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Janet Smith: Church Has ‘Best Explanation of Sexuality’ for Students, Society
10/23/2014
Students at Catholic universities are “greatly cheated” if they don’t come away with an understanding of what the Church teaches on morality and human sexuality, said Dr. Janet Smith.


World Meeting of Families Catechesis a ‘Wealth of Knowledge’ for Catholic Education
10/8/2014
The Catechesis “is a wealth of knowledge that can be used in Catholic education in many ways—but even more foundationally, it touches on the joy of Catholic education,” an organizer of the meeting told The Cardinal Newman Society in an exclusive interview.


Pro-Abortion Rights Students Protest Cardinal Wuerl at Georgetown
9/30/2014
H*yas for Choice, an unofficial student group at Georgetown University, staged a silent protest before an event in which the University awarded an honorary degree to the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, according to The Hoya.


Theologian Critiqued by U.S. Bishops Set to Give Fordham Lecture on Evolution and Creation
9/18/2014
Fordham University theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., whose theological writing has been heavily criticized by the U.S. bishops, is set to deliver the John C. and Jeanette D. Walton Lecture in Science on the topic of evolution and creation.


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).


Fr. Schall Argues for Necessity of Classical Education
9/4/2014
A classical education is useful and relevant in today’s “battle of life,” argues Father James Schall, S.J.in a recent address given at Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep, in Napa, Calif., in which he spoke of the importance and necessity of a classical education.


Magdalen President Highlights Pope Benedict’s Vision for Catholic Education
9/4/2014
The president of The College of Saint Mary Magdalen, Dr. George Harne, recently shared his commentary on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s vision for Catholic higher education and the renewal of Catholic universities.


Notre Dame to Host ‘Gender and Culture’ Summer Program for High Schoolers
9/3/2014
The University of Notre Dame’s 2015 pre-college summer course schedule includes a program entitled “Gender and Culture in American Society.” The program description on the Notre Dame website makes no mention of Catholic teaching on the sexes.


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 Catholic Charities Senior VP Explains How CUA Prepared Him for Job
8/25/2014
In his new position, Corbin said he sees how all his studies and experiences are coming together as a culmination of years of preparation.“ This is incredible,” he said, “this is what I’ve been training for or hoping to do and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”


Christendom President Reconfirmed as Pontifical Consultor by Pope Francis
8/21/2014
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., will continue his work as a pontifical consultor, the College reported. Pope Francis reconfirmed Dr. O’Donnell’s appointment as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. 


Fordham Professor Criticizes Bishops, Accepts Award from LCWR
8/19/2014
Fordham University professor Sr, Elizabeth Johnson received the an award from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and in her acceptance speech made several remarks criticizing members of the Church hierarchy.


Theologian Responds to Catholic Teacher Firings with Ethical Advice
8/5/2014
E. Christian Brugger has responded to recent news and controversies with an analysis considering the question, “Should school teachers, faculty members or school administrators be terminated if they are found guilty of grave moral misconduct in their private lives?”


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.


Leader of Latin American Bishops: Liberation Theology ‘Archaic, If Not Already Dead’
6/9/2014
Archbishop Retes indicated that liberation theology is irrelevant at a recent news conference in Rome... Liberation theology is, however, still prominent on the campuses of many Catholic universities throughout the U.S.


Video: Prof. Highlights Growing Hispanic Catholic Population, Low Catholic School Attendance
6/4/2014
Fifty-five percent of U.S. Catholics under the age of 18 are Hispanic, but more than 95% of them don’t attend Catholic schools, according to Dr. Hosffman Ospino.


George Weigel Calls for Effort to Save Inner-City Catholic Schools
5/30/2014
Weigel, who serves as distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, describes inner-city Catholic schools as the “Church’s best anti-poverty and empowerment program.”


Never Stop Studying Christ, Priest Tells Holy Apostles College Grads
5/27/2014
Fr. Mullady, who serves as an adjunct faculty member at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Conn., told students to “strive for accuracy” in presenting the Faith to others.


