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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.


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.


Christendom President Reconfirmed as Pontifical Consultor by Pope Francis
8/21/2014
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., will continue his work as a pontifical consultor, the College reported. Pope Francis reconfirmed Dr. O’Donnell’s appointment as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. 


Archbishop Carlson Asks Catholic Schools for Masses and Rosaries for Ferguson
8/21/2014
On Monday, August 18, Archbishop Robert Carlson issued a letter to the faithful in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, focusing on the “turmoil and tragedy” in the Ferguson, Mo., community and its struggle “to find peace in the chaos.”


Benedictine College Prof: Catholic Colleges Need Both Academics and Ministry
8/13/2014
Benedictine College professor, Dr. Edward Mulholland, writes that the mission of a Catholic college should address both academics and ministry. “Any educational philosophy that does not address both fails fully to embody the Catholic vision.”


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.


Professor Reflects on Meeting Pope during ‘Investing for the Poor’ Conference in Rome
7/21/2014
Dr. Rogelio Garcia Contreras, advisor to the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., recently met Pope Francis during a trip to Rome to participate in the first Conference for Impact Investment titled "Investing for the Poor."


Gonzaga Alumni Group Calls for New ‘Sexual Revolution’ Embracing Catholic Teaching
7/8/2014
In its latest bulletin, the alumni group 1887 Trust pointed to the words of Pope Francis, who in January of this year spoke of the need for Catholic colleges to give "uncompromising witness" to the "Church's moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom."


Rome Pilgrimage Deepens Faith of Catholic High School Graduates
6/13/2014
The 16 students who comprised the graduating class visited many sites in Rome, including the Sistine Chapel, but student Haylee McArthur reportedly said that seeing Pope Francis was the highlight of the trip.


Leader of Latin American Bishops: Liberation Theology ‘Archaic, If Not Already Dead’
6/9/2014
Archbishop Retes indicated that liberation theology is irrelevant at a recent news conference in Rome... Liberation theology is, however, still prominent on the campuses of many Catholic universities throughout the U.S.


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.


Dr. Jonathan Reyes to Thomas More College Grads: You Were Made to Share in Divinity
6/4/2014
Reyes, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, imparted three words—“Gift, Magnanimity, and Encounter”—to graduating students.


Seton Hall ‘Stood Firm’ after Faculty Resisted Pro-life Author’s Graduation Speech
5/28/2014
“As it happened, despite the preceding faculty machinations, the event itself went off beautifully and without incident,” Catholic author Mary Eberstadt told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Catholic College Leaders Gather to Discuss Student Life, Catholic Teaching
5/27/2014
Leaders from 10 faithful Catholic colleges gathered at the Franciscan University of Steubenville last week to share and consider ways of better integrating Catholic teaching into programs and services for students.


Pope Francis Speaks at Rally for Italian Catholic Schools
5/12/2014
Pope Francis reportedly said that school “is synonymous with openness to reality. At least it should be!”


Alumni Urge Gonzaga to Focus on Catholic Identity amidst Quest for Top Rankings
5/8/2014
“Can Gonzaga be highly ranked in U.S. News and World Report and still be faithfully Catholic?” the alumni asked. “We say yes, but not if the university stays on its current trajectory.”


University of Dallas Students Request Pope Francis as 2015 Commencement Speaker
5/5/2014
The initiative started out as a joke, but turned more serious when the students found out that the Pope would be visiting the United States in the summer of 2015.


Pope Francis Commissions Cardinals to Address Peruvian University’s Catholic Identity
5/1/2014
In July of 2012, a Vatican decree stripped the University of its titles “Catholic” and “Pontifical” because of years of refusal to bring its statues into line with Ex corde Ecclesiae.


Thousands of Students Gathered for Holy Week Audience with Pope Francis
4/22/2014
Pope Francis welcomed the students, who were in Rome for a conference, and told them to take Holy Week seriously.


Thomas More College Student to Lector at Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
4/16/2014
The student, sophomore Joe MacDonald, is currently taking part in the College’s study abroad program in Rome. 


Drag Show on Catholic Campus Turned Diabolical, Group Says
4/15/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society reported last week that the Vatican’s Congregation for Education stated that a previous drag show at the Catholic university caused “scandal”.


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.


Pope Francis to Professors and Students: Theology Only Fruitful Done ‘On One’s Knees’
4/10/2014
“Your Institutes are not machines for producing theologians and philosophers; they are communities in which one grows, and growth occurs in the family.”


Franciscan University of Steubenville Plans World Youth Day Pilgrimage
4/7/2014
“World Youth Day offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Catholics throughout the world... What a blessing to have World Youth Day in the native land of Pope John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Day.”


University of Dayton Hosted Activist for Lecture Who Called Pope ‘Evil’
3/28/2014
On his website, Timothy Wise called pro-lifers “terrorists, plain and simple.”  He even indicated that parents don’t have the right to raise their children into a traditional religion and those who do are guilty of “child abuse by any other name.”


