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  • “We Hide the Word ‘Catholic’ From Prospective Students”

    02/17/2015 4:07:07 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 2/16/15 | Jim Infantine
    A New Jesuit Approach to Higher Education?Gonzaga University graduate Autumn Jones asks a provocative question in a December 30 piece for The Atlantic, “The New Brand of Jesuit Universities.” Jones chronicles a rebranding effort by Jesuit universities across the country, and considers “whether this rebranding attenuates the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.” In search of an answer, Jones solicits comments from Jesuit faculty members, students, and administrators. Running throughout the piece is a straw man argument, expressed by some interviewees, namely: Catholic universities can either “fall in line” with the Church, or they can be “places where young adults...
  • Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week

    04/03/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    The Vatican’s Congregation for Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego (USD) caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.Nevertheless, the student organization PRIDE at USD will again be hosting a drag show next week called “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar” on the campus of the Catholic institution, according to the group’s Facebook site.“Transgender & Transsexual? Gender expression & gender identity? Drag queen & drag king? What do these terms mean?,” the group asks. “At this Changemaker event,...
  • Pope Tells Notre Dame to 'Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Identity

    01/30/2014 7:02:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 1/30/14 | CNS Staff
    In a powerful statement encouraging fidelity and strong Catholic identity in Catholic higher education, Pope Francis today urged the University of Notre Dame to be an “uncompromising witness… to the Church’s moral teaching” and to resist “efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness,” according to a translation by Vatican Radio.
  • Students Try to Banish Catholic Chaplain From Campus for Anti-Gay Stance

    04/04/2013 6:39:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Two gay seniors at George Washington University say they feel alienated because the chaplain at George Washington’s Newman Center rejects homosexuality, and they aren’t going to take it anymore. The seniors, Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen, have announced a coordinated campaign to rid the campus of the Roman Catholic priest, reports The GW Hatchet, the school’s independent student newspaper. They also assert that 12 or more students have quit the Newman Center in recent years because they can’t tolerate Father Greg Shaffer’s ardent anti-gay and, for the record, anti-abortion — beliefs. Shaffer has worked for five years at George Washington’s...
  • 12 Catholic colleges to host obscene play The Vagina Monologues this year

    02/14/2013 11:28:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lsn ^ | Tim Drake
    (CNS) - The Cardinal Newman Society has confirmed that at least 12 Catholic colleges and universities will be hosting on-campus productions of the play The Vagina Monologues in 2013. That number is up from nine last year. Proceeds from performances at the University of San Francisco will support a group that advocates “reproductive justice” and homosexual rights. The V-Day organization reports that students at Marquette have plans for a performance benefiting Planned Parenthood. Catholic bishops and college presidents have pointed out that The V-Monologues distorts human sexuality and celebrates sinful behaviors, including lesbian activity and masturbation. One scene even declares...
  • University of Notre Dame to lead March for Life: 700 students and faculty to join

    01/22/2013 1:11:52 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2013 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    The campus of the University of Notre Dame. January 21, 2013 (CNS) - Fr. John Jenkins C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will march in the March for Life along with about 600 students and more than a hundred faculty, according to students with the University’s pro-life student group. Fr. Jenkins has walked in the March for Life since the 2010 event. This year, however, is a little different as Notre Dame students were asked to lead the March for Life. “In addition to the faculty and students attending the March, alumni and friends of ND will also...
  • Prediction: Notre Dame wins BCS title, and it'll echo through ages

    01/07/2013 11:30:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | BILL PLASCHKE
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The images will be vivid, history will be haunting, ghosts will be everywhere.This is Knute Rockne versus Bear Bryant, Touchdown Jesus versus Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Four Horsemen versus Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Montana versus Joe Namath, and, of course, in the battle of the little guys, Rudy versus Nick.It will be a football game bathed in a complicated mess of legend, religion and roughhousing, but most folks think Monday's BCS national championship heavyweight fight between Alabama and Notre Dame can be symbolized by a single disparity.
  • Catholic Schools showing the Vagina Monologues

