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Faculty Formation, Hiring Are Critical in Strengthening Catholic Schools, Says Archbishop
1/30/2015
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco recently emphasized the need for schools to focus on proper faculty formation and hiring in order to effectively hand on the Catholic faith to students, according to the National Catholic Register.


Focus on Faith, Values a Draw for Non-Catholics to Excellent Catholic High Schools
1/30/2015
Many parents of non-Catholic students are now looking to Catholic high schools not only for their academics but also their focus on spirituality and faith, according to a recent article in the Arlington Catholic Herald.


Univ. of Mary Student Experiences Rare Encounter with Pope Francis
1/30/2015
During a papal audience in Rome, sophomore Andrew Meyer reportedly traded zucchettos with the Holy Father as he passed by, greeting crowds of students and visitors.


Five New Majors at Northeast Catholic College Set to ‘Attract Many Young Scholars’
1/30/2015
These majors will reportedly build on the foundation provided by the College's extensive core curriculum, which spans eight semesters and includes the humanities, Latin, music, art, and natural sciences, NCC reported.


Franciscan Univ Event to Advance Faith and Reason in Catholic Higher Ed
1/29/2015
Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Ohio will hold the second symposium of its three-part Fidelity and Freedom series from March 5-6, the University recently announced.


Teachers Can Awaken Students to Love of Christ, Says Homilist at Annual CUA Mass
1/28/2015
The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., recently held its annual community-wide Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas and in celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, the University announced.


Faithful Catholic College Students Joined Tens of Thousands in West Coast Walk for Life
1/28/2015
The Walk for Life is the largest pro-life demonstration in the Western United States, second in the nation to only the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., and draws large crowds of youth and college students each year.


Photo Journal: Catholic College and High School Students at 2015 March for Life
1/26/2015
Catholic college and high school students from distant corners of the country gathered in Washington, D.C., last Thursday to join the hundreds of thousands of people marching in the 42nd annual March for Life.


Franciscan U. Student Sees ‘Young Adult Church at Its Strongest’ on Campus
1/26/2015
While attendance at many Catholic parishes may be low, there are also many young adults flocking to the Church, argues Monique Ocampo in a recent Patheos article.


Big Boost for Catholic Univ. Business School Dedicated to Integrating Catholic Teaching
1/23/2015
"This new $3 million grant puts our school far along the path of creating a cadre of faculty dedicated to research exploring how we can make business and economics more humane," Andrew Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics, said.


Thomas More College of Lib. Arts Announces ‘Faith and Reason’ Full Tuition Scholarships
1/23/2015
The College began the scholarship competition as a response to an apparent "fissure" between those promoting a solely secular society and those who value its Judeo-Christian roots, TMC President Dr.William Fahey said in the College news release.


Christendom Alumni ‘Thriving in Journalism’ Thanks to Liberal Arts Curriculum
1/21/2015
Student and alumni articles were recently published in news outlets such as The Washington Examiner, Breitbart News, and The National Catholic Register.


Thomas Aquinas College Lends ‘Perfect’ Location for Video Series on Blessed Virgin Mary
1/16/2015
A film crew shot scenes in and around TAC's Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in additional to other campus locations that will be featured in "The Bible and the Virgin Mary," part of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology's Journey Through Scripture Bible study series.


Holy Apostles Named Best College for Study of Natural Law by Center
1/16/2015
"The Center for Natural Law enthusiastically and whole-heartedly recommends Holy Apostles College and Seminary for anyone who is seeking a Master's degree in a distance learning format," an article in the center's newsletter, "The Golden Standard," said.


Theology Lectures Set to Begin for CUA’s Marian Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
1/15/2015
Over the course of the spring semester, CUA faculty and students will explore the exhibit's themes during presentations and lectures on the Blessed Virgin.


Catholic Universities Aim to Set Campus Records for Community Service
1/15/2015
Students from The Catholic University of America and Walsh University will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with record numbers of students, faculty, and staff members spending their time volunteering at a variety of locations around their respective campuses.


Faithful Catholic Colleges Set Standard for Next Generation of Catholic Higher Ed.
1/14/2015
A recent PJ Media article compares the compromising of religious mission at many older Catholic colleges with examples of faithful Catholic colleges, observing that the latter institutions are paving the way for the future of Catholic higher education.


