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Bishop Dewane: Families Have ‘Right to Know’ Which Theology Professors Have Mandatum
5/28/2015
If a Catholic college cannot assure that its theology professors are imparting the truths of the faith, then families should look to more faithful Catholic institutions, suggested Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Fla., in an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society.

Sound theology is the heart of Catholic higher education; it helps students direct their learning, explore the beauty of the faith and better understand their relationship with God and the Church. Therefore the Church provides the academic mandatum, an acknowledgment by the local bishop of a “professor’s commitment and responsibility to teach authentic Catholic doctrine and to refrain from putting forth as Catholic teaching anything contrary to the Church’s magisterium,” according to the U.S. bishops’ guidelines.

Referencing Ex corde Ecclesiae, the Vatican’s constitution on Catholic universities, Bishop Dewane noted that professors who have obtained the mandatum help Catholic colleges fulfill their mission. “It says that Catholicism is present and operative at such institutions. More profoundly, the individual professor evidences that desire to teach in communion, to express what the teachings of the Church are,” he said.


Cardinal Edward Egan, Former Archbishop of New York, Passes Away at 82
3/9/2015
The Archdiocese of New York recently announced that Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, passed away on March 5 at the age of 82. Cardinal Egan played a significant role in and was a constant supporter of Catholic education.


Ave Maria Renews President Towey’s Contract, Applauds Him as Catholic Identity Leader
3/4/2015
President Towey, who joined the Ave Maria community in 2011, will continue to serve in his position for an additional five years with his new contract lasting until June 30, 2020.


Eighth Annual Ave Maria ‘Ablaze’ Youth Conference Set to Be ‘Incredible Weekend of Faith’
2/27/2015
This year's conference will be held July 10-12 on the campus of Ave Maria and will also include opportunities for Adoration and Mass, the conference advertisement noted.


Ave Maria Helps Students Avoid Sophomore Slump with New Success Program
2/24/2015
Emphasis on the Catholic intellectual tradition and career preparedness are part of a new program at Ave Maria University called "Sophomore Success: Preparing Leaders for the Third Millennium."


Faithful College Leaders Agree, Homeschooling Leads to Success at Catholic Colleges
2/17/2015
The experience of these administrators with homeschooled students correlates with a 2013 study which found significant evidence of higher ACT and SAT scores and overall GPAs for homeschooled students who attend a Catholic university.


Thousands of Students from Faithful Catholic Colleges to Attend 2015 March for Life
1/22/2015
Students and community members from the faithful Catholic colleges and universities recommended in The Newman Guide—about 3,000 of them, according to estimates—are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in the 42nd annual March for Life.


Faithful Catholic Colleges Set Standard for Next Generation of Catholic Higher Ed.
1/14/2015
A recent PJ Media article compares the compromising of religious mission at many older Catholic colleges with examples of faithful Catholic colleges, observing that the latter institutions are paving the way for the future of Catholic higher education.


Ave Maria Prof Wins Fellowship from Vatican Institute Founded by Pope Benedict XVI
1/9/2015
Professor Anthony Valle from Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Fla., recently received an academic fellowship from the Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI.


Timeless Church Architecture Attracting Catholic Millennials, Argue Chaplains
12/29/2014
Students are drawn to the "timeless tradition" of the Catholic Church, particularly in the architecture and art surrounding sacred spaces, according to a new study and several Catholic college chaplains recently interviewed by The Cardinal Newman Society.


Students Joyfully Await Birth of Christ at Faithful Catholic Colleges
12/10/2014
Throughout the month of December, institutions recommended in The Newman Guide are offering students opportunities to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas before returning home at the end of the semester.


Students Show Growing Appreciation for Traditional Masses, Say College Chaplains
12/2/2014
Among Catholic colleges and dioceses across the country there has been an apparent rise in the celebration of the Mass ad orientem, where the priest and congregation face the same direction, traditionally to the east.


