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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.


Ave Maria Univ. in ‘David and Goliath’ Struggle over HHS Mandate
9/25/2013
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey stated flatly, “We will not comply with the federal government’s requirements.” 


Ave Maria University Slashes Price by 22 Percent
9/20/2013
Tuition and fees will be reduced by 22 percent for new students in 2014-2015, and returning students will benefit from a “tuition and fees freeze."


Ave Maria President: We Want Our Day in Court
8/29/2013
“Ave Maria University will not violate its core religious beliefs, wash our hands like Pontius Pilate, and surrender to the Obama administration’s coercive mandate."


Ave Maria University Sells its Nicaraguan Campus
6/6/2013
Ave Maria University sells its Nicaraguan campus to fellow Florida institution, Keiser University.


Ave Maria Students Give Personal Testimonies on Mission Trip to Calcutta
6/4/2013
Ave Maria University students recently accompanied President Jim Towey on a six-day mission trip to Calcutta, India, "following in the very steps of Mother Teresa," the University reported.


Former Ave Maria University President Helping to Start New Catholic College in Ireland
5/16/2013
Former Ave Maria University President Nick Healy is assisting a group dedicated to creating a new Catholic college in Ireland.


Ave Maria University Receives Stable Financial Outlook
5/10/2013
Standard and Poor's Rating Services has reviewed Ave Maria University's finances and gave Ave Maria a "stable outlook" and a "BBB-" investment rating.


Catholic Colleges Tell Obama Administration: HHS Mandate Continues to Violate Religious Freedom
4/5/2013
"Despite assurances from the Administration to the contrary, this mandate would still insist that every employee at Catholic universities and colleges be enrolled in an insurance regiment that includes abortion causing drugs," said Monsignor Stuart Swetland.


New Majors Offered at Ave Maria University
3/11/2013
Ave Maria University in Florida recently announced the creation of two new undergraduate majors in Education and Accounting.


John M. Rist to Deliver 3rd Annual Aquinas Lecture in Philosophy at Ave Maria University
1/28/2013
Professor John M. Rist, the Chair of the philosophy department at the Catholic University of America will give the Third Annual Aquinas Lecture today at Ave Maria University.


Ave Maria University Founder Tom Monaghan Sues Feds Over HHS Mandate
12/16/2012
The founder of Ave Maria University  is suing the federal government over the HHS mandate which will force companies and religious institutions to provide coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization procedures.


Ave Maria President: Future Looking Bright
12/13/2012
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey reportedly told faculty, staff and University supporters in an end-of-year message that the faithful Catholic college had a good year in 2012, but things look even better for the future.


Ave Maria School of Law Doing OK
12/10/2012
Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, recalls some of the growing pains that occurred at Ave Maria University’s School of Law in years past and said that the troubling times are behind the Catholic law school.


‘Year of Faith’ Celebrated at Faithful Catholic Colleges
11/1/2012
Many Catholic colleges and universities are taking part in the “Year of Faith” proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, with spiritual and academic activities aimed at strengthening faith on campus, according to a new report published by The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS).


Catholic Families Get Help with Exciting New Edition of The Newman Guide
10/23/2012
The Cardinal Newman Society today released the 2012-2013 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College with significant new features, as well as a new companion magazine for Catholic high school students and their parents titled My Future, My Faith.


Newman Guide Colleges Receive Top Marks for Curriculum
10/16/2012
Three colleges that appear in The Newman Guide for their fidelity to Catholic teaching were recently honored by the American Council of College Trustees and Alumni for the strength of their curriculum. Many others received high marks as well.


Philosophy Prof: Keep the Faith by Going to a Faithful College
10/5/2012
Given the large numbers of Catholic students who compromise or even abandon their faith while in college, especially at secular institutions but even at many historically Catholic universities, Catholic families no doubt appreciate good advice on “keeping your faith at college.”


Adversity Breeds Strength. The Story of Ave Maria Law School
10/2/2012
It started in response to scandal. A group of professors at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law lost their jobs after protesting a decision to have a pro-abortion judge give the oath of commitment at the end of a school-sponsored Red Mass for lawyers.


Ave Maria President Wonders Where the Tolerance Has Gone
8/28/2012
Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University writes about the Obama Administration’s assault on religious freedom and laments the loss of pro-life Democrats like former Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey.


She's Baaaaaack. Sandra Fluke to Campaign for Obama
8/8/2012


Cardinal Burke Says Theologians’ Mandatum Should Be Required by Colleges, Disclosed to Students
7/24/2012
Catholic families have a right to know which theology professors have the mandatum, and Catholic colleges and universities should require it as a condition for employment, affirmed the Vatican’s chief judge Cardinal Raymond Burke in a new report.


Federal Judge Tosses HHS Mandate Lawsuits
7/18/2012
In a blow to religious liberty, a federal judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit in which Nebraska and six other states along with a number of other plaintiffs tried to block part of the federal health care law that requires contraception coverage.


The High Cost of Religious Freedom
7/17/2012
Freedom isn’t free.  And it turns out that religious freedom may become extremely expensive in the near future.


Some Hope for Religious Freedom in Supreme Court Ruling
7/3/2012


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