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Education Project of Pope Francis Is Making Headlines
9/17/2014
Pope Francis’ education project, Scholas Occurrentes, has recently been making news with its platform of promoting peace and global communication in order to provide education for children, focusing especially on those with fewer resources.


Fr. Sheridan: Pastoral Care, Evangelization Essential to Catholic Campus Life
9/4/2014
The article "Living the Joy of the Gospel in Student Life" is adapted from a talk given by Fr. Sheridan to Catholic college officials at the Newman Society’s student life symposium, "Striving for Excellence as Student Life Leaders."


Soccer Match Proceeds to Fund Education Project Supported by Pope
9/3/2014
Proceeds from the Interreligious Match for Peace will go to Scholas Occurrentes, an educational entity launched by the Pope Francis. World Cup and international soccer stars gathered to play a charity match on September 1.


Benedictine College Grad Attending Sports Seminar at Vatican
9/3/2014
Benedictine College alumna Allison McCormick is currently attending the Pontifical Council of Culture's international seminar "Sport is for Man" in Vatican City. The seminar is being held following the Interreligious Game for Peace called for by Pope Francis.


Nation’s First Catholic High School for Special Needs Students Set to Open
9/2/2014
Efforts are underway to open a new Catholic high school, the first of its kind, for students with special needs.


Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict Demonstrate Importance of Education
8/29/2014
Earlier this month, Pope Francis spoke about education with the bishops of Seoul during his visit to South Korea, while Pope Emeritus Benedict celebrated Mass with his former students.


Former Polish PM to Speak on Legacy of JPII at Franciscan’s Austria Campus
8/28/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville issued a news release on Aug. 25 stating that former Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka will speak at an Austrian symposium, held at Franciscan’s study abroad site, on the legacy and contributions of Pope Saint John Paul II.


Five Books for Defending the Faith in College
8/25/2014
In a blog post entitled “5 Books Catholic Students in College Need to Possess,” Tom Perna shares five titles which he believes are essential to knowing your faith in college.


Our Sunday Visitor Reports on Being Pro-Life on College Campuses
8/22/2014
OSV Newsweekly recently published a piece interviewing several people who are making strides for the pro-life movement in higher education. Their experiences highlight some of the challenges of being pro-life on a college campus.


Bishop Rhoades Praises Commitment to Catholic Education at Local School
8/22/2014
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish of Fort Wayne, Ind., recently completed construction on a new educational wing for the opening of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School.


Georgetown Student Shares Ways to Evangelize on Campus
8/21/2014
Louis Cona, a student at Georgetown University, recently shared his perspective on how to evangelize at college and spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about the opportunities and difficulties he has encountered living the faith on campus.


St. Gregory’s U. Features Student Involvement in Pro-Life Walk Crossroads
8/18/2014
A junior at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., united with other college students this summer for the twentieth Annual Crossroads Pro-life Walk, the University recently reported on its website.


Alumna Brings Christendom Grad School Education to Bear in Evangelization, Teaching
8/11/2014
Simone Rizkallah, an alumna of Christendom College’s graduate school, recently shared in an interview on the College's website how her Catholic education has impacted her work as a teacher and evangelizer.


Youth and Religious Educators Encounter God at Franciscan Univ. Conferences
7/29/2014
The summer conferences of Franciscan University of Steubenville continued this summer with two events held recently – one for teens and one for religious educators, the University reports.


Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Celebrates 39 Years of Summer Conferences
6/19/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating 39 years of summer conferences by continuing the tradition and holding more than thirty conferences for both adults and youth this summer.


Not Only for Liturgists
6/18/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society publishes this review of Sacred Liturgy: The Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church as part of its project to promote sacred liturgy in Catholic education.


Pope Encourages Teachers in Mission Drawing Students to the ‘Good, Beautiful and True’
6/5/2014
When Jorge Bergoglio was six years old, his first teacher taught him to love school... And now, as Pope Francis, his commitment to the importance of education remains evident.


High School Students Invited to Catholic Apologetics Summer Camp
5/22/2014
The camp is designed for students ages 15 to 18 who want “to better know their Faith, more clearly explain their Faith, and more charitably defend their faith.”


Crossroads Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing John Paul II’s Pro-life Message ‘To the Streets’
5/12/2014
“Most people are under the impression that young people are not interested in their faith – when they see these amazing young people taking an active role in the Church and society for life, they are inspired.”


Cardinal Burke: New Evangelization Consists in Teaching the Faith
5/8/2014
Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, recently spoke about the importance of “all forms of Catholic education” to the new evangelization.


John Paul the Great Catholic Univ. to Dedicate New Campus
5/2/2014
The University will also bestow its first Impacting Culture for Christ awards to “those who give selflessly of themselves and whose witness provides a model for Impacting Culture for Christ in our contemporary culture.”


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. 


John Paul the Great Catholic Univ. Eagerly Awaits Patron’s Canonization
3/26/2014
Every Tuesday, the University posts a quote from Bl. John Paul II on its Facebook page.  Beginning in April, the University will post a quote from “the man, the legend, the saint” every day as a countdown to the canonization.


Catholic University Responds to New Evangelization with New Academic Program
3/17/2014
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will offer a new academic program, the Master of Catechesis (M.Cat.), beginning this summer with classes both on-site and online.


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.” 


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.


