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For the past 25 years, the principles of the Catholic Church’s apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex corde Ecclesiae, have been implemented with mixed success in the U.S., as evidenced by the many abuses of Catholic identity reported by The Cardinal Newman Society, but recent interviews with presidents of Newman Guide-recommended colleges confirm that those principles can be successfully implanted and reap tremendous benefits for the colleges and students when administrators embrace the document’s norms.

“Ex corde Ecclesiae continues to have a central importance in the world of Catholic higher education for it was issued by St. John Paul II who himself was a professor and educator deeply committed to an authentic vision of Christian education,” Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., told the Newman Society.

“It is a clear and timely response to the secularization of so many Catholic colleges and universities who, in seeking to imitate their secular counterparts, impoverished the Church’s contribution to higher education,” he said.
Given the current state of marriage in the United States, it is more important now than ever that Catholic colleges continue to communicate the truth and beauty of the Church’s teaching on marriage and family, said Christendom College alumni Jacob and Jessica Meza in a recent interview with The Cardinal Newman Society.

“The family is meant to be a reflection of God’s love for man,” they said. “It is imperative then that Catholic colleges continue to communicate the beauty of sacrificial, life-giving love in marriage, otherwise our culture will continue to fall further away from understanding God’s love for mankind.”

As the Synod on the Family wraps up its final week in Rome, the Newman Society reached out to several alumni who met their spouses while attending one of the faithful Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide. Across the board, couples noted the incalculable foundation that a strong Catholic education offered them both in their marriage and in starting a family.
When it comes to building strong marriages and families, nothing is more important than faithful Catholic education, said Tom McFadden, vice president for enrollment at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va.

Following the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and with the Synod on the Family currently underway in Rome, the Newman Society spoke with several of the faithful Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to learn more about their best practices for encouraging faithful families and marriages.

“Many people find their spouse in college. This is a fact. Even if they don’t, the people they meet might influence the type of person they want to meet as a spouse someday,” said McFadden. “Being in the right place, with the right type of people, is important if marriage is something that could be in your future. It is no small thing to get married or choose the religious life, and both are very daunting tasks in themselves.”
Several colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College have sent students and staff to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to attend events surrounding the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

Today Pope Francis-watchers gather at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., which has eagerly anticipated the Holy Father’s visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, adjacent to the University. More than 500 students participated in community service activities as part of the University’s “Serve with Francis Day” on September 13. Many academic lectures and discussions have also revolved around Pope Francis’ call to service.

CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning elected two students todesign the altar for today’s papal Mass in the Basilica. And “[t]he liturgical committee is in high gear at the Basilica, preparing the altar, hanging the crucifix, and preparing tens of thousands of communion wafers,” the University reported yesterday.
At the beginning of a new school year, professors at some of America’s most faithfully Catholic colleges take the Vatican’s Oath of Fidelity to protect against scandal and fortify the colleges’ Catholic identity. It stands in stark contrast to the infidelity and confusion emanating from some other Catholic campuses.

Some colleges—like Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., and Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo.—ask all faculty members to take the Oath. At least another 14 Catholic colleges require the Oath from their theology professors, and The Catholic University of America (CUA) requires theology professors to have the “canonical mission,” which is necessary for granting pontifical degrees.

But still, among nearly 200 Catholic colleges in the United States, 17 is a minority.  What inspires these uncommon colleges to require the Oath, and are there any real benefits?

“Theology faculty are asked to the take the Oath of Fidelity, so that they become mindful of the fact that they are witnessing, studying, teaching and handing down truth of which they are not the author,” said Dr. Mark Zia, associate professor of theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. “Jesus Christ forever remains the Teacher, and both professor and students are his pupils as they respectfully probe the mysteries of salvation.”
Colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College for their strong Catholic identities and academics also rank well in leading secular guides, including the 2015 editions from USA Today and U.S. News and World Report. The publications look at factors such as affordability, freshman retention rates, student loan default rates and student-to-teacher ratios.