Fr. Scalia: Veritatis Splendor Became ‘Magna Carta’ for Teaching Moral Theology
5/23/2014
“If we want to know what human freedom looks like, we look to Jesus Christ,” Fr. Scalia said.  “When we live a morally upright life, our life itself becomes a witness to others of the Truth.”


Vatican Excommunicates Theologian Who Simulated Mass
5/23/2014
Theologian Martha Heizer, reportedly a former lecturer in religion at the University of Innsbruck, and the founder of “We Are Church,” was excommunicated by the Vatican along with her husband, Ehemann Gert.


George Weigel at University of Dallas: Take Up Task of Cultural Renewal
5/21/2014
“If the generation of which this Class of 2014 is a part is going to meet the challenge of giving America, and the West, a new birth of freedom, it will do so because it becomes a generation of saints...”


Former Ambassador to Vatican Hired by Loyola Chicago after Harassment Allegation
5/21/2014
Loyola University of Chicago has confirmed that it plans to hire former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Miguel Diaz, as a theology professor despite recent allegations of sexual harassment.


Georgetown Prof. Defends Jesuit Priest Whose Writing Fell under Vatican Scrutiny
5/16/2014
Fr. Peter Phan defended Fr. Michael Amaladoss, S.J., who reportedly has already agreed to endorse Church teaching in an article after a recent investigation into his writings by the CDF.


Catholic Colleges Leader Rejects Ex Corde Ecclesiae as ‘Checklist,’ Defends Pro-Abortion Speakers
5/14/2014
The president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities has claimed that Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution for Catholic colleges and universities, is not a “checklist” binding on college leaders.


Former Vatican Ambassador and Catholic Prof. Miguel Diaz Faces Sexual Harassment Claim
5/13/2014
A 2013 investigation conducted by the University of Dayton “found ‘reasonable cause’ to believe” that Miguel Diaz sexually harassed a married couple while working as a professor at the Ohio Catholic university.


Vatican Official Criticizes LCWR Award to Fordham Univ. Professor
5/6/2014
Cardinal Müller said that the LCWR’s decision to give its Outstanding Leadership Award to Sr. Elizabeth Johnson “will be seen as a rather open provocation against the Holy See and the Doctrinal Assessment.”


Catholic Distance University Celebrates 30 Years of Faith and Innovation
4/25/2014
After beginning with two staff members and only paper-based courses, the now online University enrolls students from all 50 states and 64 countries.


Jesuit University Ethics Prof. Writes ‘Civil Same-Sex Marriage: A Catholic Affirmation’
4/24/2014
Lisa Fullam, a professor of moral theology at Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, writes, “...We can all share in those wider, socially critical benefits of marriage, gay and straight, parents and the childless alike.”


Jesuit Criticized by Vatican for ‘Erroneous’ Theology to Give Santa Clara Commencement Speech
4/10/2014
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith pointed out that certain propositions in Liberation theologian Father Jon Sobrino's books are “not in conformity with the doctrine of the Church” including the divinity of Jesus Christ.


Pope Francis to Professors and Students: Theology Only Fruitful Done ‘On One’s Knees’
4/10/2014
“Your Institutes are not machines for producing theologians and philosophers; they are communities in which one grows, and growth occurs in the family.”


University of Dallas Student Overcomes Obstacles to Teach Theology
4/4/2014
"Education goes beyond a degree — it forms your character, who you are as a person... UD has done that for me. I can't even tell you how much I love this school."


New Major at Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston) ‘Synthesizes Faith and Science’
4/4/2014
The new program of study will be offered beginning in the fall of 2014 at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., and will “prepare Catholic scientists.”


The Suppression of Christian Speech on American Campuses: Dr. Ken Howell’s Story
4/3/2014
“The underlying message of secularism vs. religion is a real issue on campus,” Dr. Howell told The Cardinal Newman Society in an interview on March 31—and he would know.


