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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.


Former Polish PM to Speak on Legacy of JPII at Franciscan’s Austria Campus
8/28/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville issued a news release on Aug. 25 stating that former Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka will speak at an Austrian symposium, held at Franciscan’s study abroad site, on the legacy and contributions of Pope Saint John Paul II.


Napa Earthquake Leaves Two Catholic Schools Damaged
8/27/2014
Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep School and Kolbe Home School and Online Academy have sustained significant damage in the earthquake that struck just outside of Napa, Calif., early Sunday morning. The two institutions remain closed while cleanup efforts proceed.


Five Books for Defending the Faith in College
8/25/2014
In a blog post entitled “5 Books Catholic Students in College Need to Possess,” Tom Perna shares five titles which he believes are essential to knowing your faith in college.


Our Sunday Visitor Reports on Being Pro-Life on College Campuses
8/22/2014
OSV Newsweekly recently published a piece interviewing several people who are making strides for the pro-life movement in higher education. Their experiences highlight some of the challenges of being pro-life on a college campus.


Catholic School Forced to Grant Exemption from Liturgies, Retreats
8/22/2014
After a series of exchanges between a Catholic-school parent and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District in Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court ruled in April that Notre Dame School in Brampton must exempt a student from taking part in compulsory liturgies and retreats.


Slain Marquette Alum James Foley Recounted Power of Prayer
8/21/2014
Marquette University alumnus and U.S. journalist, James Foley, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS and posted on YouTube on Tuesday, according to Fox ... Foley reflected with deep gratitude on the good of his Catholic university education.


Archbishop Carlson Asks Catholic Schools for Masses and Rosaries for Ferguson
8/21/2014
On Monday, August 18, Archbishop Robert Carlson issued a letter to the faithful in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, focusing on the “turmoil and tragedy” in the Ferguson, Mo., community and its struggle “to find peace in the chaos.”


Pro-Life Culture at Christendom Bears Fruit at Pregnancy Center
8/19/2014
“Where the rubber hits the road.” These are the words used by Christendom College alumna Mary Brand (’98) to describe her local crisis pregnancy center, and others like it.


University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Offers New Catholic Housing for Students
8/19/2014
Students at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who wish to live a residential campus life that nurtures their Catholic faith and provides them with a spiritually encouraging environment will now have the opportunity to do so.


New Head Chaplain at TAC: Chaplains Help Students Thrive Humanly and Spiritually
8/18/2014
This fall, students at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., will arrive to find a new head chaplain and a returning member of the chaplaincy on campus, reports the College.


Catholic Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm
8/14/2014
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program.


College of St. Mary Magdalen Inculcates Morality and Thoughtfulness, Says Student
8/11/2014
A student at The College of Saint Mary Magdalen recently shared experiences from her freshman year noting Magdalen’s Catholic identity, small community, and the value of a liberal arts education.


Walsh Marks Launch of Society Reinforcing Catholic Identity at Univ. with Adoration
6/27/2014
Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, will host all-night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament starting June 27 to mark the creation of the new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Society on campus.


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.


Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Celebrates 39 Years of Summer Conferences
6/19/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating 39 years of summer conferences by continuing the tradition and holding more than thirty conferences for both adults and youth this summer.


U.S. Bishops Call for Prayer, Education, Action in Fortnight for Freedom
6/17/2014
The Fortnight takes place during a time, the bishops note, “when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power...”


Murdered Priest Had ‘Singular Love for Christ,’ Recalls Former Classmate
6/13/2014
Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP, a graduate of Newman Guide-recommended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, was tragically shot and killed during a robbery in the living quarters of his parish in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 11.


Alumni Launch Novena for ‘Flourishing and Faithfulness’ of Gonzaga University
6/12/2014
The 1887 Trust, an organization committed to strengthening and promoting the Catholic identity of Gonzaga University, is urging Catholics to join the organization in praying a novena for the University to St. Aloysius Gonzaga.