Ave Maria Hits ‘Milestone’ in Creation of New Nursing Program
11/28/2014
The Florida Board of Nursing recently approved the new nursing program beginning at Ave Maria University. Classes will reportedly begin soon for those interested in the new major, with the first graduates slated for the 2016-17 academic year.


Scott Hahn Recommends Graduate Programs in Theology
11/25/2014
Dr. Scott Hahn recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about his recommendations and advice for students considering an advanced degree in theology.


Ave Maria Hosting Vatican Astronomer as Distinguished Visiting Scholar
11/24/2014
Ave Maria University will host a lecture by Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmango, S.J. next month, the University announced on its website.


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.


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.


Love and Fidelity Network to Host National Conference on Sexuality, Integrity, and the University
10/31/2014
The Love and Fidelity Network will hold their annual conference, focused on inculcating an authentic understanding of sexuality and relationships, at Princeton University. Nationally recognized professors will be speaking at the conference.


Ave Maria School of Law Granted Preliminary Injunction from HHS Mandate
10/31/2014
Ave Maria School of Law’s president stated in an email that the victory was noteworthy because “it allows us to continue to practice our faith without being forced to compromise our beliefs.”


Author Explains New Sacred Music Book, Importance for Catholic Education
10/30/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently conducted an interview with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, professor of theology and philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College, about his new book of sacred music compositions and its implications for Catholic education and the Church at large.


Newman Guide-Recommended Colleges Rank High in New ACTA Curriculum Ratings
10/29/2014
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) recently released its sixth annual “What Will They Learn” list rating the core curricula of colleges and universities across the country. Several institutions recommended in The Newman Guide received high marks.


Ave Maria Wins Relief from HHS Mandate, President Towey Says Battle ‘Far from Over’
10/28/2014
The order from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is the first "enjoining the government's latest attempt to coerce religious organizations via an 'augmented rule' that it issued last August," stated the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.


New Ave Maria Law Scholarships Available to Grads from Newman Guide Colleges
10/22/2014
The Ave Maria School of Law announced new scholarships, beginning for the Summer/Fall 2015 term. “Ave Maria School of Law seeks to admit men and women who are drawn to our distinctive mission of educating lawyers within the Catholic intellectual tradition,” read the news release.


Washington Monthly Features Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide
8/29/2014
Washington Monthly recently released its rankings of four-year colleges and universities across the nation. This year’s 2014 college guide included many colleges and universities recommend in The Newman Guide.


Cheered by Ruling on HHS Mandate, Catholic Educators Await Their Day in Court
6/30/2014
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that theowners of Hobby Lobby stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties are not required tocomply with the HHS mandate because of the owners’ religious beliefs.


Ave Maria President: Calcutta Service Trip ‘At Heart of Educational Experience’
6/24/2014
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey and twelve students served with Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity from May 12 to 23, assisting in various capacities, including serving handicapped children.


U.S. Bishops Call for Prayer, Education, Action in Fortnight for Freedom
6/17/2014
The Fortnight takes place during a time, the bishops note, “when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power...”


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.”


Ave Maria Students Getting Married Share Family Values, President Says
5/12/2014
Ave Maria University in Florida boasts a record number of students who are engaged to be married in its graduating class of 2014.


Ave Maria University Announces High School Summer Conference
3/27/2014
Rising freshmen to graduating seniors in high school are invited to spend a weekend at Ave Maria University in Florida for the “Made for Another” youth conference.


Ave Maria President Offers Commentary on Supreme Court HHS Mandate Case
3/26/2014
“Their debate will provide insights into what might ultimately happen with our lawsuit (that has been stayed pending the high court’s ruling),” said Ave Maria University President Jim Towey.


Ave Maria Univ. Announces Librarian of Congress as Commencement Speaker
3/7/2014
Dr. James Hadley Billington, who was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress in 1987, will be awarded an honorary doctorate in “recognition of his exemplary public service and lifetime achievements at home and abroad.”


