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Ave Maria President: Calcutta Service Trip ‘At Heart of Educational Experience’
6/24/2014
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey and twelve students served with Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity from May 12 to 23, assisting in various capacities, including serving handicapped children.


New York Post Praises Thomas Aquinas College’s Financial Aid Program
6/23/2014
The New York Post recently highlighted Thomas Aquinas College as one of a few colleges in the country that is “addressing the rising student-debt issue with an innovative use of an old-fashioned concept: work.”


Boston College Students March in Pride Parade with Same-Sex Marriage Advocates
6/17/2014
Boston College’s Graduate Pride Alliance—which supports “LGBTQ students,” but also organizes “advocacy events”—recently invited students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the Jesuit institution to take part in the 2014 Boston Pride Parade.


Education Is About Pursuing Truth, Says Thomas Aquinas College Grad
6/16/2014
“We do not pursue this education for the sake of rocketing ourselves into the job market. We pursue this education to learn about the truth that allows us to function according to the highest parts in our soul.”


Belmont Abbey College, Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Win Sportsmanship Awards
6/13/2014
“We are an extension of this great university,” UST Athletic Director Todd Smith said. “We are about graduating champions of faith and character.”


Rome Pilgrimage Deepens Faith of Catholic High School Graduates
6/13/2014
The 16 students who comprised the graduating class visited many sites in Rome, including the Sistine Chapel, but student Haylee McArthur reportedly said that seeing Pope Francis was the highlight of the trip.


New Dorm Assists Single Mothers at College of St. Mary
6/9/2014
Single mothers living in Madonna Hall reportedly pay the same housing and tuition rates as other students, but are provided with a free meal plan for their children and babysitting services.


Video: Chant Camp Teaches Children to Sing for Glory of God
6/6/2014
Mary Wilson, choir director at the parish, said that she “realized how quickly and how beautifully children learn chant… and how much it meant to them.”


University of Dallas Student Says Altar Serving Supports His Relationship with God
6/6/2014
A rising sophomore at the University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., wants to become a doctor to help people, but he said that he will go “Wherever God calls [him] to be.”


Aquinas College Students Lay Foundations for Study Abroad Program
6/2/2014
The College has reportedly come into possession of a property called the Villaggio Betania, located in the medieval lakeside town of Bracciano, about 30 miles northwest of Rome.


Student Overcomes Obstacles, Grows in Faith at Aquinas College
6/2/2014
An adult who went back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree and become a teacher also found a spiritual home in the Catholic Church during her time at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn.


Notre Dame Grad: University Failing in Duty to Bear Witness to Truth
5/28/2014
Michael Bradley is one of the founding members of the group Students for Child-Oriented Policy which, although upholding Catholic teaching on marriage, was recently denied recognition by the University.


Catholic College Leaders Gather to Discuss Student Life, Catholic Teaching
5/27/2014
Leaders from 10 faithful Catholic colleges gathered at the Franciscan University of Steubenville last week to share and consider ways of better integrating Catholic teaching into programs and services for students.


Fisher More College Might Not Have Campus for Fall Classes
5/27/2014
Fisher More College in Fort Worth, Tex., has indicated in recent statements that its campus and residential program might not open for the fall 2014 semester.


‘New Political Correctness’ Evident at Notre Dame
5/22/2014
The National Catholic Register recently published an article drawing insights from Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly regarding a student club that was denied official status by Notre Dame. 


Boston College Class Syllabus Includes Going on a Date
5/20/2014
The hook-up culture has replaced dating, according to the Jesuit University professor Kerry Cronin, who reportedly says that dating has become a “lost social script.”


Catholic Schools Lead Marian Procession in Nation’s Capital
5/19/2014
“It’s important for building up the two schools, but also our own devotion to Mary and as a public proposal of devotion to Mary to the city,” Barry Stohlman, one of the founders of the event, told the Register.


Catholic High School Puts the ‘Saint’ in ‘Pope John Paul the Great’
5/16/2014
A Catholic high school led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia was the first high school in the country to be named “Pope John Paul the Great” and now is possibly the first to be called “Saint John Paul the Great.”