    02/07/2005 11:44:53 AM PST · by dangus · 60 replies · 8,682+ views
    from a review of V-Day ^ | 2/7/05 | dangus
    "Catholic" schools showing the Vagina Monologues: Loyola Marymount St. Mary's College of California Georgetown University DePaul University Saint Xavier University Loyola University-Chicago University of Notre Dame Loyola University-New Orleans St. Mary's College of Maryland Holy Cross Mount Holyoke Boston College Saint Louis University College of Saint Mary-Nebraska (Where is Abp. Bruskewicz?) Marymount College of New York College of St. Rose University of Detroit/Mercy Marist College Mt. Saint Vincent Fordham University Marymount Manhattan College St, John Fisher University of Dayton Lehigh University St. Francis University of Penna. Providence College St. Benedict College There are several other school son the list which...
  • Study: Most Catholic Colleges No Longer Require Catholic Theology

    12/12/2012 8:36:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic colleges that have maintained a strong religious identity also have the strongest core curricula, according to a new study from The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). The study finds that students at most other U.S. Catholic colleges can avoid the study of Catholic theology altogether. Dr. Kimberly Shankman, dean of Benedictine College and a research fellow for the CNS Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education, finds that Catholic colleges generally devote a larger share of undergraduate requirements to general education than other U.S. colleges. Many also require particular courses for all students instead of offering a menu of...
  • Notre Dame Announces Gay, ‘Allies’ Student Group

    12/06/2012 8:27:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In what the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper is calling “a historic decision,” the University announced plans for a University- recognized homosexual student organization as well as a full-time student development staff position focused on LGBTQ issues. The announcement was made as the result of a long review of the University’s policies. According to the student newspaper, Fr. John Jenkins, the president of the university, said that the plan “grows out of our mission as a Catholic university” and is “directed by that fundamental mission in a profound way.” But although the plan describes the student organization as acting...
  • 52% of Catholic Campuses with Pro-Homosexual Clubs Study Shows

    11/19/2012 2:01:21 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies
    TFP ^ | 11-19-12 | TFP
    Catholic colleges with these clubs are listed here After meticulous examination, TFP Student Action volunteers found pro-homosexual student clubs at 111 Catholic institutions of higher learning.  Of the 211 Catholic universities and colleges listed by Ganley’s Catholic Schools in America, 52 percent appear to sponsor organizations which undermine Catholic morality. From 2009 to 2012, the number of pro-homosexual clubs operating on Catholic campuses has risen by 7 percent. Research conducted in 2009 found clubs at 45 percent of Catholic colleges.   Many of these clubs act as platforms of dissent.  They sponsor sinful events and promote ideas that advance the...
  • ‘Exorcist’ Author: GU Abusing Identity

    10/30/2012 6:43:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Hoya ^ | 10/26/12 | William Peter Blatty
    I loved Georgetown from the first day that I set my footlocker down in Healy Circle and asked an upperclassman how to find a room to put it in. I loved the Jesuits, too. In my novel “The Exorcist,” I thanked them for “teaching me to think.” Georgetown gave me the gift of a liberal education that included the keys of reason to unlock the mysteries of faith. Throughout an undeservedly wonderful life, I have been guided by the light of my Georgetown education, grounded firmly, as I had been even in my youth, in the unmatched intellectual wealth of...
  • Over 200 students from Virginia Catholic college pray outside D.C. abortion facility

    10/29/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Oct 29, 2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Over 200 students from Virginia Catholic college pray outside D.C. abortion facility by Thaddeus Baklinski Mon Oct 29 12:27 PM ESTWASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2012 ( - Shield of Roses, the student pro-life group at Virginia’s Christendom College, held its biggest abortion protest in the 35 years of its existence this past Saturday. On October 27, over 225 students, faculty, staff, and visitors traveled to Washington, D.C., to peacefully protest abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic, located just north of the White House, on 16th Street. “I am so happy that we were able to get so many to come...
  • Notre Dame Invites President Obama Again

