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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.


Pope: Theologians Must Avoid ‘Temptations’ of Pride, Ambition
12/19/2013
"As we have seen in too many Catholic colleges, the pride that Pope Francis warns theologians to avoid is not only ‘risky’ to the scholar," said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly.


Dissident Notre Dame Theologian: Crackdown on Contraception has “Chilling Effect”
10/17/2013
Cathleen Kaveny, a law and theology professor from the University of Notre Dame, said that “most progressive Catholics” believe they will “eventually win the day” on contraception. 


Loyola Marymount Professor Intensifies Pro-Abortion Campaign
10/15/2013
LMU theology professor Anna Harrison was dismissive of the idea that funding abortions through health insurance conflicted with the institution’s Catholic identity.


Upcoming Conference Examines Catholic Higher Education’s Role in the New Evangelization
10/7/2013
“Indeed, in studying itself we are engaged in the process of evangelization... so this community of learners can play an important role in the new evangelization.”


Theologians Move On Following Closure of Georgetown’s Woodstock Center
10/2/2013
After the June closing of one of the most controversial institutes at Georgetown University, its theologians have moved on to new positions of influence.


Theologian Küng Presses Dissident Agenda With Pope Francis
10/1/2013
No matter the issue facing the Catholic Church, Swiss theologian Fr. Küng always has solutions that seem to include liberalizing rules about sexual ethics and/or women’s ordination. 


Disgraced Theologian Sr. Farley Advocates Same-Sex Marriage, Female Ordination
9/24/2013
According to the Detroit Free Press, Sister Margaret Farley, RSM, said she is delighted by Pope Francis because “he seems teachable."


Convinced and Converted: Msgr. Swetland’s Journey to Catholicism
9/23/2013
“Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence.” (1 Peter 3:15)


MOOCs Bad for Catholic Colleges, Argues Theology Professor
9/19/2013
A Catholic theology professor writes that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) not only fail to accomplish the goals of Catholic education but also undermine them. 


George Weigel to Speak on Religious Liberty at Mount St. Mary’s
9/12/2013
Catholic theologian Weigel will speak on “Religious Liberty in 21st Century America” as a part of the University’s celebration of Constitution Day (9/17).


‘Give Birth to God,’ Says Georgetown Professor Seeking ‘Cosmological Rethink’ of Christianity
8/20/2013
Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F. spoke to an organization which had been warned by the Vatican about straying from Catholic teaching.


Jesuit University Offers Master’s Degree in Yoga Spirituality
8/19/2013
Although often viewed today as a form of exercise independent of its religious origins in Hinduism, yoga spirituality seems to be a heavy emphasis of the Loyola Marymount program.


Cardinal Burke Writes Book on Eucharist as 'Sacrament of Charity'
8/19/2013
Cardinal Raymond Burke has released a new book entitled Divine Love Made Flesh, in which he reflects on Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s encyclicals on the Holy Eucharist.


Fordham Theologian: Can Babies Be Aborted as ‘Innocent Aggressors’?
8/14/2013
Fordham theology professor Charles Camosy asks whether direct abortion to save the life of a mother could be justified, if the unborn child is deemed an "innocent aggressor.”


Benedictine College Theologian’s Book Makes Theology Accessible
8/8/2013
Professor Mark J. Zia, who has taught Theology 101 for years at the faithful Catholic college, recently wrote a book titled The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology.


Theologian Warns of Parallel Catholic Universes
8/1/2013
Mount St. Mary's theology professor David Cloutier writes that moral theologians have “virtually no ecclesiastical oversight or guidance” from the Church.


Confronting Dissent From Humane Vitae, 45 Years Later
7/31/2013
“On this 45th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, it is worthwhile to re-consider the impact of the dissenters and the charitable response by today’s living martyrs.”


University of Dayton Holds Symposium on Mary
7/30/2013
“Faith is our response to God's offer, and Mary is the best example of one who said ‘yes’ with all of her being,” said Dennis Doyle, a religious studies professor at Dayton.


Barry Univ. Theology Prof. in Same-Sex Marriage, Speaks at DignityUSA Convention
7/12/2013
A Barry University theology professor who told students he was “married” to another man spoke at a dissident homosexual conference last week, as did a theology professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn.


Papal Theologian: Homosexuals Must be Told the Truth
7/9/2013
In recent years, confusion has reigned on Catholic campuses in regards to the Church’s teachings on homosexuality. But a papal theologian, in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, clarified Church teaching.


High School Teacher Program Promotes Unity of Faith, Science
6/24/2013
Catholic high school teachers in science and theology gathered in La. to develop appreciation of their respective disciplines.


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."


Loyola University New Orleans Receives Board of Regents Funding for Catholic Studies
5/8/2013
The Louisiana Board of Regents has contributed $400,000 to Loyola University New Orleans to support Catholic studies.


Providence College Professor Reflects on Pope's Embrace of His Disabled Son
4/3/2013
Providence College Theology professor Paul Gondreau reflects on Pope Francis' embrace of his son Dominic.


Fordham University Theology Department Supports 'The V-Monologues'
4/2/2013
Fordham University's theology and history departments have joined with the English and women's studies department in supporting an April student production of "The Vagina Monologues."


Theology Professor on 'The Unsettling Truth About Easter'
4/1/2013
In an article posted on the website of DeSales University, theology professor Maura Hearden opines about the importance of Easter for modern day Americans.


Christendom to Host Thomistic Scholar
1/18/2013
Thomistic scholar and author, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will deliver the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Monday, January 28.


Theology Prof Highlights Role of Cleric in Les Mis
1/17/2013
Dr. Doris Donnelly, professor of theology and director of the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University in Cleveland, wrote an interesting piece in theWall Street Journal


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