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FOX News Features Common Core in Catholic Schools Debate, Newman Society Interviewed
4/16/2014
“Beauty, truth, and knowledge” are lost when Catholic schools adopt the Common Core, Bob Laird told FOX News correspondent Peter Doocy.


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. 


Religious Communities Visit Thomas Aquinas College
4/14/2014
In the past, approximately 10% of the College’s graduates have entered the priesthood or religious life.


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.


St. Thomas Aquinas Should Have ‘Enormous Impact’ on Leadership, Says Well-Known Student of Aquinas
4/14/2014
Aquinas would ask, “What holds an organization together and what breaks it apart?” because “every substance for St. Thomas is a composite whole,” according to Dr. Redpath.


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.”


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.


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.


Catholic Apologetics, Metaphysics Online Events Available from Holy Apostles College
4/1/2014
Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., is hosting an online webinar open to the public featuring Patrick Madrid on “Apologetics: I’m not really sorry!”


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.


Three New Catholic Schools Set to Open Modeled on Chesterton Academy
3/27/2014
Chesterton Academy describes itself as working to nurture both the minds and the souls of its students through an integrated education.


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.


High Schoolers to Encounter Christ at University of Mary Summer Program
3/27/2014
The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., is hosting a Cor Christi (Heart of Christ) Institute for high school students to have a “living encounter with the foundational teachings and practices of the Catholic faith.”


Twenty High School Steubenville Conferences Held Across Country this Summer
3/24/2014
Since 1975, Steubenville Conferences have served “to evangelize by inviting people to encounter Christ in a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation.”


Pittsburgh Bishop Says ‘No’ to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
3/20/2014
“The Diocese of Pittsburgh has not adopted the Common Core, nor have we adopted a curriculum based on it,” Bishop Zubik wrote.


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.


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. 


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.


‘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...”


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.”


Pope Urges Christian Authenticity, Says ‘Scandal Kills’
3/4/2014
“A Christian is a person who thinks like a Christian, feels like a Christian and acts like a Christian,” said Pope Francis during a homily.


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.


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.


Catholic University of America Chaplain Featured on Catholic TV Network
2/26/2014
Fr. Jude DeAngelo says that he and the others involved in campus ministry “go meet” students and serve to “evangelize the next generation.”


Catholic Education Instrumental in Life of Service, Says Colorado Catholic Charities CEO
2/25/2014
Mark Rohlena said that Christendom College offered him an “immersion in things Catholic ”while also providing some of the “best of the intellectual tradition and a foundation for so many things that would come after graduation.”


VIDEO: Mount St. Mary’s Univ. Theologian on Being Disciple of Jesus
2/24/2014
Fr. Jim Donohue examines the Gospel of Mark’s insights into the path of discipleship in one of a series of videos entitled “Mount Minutes,” which showcase the University’s faculty on a variety of subjects.


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.”


‘Nuns on the Bus’ to Discuss ‘Women’s Leadership After Vatican II’ at Georgetown
2/20/2014
Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F., director of Catholic studies and a visiting professor at Georgetown, invited four sisters to Georgetown to “discuss the role of nuns…in the areas of social justice, education, leadership, and health care.”


Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit Hosted by Manor College
2/18/2014
In partnership with the Real Presence Association, The Cardinal Newman Society shares the exhibit with Catholic colleges and high schools in the United States.


Catholic School Atmosphere Reflects ‘Holy Family,’ Says Catholic Academic
2/13/2014
“Evangelization does not stop with religious instruction or liturgy, but affects what is taught and the way it is taught, no matter the subject.” 


Franciscan Univ. Professor Teaches Students to Spread Faith through Media
2/12/2014
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
2/11/2014
“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!” 


Alumnus Praises Impact of Catholic School, Laments Closure
2/10/2014
In a letter to the editor at CantonRep.com, a Catholic school graduate praised the “thorough instruction in the faith” that he received from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Canton, Ohio, which he said helped to give him a foundation for life.


Pope Francis Recalled Fondly His Childhood School, Praised ‘Catholic Culture’
2/5/2014
“School life was a ‘whole’... The most natural thing was to go to Mass in the morning, as well as having breakfast, studying, going to lessons, playing during recreation, hearing the ‘Good night’ of the Father Director.”


Religious Sisters Devoted to Making a Difference in Education, Says New York Post Columnist
2/3/2014
“Catholic school students are not just taught, but loved,” William McGurn writes in an opinion piece for the New York Post.


Financial Expert: How to Afford Catholic Education
2/3/2014
Coming up with an “educational game plan” that links educational goals with financial resources is important for parents wishing to plan how they can afford Catholic education for their children.


Catholic School Search ‘Disheartening,’ Laments Catholic Columnist
1/30/2014
Matthew Archbold—a father, Catholic columnist and reporter—chronicles his frustrating search for an authentic Catholic high school for his 8th grade daughter in his blog post.


Catholic Education Vital to Success of Society, Says Denver Archbishop
1/29/2014
Those who are involved in Catholic education are to be on the “leading edge of the new evangelization,” writes Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, Colo., in a column in honor of Catholic Schools Week in the Denver Catholic Register.


Religious Orders Remain Committed to Catholic Education
1/29/2014
Catholic schools have struggled with the decline of religious men and women in the classroom since Vatican II, but growing religious orders are “teaching the Truth in Christ” to Catholic school students across the country.


Celebrating Catholic Education for Girls on Feast of St. Angela Merici
1/27/2014
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'
1/24/2014
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.


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