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Sen. Bob Casey Gives Graduation Speech for Notre Dame’s Catholic Education Program
7/14/2014
The Alliance for Catholic Education program hosted U.S. Senator Bob Casey to deliver the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for master’s degree recipients this past weekend


Magdalen Grads Told at Commencement: We Need You to Be Saints
6/25/2014
“We need more bright, young minds to embrace the cross of self-giving —to choose the hard road of dying to self,” said Dan Burke, the executive director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register.


Dr. Jonathan Reyes to Thomas More College Grads: You Were Made to Share in Divinity
6/4/2014
Reyes, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, imparted three words—“Gift, Magnanimity, and Encounter”—to graduating students.


Trinity President Ironically Criticizes Commencement Season Controversies
6/3/2014
Patricia McGuire, who once accused those who protested President Obama’s commencement honor at Notre Dame of "religious vigilantism," is now calling for an end to the “bread-and-circuses spectacle” of celebrity commencement speakers.


Fr. Terence Henry: Christendom Grads Fight Culture of Death on ‘Front Lines’
5/28/2014
Fr. Henry was awarded the Pro Deo et Patria Medal at Christendom College’s commencement exercises for “outstanding service to God, the Church, and the country” and for living his “faith concretely in the public square.”


Seton Hall ‘Stood Firm’ after Faculty Resisted Pro-life Author’s Graduation Speech
5/28/2014
“As it happened, despite the preceding faculty machinations, the event itself went off beautifully and without incident,” Catholic author Mary Eberstadt told The Cardinal Newman Society.


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.


Cardinal O’Brien Tells Thomas Aquinas College Grads: Witness to the Truth
5/23/2014
Cardinal O’Brien recently told graduating students of Thomas Aquinas College that they have been “formed for a mission: and that mission is nothing less than the rescue of the civilizational project of the West.”


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...”


NFL Star Philip Rivers Tells Catholic University Grads to Never Give Up
5/21/2014
Addressing members of the class of 2014 from the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Rivers said that, “No matter where one is on his or her faith journey, it is fitting to say Nunc Coepi.”


Register Radio Zeros in on Good and Bad in Catholic Commencements
5/20/2014
“It seems that we are regressing,” lamented Jeanette De Melo. “We have twenty, what I would say ‘poor choices’ this year, as opposed to only six last year.”  


Newman Society President: Graduation Scandals Insult to Pope St. John Paul II
5/16/2014
The National Catholic Register recently featured insights from Society President Patrick J. Reilly on the selection of commencement speakers and honorees by Catholic colleges and universities.


Thomas More College Hosts Dr. Jonathan Reyes of USCCB at Commencement
5/15/2014
Dr. Jonathan Reyes, who is the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, will speak at the College's graduation on May 17.


Ave Maria Students Getting Married Share Family Values, President Says
5/12/2014
Ave Maria University in Florida boasts a record number of students who are engaged to be married in its graduating class of 2014.


Walsh Univ. Honors Member of USCCB Justice and Peace Committee at Graduation
5/9/2014
Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, honored its commencement speaker Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic University of America politics professor, at graduation ceremonies on May 4.


DeSales Univ. to Honor ‘Highest-Ranking Laywoman in Roman Curia’ at Graduation
5/9/2014
Flaminia Giovanelli, who studied at the Vatican’s School of Library Science and the Pontifical Gregorian University, is fluent in Italian, French, Spanish, and English.


Helen Alvaré to Deliver Commencement Address at Benedictine College
5/8/2014
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., announced that it will host Vatican consultor and George Mason University law school professor Helen Alvaré as its commencement speaker.


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.


Aquinas College (Tenn.) Confers First Graduate Degrees
5/6/2014
Aquinas College will host Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., of the Sisters of Life as its commencement speaker and Bishop David Choby of Nashville will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass.


Some Seton Hall Faculty Oppose Catholic Author Mary Eberstadt as Graduation Speaker
5/6/2014
Mary Eberstadt is a Catholic author who has written extensively about the culture of life, the damage of contraception, and the need for families to focus on raising children.


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.


Loyola New Orleans to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Political Analyst at Graduation
4/30/2014
Pro-abortion rights former presidential advisor and CNN political analyst David Gergen will be honored during the University's commencement ceremony next month.


Boston College to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Secretary of State John Kerry at Graduation
4/25/2014
John Kerry, a Boston College Law School graduate and former senior US senator from Massachusetts, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the University’s 138th annual commencement exercises.


Bishop Rhoades to Deliver Mount St. Mary’s University Commencement Address
4/23/2014
Bishop Rhoades, who served as a professor and then rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary from 1995-2004, will address the University’s graduating class of 2014 on May 11.


Loyola University of Maryland to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Mark Shriver
4/23/2014
The University’s website also touts Shriver being senior vice president of U.S. Programs at Save the Children, a pro-contraceptive charity reportedly associated with Planned Parenthood.


