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Drag Show on Catholic Campus Turned Diabolical, Group Says
4/15/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society reported last week that the Vatican’s Congregation for Education stated that a previous drag show at the Catholic university caused “scandal”.


Benedictine College Hosts Beloved Icon Popularized by Bl. Pope John Paul II
4/14/2014
The third class relic was hosted as a part of the College’s events planned in the days leading up to the canonizations of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.


Female Student in ‘Gender Change’ Files Title IX to Compel College to Grant Housing in Male Dorm
4/11/2014
The student reportedly filed a complaint with the Department of Education alleging that George Fox University in Oregon is violating Title IX by refusing her request.


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.”


Student-Athlete Retreat Inspires Faith at Mount St. Mary’s University
4/9/2014
More than 60 female student-athletes attended a retreat that aims to “help the athletes understand that God desires a relationship with them personally.”


Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy Braves Snow to Make Annual Pilgrimage
4/8/2014
“The first Mass in Ontario was said 399 years ago, in the midst of what is now several farm fields. The group paused here to pray a decade of the Luminous Mysteries...”


Belmont Abbey College Announces New Plan to Operate Exclusively on Tuition
4/7/2014
The new “Affordable Private College Model” will “serve students better, shrink general administrative costs by $1 million annually and eliminate the need for‘gap’ funding.”


Notre Dame Students Petition University to Make Clear Stand for True Definition of Marriage
4/7/2014
The petition was created by members of the newly formed Students for Child-Oriented Policy, made up of undergraduate and graduate students at the University named after Our Lady.


Benedictine College to Rename Student Center after ‘St. John Paul II’
4/7/2014
College President Stephen Minnis cited several ways Bl. Pope John Paul II has influenced Benedictine College, including through his apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges, Ex corde Ecclesiae.


Franciscan University of Steubenville Plans World Youth Day Pilgrimage
4/7/2014
“World Youth Day offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Catholics throughout the world... What a blessing to have World Youth Day in the native land of Pope John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Day.”


CUA Students Explain Pro-Life Motivation Following Archbishop Lori Lecture
4/4/2014
“I hope the take-away for most people is, we need to look at the teachings of our popes and bishops, especially John Paul II’s Gospel of Life. We need to really take that to heart, and go forth and evangelize.”


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.”


Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week
4/3/2014
The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.


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.


Hospital Patient Accepts Mount St. Mary’s University Rugby Championship Trophy
4/3/2014
During the team’s trip to Jacksonville, Fl., for the regional National Small College Rugby Organization championship game, the team visited Wolfson Children’s Hospital to distribute t-shirts and rugby balls.


Group of Students Wants to Provide Free Contraception at Villanova
4/2/2014
Modeling itself after a similar group called H*yas for Choice at Georgetown University, the group would seek to provide a condom delivery service.


‘Humanitas’ Program Offers Catholic Liberal Arts at University of Kansas
4/1/2014
“Students take exclusive courses in the Great Books and attend Sunday evening lectures in theology through the St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture.”


Catholic Univ. of America Knights of Columbus Hosts Archbishop Lori
3/31/2014
Archbishop Lori of Baltimore will speak on “What it Means to be Pro-Life in Today’s Society” on April 1 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.


Franciscan University of Steubenville Presents Three Lenten Concerts
3/31/2014
An organ studio recital will be hosted at a Catholic church in the town of Steubenville, a concert for Holy Week will be hosted at a Catholic church in West Virginia, and a Tenebrae service will be hosted on the University’s campus.


New British Catholic College Announces First Summer Program
3/31/2014
From August 10-22, Benedictus College will have students “sample a traditional liberal arts education” as well as enjoy “daily visits to London’s cultural centres.”


Exciting High School Summer Programs at Newman Guide Colleges
3/27/2014
High school students will get a chance to taste a bit of college life—and see what living the faith in college is all about.


College of St. Mary Magdalen Choir Director on Holy Week Sacred Music
3/27/2014
“We learn from each other and encourage one another toward our common goal, which is not performance, but rather the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful.”


Mount St. Mary’s University Develops High School Student-Athletes this Summer
3/27/2014
Athletic camps for men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, and men’s lacrosse and baseball are planned.  Many of the camps are run by the Mount’s Division I coaching staff.


Ave Maria University Announces High School Summer Conference
3/27/2014
Rising freshmen to graduating seniors in high school are invited to spend a weekend at Ave Maria University in Florida for the “Made for Another” youth conference.


Benedictine College Hosts Lecture on ‘Secrets of Vatican Library’
3/26/2014
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., will host the first rabbi to have ever gained access to the heavily guarded, 500-year-old Apostolic Library inside the Vatican.


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.


Cardinal Burke Tells Parents to be ‘Especially Vigilant,’ Laments Infidelity of Catholic Colleges
3/25/2014
“Adults, young people and children must be educated about the central moral questions of the day,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke.


