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DeSales University Hosts First Tenebrae Holy Week Service
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
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’
“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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
“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
“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
“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
“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
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
“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
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
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
“...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.”

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit Hosted by Manor College
In partnership with the Real Presence Association, The Cardinal Newman Society shares the exhibit with Catholic colleges and high schools in the United States.

Franciscan Univ. Professor Teaches Students to Spread Faith through Media
Students in one of Dr. Eugene Gan’s communications classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville are embracing the use of YouTube to evangelize.

Catholic Couple Offers Beautiful Witness of Faith, Love
“Our taste buds long for the richness of the Faith. ‘Cafeteria Catholicism’ will never satisfy. We no longer settle for the din of the cafeteria; we want only the truth, beauty and goodness of the banquet!” 

U.S. Bishops Urge Prayer for Catholic Education, Following Pope’s Address to Notre Dame
The bishops are calling on Catholics to pray and abstain from meat, with the prayer intention that “we can continue to educate students in the fullness of our Catholic faith.”

Celebrating Catholic Education for Girls on Feast of St. Angela Merici
Merici took it upon herself to teach the girls in the town and eventually founded the Ursulines, the first teaching order of women established by the Church, according to New Advent. 

Magdalen Students Pray, Discuss Vocations in 'Sodality of Mary'
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen has a feature on its website about the Sodality of Mary, a group of female students who meet for prayer and spiritual discussions on a regular basis.

Marygrove College Adds Muslim Prayer Room to Campus
In its press release, the University states that the interfaith prayer room “flows out of the rich traditions of our founders and sponsors, the IHM Sisters – a rich respect and acceptance of all.” 

Newman Society Mourns Pro-Life Hero, Friend of Faithful Catholic Education
In 1997, New Jersey attorney Richard Collier was appointed by his state’s Superior Court to represent an unborn baby in court. The baby’s mother was in jail and wanted to have an abortion...

Wyoming Catholic College Chaplains Share Experiences in Interview
The latest issue of Wyoming Catholic College's newsletter Integritas features an interview with the College's chaplains Monsignor Daniel Seiker and Fr. Bob Frederick.

Cardinal Wuerl Leads Catholic University in Prayer to End Global Hunger
Catholic University of America reports that Pope Francis endorsed the campaign to end global hunger, which is sponsored by Caritas Internationalis.

Benedictine College Offers Prayers and Support Following Death of Student
The Cardinal Newman Society joins Benedictine College in praying for the repose of the soul of Rebecca Lueke and for the consolation of her friends and family.

Pope Francis Set to Declare Jesuit Priest a Saint
Vatican Insider is reporting that Pope Francis is set to declare 16th century Jesuit, the Rev Peter Faber, a companion of St. Ignatius Loyola, a saint.

University of Dallas Encourages Vocations to Priesthood
A Diocese of Dallas (Texas) event will feature talks about the journey to the priesthood by Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell and diocesan priests and seminarians.

University of Mary to Host Immaculée Ilibagiza for Annual Prayer Day
Ilibagiza will deliver a keynote talk titled "Immaculee Ilibagiza's Story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness" at the University of Mary's McDowell Activity Center.

Christendom Alumnus Leads 'Beacon of the New Evangelization' Parish
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, located outside Greenville, S.C., has 2,000 families, offers Mass in both forms of the Roman Rite on a weekly basis, and is drawing many converts.

From Steubenville With Love: Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!
Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently offered their well wishes and spiritual gifts on a giant birthday card for Pope Francis, the university told Catholic Education Daily

Holy Apostles College and Seminary Mourns Loss of Former Rector
Rev. Richard A. Mietzefeld, a former rector of Holy Apostles College and Seminary, passed away near the beginning of this academic semester after serving as a priest for fifty-eight years.

Prayers Needed for Fr. Lannon, President of Creighton University
The Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., president of Creighton University, was released from the hospital yesterday after nearly a weeklong stay after falling seriously ill during Mass on Thanksgiving, according to

Catholic-Based Dorms in Unlikely Places
This year, the third-largest public university in Alabama opened a religiously-infused living option for students, according to an article in The New York Times.

University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Adds Muslim Prayer Room to Campus
The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota has converted a former seminary building room into a prayer space to accommodate the growing number of Muslim students.

Pews Put Out to Pasture at University of San Francisco’s Catholic Church
The Catholic Church on the campus of the Jesuit-run University is redecorating by removing pews to make room at the back of the church, near a statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, for “social gatherings.”

Christendom College Makes Consecration to Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart
The college was founded under the patronage of Christ the King and under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, and as such, has a deep devotion to both.

Benedictine College to End Year of Faith with Eucharistic Procession
Catholic colleges and universities across the United States have participated with enthusiasm in the Year of Faith, which Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated in October 2012.

Bishops Encourage Continued Prayer for Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty
At their recent annual conference in Baltimore, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) extended their “Call to Prayer” to protect life, marriage, and religious liberty, according to an article by the Catholic News Agency.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy Makes Annual Pilgrimage
Students from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry's Bay, Ontario, recently took part in an annual walking pilgrimage to nearby St. Mary's Church in Wilno, Ontario.

Ave Maria to Host FOCUS Missionary Training Next Summer
Ave Maria University president Jim Towey said: "We are very pleased that these passionate and dedicated young men and women will again be on our campus."

Thomas More College Making Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart
"The Holy Father's...tremendous act of consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary inspired us to imitate his humble trust," college president Dr. William Fahey said.

Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza Delivers Inspirational Talk at Walsh University
Walsh University hosted Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza recently for a talk recounting her inspirational story of faith and forgiveness in the midst of suffering.

Funeral Mass Celebrated for Thomas Aquinas College Graduate
Fr. Isaiah Teichert, uncle and godfather of Rosie Grimm, offered the homily at the funeral Mass, stating “every suffering is meant to end in resurrection.”

Thomas More College Students Follow Footsteps of Saints; Pray for Restoration of Marian Devotion
Thirteen students from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts walked more than sixty miles as a part of a pilgrimage that traced the footsteps of North America’s Jesuit martyrs.

Seeking Mother Teresa’s Intercession for a New Academic Year
Mother Teresa said that a “Calcutta” – a place with people in need of love — could be found in schools.  

Mount St. Mary’s Responds to Pope’s Call to Pray for Peace
Mount St. Mary’s University is inviting all students, faculty, staff and those in the community to join in a day of prayer and fasting for world peace on the vigil of the birthday of Mary, Queen of Peace (9/7).

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