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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.


Archbishop Lucas: We Want Our Catholic Schools to Be Vibrant
1/22/2015
The various challenges facing Catholic schools and their mission in serving the New Evangelization were recently discussed at length during an online conference hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, Neb.


Former Georgetown Instructor Laments ‘Catholic Façade’ of University
1/21/2015
Georgetown University’s Catholic identity has suffered considerably in recent years due to widespread concessions to more secular standards, argued former Georgetown English instructor Mark Judge in a recent piece on The New Criterion.


New Serbian Law Enables Catholic Church to Establish and Run Schools
1/21/2015
A new law enabling the Vatican to establish and run Catholic schools in Serbia has been agreed upon and adopted by the Serbian parliament, according to InSerbia News.


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.


Univ. of Dallas to Celebrate in ‘Spirit of St. Thomas Aquinas’ with Annual Lecture
1/21/2015
The University of Dallas, in Irving, Tex., will celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas with its 33rd annual Aquinas Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 28, the University recently announced.


Homeschooling Experts Affirm Parents’ Primary Educator Role despite Government Oversight
1/20/2015
Government should support, not usurp, the role of parents as primary educators of their children, agreed two Catholic homeschooling experts in an interview with the Newman Society about the current state of regulations imposed on families that elect to homeschool.


Ontario Catholic Schools Required to Adopt Curriculum Encouraging Sexual Immorality
1/19/2015
Catholic schools in Ontario, Canada, will be unable to opt out of a mandatory sexual education curriculum that will allegedly encourage immoral sexual activity and teachings contrary to the Catholic Church, according to Life Site News.


Spiritual Formation Should Be Highest Priority in College Search
1/19/2015
With the rising tuition costs in recent years, many people have forgotten that a Catholic college education’s true pay-off is in its spiritual impact and formation, argued Tom Hoopes in a recent Aleteia article.


Univ. of Mary President Praises New Director of Campus Ministry
1/19/2015
The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., recently chose Dr. Peter Huff as its new director of campus ministry, the University officially announced. Dr. Huff will also assume a role as professor of theology at the University.


Wyoming Catholic College Expands, Plans for New Campus
1/19/2015
Wyoming Catholic College recently relocated part of its campus to occupy an historic space in downtown Lander, according to local news outlet County 10.


George Weigel Explains How Catholic Universities Can Help Prepare for 2015 Synod
1/16/2015
The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to George Weigel of the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., about his recent article, to discern how Catholic colleges and universities can participate in laying the groundwork in the lead up to the Ordinary Synod in October.


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.


Classical Art, Literature Unlock Door to Wonder in Catholic Education
1/15/2015
A fruitful Catholic education relies on the integration of classical literature and art, wrote Sister Joan Roccasalvo in her recent column. Asserting that the virtue of wonder is necessary for education, Sr. Roccasalvo praised art and literature’s ability to elevate the mind.


Notre Dame Should Have Canceled ‘White Privilege’ Course, Says Prominent Alumnus
1/15/2015
The University of Notre Dame’s spring semester course preparing students for a “white privilege conference”—which features speakers opposed to Church teaching—should have been called off, said William Dempsey, chairman of the Sycamore Trust.


Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced
1/15/2015
Charlotte Catholic High School recently informed one of its teachers that he could not work at the school following the announcement of his impending same-sex marriage, another instance of schools around the country taking measures to protect and ensure their Catholic identity.


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.


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.


Women Must Avoid ‘Conquest Mentality’ in Church, Says First Pontifical U. Female Rector
1/13/2015
Sister Mary Melone, the first woman in the Church’s history to be appointed as rector of a pontifical university, recently spoke to ZENIT about the specifics of her appointment and misunderstandings on the role of women in the Church.


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.


Online MBA Programs Recognized at Newman Guide-Recommended Colleges
1/9/2015
The Masters of Business Administration online programs at DeSales University, University of Mary, and Walsh University were recently recognized among the 2015 Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report.


Catholic Support for Space Exploration Rooted in Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Profs Say
1/8/2015
In interviews with The Cardinal Newman Society, professors from faithful Catholic colleges illustrated the connection between the Catholic intellectual tradition and recent findings that Catholics are most likely to support space exploration.


As Many Jesuit Universities Go with Secular Flow, Neglect of Catholic Mission Continues
1/8/2015
While Catholic identity abuse continues at many Jesuit universities, several leaders and staff members from Jesuit institutions interviewed in the recent Atlantic article apparently accept the status quo.


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."


Catholic University Announces Joint Campus in Rome with Australian Catholic University
1/7/2015
The Catholic University of America and the Australian Catholic University recently formed a partnership to establish a new joint Rome Center, according to a CUA news release. The new campus will be an extension of CUA’s mission, the University reported.