    09/25/2012 11:28:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 9/24/12 | CNS Staff
    Despite Catholic outrage over the University of Notre Dame’s 2009 invitation to President Barack Obama to address its graduates, the University has again invited the President to speak on campus as a candidate for reelection. From the Notre Dame news release: The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney to speak at the University during the fall election campaign.Continuing a long-standing tradition, Father Jenkins and Rocheleau addressed letters to each of the presidential aspirants, offering Notre...
  • Religious Persecution Begins,Targets College Students (Catholic colleges-birthcontrol mandate)

    08/01/2012 10:26:53 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society, a national organization to help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education, issued the following statement: August 1, 2012, marks the formal beginning of the persecution of Catholic colleges and universities that wish to remain faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. As of today, the Obama administration is forcing Catholic colleges to help students and employees obtain no-cost sterilizations, abortion-causing drugs and contraceptives, and also “counseling” promoting these practices. And who are the first victims of the Obama administration’s new Sexual Revolution? Catholic colleges and the parents of Catholic college students! One...
  • Victoria Kennedy supporters demand that Bishop Robert McManus explain himself to her

    04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that: "Two national religious organizations today will formally ask Bishop Robert J. McManus to reinstate Victoria Reggie Kennedy as the commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. The small Catholic liberal arts school in Paxton withdrew its invitation last month after the bishop raised concerns with college officials about positions taken by the widow of former U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other social issues of interest to the church. The school has yet to announce a new speaker. Representatives of Catholic Democrats are expected to deliver a petition...
  • ‘Exorcist’ author, William Peter Blatty, to sue Georgetown University in Catholic court

    05/21/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/18/2012
    The author who turned Georgetown University into a horror scene in “The Exorcist” plans to sue the school in church court, charging that his alma mater has strayed so far from church doctrine that it should no longer call itself Catholic. William Peter Blatty, who graduated from Georgetown in 1950, says the “last straw” was the university’s speaking invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius, who addressed graduating public policy students on Friday (May 18), has been criticized by conservative Catholics for approving a mandate that requires many religious institutions to cover employees’ birth control costs. The...
  • 43 Catholic institutions file suits over HHS mandate

    05/21/2012 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/21/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Today’s Roman Catholic calendar lists May 21st as the feast day of St. Christopher Magallanes, a martyr killed for celebrating Mass during the Cristero War in Mexico. Perhaps Catholics today may want to recall St. Thomas More — the patron saint of lawyers, who was executed for refusing to agree to a mandate that gave Henry VIII the prerogative of defining religious expression in England. Dozens of Catholic institutions filed lawsuits today against the Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate and its narrow definition of religious practice: Catholic archdioceses and institutions filed suit in federal district courts...
  • Notre Dame sues Obama Administration over HHS rule

    05/21/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Freddoso
    In 2009, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Now, Notre Dame is suing his administration over its insistence that Catholic schools and other institutions provide insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives, and other abortifacient drugs without any meaningful opt-out for conscientious objectors. Rev. John Jenkins, the university's president, was given much grief over his commencement invitation to President Obama in 2009. Today, he sent the following email to Notre Dame employees, announcing and explaining the lawsuit.
  • Profs at Jesuit universities lash out at bishops for opposing HHS mandate, gay ‘marriage’

    05/17/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    May 17, 2012 ( - Professors at four Jesuit-run Catholic universities have recently stepped into the media to voice their disagreement with Catholic bishops on church teachings, including on contraception and the nature of marriage, and condemning the prelates for promoting an “idiosyncratic minority view” as Catholic dogma. The professors’ statements come at the same time that Pope Benedict has emphasized to U.S. bishops that reform of Catholic universities in the United States is the “most urgent challenge” facing the Church in the country. The pope told U.S. bishops who were visiting Rome recently that a lack of progress towards...
  • Lavender Graduation Trend Continues at Catholic Colleges

    05/01/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/30/12 | Matthew Archbold
    “Lavender graduation” events for homosexual students are sadly becoming common on Catholic campuses across the country. Georgetown University president John DeGioia is scheduled to deliver remarks at this evening’s “Lavender Graduation” ceremony. The Jesuit university’s website describes the event as “a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University.” (For readers unfamiliar with today’s campus jargon, “LGBTQ” means “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer,” and “ally” means any “heterosexual” person who is accepting of those who claim such other sexual “identities.” An “ally” is also commonly expected...
  • Georgetown Rejects Sandra Fluke, No Birth Control Policy Change