Wide Array of High School Summer Programs Offered by Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston)
3/25/2014
The academic programs include “Business Boot Camp,” “Critical Thinking and Logic,” “Life and Genome Summer Camp,” “Summer Institute of Mathematics,” and “Virtue,Character and Community.”


Students Hold ‘Choice Week’ Promoting Abortion at Georgetown University
3/25/2014
A group of Georgetown University students plans to attend Planned Parenthood’s rally at the U.S. Supreme Court as the Hobby Lobby case over the HHS contraceptive mandate is heard.


Minnesota Catholic Colleges Host Drag Show
3/21/2014
The student group People Representing the Sexual Minority (PRiSM) is sponsoring the event that will reportedly feature “student performers and professional drag kings and queens.”


Summer Programs Offer Taste of College Life, Engineering at Catholic Univ. of America
3/20/2014
“Engineering New Frontiers” is a weeklong camp, the “High School Drama Institute” is a two-week program and “Experiences in Architecture” is a three-week workshop.


High Schoolers Meet Friends, Grow in Faith at Benedictine College Summer Programs
3/19/2014
Students can choose from a weekend-long youth conference or one of three week-long “Cathedral”(CATHolic EDucation RALly) programs, including Great Books, Youth for Life, and Voice. 


High Schoolers Can Study ‘Latin in Rome,’ Exciting Programs with U. Dallas this Summer
3/18/2014
The University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., is offering three academic programs for high school students this summer, including “Shakespeare in Italy,” “Latin in Rome,” and “Arete: An Introduction to the Classics.”


Liberal Arts, Great Outdoors Await High School Students at Wyoming Catholic this Summer
3/12/2014
Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., is offering two summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors.


‘Experience Christendom College’ Summer High School Program
3/12/2014
Described as a “unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience,” Christendom College’s summer program for rising high school seniors is open for registration.


College of Saint Mary Magdalen Announces High School Summer Program Dates
3/12/2014
Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to spend two weeks at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, N.H., this summer.


Notre Dame Professor, Monsignor Swetland on ‘Heart and Soul of a Catholic University’
3/12/2014
“The secular world thinks that ‘Catholic University’ is an oxymoron.  I say, in fact, a University isn’t truly a University unless it’s fully Catholic...”


Catholic School Vice Principal Fired for Same-Sex Marriage Plans Lawsuit
3/7/2014
The School had stated that Mark Zmuda had signed an employment agreement to act in accordance with the values and teachings of the Catholic Church. By legally marrying his same-sex partner, he broke that agreement, according to the School.


Twenty-Five Percent of Christendom Students Give up Spring Breaks for Mission Work
3/6/2014
"In Guatemala, Christendom's head chaplain, Fr. Donald Planty, will lead students as they work to bring the sacraments to remote villages."


Drag Show Scheduled for Jesuit Le Moyne College
3/6/2014
The group Creating Awareness and Reaching Equality writes about the event on its Facebook page, calling it “a fun event for everyone” where students can “learn about drag culture ettiquet (sp), enter prize raffles, and dance!”


Restrictive IRS Proposal Opposed by Higher Ed Groups
3/5/2014
The new proposal would “fundamentally damage the role that colleges and universities have played for hundreds of years,” according to a joint letter.


Controversy at Fisher More College
3/5/2014
The news broke this week that Fisher More College lost permission to celebrate the Extraordinary Form on campus, and some commentators are suggesting that disputes about Church teaching at the College may be a back-story. 


Flannery O’Connor’s Letter to a College Student Losing His Faith Still Relevant
3/5/2014
“If you want your faith, you have to work for it” and continued by stating that “[Faith] is a gift, but for very few is it a gift given without any demand for equal time devoted to its cultivation.”


Georgetown Student Group’s ‘Sex Positive Week’ Includes Erotic Dancing Instruction
3/5/2014
Ending on Ash Wednesday, a Georgetown student group with funding from the University student association is sponsoring a weeklong event called “Sex Positive Week.”


Christendom Student Describes ‘Powerful’ Rome Experience
3/4/2014
A Christendom College student “walked in the footsteps of saints” during the College’s Semester in Rome Program.


Catholic School Will Not March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Group that Supports Same-Sex Marriage
3/4/2014
The Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard, Massachusetts, announced that its band will not march in the parade nor will it provide a float.


100-Year-Old Priest Befriended College Students through Sports
3/4/2014
"I was noted for going to all the games," Fr. Kostka told the Standard. "I don't regret that at all - that's the only contact you have with some students."


Mount St. Mary’s Univ. Students Participate in Spiritual Workout
2/28/2014
Forty-five members of the University community are reading the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John during the months of February, March and April.


University of Mary Hosts George Weigel in Rome
2/28/2014
The University of Mary in Bismark, N.D., will host George Weigel for a presentation on his new book, Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches, for students studying in Rome.


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