Irish Archbishop: 3 Ways Catholic Schools Can Respond to Challenge of the Gospel
2/21/2014
Archbishop Eamon Martin asked,“to what extent do we, in our Catholic schools, facilitate young people in grasping the truths of faith, growing in love of God and neighbor, and in becoming witnesses for Christ?”


Pope Francis: Catholic Education ‘One of Most Important Challenges for Church’
2/14/2014
“Catholic educational institutions offer to all an approach to education that has as its aim the full development of the person, which responds to the right of every person to access to knowledge.”


‘Christocentrism’ Is Starting Point for Catholic Universities, Says Education Leader
2/14/2014
Catholic universities are “essential agents in the new evangelization,” and to “be what they are called to be,” they must rise to meet the challenge of providing student swith a sound education in the faith, writes Monsignor Stuart Swetland.


Catholic School Atmosphere Reflects ‘Holy Family,’ Says Catholic Academic
2/13/2014
“Evangelization does not stop with religious instruction or liturgy, but affects what is taught and the way it is taught, no matter the subject.” 


Franciscan Univ. Professor Teaches Students to Spread Faith through Media
2/12/2014
Students in one of Dr. Eugene Gan’s communications classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville are embracing the use of YouTube to evangelize.


Vatican Educator Says Education, New Evangelization are ‘Indissoluble Twosome’
2/6/2014
Father Duval acknowledges that the contemporary culture does not know “what educating means, what are the contents of education, what are the types of relationships that form with the educators.”


Media Workshop to Train Lay Catholics for ‘Public Witness’ at JP Catholic Univ.
2/4/2014
John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., is partnering with Catholic Voices USA to offer media training workshops to help lay Catholics “publicly witness to their faith”.


Catholic Education Vital to Success of Society, Says Denver Archbishop
1/29/2014
Those who are involved in Catholic education are to be on the “leading edge of the new evangelization,” writes Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, Colo., in a column in honor of Catholic Schools Week in the Denver Catholic Register.


Benedictine College to Host New Evangelization Symposium
1/28/2014
The “Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization: The Transcendentals as a Preamble for Faith” will occur on March 21-22, 2014.


New Franciscan University Conference Aims to Draw Young Adults to Christ
1/8/2014
Franciscan University and the Archdiocese of St. Louis are organizing young adult conference "Encounter: Awakening a Generation" from May 30 to June 1, 2014.


Aquinas College Conference to Explore Evangelization of the Modern Man
1/6/2014
The St. Thomas Aquinas Theological and Catechetical Forum at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., will host its annual conference from February 14-15.


Benedictine College Student Shares Tips on Evangelization
1/2/2014
Benedictine College student Carly Meixner discusses how she tries to share her faith in her daily life as a college student in a recent article in the National Catholic Register.


Franciscan Univ. Students Work to Revitalize Downtown Steubenville
1/2/2014
The Harmonium Project was launched to "establish a thriving music scene in the heart of downtown Steubenville, to be a source of revitalization by way of beauty."


Catholic Schools Must ‘Strengthen’ Identity and Support Evangelization, Says Vatican Cardinal
12/19/2013
A new document entitled “Educating in intercultural dialogue in the Catholic school. Living together for a civili[z]ation of love” was announced today by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.


Christendom President Joins Catholic Higher Ed. Meeting at Pontifical Commission
12/13/2013
"The commission discussed the new evangelization in light of Pope Francis' pontificate as well as other topics including the challenges facing Catholic higher education in America."


Pope Tells University Students: Go Beyond the Ordinary
12/2/2013
Pope Francis exhorted the students to combat challenges with “inner strength and evangelical boldness.”...Pope Francis suggests that the students’ lives should look different than the norm; that they should be willing to “go beyond the ordinary."  


Pope Francis Makes First Major Statements on Catholic Education
11/27/2013
Calling for schools and universities committed to catechesis and evangelization, Pope Francis makes his first significant statements as Pope regarding Catholic education in Evangelii Gaudium, his apostolic exhortation released Sunday.


"New Evangelization" Event Marks Inauguration of New Franciscan University President
10/30/2013
Noted speakers included Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Fr. Sheridan, and CUA president John Garvey.  Franciscan theology professor Dr. Scott Hahn delivered a follow-up speech to students.


Calling All High School Students: JP the Great University Wants to Hear Your Story
10/23/2013
John Paul the Great Catholic University is hosting an essay contest open to all high school students that runs until January 1, 2014.


Christendom College President Travels Abroad as Papal Consulter
10/21/2013
Christendom College president Timothy O’Donnell will be participating in upcoming pontifical meetings in Rome and in Mexico.


Twelfth Benedictine College Alumnus Named Bishop
10/16/2013
Father Andrew H. Cozzens, who graduated from Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kan., in 1991, was recently named bishop by Pope Francis, the College announced last week.


Sixth President of Franciscan University to be Installed Tomorrow
10/9/2013
Reilly stated, “Fr. Sheridan is the perfect choice to lead Franciscan University into the future, with commitment to both serious academics and strong Catholic identity. We look forward to working closely with him, as we have his predecessors.”


Upcoming Conference Examines Catholic Higher Education’s Role in the New Evangelization
10/7/2013
“Indeed, in studying itself we are engaged in the process of evangelization... so this community of learners can play an important role in the new evangelization.”


Number of Seminarians, Deacons Increasing, Study Finds
9/30/2013
Following decades of downward trends, the number of men currently enrolled in graduate seminaries is the highest it has been in two decades.


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