Thomas Aquinas College Bids Fond Farewell to Head Chaplain
5/16/2014
Fr. Illo is leaving the College this summer with plans to establish an oratory that will “provide secular priests with a community in which to live fraternal charity, in order that they might render authentic priestly service.” 


Wyoming Catholic College President: Liberal Arts Teaches Students to Be Free
5/15/2014
Dr. Kevin Roberts writes that WCC’s liberal arts curriculum combined with its outdoor leadership program prepares students “to promote the values of Wyoming—hard work, neighborliness, and a joyful spirit.”


Catholic Colleges Need to Teach Chastity, Says Research Expert
5/15/2014
In a culture that sees nothing wrong with sex outside of marriage, having multiple sexual partners and contraception, Catholic colleges should be an exception to the norm, Dr. Patrick Fagan said.


Catholic Harvard Student Saw Good Come from Evil amidst ‘Black Mass’ Controversy
5/14/2014
“One [good result] was that we were able to reaffirm the Eucharist as the very center of our Christian existence.  I'm sure Catholics everywhere could use such a reminder once in a while.”


Students Concerned About Planned Changes to University of Dayton Chapel
5/13/2014
The proposed renovations to the Immaculate Conception Chapel on campus will reportedly include the removal of the Blessed Sacrament from the main area of the chapel.


Crossroads Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing John Paul II’s Pro-life Message ‘To the Streets’
5/12/2014
“Most people are under the impression that young people are not interested in their faith – when they see these amazing young people taking an active role in the Church and society for life, they are inspired.”


Thomas More College Counters Harvard’s ‘Black Mass’ with Prayer, Sacrifice
5/12/2014
“No one can pretend that a Satanic sacrifice is, in any way, an exploration of history or an educational introduction to the religious heritage of mankind.  Error has no rights.  Bigotry is not a form of academic freedom.”


Harvard University Students Plan to Host ‘Black Mass’ Reenactment
5/8/2014
Upon hearing the news, Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly decried the planned event, following the stated concerns of the Archdiocese of Boston.


University of Dallas Students Request Pope Francis as 2015 Commencement Speaker
5/5/2014
The initiative started out as a joke, but turned more serious when the students found out that the Pope would be visiting the United States in the summer of 2015.


Christendom College Student Describes Powerful Experience on Mission Trip
5/1/2014
Bridget Handy, a freshman at the College, said that “While we had helped them all week by laying floors and playing with them, they had evangelized me all the more.”


Video: John Paul the Great Univ. Students Read Patron’s ‘Letter to Artists’
4/29/2014
The three minute video was posted in April to commemorate the Holy Father’s canonization, and to serve as a gift to Christian artists throughout the world.


Thomas Aquinas College Reflects on Relationship with Pope Saint John Paul II
4/28/2014
The newly canonized Pontiff blessed the building plan for the TAC chapel, which was presented by late College President Thomas Dillon and his wife, Terri.


Villanova Hosted Same-Sex Marriage Promoter for Talk on ‘Journey as a Gay Person of Faith’
4/25/2014
Christian recording artist Jennifer Knapp was sponsored by Villanova’s Gay Straight Coalition and the University’s campus ministry for an event including “music and musings on the journey of life” and “finding love”.


Christendom College Celebrates Upcoming Papal Canonizations with Lectures, Pilgrimage
4/23/2014
“In a special way we are honoring the memory of Pope John XXIII, since the college itself is a fruit of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, which he called.”


Thomas Aquinas College Students Study Bl. Pope John Paul II on Retreat
4/23/2014
The idea for the theme of the retreat was the inspiration of one the College’s chaplains who is from Poland and was an altar boy during Bl. Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Poland.


Thomas More College Student to Lector at Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
4/16/2014
The student, sophomore Joe MacDonald, is currently taking part in the College’s study abroad program in Rome. 


Gonzaga University Promoted 'Drag' Event in Email to Faculty and Staff
4/16/2014
A Gonzaga University student group put on a series of events recently including "DRAG tabling" and a "bisexuality panel," according to an email notice posted on the Gonzaga website.


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.


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