“These rankings prove that students can opt for strong, faithful Catholic colleges without sacrificing secular prestige,” said The Cardinal Newman Society’s Adam Wilson, managing editor of The Newman Guide.

“But we caution against placing too much importance on rankings that ignore the most important elements of a truly good education—elements that are the primary criteria forThe Newman Guide,” Wilson added. “All things considered, we believe The Newman Guide colleges are superior to all other options, because of their holistic approach to academics and the integration of faith in their studies and campus life.”
The modern Catholic college exists to form and equip students to be missionary disciples and therefore can no longer ignore its responsibility to care for the moral and spiritual well-being of students, according to acclaimed author and theologian George Weigel.

Weigel, author of the Saint John Paul II biography Witness to Hope and distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., gave this year’s opening lecture at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., during which he addressed the responsibility that Catholic colleges have to faithfully fulfill their mission and purpose.

“The Catholic college and university of the 21st century and the third millennium exists to equip disciples for mission. It exists to deepen the human and intellectual formation of witnesses to Christ,” Weigel told The Cardinal Newman Society in a separate interview. Catholic higher education must be world-transforming, he said.
Even as students and alumni anxiously await the outcome of the University of Notre Dame’s ten-year curriculum review, amid fears that required theology courses might be reduced, representatives of faithful Catholic colleges in The Newman Guide say that it is theology that sets a Catholic college apart from its secular counterparts.

 “Since theology is the discipline that has been tasked with leading us into greater knowledge and love of God, it would be absurd to omit this most important study in a four-year curriculum at a Catholic institution,” Dr. Mark Zia, associate professor of theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., told The Cardinal Newman Society. “A ‘religious studies’ department is not enough; only a theology department will suffice.”

The Church’s constitution on Catholic higher education, Ex corde Ecclesiae, issued by Saint John Paul II in 1990, states that the study of theology “plays a particularly important role” at Catholic colleges and “serves all other disciplines in their search for meaning.” Ex corde Ecclesiae encourages a strong theological curriculum and even requires every Catholic college to “have a faculty, or at least a chair, of theology” in order to help ensure fidelity to Catholic teaching at the college.
Catholic families are the first and best educators of their children when it comes to issues of marriage and family, and they have the opportunity to lay a strong Catholic foundation upon which Catholic schools and colleges can build, said Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell in an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society in advance of his address to the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

O’Donnell, who was appointed by Saint John Paul II as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family, will speak at the World Meeting on the topic, “Rebuild My Church… and Start from the Foundation: Living as ‘Domestic Church.’” He will focus on the challenges of Christian marriage and family and the central role that the family plays in the evangelization of the modern world.

“Catholic education has to start very early,” said O’Donnell. “It shouldn’t just be at college. It should start in the home through mom and dad.”
Tacit acceptance of abortion is being fostered even at some Catholic colleges, as evidenced by The Cardinal Newman Society’s recent report exposing connections between Planned Parenthood and many Catholic colleges. Given the influence Catholic colleges have over students, these institutions need to take the opportunity to instill pro-life values in students, leaders from pro-life campus organizations told the Society.

“It should come naturally to Catholic colleges to support pro-life groups, enabling them to witness to the Church’s teaching on the grave immorality of abortion as well as being a resource for pregnant and parenting students on campus,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA), said.

It is imperative for Catholic colleges to spread the pro-life message, as 46% of abortions are performed on college-aged women and “more than 70% of women getting abortions report some kind of religious faith,” Hawkins reported. Additionally, SFLA has found that “79% of Planned Parenthoods are located within 5 miles of a college campus.”
The availability of well-celebrated liturgy and sacred music should be the norm at all Catholic colleges, not the exception, said Dr. Kurt Poterack, choir director and adjunct professor of music at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va. Poterack spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society regarding Pope Emeritus Benedict’s recent comments on sacred music and what it means for Catholic colleges.

