President Biden Dodges University of Notre Dame President Jenkins

President Biden Dodges University of Notre Dame President Jenkins

Sycamore Trust—Most readers know that President Biden was not this year’s Notre Dame Commencement speaker, but many may not know that Father Jenkins did invite him. The White House disclosed the invitation, dissembling as to the reason, while the University refused to comment. What follows is an account of this episode and the dozens of…

Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates

Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates

WSJ—I’m not inclined to hire a graduate from one of America’s elite universities. That marks a change. A decade ago I relished the opportunity to employ talented graduates of Princeton, Yale, Harvard and the rest. Today? Not so much. As a graduate of Haverford College, a fancy school outside Philadelphia, I took interest in the…

Direct Assault:  California bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

Direct Assault: California bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

CNA—A bill threatens to ban University of California health systems from partnering with institutions that follow Catholic ethics, prompting concern ideological motives on abortion and LGBT issues will damage longtime partnerships and limit medical care access. An organization of Catholic hospitals has defended its efforts to adhere to Catholic ethics, but also defend the partnership…

Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

CNA—A Christian college in Missouri sued the Biden administration last week over an order requiring single-sex dorms or bathrooms to be available to members of the opposite biological sex. The College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college, claimed that an executive order from President Joe Biden would require the college to violate its…

The Supply and Demand of Baby Body Parts to Universities—Who is Participating?

The Supply and Demand of Baby Body Parts to Universities—Who is Participating?

Intercessors for America, LifeSiteNews— the special Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee released its Final Report. The results of months of investigation, the special panel’s report addressed the involvement of Planned Parenthood in harvesting and possibly selling fetal tissue and organs harvested from aborted babies. Those results were summarized in Part One. In…

Stanford University Scientists Caught Using Aborted Babies’ Fingers in Tax-Funded Experiments

Stanford University Scientists Caught Using Aborted Babies’ Fingers in Tax-Funded Experiments

LifeSite News—A federal complaint filed against Stanford University on Tuesday includes disturbing details about how scientists are using aborted babies’ fingers in taxpayer-funded experiments. The complaint came from an animal rights group called the White Coat Waste Project, which aims to end taxpayer-funded experiments on animals, Fox News reports. It accused the university of failing to…

6th Circuit upholds First Amendment rights of Shawnee State professor

6th Circuit upholds First Amendment rights of Shawnee State professor

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled Friday in favor of Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, reversing a district court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials. The university punished Meriwether because he declined a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, with feminine…

President of Catholic University of America Letter regarding decision to not allow Abby Johnson to speak on campus

President of Catholic University of America Letter regarding decision to not allow Abby Johnson to speak on campus

  Dear Members of the University Community, Three events took place on our virtual campus yesterday that featured a wide range of voices. One (in which I participated) was a panel discussion on The University in the Time of Covid, organized by the Institute for Human Ecology. I talked about how the work of the…

A Student Speaks Out: Catholic University of America cancels Abby Johnson, campus pro-life club devastated

A Student Speaks Out: Catholic University of America cancels Abby Johnson, campus pro-life club devastated

When I decided to return to class at Catholic University of America in the spring, I knew things would be different. I was ready to face the challenge of the COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the political climate revolving around the election and BLM movement. What I was not ready for was to watch as…

Judge orders university pay Florida man removed for Catholic messages

Judge orders university pay Florida man removed for Catholic messages

CNA—A federal court ruled on Friday that Florida State University (FSU) must pay the Catholic former leader of the student senate who was removed in June for comments he made about Church teaching and anti-racist groups. Jack Denton, the former president of the FSU student senate, was removed from his position by fellow senators in…

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

CNA—Fordham Professor Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has studied Flannery O’Connor, an American Catholic author from the South, rather extensively. She wrote a book on O’Connor’s treatment of racial issues specifically, entitled “Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor.” Petitioning the University When the Fordham professor heard that Flannery O’Connor’s name would be removed from a residence hall…

Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

At the start of my college career my main hesitation had a lot to do with my Catholic faith. My biggest fear was that with all the distractions college provided, even those not inherently bad like school, work, and sports, I would lose my faith. And that fear was very real, but by the grace…

The Battle for St. Anselm College is Real

The Battle for St. Anselm College is Real

We thought this was a particularly well-done piece regarding the new, public and highly watched development happening right now in some of the nation’s Benedictine-owned colleges. The issue at stake is very important, very serious, and reflects the much bigger issue of the rebuilding of Catholic culture today, beginning in our Catholic alma maters. —ed.,…

IMPORTANT: Benedictine Monks at St. Anselm sue their own college, worried about its Catholic identity

IMPORTANT: Benedictine Monks at St. Anselm sue their own college, worried about its Catholic identity

In a rather unprecedented move, the Benedictine monks of St Anselm Benedictine College in New Hampshire are suing their own college and its leadership for re-directing the college down a path contrary to its core Benedictine mission and purpose.  Why should we Catholic business leaders care?  Because retaining genuine Catholic culture, ethics and principals matters…

New Catholic University: Faith and Science – STEM Degree Programs at Catholic Polytechnic University

New Catholic University: Faith and Science – STEM Degree Programs at Catholic Polytechnic University

A 2017 national survey stated that up to 74% of Catholic youths and teens (between 12 and 20 years old) will leave the Church before their 21st birthday. Some will come back to the Holy Apostolic Church later in life, and some with join a Protestant or Evangelical church. Unfortunately, many will never return to…

Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Welcomes First Students

Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Welcomes First Students

 On the morning of August 24, Thomas Aquinas College, New England, held its inaugural Convocation exercises, welcoming 28 freshmen and 30 sophomores from some 20 states and 5 countries — the very first students on the Northfield, Massachusetts, campus. The morning began with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in the newly renamed Our Mother of Perpetual Help…

How a Kansas humanities program shaped a generation of Catholic leaders

How a Kansas humanities program shaped a generation of Catholic leaders

Hope in the workplace!  Sometimes in our work, especially in our efforts to integrate our faith in every aspect of our work and decisions, it can feel like we’re fighting against windmills.  But we underestimate God’s ability to use our feeble efforts for his greater glory.  As Fr. Benedict Groeschel once told me, “God can…

The Land O’ Lakes Statement Caused Devastation For 50 Years

The Land O’ Lakes Statement Caused Devastation For 50 Years

Catholic Business Journal—You may not be familiar with the Land O’Lakes Statement, but it radically—radically—changed Catholic higher education from the date of its signing in 1967 by major Catholic college and university presidents until 1990, when Saint Pope John Paul II issued Ex Corde Ecclesiae.  Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution for Catholic universities, soundly…

Top Ranked Catholic Colleges for 2019

Top Ranked Catholic Colleges for 2019

College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges and Universities 2019. To identify the Best Catholic Colleges and Universities 2019, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college rankings with thousands of real student reviews to produce…

John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute issued a statement Monday, defending recent changes at the school. But some students and faculty members say that explanations do not address the full picture of issues at the theological institute. “The academic project of the new Institute, approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education, is designed as a…