Another Catholic College Falls to Federal Labor Board’s Unconstitutional Intrusion
1/7/2015
Saint Mary’s College of California appears to be the latest Catholic college to give in to the unconstitutional oversight of the National Labor Relations Board and its intrusion into the internal affairs of Catholic colleges.


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.


D.C. Legislation Jeopardizing Religious Freedom Places Church ‘at a Crossroad’
1/6/2015
The unanimous approval of two bills jeopardizing the religious freedom of The Catholic University of America and Catholic institutions in D.C. has effectively placed the Church and its associated institutions “at a crossroad,” remarked Robert Laird, in a recent Crisis Magazine piece.


Former CUA President Bishop O’Connell Recovering from Amputation Surgery
1/6/2015
Bishop David O’Connell of the Trenton Diocese, who has devoted a great deal of his priesthood to Catholic higher education, is recovering from a surgery which required the amputation of his foot, ankle and part of his lower leg, according to Catholic Sentinel.


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.


Registration Opens for Sacra Liturgia USA Conference
1/5/2015
Registration is now open for the Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 conference, which aims to support “the Church’s saving evangelistic mission, as well as the continued revitalization of the liturgical life of the Church.”


Pope Sends Condolences on Passing of Former Congregation of Catholic Ed. Secretary
12/31/2014
Archbishop Giuseppe Pittau, a Jesuit who served in several Catholic education capacities throughout the Church, died on December 26 in Tokyo at the age of 86. Pope Francis sent a personal telegram to the Jesuits praising the archbishop and offering his condolences.


Thomas More College ‘Way of Beauty’ Program Alum Wins Architecture Award
12/31/2014
An alumnus of the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts “Way of Beauty” program, who also graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, was recently honored for his architectural design, the Way of Beauty blog reported.


Fr. Rutler: Catholic Schools, Colleges Faithful to Magisterium Are ‘Models for Renewal’
12/30/2014
Amid widespread secular influence on many Catholic educational institutions, Catholic schools and colleges dedicated to Catholic teaching are making an impact and will hopefully inspire renewal in other Catholic institutions, argued Father George Rutler.


Blow to Diocese’s Religious Freedom Points to Need for Catholic School Teacher Formation
12/30/2014
In an assault on religious freedom, a federal grand jury recently decided in favor of a teacher who violated her contract’s morality clause. The decision indicates the need for Catholic schools to be more attentive to the hiring and formation of faithful teachers.


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.


D.C. ‘Bullies’ Threaten Catholic Educators, Reilly Warns in Wall Street Journal
12/29/2014
In a Wall Street Journal column published on Saturday, Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly laments the Washington, D.C. Council’s vote to repeal an exemption to the D.C. Human Rights Act will leave Catholic schools and colleges powerless.


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.


New Discovery at Catholic College May Help Build Case for Shakespeare’s Catholicism
12/23/2014
A newly discovered copy of Shakespeare’s “First Folio” of works, originally belonging to a Catholic college, has been discovered in the small town library of Saint-Omer in France. The copy may shed new light on the possibility that Shakespeare was a Catholic.


Pope Francis Discusses Importance of Education with Italian Prime Minister
12/23/2014
The Holy Father recently met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and discussed the role of education in helping the next generation of Europe, according to ZENIT. The discussion reportedly took place as part of an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on December 13.


Dr. William May Overcame Dissent to Become Leading Pro-Life Bioethicist
12/23/2014
The late theologian Dr. William May’s short-lived dissent led to his hiring in 1971 by The Catholic University of America where he went on to attain great influence as a leading pro-life bioethicist, according to a recent piece by Connie Marshner at Human Life Review.


First Catholic University in Bangladesh Will Teach ‘Truth and Wisdom,’ Says Bishop
12/23/2014
The first Catholic university in Bangladesh officially opened its doors to students in the city of Dhaka and began offering classes on December 8. Bishop Paulinus Costa reportedly told students that the University “will teach you truth and wisdom.”


Cardinal Encourages Theologians to Embrace ‘Ecclesial Vocation’
12/22/2014
The archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins, recently spoke to theology professors at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and encouraged them to maintain humility in their “ecclesial vocation.”


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.


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.”


Marquette Prof. McAdams Points to Blog in Support of Catholic Identity as Cause of Suspension
12/18/2014
Marquette University professor John McAdams indicated that an article on his blog—which exposes Catholic identity scandals at the university—is likely the cause of his suspension. The Cardinal Newman Society spoke with McAdams in an exclusive interview today.


Faithful Catholic Colleges Featured in Kiplinger ‘Best Value’ Rankings
12/18/2014
Several colleges and universities recommended in The Newman Guide were recently recognized as “Best Value Colleges” by Kiplinger, a business and personal finance publisher.


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