The Pope Emeritus recently received honorary doctorates from the John Paul II Pontifical University of Krakow and from the Academy of Music of Krakow in Poland. The former pontiff took the opportunity to thank the now-saint Pope John Paul II for the profound impact he had in his own spiritual life and also share his own reflections on the benefits of sacred music.

The emphasis on sacred music is certainly something that Catholic colleges should be paying attention to, as it helps students to encounter the living God in liturgy, Poterack stated.
A struggling Catholic college in Massachusetts will close its doors next week, raising concerns about the stability of other small, highly tuition-dependent colleges. But a report from The Cardinal Newman Society finds that some small colleges which maintain a strong Catholic identity and promote it to prospective students are doing quite well. 

Marian Court College in Swampscott, Mass., will close at the end of June due to financial difficulties and low enrollment, reports Adam Wilson, managing editor of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. The tuition-dependent College had about 250 students this year and graduated 67 last month, including 41 who were the first to earn four-year bachelor’s degrees after decades of the College providing only two-year associate’s degrees.
Catholic colleges must provide opportunities for students to experience the beautiful and well-celebrated liturgy that they are drawn to, according to a panel of academics at this week’s Sacra Liturgia conference in New York City.

Tuesday’s panel on liturgical renewal in Catholic higher education was hosted by The Cardinal Newman Society and headlined by Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Order of Malta and ecclesiastical advisor to the Newman Society. He was joined by four guest panelists who echoed the Cardinal’s urging for Catholic colleges to expose students to the beauty of properly celebrated liturgy.

The conference brought together over 300 bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, educators, college professors and other lay leaders, and the overarching sentiment was the same: young people desire beauty and truth, and the Church—including Catholic colleges—must not fail provide them with that encounter this time around. The conference was notably populated with many young faces, youth who were brought up through the ranks of faithful Catholic education.
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.
It is rare today to find even a Catholic college with male-only and female-only dormitories and policies enforcing the privacy of student bedrooms. But officials from such colleges say that they enjoy distinct advantages by encouraging chastity, sobriety, and genuine friendships among their students.

The Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke with officials responsible for student life at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va.; Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif.; and Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., about how single-sex residence halls and visitation policies create a healthy, moral environment for a student’s formative years in college.

