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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."


Students Joyfully Await Birth of Christ at Faithful Catholic Colleges
12/10/2014
Throughout the month of December, institutions recommended in The Newman Guide are offering students opportunities to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas before returning home at the end of the semester.


Center for Faith and Culture Is Making Strides at Univ. of St. Thomas in Houston
12/10/2014
In light of its 20th anniversary, Fr. Nesti, the Center’s founder and current director, spoke with the Society about the Center’s role at UST and how it has grown over the past two decades.


Franciscan Univ. Students on Lourdes Pilgrimage to Be Featured in PBS Documentary
12/9/2014
Fifteen Franciscan students, one faculty member, and a priest traveled with more than 40 wounded soldiers, veterans and their families, providing medical and other assistance to them throughout the pilgrimage.


Student Thanks Walsh Univ. for Formation Leading to Creation of Charity
12/9/2014
Daniel Widder, a recent graduate from Walsh University, founded a project dedicated to assisting orphan children in Ukraine. Widder recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about “Change for Ukraine” and how his Walsh education prepared him for his charitable work.


New Aquinas College Nursing Degree Unites Dominican Charism, New Evangelization
12/5/2014
Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., recently reached the next “milestone” in its strategic expansion plan as the Tennessee Board of Education approved the College’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.


Unique Walsh Program Produces ‘Graduates Highly Regarded in Education, Teaching’
12/4/2014
According to the University, the program "produce[s] exceptional teachers, who are making a difference in the lives of students every day."


Catholic Intellectual Tradition Is ‘Greatest Gift’ Catholic Colleges Can Give Students, Says CUA President
12/4/2014
What happens in the classroom concerning literature, art, music, and other subjects, in addition to ecclesiastical studies, must attend to the Catholic intellectual tradition, he remarked.


Catholic Intellectual Bozell’s Legacy Continues at Christendom College
12/4/2014
The influence of Catholic conservative L. Brent Bozell, Jr.—whose life was recently celebrated at Christendom College and is chronicled in the biography, “Living on Fire: The Life of L. Brent Bozell, Jr.”—helped spark today’s movement for renewal in Catholic culture and education.


Women at Catholic Colleges Joining ‘Wear the Veil’ Campaign on Dec. 8
12/3/2014
"Wearing the veil, in addition to being a beautiful tradition in the Church, provides women with the opportunity to show an example of true womanhood to the world," Taylor Flanagan, a senior at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Catholic Universities Must Work to Form Catholic Scholars, Says Notre Dame Alumnus
12/3/2014
A recent graduate from the University of Notre Dame wrote a piece for Ethika Politika in which he posited that “Catholic scholars must not simply be found, but formed” in order to maintain a university’s Catholic identity.


Christendom, Augustine Institute Profs Team Up for Book on ‘Renewal of Catholic History’
12/3/2014
The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History, by Christendom’s Dr. Christopher Shannon and Dr. Christopher Blum of the Augustine Institute, addresses the secular bias found among many modern-day historians.


Students Show Growing Appreciation for Traditional Masses, Say College Chaplains
12/2/2014
Among Catholic colleges and dioceses across the country there has been an apparent rise in the celebration of the Mass ad orientem, where the priest and congregation face the same direction, traditionally to the east.


Mount St. Mary’s Outdoor Program Helping to Build ‘Leaders in the Church and the World’
12/2/2014
Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Outdoor Adventure program at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., is demonstrating how even extracurricular activities at a Catholic university can contribute significantly to students’ formation as Catholic leaders.


‘Fight Not Done’ over HHS Mandate, Says Thomas Aquinas College President
11/28/2014
Dr. Michael McLean, president of Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif., recently spoke with host Molly Smith on her show "From the Median" about TAC's courtroom battle against the HHS mandate.


Ave Maria Hits ‘Milestone’ in Creation of New Nursing Program
11/28/2014
The Florida Board of Nursing recently approved the new nursing program beginning at Ave Maria University. Classes will reportedly begin soon for those interested in the new major, with the first graduates slated for the 2016-17 academic year.


Students Give Thanks for Humanities at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
11/26/2014
Marlene Schuler, a recent graduate of The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (TMC) in Merrimack, N.H., interviewed several current students about the humanities curriculum ingrained in the College for a new article on the TMC website.


Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Brothers Create New Video on Miles Christi Order
11/25/2014
Miles Christi: Soldiers of Christ in America is a one hour documentary that features Miles Christi, an order of Argentinian priests dedicated to helping Catholic laity seek holiness in their daily lives.


University of Dallas Wins Beautification Award from City
11/25/2014
The University of Dallas in Iving, Tex., will be honored with an award from Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department for its “contributions to quality of life in Irving,” according to a recent University news release.


UST-Houston Faculty Collaborate to Write Book on JPII, Role of Women in the Church
11/24/2014
A new book written by faculty members at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston gives insights and helps readers understand “the role of women in the Church and in the world,” according to a recent University news release.


True Catholic Universities Called to ‘Fidelity to Truth,’ Says Duke Divinity Prof.
11/21/2014
For Catholic universities, "fidelity to the revealed truth does not contradict, but rather perfects authentic academic freedom," said Dr. Reinhard Hutter in a talk at the Symposium on Academic Freedom and Revealed Truth at Franciscan University of Steubenville.


Franciscan University Symposium: True Catholic Identity Requires ‘Commitment to Faith’
11/21/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville hosted Fr. Ryan, a past Mount St. Mary’s University professor who currently leads the USCCB’s Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs, as one of the four speakers at its “Freedom and Fidelity” symposium last weekend.