    04/27/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies ^ | 4/26/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Georgetown University has rejected attempts by liberal pro-abortion activists and Sandra Fluke to reject attempts by her to get the Catholic college to change its birth control coverage policy. Today, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia released a public letter saying Georgetown will not change its policy unless legally forced to do so. The letter doesn’t take Fluke to task or even mention her directly, but it rebuts many of the claims she made as she gained national notoriety and attempted to use it to force the college to do her bidding. One of Fluke’s biggest points of contention is...
  • Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control

    At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control. “Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception),” Fluke reported. It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her...
  • Villanova cancels gay artist's workshop

    02/21/2012 5:49:22 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 21, 2012
    VILLANOVA, Pa. — Villanova University has canceled a workshop by a controversial gay performance artist, saying his shows aren't in keeping with the school's Catholic values. Tim Miller tells The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) he was told about the cancellation of next month's planned workshop on Sunday. Miller gained notoriety in 1990 when he and three others had grants vetoed by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller's work is frequently provocative and he's been arrested in the past for demonstrating for AIDS research funding.
  • Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’

    02/13/2012 9:15:11 AM PST · by rhema · 65 replies · 2+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Twenty-five Notre Dame faculty members--led by the university’s top ethics expert, and including some of the school’s most eminent scholars--have signed a statement declaring that President Barack Obama’s latest version of his administration’s mandate that all health insurance plans in the United States must cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions, is “a grave violation of religious freedom and cannot stand." The statement—put out on the letterhead of the University of Notre Dame Law School--is also signed by leading scholars from other major American colleges and universities, including Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, Brigham Young, Yeshiva and...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] 16 Catholic colleges fail fiscal responsibility test

    08/17/2010 3:45:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    319 of the nation’s postsecondary schools, 16 of them Catholic, have failed the US Department of Education’s fiscal responsibility test for 2008-09. Four of the schools-- Ave Maria School of Law, Belmont Abbey College, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston-- have been praised by the Cardinal Newman Society for their efforts to promote a strong Catholic identity. (Ave Maria University, unlike Ave Maria School of Law, passed the test with the highest possible rating.) The other Catholic colleges that failed the test are the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Brescia...
  • Catholic Siena College Invites Pro-Abortion Speaker Widney Brown

    11/11/2011 8:42:04 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-11-11 | John Ritchie
    Why would any Catholic college welcome a radical pro-abortionist?
  • Ave Maria University: A Catholic project gone wrong

    10/25/2011 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 80 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Oct 20 2011 | Michael E. Miller
    Marielena Stuart stood in the middle of a quiet street, 120 miles across the swamp from Miami, and stared down the black plastic barrel of a news camera. Behind her loomed a monstrous church, its 100-foot orange-brick façade shimmering like scales in the nighttime spotlights. Stuart glanced up at its one round window — a Cyclops's unblinking eye gazing out over the strange, tiny town of Ave Maria — and shuddered. Her dream town had turned against her, she explained. Stuart, a conservative Catholic writer and blogger who resembles an aging Elizabeth Taylor, explained she felt like she was being...
  • CINO Schools Lose Foothold

    06/14/2011 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 13, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One Catholic college made the U. S. News & World Report lists of “most popular” among applicants and “most loved” by alumni and it is none of the ones the media like to cover—those institutions that could be called Catholic in Name Only (CINO). “For several years, Thomas Aquinas College has ranked near the top of U. S. News & World Report’s annual measure of ‘yield’—the percentage of applicants who, upon being admitted to a college, choose to enroll there,” TAC proudly announced in its Spring 2011 newsletter. “Although heartening, these findings have told only half of the story.” Additionally,...
  • Report: 150 Catholic Colleges Have Ties to Planned Parenthood