“While [the students’] education is the primary mission of the college, we’re also engaged in the ‘formation of the moral character and the fostering of the spiritual life,’” said Amanda Graf, director of residence life at Christendom, citing the College’s mission statement. “By having single-gender halls, students also have a unique opportunity to continue their moral formation distinctly as men and women.”
According to the College, Tolkien once described his trilogy as "a fundamentally religious and Catholic work." Pearce's lecture will discuss the Catholic symbolism contained in the book and highlight its religious significance.
By the end of the week-long experience, participants gain "a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God's creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia," the College stated on the event page.
Dr. Manion explained the need for faithful Catholics involved in both national and local government. "We need good, honest people" to stand against political corruption and help in the New Evangelization, he reportedly said.
Be aware of deadlines, sophomore Athanasius Clark warned students in his article, "From Homeschool to College: 5 Tips for Success." College courses do not have the same flexibility with due dates and exam times that homeschooling often provides, he noted.
Through presentations and breakout sessions, various representatives will share their experiences and help teach students about discerning one's vocation.
The three-day programming portion of the event will feature presentations and breakout sessions that address topics such as strengthening familial bonds, the challenges families face in the 21st century, and other family life issues.
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.
More than half of the undergraduate student body at Christendom College gathered last Friday evening for the first Laudumus Te event of the semester, a new effort that aims to bring together the College community every first Friday for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Fr. John Meconi’s presentation, entitled "The Augustinian Roots of Thomistic Deification," addressed St. Augustine's influence on St. Thomas Aquinas concerning ideas of man's deification in Christ.
Students who pursue a liberal arts degree are set to bring joyful and innovative transformation to the workplace, argued hiring consultant Roberta Matuson in a recent Forbes article.
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.
Student and alumni articles were recently published in news outlets such as The Washington Examiner, Breitbart News, and The National Catholic Register.
The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to George Weigel of the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., about his recent article, to discern how Catholic colleges and universities can participate in laying the groundwork in the lead up to the Ordinary Synod in October.
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.
As a lay missionary, Maeve Gallagher will serve for at least two years at the Valley of Angels, a school and home for impoverished children run by the Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception Province.
The relic, which was taken directly from the late pontiff during his final hospital stay prior to his death, is being presented as part of a cross-country pilgrimage by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Thomas Hepler, sophomore class president and president of the pro-life campus group Shield of Roses, was recognized along with 45 other individuals at the recent Youth and Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner.
At the St. Columcile Institute in County Dougal, students will have the opportunity to study Catholic theology, history, and literature, immerse themselves in the country’s Catholic culture, and participate in excursions to see Ireland’s historic landmarks.
Several colleges and universities recommended in The Newman Guide were recently recognized as “Best Value Colleges” by Kiplinger, a business and personal finance publisher.
“Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization” is the title of this year’s biennial summer conference held at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., the College recently announced.
Catholic educators will join Catholics from around the world next year as they converge on New York City to take part in a conference aimed at bringing about a renewal of the sacred liturgy in the life of the Church.
Co-authors of the recently released book, The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History, shared their insights regarding the study of history and the tremendous need to educate and raise up a new generation of Catholic historians.
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.
The influence of Catholic conservative L. Brent Bozell, Jr.—whose life was recently celebrated at Christendom College and is chronicled in the biography, “Living on Fire: The Life of L. Brent Bozell, Jr.”—helped spark today’s movement for renewal in Catholic culture and education.
The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History, by Christendom’s Dr. Christopher Shannon and Dr. Christopher Blum of the Augustine Institute, addresses the secular bias found among many modern-day historians.
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.
Dr. Scott Hahn recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about his recommendations and advice for students considering an advanced degree in theology.
The Mission Program at Christendom College will launch a new two-month mission experience next summer that will give students and recent graduates a “real taste of missionary life,” according to the Christendom news release.
The late historian Dr. Warren Carroll founded Christendom College to continue the mission of Triumph, the celebrated Catholic journal of opinion. Christendom is set to host a tribute to the life of Triumph founder and publisher L. Brent Bozell Jr. on Tuesday, November 18.
The new major will distinguish itself from similar programs, said Dr. Greg Townsend, vice president for academic affairs, because students will comprehend "the relationship of the subject to the rest of human knowledge."
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.
“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor,” said Dr. Bill Thierfelder, quoting Pope Pius XII in a recent address to students at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., according to a College news release.
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.
