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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.


Increase in Homeschooling Linked to Common Core Implementation
11/20/2014
Evidence shows that parents are choosing to homeschool their children in order to escape the Common Core State Standards, two leaders in the Catholic homeschooling field told The Cardinal Newman Society.


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.


St. Louis U. Gives Students ‘Protest Prep’ ahead of Possible Ferguson Riots
11/19/2014
Officials at Saint Louis University sent an email to students with public demonstration advice in expectation of the potential unrest that might occur after the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision, according to The College Fix.


New Archbishop of Chicago Stresses Importance of Education
11/19/2014
Archbishop Blase Cupich, who was installed yesterday at Holy Name Cathedral as the 9th Archbishop of Chicago, has a history of supporting Catholic education and recently spoke of his high regard for education.


Head of Univ.'s Presidential Search Committee Chaired Org. That Gave Thousands to Planned Parenthood
11/19/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently learned that the person chosen to lead the search for Loyola Marymount University's new president has served as board chair for an organization that has given more than half of $1 million to Planned Parenthood.


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.


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.


Court Rules against TAC, CUA Challenge to HHS Mandate
11/17/2014
“The ruling still puts Catholic University and similar institutions on a lower constitutional footing than houses of worship," Lawrence Morris, CUA general counsel, told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Hildebrand Project Director Illuminates Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Life of Service to Truth
11/17/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently conducted an interview with John Henry Crosby, founder and director of the Hildebrand Project and author of My Battle Against Hitler, the memoir of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s fight against Nazism.


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.


Students Petition Fordham for Free Condoms
11/14/2014
An unofficial student group at Fordham University is petitioning the administration to make contraceptives available on campus, despite the fact that such a change to University policy would undermine Fordham's Catholic identity.


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.


St. Michael’s College Features Alumnus Senator Who Opposes Church Teaching
11/14/2014
St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., recently featured an interview with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy in its alumni magazine and on its website, despite Leahy’s record of opposing Church teaching on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.


‘Pride and Ambivalence’ Mark Young Catholics’ Attitude to Church, Study Says
11/14/2014
Young Catholics are adopting an attitude of disregard for Church teaching while decidedly remaining Catholic, according to results from a study recently announced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Prof. from UST-Minnesota Tries to Justify Same-Sex Marriage Acceptance from Scripture
11/13/2014
Professor Gerald Schlabach of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota recently published a piece for The Christian Century utilizing the writing of St. Paul to create an argument legitimizing acceptance of same-sex marriage.


University of Mary Announces ‘Year-Round Campus’
11/13/2014
University President Monsignor James Shea reportedly called the program an "innovative and student-centered response to changing dynamics of today's higher education market."


Pakistani Government Returns School to Archdiocese after 30 Years
11/13/2014
A Catholic high school has been returned to the Archdiocese of Lahore in Pakistan, following thirty years of government control.


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."


Marquette Professor Raises Concerns over University’s Version of ‘Social Justice’
11/12/2014
A Marquette University professor recently raised concerns about the way the concept of social justice is typically understood at Marquette.


Benefits, Challenges of Online Catholic Homeschooling Considered
11/12/2014
“There are a variety of options out there, so think seriously about the talents and interests of this child you are considering enrolling, and not just ‘whether it’s a good program,’” Jennifer Fitz wrote.


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.


Apostolic Nuncio to U.S. Bishops: Young People Need Life of Christ
11/11/2014
The apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, encouraged the U.S. bishops to be inspirations for young people by setting an example of a Christ-centered life.


Bishops: Catholic Schools Serve the New Evangelization
11/11/2014
Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha and Bishop Daniel Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville recently spoke to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops about the mission of Catholic schools and their connection to the New Evangelization.


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.


Pontifical Universities Are Key to Understanding Family, Cardinal Scola Says
11/11/2014
Cardinal Scola, a former rector and professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, opened the academic year at the Lateran with a lecture on Pope Francis' vision for universities.


Providence College Professor Authors Book to ‘Reclaim Catholic Social Teaching’
11/10/2014
Anthony Esolen posits that many institutions have narrowed and even "hi-jacked" Catholic social teaching by limiting it to the last couple decades, particularly the social situations in the post-industrial west.


Villanova Prof. Gives Lecture to Students on ‘Moving Beyond the Gender Binary’
11/10/2014
Villanova University recently hosted its second annual “LGBTQ Awareness Week,” a four-day event organized by the Villanova Gay-Straight Coalition, according to The Villanovan, including a lecture that apparently undermined Catholic teaching on sexual identity.


Hobby Lobby ‘Not a Victory for Religious Freedom,’ Speaker Tells Students at Santa Clara
11/10/2014
Leslie Griffin, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, recently spoke to students at Santa Clara University arguing that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling limited women’s rights and was not a victory for religious freedom, The Santa Clara reported.


Pope Francis Reaffirms Family’s Integral Role in Education
11/10/2014
The family is “the primary place of education,” said Pope Francis to members of the Italian Catholic Adult Scout Movement. The Holy Father stressed the importance of family in educating the next generation, forming vocations, and creating a community of love and life.


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.


Cardinal Müller Speaks on Dynamic between Theology, Evangelization at CUA
11/10/2014
Cardinal Gerhard Müller recently spoke at The Catholic University of America on how theology can be a means of evangelization.


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.


Liberal Arts ‘Crucial’ for Students, Says Duke President at Notre Dame Forum
11/7/2014
The liberal arts are “crucial for each student’s education,” Duke University president Richard Brodhead recently stated in a talk given to the University of Notre Dame’s forum on curriculum change, according to The Observer.


Students Mimic Lewd Sexual Behavior Prior to ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at Jesuit USF
11/7/2014
Students at the University of San Francisco recently performed a rendition of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Jesuit University, according to the San Francisco Foghorn. The performance was reportedly accompanied by students mimicking sexually promiscuous behavior on stage.


Oral Arguments Scheduled in Case against HHS Mandate
11/7/2014
On December 8, more than 400 Catholic organizations participating in the Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust, including The Cardinal Newman Society, will have oral arguments against the HHS mandate heard before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, The Becket Fund reported.


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.


True Academic Freedom Should Seek Truth, Not Conformity, Argues Biology Prof.
11/7/2014
Academic freedom is “a means to an end: the pursuit of knowledge and truth,” wrote Daniel Kuebler, professor of biology and faculty associate of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Policy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, in his article at Public Discourse.


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.


New Center at St. Bonaventure University Seeks to Strengthen Catholic Identity
11/6/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke with Brother Ross Chamberland, O. F. M., the executive director of the new Lateran Center for Catholic Identity at St. Bonaventure University, in an exclusive interview discussing plans to strengthen Catholic identity at the institution.


Poll on Common Core Reveals Significant Concerns from Parents and Teachers
11/6/2014
A majority of parents and teachers in public education have expressed significant concern and dissatisfaction with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, according to Gallup's recent survey results.


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.


Paul VI High School Students Take Pilgrimage to Rome for Namesake’s Beatification
11/5/2014
Students from Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Va., recently went on a pilgrimage to Rome for the beatification of their School’s namesake, Pope Paul VI.


Pro-Life Talk at Seattle University Sees Student Backlash
11/5/2014
Seattle University’s Students for Life club recently hosted Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life, an organization dedicated to providing resources and alternative options to women considering abortion.


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