DeSales Univ. to Honor Patron Saint with Week-Long Series of Events
1/14/2015
DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pa., will celebrate the legacy of its patron, St. Francis de Sales, during its 10th annual Heritage Week, sponsored by the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture.


Thomas Aquinas College Grad Leads Catholic School, Praises Value of Classical Ed.
1/13/2015
Luke Macik, a TAC alumnus and the former vice president of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., shared during his "From the Median" radio interview how a classic education, such as the one found at The Lyceum, prepares students for every aspect of life.


Janet Smith to Discuss Reproductive Technology Ethics at Franciscan Univ.
1/13/2015
Smith, the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will address questions such as "What is wrong with artificial insemination?" and "How does in vitrofertilization conflict with the Catholic Church's teaching on human life and marriage?"


New Pope John Paul II Science Center a Testament to Walsh's Catholic Mission
1/12/2015
"It is significant that John Paul II's name should be permanently linked to Walsh as a testament to our Catholic heritage and mission to develop leaders in service to others," Walsh president Richard Jusseaume said in a University news release.


Faith Comes Alive in Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Rome Program
1/12/2015
A junior at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts recently published an article reflecting on the College’s study abroad program in Rome and how it helped highlight the universality of the Church and bring the faith alive for her.


Christendom Grad Describes How Experiences with College Led Her to Mission Work
1/9/2015
As a lay missionary, Maeve Gallagher will serve for at least two years at the Valley of Angels, a school and home for impoverished children run by the Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception Province.


University of Mary Announces New Doctorate in Education
1/8/2015
As stated by the University, the new doctoral program seeks to aid Catholic education by "address[ing] the leadership challenges emerging today through K-12 and higher education, not only in North Dakota but also across the region and the United States."


Thomas Aquinas President Explains How College Fosters Vocations
1/7/2015
"Thomas Aquinas College is certainly doing something right in fostering this impressive number of vocations," McLean reportedly said, while noting three areas—education, moral life, and spiritual life—which aid students in their discernment.


Christendom College to Host Relic of Pope St. John Paul II
1/6/2015
The relic, which was taken directly from the late pontiff during his final hospital stay prior to his death, is being presented as part of a cross-country pilgrimage by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.


Benedictine College Mourns Loss of Monk Who Brought Marian Consecration to College
1/6/2015
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kans., is mourning the passing of one of its Benedictine monks, Father Bruce Swift, OSB, according to The Gregorian Institute. The 82-year-old priest died unexpectedly Christmas morning at St. Benedict's Abbey.


Education in Truth Builds Confidence, Says Thomas Aquinas College Grad
1/5/2015
A 2014 alumna from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., recently spoke on Ave Maria Radio's "Mast Appeal" program about the College's academics, spiritual life, and how it prepares students to encounter the world.


JP Catholic Students to Discover Christian Foundations of Europe in Upcoming Trip
1/5/2015
The trip will concentrate on developing an understanding of Christianity's impact on European culture and aims for its participants to return with a desire to "create art, build culture, and tell stories of Christ in the world."


Thomas Aquinas College’s 60th Alumnus-Priest Praises Faithful College Formation
12/30/2014
Father Matthew Busch, an alumnus of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., was recently ordained as the College’s 60th alumnus-priest, according to the College. Fr. Busch shared how the College helped form and prepare him to live out his priestly vocation.


Office Promoting Schools’ Catholic Identity Takes First Steps in San Francisco Archdiocese
12/30/2014
High school administrators in the Archdiocese of San Francisco recently met to discuss the new Office of Catholic Identity Assessment that is set to begin in the new year, according to the National Catholic Reporter.


New UST-Houston Program to Integrate Catholic Mission
12/30/2014
The degree will reportedly form students to become managers and analysts at all governmental levels, prepare them to serve as leaders in both public service and non-profit administration, and exist in the context of UST's Catholic identity.


Timeless Church Architecture Attracting Catholic Millennials, Argue Chaplains
12/29/2014
Students are drawn to the "timeless tradition" of the Catholic Church, particularly in the architecture and art surrounding sacred spaces, according to a new study and several Catholic college chaplains recently interviewed by The Cardinal Newman Society.


