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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.


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."


Paying Attention to Pope Francis: Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’
12/11/2013
Cardinal Newman Society board member Kathryn Jean Lopez wrote that “while the media has a lot to learn about the Catholic Church, people have a lot to learn about the Gospels,” in a commentary at National Review Online.


Pope Francis Set to Declare Jesuit Priest a Saint
12/11/2013
Vatican Insider is reporting that Pope Francis is set to declare 16th century Jesuit, the Rev Peter Faber, a companion of St. Ignatius Loyola, a saint.


Christendom Alumnus Leads 'Beacon of the New Evangelization' Parish
12/6/2013
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, located outside Greenville, S.C., has 2,000 families, offers Mass in both forms of the Roman Rite on a weekly basis, and is drawing many converts.


From Steubenville With Love: Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!
12/5/2013
Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently offered their well wishes and spiritual gifts on a giant birthday card for Pope Francis, the university told Catholic Education Daily


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.


Blatty’s Canon Law Appeal to Restore Catholic Identity at Georgetown Gains International Attention
11/22/2013
In a recent article for The Times of London, William Peter Blatty explained why he is appealing to Rome about the state of Catholic identity at his alma mater.


Catholic University of America Student Swaps Zucchetti with Pope
11/21/2013
“So, the Pope made the driver stop, and he turned around...[he] looked at me, and smiled. It was surreal. My eyes were full of tears because he stopped just for me.”


Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary Named Bishop of Fort Worth
11/21/2013
This week Pope Francis named Msgr. Michael Olson as the new bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, according to Vatican Information Service.


Christendom President Helps Defend the Family at Pontifical Council Assembly
11/19/2013
Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O'Donnell was in Rome last month to attend the Pontifical Council for the Family's 21st Plenary Assembly, the College announced.


Thomas More College Making Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart
11/8/2013
"The Holy Father's...tremendous act of consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary inspired us to imitate his humble trust," college president Dr. William Fahey said.


Cardinal Dolan Praises University of Mary for Alliance of Faith and Reason
11/6/2013
"[You have] a sterling faculty, dedicated and generous alum and students that are so fervent in the faith and learning in soul, mind and heart," Cardinal Dolan told the University of Mary.


Vatican Conference Promotes Connection between Faith and Athletics
11/4/2013
Athletes ran along a 100 meter track set-up along the street in Rome leading to St. Peter’s Square while other athletes spoke to the crowd about the importance of sports in their lives.


Dissenting Catholic Faculty: Strong Catholic Identity on Campus is Contrary to Pope Francis’ Teachings
11/1/2013
Pope Francis is the latest unwitting pawn to be used by dissident Catholic educators to attempt to justify policies and beliefs that are against the Church’s moral teachings.  


CNSNews.com Covers Blatty’s Canon Law Petition on Georgetown’s Catholic Identity
10/24/2013
The petition, signed by more than 2,000 people so far, calls upon Church authorities, including the Pope, to help restore Catholic identity at Georgetown.


Help the Effort to Restore Catholic Identity at Georgetown University
10/22/2013
Show the Vatican that YOU support Blatty’s and his fellow alumni’s effort to restore Catholic identity at Georgetown by clicking the button included in the article.


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.


Blatty’s Canon Law Case to Reform Georgetown Goes to Vatican
10/4/2013
Georgetown University alumnus William Peter Blatty’s petition for the implementation of Ex corde Ecclesiae

 at his alma mater has been submitted to the Vatican.



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