The University of San Diego’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution blasting the president of the University for creating “a climate of apprehension and distrust” and accusing her of damaging the University’s reputation by upholding its Catholic identity and rescinding an invitation for an honorary fellowship to dissident British theologian Tina Beattie.


Archbishop Makes the Case for Theology Departments
12/10/2012
Theology should be at the heart of Catholic universities, Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller recently told an audience at the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.


Bishop Of Fort Wayne-South Bend Releases Statement on Notre Dame
12/7/2012
Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Ft. Wayne-South Bend issued a statement that was obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society concerning Notre Dame University’s recently announced plan recognizing a homosexual student organization.


Cardinal Burke to Chair Christendom College’s 35th Anniversary Honorary Dinner Committee
11/28/2012
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, will serve as the Chairman of the Honorary Dinner Committee for Christendom College’s 35th Anniversary Gala dinner.


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