Walsh President: Ex corde Inspired University to ‘Grow, Develop, and Fulfill Our Mission’
11/20/2014
“Catholic identity is not something to be given only token attention,” Richard Jusseaume, president of Walsh University, said in talk prepared for Franciscan University of Steubenville’s “Freedom and Fidelity” symposium in honor of the 25th anniversary of Ex corde Ecclesiae.


Thomas Aquinas College Graduates Lead Faithful Catholic Schools
11/19/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke to four graduates of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., about their experiences at the College and how an education in the liberal arts shaped them to be the educational leaders they are today.


Theologians Analyze Faulty Notions of Gender in Light of Catholic Teaching
11/19/2014
In light of recent developments at some Catholic universities concerning the ideas of "gender spectrums," The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to theologians from faithful Catholic universities to garner a theologically sound understanding of sexual identity.


Christendom Plans Big Expansion to Mission Trip Program
11/19/2014
The Mission Program at Christendom College will launch a new two-month mission experience next summer that will give students and recent graduates a “real taste of missionary life,” according to the Christendom news release.


Benedictine President Celebrates 10 Years Building ‘One of the Great Catholic Colleges of America’
11/18/2014
Benedictine College President Stephen Minnis who is celebrating his ten-year anniversary as president, gave The Cardinal Newman Society an exclusive interview discussing the College's future plans, his time as president, and how the College is working to reverse the national trend of students abandoning their Catholic faith.


Christendom Hosting Tribute to Luminary Who Inspired College Founder
11/17/2014
The late historian Dr. Warren Carroll founded Christendom College to continue the mission of Triumph, the celebrated Catholic journal of opinion. Christendom is set to host a tribute to the life of Triumph founder and publisher L. Brent Bozell Jr. on Tuesday, November 18.


Belmont Abbey Takes Next Step in Providing Affordable, Catholic Education
11/17/2014
Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., recently announced the opening of a new student services center. The new center is the next step in a larger plan to provide an affordable, private, and Catholic education, reported the College.


Fr. Schall Urges Catholic Universities to Retain Their ‘Catholic Difference’
11/14/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to Father James Schall, S.J. about the importance of maintaining "the Catholic difference" in Catholic universities and institutions, particularly in an academic culture that is rife with relativism.


Ave Maria Univ. Hopes New Science Programs Will ‘Bear Witness to the Truth’
11/14/2014
Dr. Michael Dauphinais, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Ave Maria University, spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society in a recent interview about the six new academic programs added at the University, bringing the total number of majors offered to 29.


UST-Houston Prof. Criticizes Some Catholic Colleges as ‘Hot-Beds of Anti-Catholicism’
11/13/2014
Dr. Randall Smith, professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, argued in a recent article for Aleteia that something must be done about institutions that identify as “Catholic,” yet are openly unsupportive of Catholic students, faculty, and Church teaching.


Thomas Aquinas College Announces Tuition Freeze for Next Academic Year
11/13/2014
Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif.,recently announced a tuition freeze for the year. The College’s goal is that a TAC education remains a “viable” option for students during “trying economic times,” President Dr. Michael McLean said in the news release.


New Major at Christendom a ‘First Step’ in Expanding Math, Natural Science Offerings
11/12/2014
The new major will distinguish itself from similar programs, said Dr. Greg Townsend, vice president for academic affairs, because students will comprehend "the relationship of the subject to the rest of human knowledge."


Common Core Just Latest Defective Education Policy, Says Wyoming Catholic President
11/12/2014
“The problems we are having today with the Common Core are not new problems,” Dr. Roberts said on the WCC website. “The Common Core is just the most recent in a century-long history of defective education policy.”


Doctors Tell Students at Thomas Aquinas College They Are Needed in Medical Fields
11/12/2014
Three practicing physicians addressed topics such as preparing for medical school, choosing the right practice, and overcoming the ethical challenges within the field.


Students Have Rave Reviews for Newman Guide-Recommended Catholic Colleges
11/11/2014
Students from colleges recommended in The Newman Guide recently appeared as guests on the Ave Maria Radio program “Mast Appeal.” The Society helped to coordinate interviews to give students the opportunity to share their experiences attending faithful Catholic colleges.


Univ. of Dallas Celebrates 20 Years of Rome Summer Program for High Schoolers
11/10/2014
To celebrate 20 years of high school summer programming in Rome, the University of Dallas will lower the price of its three summer programs for 2015, the University recently reported.


Families Praise ‘Brilliant’ Program Helping Students Get Recruited by Faithful Colleges
11/7/2014
“Catholic high school students are enjoying a whole new college search process with ‘Recruit Me,’” reported Aleteia, highlighting the success of the The Cardinal Newman Society’s innovative new Recruit Me project with comments from parents and college admissions directors.


Catholic Univ. Teams with Museum, Presents ‘Mary’s Profound Cultural Impact’ Exhibit
11/7/2014
The Catholic University of America and the National Museum of Women in the Arts have collaborated to display Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, an exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures, and textiles from Baroque and Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Titian, and Caravaggio.


St. John’s College President: College Is for Student Maturation, Not Information Transfer
11/6/2014
"The educated graduate is an independent learner, able to seek out answers to whatever questions arise, and able to direct his or her own learning in accordance with the challenges that life presents in the circumstances of his or her own life," Nelson wrote.


University of Dallas Ministry Conference Attracts National Crowd, Tops 5,000 Participants
11/6/2014
“It is very important to not just remain in our own small little world, but to try to understand the Catholic Church in all its universality,” said Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas in the lead up to the record-breaking 8th annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference.


College of St. Mary Magdalen Follows Pope’s Example, Prays for Faithful Departed
11/6/2014
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, N.H., celebrated several Masses for the intercession of the saints and for the souls of the faithful departed on the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, reported the College.


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