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Former Ave Maria University President Helping to Start New Catholic College in Ireland

The Ave Maria Herald is reporting that former Ave Maria University President Nick Healy is assisting a group dedicated to creating a new Catholic college in Ireland.

Healy said he was approached more than a year ago by a group of educators, priests, and lay people who were impressed by faithful Catholic colleges in America.

"They saw the intellectual and moral foundation of these schools, and there was nothing like that in Ireland," Healy told the Herald. "The deeper I got into it, the more convinced I was of the need."

According to the Herald:

Mr. Healy will be spending his time on the school's initial challenge of raising enough money to purchase a facility and begin recruiting staff and faculty. A site with appropriate buildings has been identified in the Cork area, he said, but he said that the group now needs to raise at least $8 million by the end of September, of which it currently has about $1 million committed, most of it from an anonymous donor in the United States.

...The school would likely be named Newman College, for Blessed John Henry Newman, who started the Catholic University of Ireland in the mid 19th century.

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