Catholic Education Instrumental in Life of Service, Says Colorado Catholic Charities CEO
2/25/2014
Mark Rohlena said that Christendom College offered him an “immersion in things Catholic ”while also providing some of the “best of the intellectual tradition and a foundation for so many things that would come after graduation.”


Ave Maria Univ. Dedicates Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall
2/21/2014
The Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall will “tell the story of the modern-day saint through film, oral histories, handwritten letters, photographs, a personal crucifix, a relic of her hair and other memorabilia.”


Marquette Univ. Laying Off Many Employees to Minimize Spending, Tuition Increases
2/21/2014
In all, more than 100 jobs at the Jesuit University in Milwaukee, Wis., are expected to be dropped in an attempt to minimize tuition increases and spending.


Ave Maria Univ. Announces Plans for Performing Arts Center
2/19/2014
“We have started a new era,” said AMU President Jim Towey. “Our founder, Tom Monaghan, had a great interest in the arts and planted the seeds...”


College Students Credited as Driving Force in March for Life
1/27/2014
Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide are featured for their participation in and efforts surrounding the March for Life in a recent article by The Catholic News Agency.


Common Core Could Be Costly for Catholic Schools, Report Finds
1/17/2014
Education professor Denise Donohue of Ave Maria University finds that “one quickly sees that the expense associated with implementation of the new evaluation instruments is in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars.” 


Ave Maria, Catholic Univ. of America 'Best Law Schools for the Devout'
1/16/2014
The report indicates that Ave Maria was an easy choice for the number one spot on the list, noting that some law schools on the list "are stark about the relationship" to religion on campus.


Newman Guide Colleges Worth the Cost, Reports EWTN
1/15/2014
The Catholic University of America and Christendom College, which are recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, “aim to stand out from the crowd,” said Colleen Carroll Campbell.


Business Education Meets Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Ave Maria Conference
1/7/2014
Ave Maria University recently held a conference on "integrating the Catholic faith and the Catholic intellectual tradition" into the teaching of business disciplines.


Ave Maria Univ. President Discusses Tuition Reduction, Catholic Identity on EWTN
1/3/2014
The University cut tuition by 22 percent for the next incoming freshman class in order to make Ave Maria "within the reach of as many families as possible," President Jim Towey said.


Ave Maria President Hopeful for Victory over Sebelius’ 'Zealots' in Religious Freedom Case
12/2/2013
The president of Ave Maria University called the Supreme Court’s decision to hear cases on the constitutionality of the HHS Mandate “great news.” 


Supreme Court to Hear Combined Arguments in Two Key HHS Mandate Cases
11/26/2013
"...A government that forces any citizen to participate in immoral acts--like the use of abortion drugs--under threat of crippling fines is a government everyone should fear.”


Scholars Praise Impact of C.S. Lewis on 50th Anniversary of His Death
11/26/2013
Five of the scholars quoted about Lewis are professors at Catholic universities recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.


Ave Maria to Host FOCUS Missionary Training Next Summer
11/12/2013
Ave Maria University president Jim Towey said: "We are very pleased that these passionate and dedicated young men and women will again be on our campus."


PBS Contrasts Two Very Different Catholic Universities
10/30/2013
Ave Maria president James Towey said, "What’s needed now is a Catholicism rooted in scripture, sacramental in nature, that’s open to engagement with the world without losing its own identity."


High-Quality Academics Plus Affordability: Powerful Reasons to Attend a Newman Guide College
10/28/2013
“Catholic families want nothing less than the best value in Catholic education. The institutions we recommend give parents and students their money’s worth and more!” 


Newman Guide Colleges Fuel Renewed Appreciation for Sacred Music
10/23/2013
"...Participating in beautifully sung liturgy is both a foretaste of the eternal heavenly liturgy and the principal means of nurturing our faith in the heart of the Church."


Ave Maria University Launches Mother Teresa Project
10/15/2013
President Towey expressed that he believes people need to know and understand Mother Teresa’s spirituality, her faith and compassion now more than ever.


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