Catholic Universities Receive ‘Highest Recognition’ in Recent Community Service Honor Roll
12/29/2014
The Catholic University of America, Mount St. Mary's University, and Walsh University received the "highest federal recognition" for their "commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement."


Presence of Basilian Fathers at UST-Houston to Increase
12/29/2014
The priests of the Congregation of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, recently announced the relocation of their formation house from Toronto to the UST campus.


Catholic University of America Launches New ‘Honoring Mary’ Website
12/26/2014
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has launched a new website titled "Honoring Mary" that supplies information on the many events being held to complement the University's "Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea" exhibit.


Christendom Student Receives Honor from Bishop for Pro-Life Work
12/26/2014
Thomas Hepler, sophomore class president and president of the pro-life campus group Shield of Roses, was recognized along with 45 other individuals at the recent Youth and Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner.


Thomas Aquinas College Students Perform Entire Handel’s Messiah
12/23/2014
The December 5 presentation was a part of TAC's annual Advent Concert, one of the many events held at faithful Catholic colleges across the country to prepare for and celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.


Univ. of Dallas Ministry Grads Leave Business World to Work in Parishes
12/23/2014
Having now graduated from the School of Ministry at University of Dallas, Don Kremer volunteers with the parish youth to help them grow in their faith. “I... love teaching; I want to share some of what I’ve learned at UD.”


Christendom Forming Young Catholic Leaders in Ireland Study Abroad Program
12/22/2014
At the St. Columcile Institute in County Dougal, students will have the opportunity to study Catholic theology, history, and literature, immerse themselves in the country’s Catholic culture, and participate in excursions to see Ireland’s historic landmarks.


Beauty Has the Power to Renew, Says Renowned Philosopher at Franciscan U.
12/22/2014
Prominent philosopher Roger Scruton discussed the ability of beauty to renew "individual persons and entire communities," including universities and society in general, at the Power of Beauty Conference.


Liberal Arts Deserve ‘Pride of Place’ in Education of Catholic Men
12/22/2014
Beauty, found particularly in the study of the liberal arts, should play an essential role in the education of Catholic men, argued Jared Silvey in a recent piece at Crisis Magazine. He lamented the Western culture of “instant gratification” and called for a new focus in education with a particular “exposure to beauty.”


Franciscan Univ. Households ‘Cornerstone of Student Life Experience’
12/19/2014
The “household” system has become a unique foundation for student formation, student life, and evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, said Father Gregory Plow in an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society.


‘Schools of Excellence’ Offer Strong Catholic Identity, Unique Opportunities for Students
12/17/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to leaders of six Catholic schools recognized by the Newman Society's Catholic Education Honor Roll as “Schools of Excellence” to showcase the uniqueness and strengths offered at different Schools of Excellence.


Catholic College Students Surprise Mall Shoppers with Christmas Flash Mob
12/17/2014
The performance is one of the many ways students from faithful Catholic colleges across the country are preparing for and celebrating the upcoming Christmas season.


Household System Brings ‘Amazing Growth’ to John Paul the Great Catholic University
12/17/2014
In the fall of 2013, John Paul the Great Catholic University formed the University’s first household. At present, according to a University news release, the program has expanded to include a total of seven households, which have led to unprecedented “growth” among the students.


Faithful College Grads Mentor Catholic Teachers in ‘Living Authentically Catholic Life’
12/16/2014
Two alumni from the Gulf Region Academy for Catholic Educators program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston recently returned to the program to mentor current students and help them discover what it means to be a Catholic teacher.


St. Gregory’s Univ. Holds Blessing of New Grotto, Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe
12/12/2014
The statue was reportedly chosen for the University's "strong devotion to the Hispanic heritage" and commitment to the pro-life movement.


St. Gregory’s University to Welcome Travelling Illuminated Bible Exhibit
12/11/2014
With the assistance of St. Gregory's Abbey and the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, the bible will remain on display at the Museum from December 14, 2014, until January 25, 2015.


John Paul the Great Catholic Univ. Set to Host 2015 West Coast Biblical Conference
12/11/2014
Co-sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, this year's conference is titled "The Mystery of Christ in the Church: A Study of Ephesians."


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