Pope Francis Entrusts Educators to St. Joseph’s Protection
3/19/2014
“Let us look at Joseph as the model for educators, for he guards and accompanies Jesus in his journey of growth ‘in wisdom, age, and grace,’” said Pope Francis today.


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.”


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.


Catholic Alumni: Finalists for Loyola Marymount Dean Both Worked at Planned Parenthood
3/17/2014
Renew LMU is calling on the University to re-start the selection process and "ensure the new Dean ... demonstrates a strong record of furthering Catholic mission and identity..."


Christendom Student Describes ‘Powerful’ Rome Experience
3/4/2014
A Christendom College student “walked in the footsteps of saints” during the College’s Semester in Rome Program.


Pope Urges Christian Authenticity, Says ‘Scandal Kills’
3/4/2014
“A Christian is a person who thinks like a Christian, feels like a Christian and acts like a Christian,” said Pope Francis during a homily.


Pope Francis’ Words to Note Dame May Be ‘Rallying Cry’ for Catholic Universities, Says Writer
2/28/2014
Nicholas G. Hahn III wrote that many Catholic universities have fallen into secularism, but “now they have a pope telling them they can't have one foot in each world.”


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.”


United Nations Report Rips Catholic Schools, Vatican
2/6/2014
A United Nations committee’s criticisms of the Catholic Church’s handling of sexual abuse by clergy outrageously included criticisms of Catholic schools that rise to the level of anti-Catholicism, argues Deacon Keith Fournier.


Pope Francis Recalled Fondly His Childhood School, Praised ‘Catholic Culture’
2/5/2014
“School life was a ‘whole’... The most natural thing was to go to Mass in the morning, as well as having breakfast, studying, going to lessons, playing during recreation, hearing the ‘Good night’ of the Father Director.”


Notre Dame Professors, Others Cheer Pope Francis' Call to Catholic Identity
2/5/2014
Pope Francis’ words to the University of Notre Dame might have come as a surprise last week, but his message is both encouraging and challenging to the University.


U.S. Bishops Urge Prayer for Catholic Education, Following Pope’s Address to Notre Dame
1/31/2014
The bishops are calling on Catholics to pray and abstain from meat, with the prayer intention that “we can continue to educate students in the fullness of our Catholic faith.”


Pope Tells Notre Dame to 'Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Identity
1/30/2014
Pope Francis today urged the University of Notre Dame to be an “uncompromising witness… to the Church’s moral teaching” and to resist “efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness."


New York Times Displays Bias Against Catholic Schools, Catholic Teaching
1/24/2014
The New York Times ran an incredibly one-sided article on Wednesday titled “Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules,” about the recent firings and resignations that have occurred at some Catholic schools.


Maryland Catholic School Upholds Catholic Identity, Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Announcement
1/24/2014
A graduate of a Catholic high school in Towson, Md., who recently had her same-sex wedding announcement rejected from an online school publication is claiming discrimination in a petition.


Thomas More College Announces 'Faith and Reason' Scholarship Essay Contest
1/21/2014
Applicants to Thomas More College can participate in the contest by submitting a 2- to 3-page essay reflecting on the introduction to Pope Francis' encyclical letter Lumen Fidei.


Pope Francis: Avoid Scandal, ‘Shame of the Church’
1/17/2014
In his homily yesterday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of forming a personal relationship with God in order to avoid causing scandals, which are the “shame of the Church,” according to the Catholic News Agency.


Pope Francis: 'Education… Is Key, Key, Key' to Reaching Youth
1/9/2014
Pope Francis reportedly said educators must "convey understanding, convey ways of doing things, convey values.  Faith is conveyed through these..." 


Pope Francis Exchanges Hats with Christendom Student
1/6/2014
Junior Peter Deucher was participating in Christendom's Semester in Rome Program when he attended the audience with Pope Francis on December 4.


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.


Pope: Theologians Must Avoid ‘Temptations’ of Pride, Ambition
12/19/2013
"As we have seen in too many Catholic colleges, the pride that Pope Francis warns theologians to avoid is not only ‘risky’ to the scholar," said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly.


Picture of Contradiction: Pope Francis Poses with Georgetown Scarf
12/18/2013
The photo was taken on Saturday during a visit to Rome, not with University officials, but with leaders of a Georgetown center for religious freedom who seem at odds with the University’s capitulation to the HHS mandate.


Seton Hall University Celebrates Papal Blessing
12/17/2013
"This Pope's blessing provides encouragement to our entire campus community to more fully embrace Seton Hall's Catholic identity and mission," said Monsignor James Cafone, vice chair of the University's board of trustees.


Cardinal Wuerl Leads Catholic University in Prayer to End Global Hunger
12/13/2013
Catholic University of America reports that Pope Francis endorsed the campaign to end global hunger, which is sponsored by Caritas Internationalis.


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