The talk, according to the Christendom news release, is part of the College's Major Speakers program which offers students "cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment."
Students from Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., recently participated in the Annual Walk for Life hosted by the Front Royal Pregnancy Center, the College reported on its website. The students were recognized for their enthusiasm, strong presence, and a significant donation.
According to a Christendom press release, students accepted into the College may submit a request asking the scholarship committee to review and match other scholarship offers they have received.
Binge drinking is a problem on college and university campuses around the country, and a recent Arlington Catholic Herald article discusses what some Catholic colleges are doing to remedy the situation.
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., will continue his work as a pontifical consultor, the College reported. Pope Francis reconfirmed Dr. O’Donnell’s appointment as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. 
“Where the rubber hits the road.” These are the words used by Christendom College alumna Mary Brand (’98) to describe her local crisis pregnancy center, and others like it.
Simone Rizkallah, an alumna of Christendom College’s graduate school, recently shared in an interview on the College's website how her Catholic education has impacted her work as a teacher and evangelizer.
The video is accompanied on the program's website by a Cardinal Newman Society special report published earlier this year, sharing the joys and success stories of several Seton families.
Tom McFadden, who runs ECSP and serves as vice president of enrollment for Christendom, described the program as a success and said that students "are blown away by the depth of knowledge that our professors have," according to the College
Dr. Brendan McGuire "solved an age-old archeological problem" and revealed important information about an ancient Christian church at a prestigious symposium earlier this year, reports the College.
"Incredible," "awesome," "eternal," "life-changing," and "adventurous" are some of the words high school students use to describe the Experience Christendom Summer Program at Christendom College.
“Christendom College’s holistic educational and spiritual formation has helped foster 149 religious vocations during its 37-year history: 70 priests, 49 sisters, 5 deacons, 3 brothers, and 22 men currently in seminary.”
Noah Morey grew up homeschooling in Seattle with his seven siblings—one of whom is a Benedictine priest and another of whom is a Discalced Carmelite nun.
Fr. Henry was awarded the Pro Deo et Patria Medal at Christendom College’s commencement exercises for “outstanding service to God, the Church, and the country” and for living his “faith concretely in the public square.”
A new video offers a glimpse into the heroic sacrifice of a father who gave his life to save his youngest son in 2008.
Bridget Handy, a freshman at the College, said that “While we had helped them all week by laying floors and playing with them, they had evangelized me all the more.”
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell offered a talk entitled, “Building the Civilization of Love through the Sacred Heart.”
Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said that the College is rejoicing “at the elevation of these two outstanding popes to sanctity.”
“In a special way we are honoring the memory of Pope John XXIII, since the college itself is a fruit of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, which he called.”
“When you have accurate scientific facts, I have found, it is going to back up our Catholic beliefs and, when it doesn’t, it is because the science is wrong. Truth always wins out.”
Fr. Terence Henry, chancellor and former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will preside over Christendom’s Baccalaureate Mass and receive the Pro Deo et Patria medal in May.
Described as a “unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience,” Christendom College’s summer program for rising high school seniors is open for registration.
"In Guatemala, Christendom's head chaplain, Fr. Donald Planty, will lead students as they work to bring the sacraments to remote villages."
A Christendom College student “walked in the footsteps of saints” during the College’s Semester in Rome Program.
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.”
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.
Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., announced in a press release that Father John D. Corbett, O.P., will visit campus on January 27 and give the College's annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture.
This year, thousands of students from Catholic colleges and universities across the United States will join the throngs of pro-life people attending the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 22.
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.
1/8/2014 announced today that Christendom College philosophy professor and department chair Dr. John Cuddeback is now one of its regular contributors.
Junior Peter Deucher was participating in Christendom's Semester in Rome Program when he attended the audience with Pope Francis on December 4.
An alumna of Christendom College asks if being an “American Catholic” is now an oxymoron in an article on Human Events.
“Americans of faith hope the Supreme Court grants what the White House won’t,” an alumna of Christendom College wrote in an article for The Washington Times.
"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."
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen recently welcomed Catholic composer and teacher Dr. Kurt Poterack to campus for a lecture and musical interactions with students.
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.
The college was founded under the patronage of Christ the King and under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, and as such, has a deep devotion to both.
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.
Christendom reports that it has helped foster 148 religious vocations among its alumni.  The count so far is 68 priests, 50 sisters, 1 deacon, 2 brothers, and 27 current seminarians.
“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!” 
"...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."
Christendom College president Timothy O’Donnell will be participating in upcoming pontifical meetings in Rome and in Mexico.
“It seems that the whole world fell in love with Pope Francis at first sight."
