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Professor Sees Catholic Mission Conflict in Notre Dame’s ‘Crossroads’ Project
10/1/2014
The University of Notre Dame is planning to move forward with its $400 million “Campus Crossroads Project” that would see the iconic University stadium become the “crossroads” of campus, despite a warning that the change would be detrimental to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission.


Students Flout Fordham Policy, Hand out Condoms at University Events
9/25/2014
A new, but unrecognized group of students at Fordham University, the Sex and Gender Equity Safety Students (S.A.G.E.S) Coalition, recently distributed condoms and messages to students who attended the University’s homecoming events, according to The Fordham Ram.


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.


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.


Belmont Abbey College, Univ. of St. Thomas (Tex.) Win Sportsmanship Awards
6/13/2014
“We are an extension of this great university,” UST Athletic Director Todd Smith said. “We are about graduating champions of faith and character.”


Belmont Abbey College Hosts Olympian on ‘Faithfully Fit for the Kingdom’
6/12/2014
Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina is hosting a reception featuring Catholic Olympian, wife, and homeschooling mother of four, Rebecca Dussault.


NFL Star Philip Rivers Tells Catholic University Grads to Never Give Up
5/21/2014
Addressing members of the class of 2014 from the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Rivers said that, “No matter where one is on his or her faith journey, it is fitting to say Nunc Coepi.”


Newman Guide Aids Univ. of Dallas Family in College Search
4/23/2014
Julia Shinkle reportedly “wasn't sure how she felt about this small school in another part of the country until she visited UD with her father in June 2013 and fell in love.”


Student-Athlete Retreat Inspires Faith at Mount St. Mary’s University
4/9/2014
More than 60 female student-athletes attended a retreat that aims to “help the athletes understand that God desires a relationship with them personally.”


Benedictine College to Rename Student Center after ‘St. John Paul II’
4/7/2014
College President Stephen Minnis cited several ways Bl. Pope John Paul II has influenced Benedictine College, including through his apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges, Ex corde Ecclesiae.


Hospital Patient Accepts Mount St. Mary’s University Rugby Championship Trophy
4/3/2014
During the team’s trip to Jacksonville, Fl., for the regional National Small College Rugby Organization championship game, the team visited Wolfson Children’s Hospital to distribute t-shirts and rugby balls.


Exciting High School Summer Programs at Newman Guide Colleges
3/27/2014
High school students will get a chance to taste a bit of college life—and see what living the faith in college is all about.


Mount St. Mary’s University Develops High School Student-Athletes this Summer
3/27/2014
Athletic camps for men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, and men’s lacrosse and baseball are planned.  Many of the camps are run by the Mount’s Division I coaching staff.


Wide Array of High School Summer Programs Offered by Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston)
3/25/2014
The academic programs include “Business Boot Camp,” “Critical Thinking and Logic,” “Life and Genome Summer Camp,” “Summer Institute of Mathematics,” and “Virtue,Character and Community.”


DeSales University Offers Athletic, Performing Arts High School Summer Programs
3/24/2014
DeSales University in Center Valley, Penn., is offering a variety of day and overnight athletic camps and performing arts institutes in addition to two programs for area high school students this summer.


Thomas Aquinas College Accepting Applications for High School Summer Program
3/11/2014
In addition to discussing some of the great books, students will also be provided with recreational and spiritual opportunities—and a taste of what it’s like at Thomas Aquinas College.


100-Year-Old Priest Befriended College Students through Sports
3/4/2014
"I was noted for going to all the games," Fr. Kostka told the Standard. "I don't regret that at all - that's the only contact you have with some students."


DeSales Univ. Student Athletes Volunteer in Community
2/26/2014
Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, student athletes at DeSales University in Center Valley, Penn., have devoted their time and talents to volunteering in the community.


Wife and Mother, Olympian and Catholic: Exclusive Interview with Rebecca Dussault
2/20/2014
It was 2006 and Rebecca Dussault was living in one of the villages at the winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.  Every day, she and her team—her husband and son—headed off to daily Mass...


Catholic School Learns Coach Works for Planned Parenthood, Will Not Renew Contract
2/20/2014
“Certainly being employed by Planned Parenthood, an organization that by its nature violates Catholic moral teaching by providing abortions, is not being a good role model to the children attending Catholic schools.”


Catholic Univ. of America Announces Pro Football Star as Commencement Speaker
2/13/2014
Philip Rivers, a Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the graduating class and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at CUA’s commencement exercises in May.


Univ. of San Francisco’s Stand Against Racism Featured in ESPN Documentary
2/5/2014
ESPN will premiere a documentary about the true story of the 1951 University of San Francisco football team, which took a courageous and principled stand against racism.


Basketball Game Becomes Homosexual Celebration at Jesuit Univ. of San Francisco
1/7/2014
A basketball game at the Jesuit University of San Francisco that took place this past weekend was billed as an “LGBTQ Community Celebration,” complete with performances by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.


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.


Student Athletes Strive for Excellence at University of Mary
10/31/2013
The University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, hopes to form leaders in the service of truth, and uses athletics as one means to achieve this goal.


Division I Athletics and Faithful Catholic Identity at Mount St. Mary’s University
10/23/2013
"The role of athletics at a Catholic College or University is to help form saints, not win championships. That being said, the two are not mutually exclusive."


Football and Rosaries Go Together at Benedictine College
10/22/2013
Members of the football team at Benedictine College led the Rosary in a procession with more than 1,000 people during the College’s Consecration to Mary.


Mount St. Mary’s Students Organize, Staff Special Olympics Festival
10/18/2013
Mount St. Mary’s University will be hosting the 25th Annual Special Olympics’ Fall Sports Festival this weekend, according to the University.


Leaders On and Off the Field at Benedictine College
10/11/2013
Catholic Education Daily spoke to Charlie Gartenmayer, director of athletics at Benedictine College, about their holistic formation of students—mind, body and spirit.


‘Reclaim the Game,’ Says Belmont Abbey College President
9/16/2013
“A common misconception is that world-class performance and living a life of virtue are at odds with each other.”


Calling All Catholic Athletes: Reflections of a Catholic College Graduate
9/4/2013
“Sport, as you well know, is an activity that involves more than the movement of the body; it demands use of intelligence and the disciplining of the will."


Notre Dame Martyrdom Lectures to Precede Football Games
8/30/2013
A series of talks titled “Saturdays with the Saints” will take place on the mornings of football home game days throughout the Fall semester.


Priest Races Ultramarathon to Support Franciscan University Scholarships
8/16/2013
Franciscan Father Gregory Plow ran a grueling 53.4-mile race to raise funds for a scholarship for poor students who wish to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville.


Invitation: Catholic Athletes for Christ Conference in Northern Virginia
8/13/2013
All are invited to the Catholic Athletes for Christ “Sports Conference” featuring Dr. Bill Thierfelder, president of Belmont Abbey College and a former champion athlete and coach.


Belmont Abbey College President’s New Book Teaches Virtue in Athletics, Life
7/30/2013
Less Than a Minute to Go: The Secret to World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life, by Belmont Abbey president Dr. Thierfelder, ties together education, spirituality and athleticism.


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