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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.


Business Students at CUA to Study Compatibility of Capitalism with Catholic Teaching
1/30/2015
A new program at The Catholic University of America’s School of Business that seeks to integrate Catholic social doctrine and business practices will focus on exploring the “compatibility of capitalism and Catholicism,” Timothy Busch wrote in The Wall Street Journal.


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.


Liberal Arts Grads Set to Positively Impact the Workplace, Argues Hiring Expert
1/29/2015
Students who pursue a liberal arts degree are set to bring joyful and innovative transformation to the workplace, argued hiring consultant Roberta Matuson in a recent Forbes article.


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.


On Feast of St. Thomas, School Leaders Agree: Mass Attendance Yields Academic Success
1/28/2015
Students who attend church frequently are more likely to succeed in school, according to a recent study. But this is no surprise for several leaders of faithful Catholic schools, who agree that devotion to God and intellectual pursuits are in harmony.


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.


Mayor Signs Coercive Bills Damaging Religious Freedom of D.C. Catholic Schools, Colleges
1/27/2015
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law two bills that will severely damage the religious freedom of Catholic educational institutions and organizations in the nation’s capital.


Marquette Prof. McAdams Still Banned, but Gets Support from Surprising Corner
1/27/2015
In an ironic twist, Marquette professor Dr. Daniel Maguire has reportedly sent a letter to the University defending Dr. John McAdams following Marquette’s sudden action banning McAdams from campus.


Pope Explains Place of Education in Interreligious Dialogue
1/27/2015
Pope Francis recently spoke with members of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies and emphasized proper education in order to foster interreligious dialogue, but warned against a comfortable approach that simply affirms everything, according to Zenit.


University of Mary Lecture Series to Provide Ethical ‘Insight on Timely Issues’
1/27/2015
The School of Health Sciences at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., will host Dr. Nikolas Nikas for a bioethics lecture series from Jan. 27-28, the University recently announced.


Catholic View of Abortion, Morality off Limits at Many Catholic Universities
1/27/2015
The freedom to discuss topics such as abortion and sexual morality has been all but lost at many Catholic and Jesuit institutions of higher education, argues Father Robert Araujo, S.J. in a recent article at Mirror of Justice.


Bishop Zubik: Catholic Schools Are Crucial to Church’s Evangelizing Mission
1/26/2015
Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh recently spoke about the impact and influence that his Catholic education had on him, noting that Catholic schools are essential to carrying out the Church’s mission of evangelization, according to The Pittsburgh Catholic.


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.


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