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.”


Priest Explains Why Young People Are Drawn to Eucharistic Adoration
6/5/2014
Fr. Schneider laments that youth ministry programs often spend “thousands on pizza” or a “cool youth room,” but “so often deprive teens of” prayer events like Adoration. 


New Book ‘Little Oratory’ Helps Families, Students Learn the Faith by Living It
6/3/2014
“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote that the essence of Catholic education is one that deepens our participation in the mysteries of the Faith, and primarily the Eucharist and worship of God.”


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.” 


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.


Cardinal Burke: New Evangelization Consists in Teaching the Faith
5/8/2014
Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, recently spoke about the importance of “all forms of Catholic education” to the new evangelization.


Pope St. John Paul II Inspired Youth to Love God, Authors Say
4/30/2014
Huge crowds of young people were attracted to Pope Saint John Paul II because “his joy of living, his smiling faith, [and] his burning passion to proclaim the Gospel to every man were almost ‘contagious.’”


Thomas Aquinas College Prays Novena for HHS Mandate Case
4/30/2014
The novena begins today, April 30, and will end on May 8—the day that the District of Columbia Circuit Court will hear the federal government’s appeal of TAC’s victory over the HHS mandate.


DeSales University Hosts First Tenebrae Holy Week Service
4/11/2014
The University’s advanced chamber choir of 25 members will sing and Fr. Timothy McIntire, OSFS, will celebrate the service, which he hopes will turn into an annual event.


Lenten Retreat ‘Renews Spiritual Lives’ of Thomas More College Students
4/11/2014
Students at The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., reflected on how to “conform one’s life to Christ” during a recent Lenten retreat.


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...”


University of Mary President to Preach Good Friday Service in St. Patrick’s Cathedral
4/3/2014
From noon until 3:00 pm on Friday, April 18, Monsignor James Shea will lead the faithful in meditation on Christ’s suffering and death.


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.


Newly Appointed Lay President of Marquette Univ. Known for Devotion to Catholic Faith
3/28/2014
Marquette University recently hired its first lay president; a “deeply spiritual” Catholic who regularly takes part in Eucharistic Adoration and felt called to lead the Jesuit university.


Lenten Prayer Campaign for Catholic Colleges and Schools
3/20/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society is inviting members and other Catholics to join in a Lenten Prayer Campaign by adopting a particular Catholic school or college to pray for in the days leading up to Easter.


Tragic Car Accident Takes Lives of Wyoming Catholic College Professor’s Two Daughters
3/20/2014
“We are deeply, deeply saddened by this tragedy,” said Dr. Kevin Roberts, president of Wyoming Catholic College.


Pope Francis Entrusts Educators to St. Joseph’s Protection
3/19/2014
“Let us look at Joseph as the model for educators, for he guards and accompanies Jesus in his journey of growth ‘in wisdom, age, and grace,’” said Pope Francis today.


Thomas Aquinas College Dedicates New Stations of the Cross
3/17/2014
“To walk along and meditate upon these Stations is a profoundly moving experience... This Via Dolorosa will grace the lives of our students,” said College President Michael F. McLean.


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.”


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.


Evangelization Begins in the Home: Exclusive Interview with Seton Home Study
2/27/2014
“Families are attracted to us in the first place because of our Catholic curriculum and Catholic textbooks,” the director of Seton, Dr. Mary Kay Clark, said.


Irish Archbishop: 3 Ways Catholic Schools Can Respond to Challenge of the Gospel
2/21/2014
Archbishop Eamon Martin asked,“to what extent do we, in our Catholic schools, facilitate young people in grasping the truths of faith, growing in love of God and neighbor, and in becoming witnesses for Christ?”


Ave Maria Univ. Dedicates Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall
2/21/2014
The Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall will “tell the story of the modern-day saint through film, oral histories, handwritten letters, photographs, a personal crucifix, a relic of her hair and other memorabilia.”


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.”


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