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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.


Catholic Business School Leaders Collaborate to Prepare Ethical Graduates
4/15/2014
“Ethics cannot be trivialized as the ‘stepchild’ of the business schools,” Dr. Simms told The Cardinal Newman Society. “It must be placed front and center as an anchor for all the other functional departments.”


Pope Francis Defends Parents’ Right to Decide ‘Moral and Religious’ Education for Children
4/14/2014
“And in this regard I would like to express my rejection of any kind of educational experimentation with children. We cannot experiment with children and young people,” the Holy Father reportedly said.


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.


New Program Aims to Help Wyoming Catholic College Students in Future Careers
4/9/2014
“Wyoming Catholic College provides young adults with a truly extraordinary experience... As a result, a WCC graduate has something uncommon and highly sought after to offer employers.”


Bioethics Expert Explains Harmony between Science and Faith at Christendom College
4/9/2014
“When you have accurate scientific facts, I have found, it is going to back up our Catholic beliefs and, when it doesn’t, it is because the science is wrong. Truth always wins out.”


Media and Faith Meet in Communications Program at Rome’s Santa Croce University
4/8/2014
The University is educating students to become communications directors who can explain and defend the Faith, while also having practical media skills like conducting radio and television interviews and filming videos. 


New Online Guide Helps Parents Understand Key Issues, Concerns on Common Core
4/7/2014
“Based on the fundamental Catholic principle of subsidiarity, the Newman Society recognized the need for parents to have a role in the education of their children,” said Bob Laird.


University of Dallas Student Overcomes Obstacles to Teach Theology
4/4/2014
"Education goes beyond a degree — it forms your character, who you are as a person... UD has done that for me. I can't even tell you how much I love this school."


New Major at Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston) ‘Synthesizes Faith and Science’
4/4/2014
The new program of study will be offered beginning in the fall of 2014 at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., and will “prepare Catholic scientists.”


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.


Cardinal Newman Society Weighs-In on National Common Core Debate
4/2/2014
“We need to start with the basis of our Catholic faith and then build our curriculum around that... The mission of the Common Core is dramatically different than the mission of Catholic education,” said Bob Laird.


‘Humanitas’ Program Offers Catholic Liberal Arts at University of Kansas
4/1/2014
“Students take exclusive courses in the Great Books and attend Sunday evening lectures in theology through the St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture.”


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!”


New British Catholic College Announces First Summer Program
3/31/2014
From August 10-22, Benedictus College will have students “sample a traditional liberal arts education” as well as enjoy “daily visits to London’s cultural centres.”


Exciting High School Summer Programs at Newman Guide Colleges
3/27/2014
High school students will get a chance to taste a bit of college life—and see what living the faith in college is all about.


Benedictine College Hosts Lecture on ‘Secrets of Vatican Library’
3/26/2014
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., will host the first rabbi to have ever gained access to the heavily guarded, 500-year-old Apostolic Library inside the Vatican.


Catholic Univ. of America Professors Release ‘Catechism for Business’
3/26/2014
“The social teaching of the Church is based on reason and the natural law, and therefore can be helpful to everyone, not just Catholics,” said Andrew Abela in a recent interview.


Cardinal Burke Tells Parents to be ‘Especially Vigilant,’ Laments Infidelity of Catholic Colleges
3/25/2014
“Adults, young people and children must be educated about the central moral questions of the day,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke.


Wide Array of High School Summer Programs Offered by Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston)
3/25/2014
The academic programs include “Business Boot Camp,” “Critical Thinking and Logic,” “Life and Genome Summer Camp,” “Summer Institute of Mathematics,” and “Virtue,Character and Community.”


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.


Summer Programs Offer Taste of College Life, Engineering at Catholic Univ. of America
3/20/2014
“Engineering New Frontiers” is a weeklong camp, the “High School Drama Institute” is a two-week program and “Experiences in Architecture” is a three-week workshop.


University of Mary Praised for Catholic Studies Program at Arizona State University
3/19/2014
The programs include the “study of Christology, church history, the Bible, faith and justice, Catholic Church architecture, and the role of St. Benedict and Benedictine monasticism.”


Author Defends Business Education at Catholic Universities in America Magazine
3/18/2014
“There are excesses and abuses in business and in our capitalist society, and Pope Francis has named many of them. There is also nobility, as he reminds us. We need to recognize the differences.”


High Schoolers Can Study ‘Latin in Rome,’ Exciting Programs with U. Dallas this Summer
3/18/2014
The University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., is offering three academic programs for high school students this summer, including “Shakespeare in Italy,” “Latin in Rome,” and “Arete: An Introduction to the Classics.”