Birth Control Advocate to Be Honored at St. John’s University Graduation
4/22/2014
St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., recently announced that Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Poverty Project and a strong proponent of birth control as a means of erasing poverty, will be honored with a doctor of laws degree.


Jesuit USF Set to Honor Cosponsor of Freedom of Choice Act
4/21/2014
University of San Francisco announced that it will give an honorary degree at commencement to Norman Mineta, a past U.S. transportation secretary, congressman, and cosponsor of FOCA.


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.


Saint Peter’s University to Honor Mayor Who Officiated at Same-Sex Marriages
4/10/2014
Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Jesuit University at its commencement ceremony next month.


College of the Holy Cross to Honor Former Obama Speechwriter at Commencement
4/9/2014
Jon Favreau, a Catholic, recently compared a recent law in Kansas that protected the religious freedom of business owners to Jim Crow Laws.


University of San Francisco to Honor Public Supporter of Same-Sex Marriage
4/7/2014
The Honorable John V. Roos will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement speech on May 17 for the University of San Francisco School of Law.


Wyoming Catholic College to Host Bishops Conley, Etienne at Commencement
4/7/2014
The College’s Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Paul Etienne of the Diocese of Cheyenne, with Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln con-celebrating and serving as homilist.


Notre Dame’s Fr. Miscamble to Deliver Ohio Dominican U. Commencement
4/4/2014
“Fr. Miscamble is a courageous and compelling proponent of Catholic higher education and the need for all Catholic universities to work to restore and strengthen their Catholic identities,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.


Cardinal, Bishop, EWTN Exec. to Be Honored at Franciscan Univ. Commencement
4/1/2014
Cardinal DiNardo will be the main celebrant at the University’s Baccalaureate Mass, while Bishop Monforton will assist with the University’s exercises for graduate students.


Christendom College to Honor Fr. Terence Henry at Commencement
3/17/2014
Fr. Terence Henry, chancellor and former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will preside over Christendom’s Baccalaureate Mass and receive the Pro Deo et Patria medal in May.


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.


Thomas Aquinas College Announces Cardinal O’Brien as Commencement Speaker
3/10/2014
The Cardinal will also serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at the College’s Baccalaureate Mass and will receive the College’s highest honor, the Saint Thomas Aquinas Medallion.


Ave Maria Univ. Announces Librarian of Congress as Commencement Speaker
3/7/2014
Dr. James Hadley Billington, who was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress in 1987, will be awarded an honorary doctorate in “recognition of his exemplary public service and lifetime achievements at home and abroad.”


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.


Catholic Univ. of America Announces Pro Football Star as Commencement Speaker
2/13/2014
Philip Rivers, a Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the graduating class and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at CUA’s commencement exercises in May.


Irish Prime Minister Tells Church to Stay out of Politics
6/14/2013
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who drew protests for his commencement address at Boston College, has said that personal faith should play no part in legislation.


Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition
6/10/2013
In an EWTN interview, The Exorcist author William Blatty explained the reasons for the canon law petition regarding Georgetown University's Catholic identity.


Diocese of Columbus Bishop Decides to Disinvite Catholic High School Graduation Speaker
6/10/2013
An Ohio Catholic high school recently disinvited a local politician as commencement speaker because of his same-sex marriage advocacy work.


Ohio State President Withdraws from Catholic High School Graduation
6/4/2013
Following the revelation of his offensive remarks about Catholics, and his apology, Ohio State President Gordon Gee has withdrawn as the speaker for a Catholic high school graduation in Columbus.


Register Radio Highlights Newman Society's Catholic Commencement Report
5/24/2013
Dan Burke hosted Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick J. Reilly on Register Radio this morning for a discussion of the Society's work and the good, the bad and the ugly in Catholic university commencements in 2013.


The Hoya Criticizes GU's Commencement Speaker Selection Process
5/23/2013
The Hoya says that Georgetown University's commencement speaker selection process could be more transparent and timely.


Grand Knight Gets Special Honor at CUA Graduation
5/22/2013
At the commencement ceremony on May 18, Catholic University of America President John Garvey presented Timothy R.W. McEvoy with the President's Award, the highest honor presented to a senior graduating from CUA.


Fr. Robert Barron Tells Providence College Graduates to Make Their Life a Gift
5/21/2013
At Providence College's Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19, Fr. Robert Barron told graduates to make a gift of their lives.


Cardinal Dolan Shares Secret of Notre Dame at Commencement
5/20/2013
During his commencement address on Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan revealed the University of Notre Dame's secret.


Catholic Sociologist Describes Boston College Commencement Scandal as the Latest in a Line of Offenses
5/20/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville sociologist Anne Hendershott describes the Boston College commencement scandal as the latest in a long line of offenses by the college.


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