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…
In Academia as in Government, Personnel Is Policy

In Academia as in Government, Personnel Is Policy

News is that Providence College, where I taught for 27 years, will be getting a new president in 2020. He won’t have troubles with money or buildings. For re-establishing the Catholic faith as the school’s foundation, and aim, and reason for existence, he will face, outside of the theology department, a nearly universal hostility from a faculty…
Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2017 — On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective. The motu proprio, titled “Summa Familiae Cura,” meaning “Highest Care…
Catholic College Ranks #1 in The Princeton Review

Catholic College Ranks #1 in The Princeton Review

“No one cheats, dorms are like palaces” Princeton Review says Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula among best in U.S. News Release from Thomas Aquinas College SANTA PAULA — Thomas Aquinas College is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and it ranks #1 in the country for…
Catholic Leaders Mourn Death of Thomas Aquinas College President

Catholic Leaders Mourn Death of Thomas Aquinas College President

  Thomas E. Dillon, Ph.D., president of the only four-year, fully integrated Catholic Great Books program in the nation, Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., was killed Wednesday, April 15, in a solo car crash while driving with his wife, Terri, in Ireland, en route to the International Council of Universities of St. Thomas…
People of faith may be target of ‘stimulus’ package

People of faith may be target of ‘stimulus’ package

by Charlie Butts and Jody Brown – OneNewsNow.com – 2/5/2009 6:30:00 AM The administration’s economic stimulus bill needs a fix to avoid a courtroom confrontation. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice, tells OneNewsNow there is a provision of the act that actually allows for funds to be given by the…