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will appear on EWTN Live with Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
“Encounter this Lord Jesus in prayer and witness to him though love—love rooted in the truth,” said Bishop Loverde.
"...[T]he enduring value of Vatican II’s liturgy constitution is in a 'reform of the spirit of worship rather than external gestures and rubrics.'"
Kurt Poterack, choir director and adjunct professor at Christendom College, shares about how changes in liturgy can create an expectation of change in doctrines of the Church.
"...[T]he clergy are, and will always be, the custodians of the sacred liturgy," said Kurt Poterack, choir director and adjunct professor at Christendom College.
"We hope that the station will be a great resource for everyone in our local community for growing deeper in the understanding of our Christian faith."
The Crisis of Christendom is the sixth in the series and is “concerned with the ’crises‘ which plagued humanity during the modern era” from 1815-2005.
'[T]he New Evangelization, which is meant as a means of re-evangelizing a post-Christian West, should not try to alter the sacred liturgy as a means of appealing to “modern man.”'
One of the advantages of a choir at a college or university is that you have many bright, talented and energetic young adults to choose from – or at least to persuade to join the choir.
Two Christendom College alumni are among 18 men accepted into the 2013 novitiate class of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.
In an episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson interviews authors Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson on the origin of the liberal arts and what's happened to them.
In a rare, exclusive interview, Sister Miriam Esther of the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, talks about their chart-topping CD and the role that sacred music and liturgy at Christendom College played in her vocation.
Christendom College alumna Kathleen Gilbert took on the name Sr. Mary Magdalene of Jesus Crucified when she said her first vows last Sunday, May 26.
Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, recently announced that it will hold its summer conference this July focusing on Catholic history. The College indicated that the event will be in memory of the late Catholic historian and founder of Christendom, Dr. Warren H. Carroll.
Christendom College has announced that Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, will deliver the commencement address on May 11. In addition, Mrs. Anne Carroll will be honored with an award.
"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.
The director of English language programming for Vatican Radio, Sean Patrick Lovett, is scheduled to speak on "Evangelization in the Year of Faith" at Christendom College on April 15.
A large portion of the Christendom College student body recently sacrificed their spring breaks to spend time serving the poor on four different mission trips, the College reported.
Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell was a guest on EWTN Radio's Celtic Connections on February 23.
Nuns and friars will descend on the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia later this week as Christendom College hosts its annual vocations fair from February 22-24. 
A recent study commissioned by the U.S. bishops demonstrates the importance of Catholic education in people’s choosing to enter a religious order.
Diocese of Arlington, Va. Bishop Paul S. Loverde recently celebrated Mass at Christendom College and blessed the radio tower and transmitter of the school’s new Catholic radio station.
Thomistic scholar and author, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will deliver the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Monday, January 28.
Christendom College is announcing the launch of its new EWTN Catholic radio station WXDM 90.3 FM. The station officially started uninterrupted broadcasting on Friday, November 30, according to a press release.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, will serve as the Chairman of the Honorary Dinner Committee for Christendom College’s 35th Anniversary Gala dinner.
More than 225 students, faculty, and staff at Christendom College protested prayerfully at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic this past weekend — making it the biggest abortion protest in the university’s 35-year history.
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).
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.
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.
The Cardinal Newman Society has signed and helped organize Catholic college signers for a court brief in support of lawsuits filed against the Obama administration by Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College.
Just days after he was named the new Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, Bishop James Conley urged students at Harvard University to heed Blessed John Henry Newman’s warnings about the dangers of moral relativism, according to EWTN.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has named a former Christendom College official to lead the bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, which oversees the troubled Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell traveled to Ireland last month to deliver three lectures at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.
On a recent episode of EWTN’s “Sunday Night Prime,” Father Benedict Groeschel interviewed Christendom College graduate Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo about his apostolate, the Institute of Catholic Culture.
"Community and Family in Contemporary American Political Discourse"
What a missionary, a Norbertine and an Irish priest of 54 years have in common
New chaplain was missionary priest in DR for 5 years.
Benedictine College hired Christendom's former Dean of Student Life.
O'Donnell: "The laity is called to excercise their apostolate as a leaven in the world."
The college is "joyfully Catholic."
New concentration fits in well with Theology
Miracles Exhibit Visits Christendom
Two of the older colleges included in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: What to Look For and Where to Find It have announced that they have record enrollment numbers for the 2007-08 academic year.
Year-Long Celebration to Include Francis Cardinal Arinze, Archbishop Raymond Burke and Father Benedict Groeschel
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH recently announced a round of faculty and staff appointments

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