Will Moderator, Panelist Undermine Georgetown’s Evangelium Gaudium Symposium?
3/27/2014
Speaking on the issue of “Where the Church Goes from Here” at Georgetown will be Fr. Hollenbach, S.J, who has publicly opposed the U.S. bishops’ implementation of the mandatum.


Women’s Ordination Advocate Speaks on ‘Gender Equality’ at University of Detroit Mercy
3/24/2014
Lisa Sowle Cahill is quoted as saying, "I basically think the next generation will see the ordination of women. That change will not emanate from the top, but from the grass roots or local churches which the Vatican will then recognize."


Augustine Institute Announces Full-Tuition Scholarships for Theology Graduate Students
3/10/2014
The three students who are selected to receive the scholarships will be named John Paul II Scholars and will be trained “to make a significant and lasting contribution on the new evangelization.” 


University of Dallas Announces George Weigel as Commencement Speaker
3/10/2014
Weigel, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is especially renowned for his biographies on Blessed Pope John Paul II.


VIDEO: Mount St. Mary’s Univ. Theologian on Being Disciple of Jesus
2/24/2014
Fr. Jim Donohue examines the Gospel of Mark’s insights into the path of discipleship in one of a series of videos entitled “Mount Minutes,” which showcase the University’s faculty on a variety of subjects.


Controversial Professor to Lecture on ‘Prophetic Rhetoric’ at Holy Cross
2/21/2014
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will be hosting Boston College’s controversial law and theology professor Cathleen Kaveny.


Best Religious Education is Faith in Practice, Says Univ. of Mary Theologian
2/20/2014
“...I realize ever more it’s not sufficient simply to instruct youth or adults in their religion, for there is more to the Faith than knowledge and more to the human person than the intellect.”


University of Notre Dame Professors Discuss Authentic Love, Human Person
2/19/2014
Peter Casarella and Patrick Deneen, respectively professors of theology and political science at Notre Dame, reportedly spoke alongside David Schindler, the dean emeritus of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.


‘Christocentrism’ Is Starting Point for Catholic Universities, Says Education Leader
2/14/2014
Catholic universities are “essential agents in the new evangelization,” and to “be what they are called to be,” they must rise to meet the challenge of providing student swith a sound education in the faith, writes Monsignor Stuart Swetland.


Loyola Marymount Univ. to Host Dissident Theologian on ‘Feminist Bioethics’
2/3/2014
The theology professor to be hosted signed a public letter calling for major structural and doctrinal changes in the Church including the ordination of women and recognition of same-sex partnerships.


Problematic Law Professor Kaveny Leaves Notre Dame for Boston College
1/31/2014
Last year, Kaveny strongly defended the Obama administration’s HHS contraceptive mandate by claiming that the Obama administration is not attacking religious liberty, and any attempt by the bishops to say otherwise is a “canard.”


Christendom College to Host Thomistic Scholar on 'The Angelic Doctor'
1/24/2014
Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., announced in a press release that Father John D. Corbett, O.P., will visit campus on January 27 and give the College's annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture.


Benedictine College Presents 'Walking with Mary' by Dr. Ted Sri
1/21/2014
In his talk "Walking with Mary..." Dr. Sri explained "the real, human Mary of the Bible and the profound interior journey of faith she made throughout her life."


Radical Marquette Theologian Maguire Honored by Ethics Society
1/16/2014
The Society of Christian Ethics will honor radical Marquette University theologian Daniel Maguire, whose views on many issues including abortion, contraception and same-sex marriage put him at odds with Catholic teaching.


Jesuit Bioethicist Condones ‘Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy’
1/15/2014
“If an abortion is the unjust and irresponsible interruption of a pregnancy,” Father Juan Masiá, S.J., reportedly wrote in El Pais, “not every voluntary interruption of a pregnancy constitutes an abortion in the negative moral sense.”


Aquinas College Conference to Explore Evangelization of the Modern Man
1/6/2014
The St. Thomas Aquinas Theological and Catechetical Forum at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., will host its annual conference from February 14-15.


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