Study, Play, Hike, and Pray at Thomas More College High School Summer Program
3/13/2014
"What lessons does the past offer us today? Using original texts and first-hand experience, The Thomas More College Great Books Program marks a full immersion into Catholic History."


Liberal Arts, Great Outdoors Await High School Students at Wyoming Catholic this Summer
3/12/2014
Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., is offering two summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors.


‘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...”


Teacher’s Union Unsettled with Common Core Implementation, Rejects Gates Funding
3/11/2014
A teacher’s union is citing the poor implementation of the Common Core State Standards as a reason to reject further funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for its Innovation Fund.


Augustine Institute Announces Full-Tuition Scholarships for Theology Graduate Students
3/10/2014
The three students who are selected to receive the scholarships will be named John Paul II Scholars and will be trained “to make a significant and lasting contribution on the new evangelization.” 


Common Core Partnership Reveals Growing Impact on Curricula
3/7/2014
Common Core curriculum giant Pearson has announced a partnership with Bill Gates’ Microsoft, providing more evidence that the Gates-funded Common Core State Standards are being used to dictate school curricula.


Same-Sex Marriage Advocate Lectures on ‘Economics and Happiness’ at Gonzaga University
3/7/2014
Gonzaga University will host a lecture by an economist who has argued publicly for same-sex marriage and linked abortion with reduced crime rates.


Ave Maria Univ. Announces Librarian of Congress as Commencement Speaker
3/7/2014
Dr. James Hadley Billington, who was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress in 1987, will be awarded an honorary doctorate in “recognition of his exemplary public service and lifetime achievements at home and abroad.”


Univ. of St. Thomas Hosting Annual Lenten Lecture Series
3/6/2014
“Religious Freedom, Freedom of Conscience: The Coming Perfect Storm” is the title of one lecture slated to be given by UST professor and Scanlan Foundation Endowed Chair in theology, Dr. Randall Smith.


Notre Dame Announces Strategic Plan Making Catholic Character a Priority
3/6/2014
“We place at the forefront of this new strategic plan the University’s Catholic character and the need for it to touch every aspect of our life and work,” the plan states.


Restrictive IRS Proposal Opposed by Higher Ed Groups
3/5/2014
The new proposal would “fundamentally damage the role that colleges and universities have played for hundreds of years,” according to a joint letter.


Author Who Lambasted Catholic Church in NY Times Hosted at Catholic College
3/5/2014
John Patrick Shanley, who just last year lambasted the Catholic Church, excoriated Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and wrote against the Church’s teaching on ordination, recently visited Merrimack College.


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.”


Students Protest Loyola Chicago for Canceling Classes Which Taught Students to Protest
2/28/2014
A number of students enrolled in the Jesuit University’s master’s program in social justice and community development delivered speeches and waved signs which read "Who Is Loyola Loyal To?" in protest.


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.


Newman Guide Colleges Named Among Nation’s 100 Best
2/27/2014
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., and University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., were each chosen as the best four year-liberal arts college in their respective states.


Univ. of St. Thomas and Catholic Univ. of America Form Engineering Partnership
2/27/2014
“The shared values of our two institutions should make transition to the undergraduate engineering program at CUA easier for our cooperative engineering students.”


Faculty Passes No Confidence Vote against St. Joseph’s Univ. Financial Executives
2/26/2014
“This is a sad day for the university community and the faculty in particular,” said Faculty Senate president Robert Moore, Ph.D. “This is an action, as seen here in evidence, that is widely supported.”


Loyola Univ. New Orleans President Censures Professor’s Comments on Slavery
2/25/2014
The president of Loyola University New Orleans and several faculty members have censured the views of a libertarian-minded professor who criticized civil rights legislation and wrote that slavery “wasn’t so bad.”


Wyoming Catholic College Releases New Video: ‘Everything in Excellence’
2/24/2014
“Since December, 2011, we've graduated two more classes of students, refined our rigorous Liberal-Arts curriculum, continued to develop our distinctive Outdoor Leadership Program...”


Professor Argues for ‘More than Grudging Tolerance’ of Morality
2/24/2014
Professor Sisk of the University of St. Thomas School of Law recently challenged the prevailing view in academic circles of contraception as a “positive social good” and made a plea for tolerance for those who disagree.


Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Assails ‘Botched’ Common Core Implementation
2/20/2014
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel wrote that there has been “poor commitment” to the correct implementation of the Common Core State Standards in the states.


Wife and Mother, Olympian and Catholic: Exclusive Interview with Rebecca Dussault
2/20/2014
It was 2006 and Rebecca Dussault was living in one of the villages at the winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.  Every day, she and her team—her husband and son—headed off to daily Mass...


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