    04/11/2011 8:34:18 AM PDT · by julieee · 36 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Report: 150 Catholic Colleges Have Ties to Planned Parenthood Washington, DC -- A Catholic educational watchdog group released a new report today detailing the connections more than 150 Catholic colleges and universities have with the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
  • Students Protest at Planned Parenthood Clinic to Conclude 40 Days for Life

    11/03/2009 2:22:32 PM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 473+ views ^ | November 3, 2009
    Students Protest at Planned Parenthood Clinic to Conclude 40 Days for LifeNovember 3, 2009 Christendom College's pro-life student group, Shield of Roses, held its biggest protest in over 30 years of existence. On October 31, over 200 students, faculty, staff, and visitors traveled to Washington, D.C., to peacefully protest their opposition to abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic, located just north of the White House, on 16th Street. The group protests at this same clinic each Saturday morning during the academic year, but normally only around 20-30 students make the trek into D.C. on a weekly basis. Once a semester,...
  • Enrollment of Muslim students is growing at Catholic colleges in U.S.

    12/20/2010 5:01:32 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2010 | William Wan
    On a quick break between classes last week, Reef Al-Shabnan slipped into an empty room at Catholic University to start her daily prayers to Allah. In one corner was a life-size painting of Jesus carrying the cross. In another, the portrait of a late priest and theologian looked on. And high above the room hung a small wooden crucifix. This was not, Shabnan acknowledged, the ideal space for a Muslim to pray in. After her more than two years on campus, though, it has become routine and sacred in its own way. You can find Allah anywhere, the 19-year-old from...
  • Are we witnessing the end of Catholic Catholic colleges?

    12/14/2010 7:32:38 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    A disheartening report from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property better know as TFP reveals that 101 (41%) of putative Catholic Colleges carry pro-homosexual organizations among their sponsored student activities. Worse still was the news that every single Jesuit university and college was on the pro homosexual school list. These student “clubs” sponsor events presenting and promoting homosexual conduct and culture as well as the redefining of marriage in direct contradiction to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Georgetown University, America’s first Catholic college, promotes such anti Catholic activities as “weeks” for National Coming Out,...
  • Gingrich: Ave Maria to help Catholic-based legal system replace left, secular judicial branch

    11/22/2010 2:59:22 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 63 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | 11/19/2010 | KELLY FARRELL
    NAPLES — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke of the importance Ave Maria School of Law will have in replacing the current liberal, secular legal system during the law school’s 10th Anniversary celebration held at the Naples Ritz Carlton Beach Resort on Friday night. The potential 2012 presidential hopeful converted to Roman Catholicism in 2009, which is the same year the law school relocated from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Naples. The law school’s students would be prepared to write the laws, defend the laws and defeat the left, Gingrich said. The modern, secular law, he said, can be...
  • Breaking: Southern Catholic College folds

    04/07/2010 8:25:28 PM PDT · by It's me · 10 replies · 859+ views
    Our Sunday Visitor -Blog ^ | April 7, 2010 | John Norton
    Unbelievable. Southern Catholic College, the new Catholic college just outside Atlanta, Georgia, is suddenly shutting its doors because it's broke. The school was just taken over by the Legion of Christ this year, and the fact that the order is under investigation by the Vatican may have something to do with donors' reluctance to keep the school going. But to not even have money in the bank to finish out the school year? Wow. A sad day for the students, staff and faculty, I'm sure. Below is the email from the president of SCC announcing the closure. From: Fr. Shawn...
  • Catholic Georgetown Students Vote to Fund Abortion Rights Panel

    03/23/2010 5:46:27 PM PDT · by topher · 39 replies · 534+ views
    Tuesday March 23, 2010 Catholic Georgetown Students Vote to Fund Abortion Rights Panel March 23, 2010 (CNews) – In early March, the Student Activities Commission (SAC) of Georgetown University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, voted in favor of funding an abortion “rights” panel on campus, according to The Hoya. Earlier the university partially funded "Sex Positive Week" and held performances of "The Vagina Monologues."“While Catholics the world over are engaged in penance, prayer and alms giving during this Lenten season, students at America's oldest Catholic university have participated in a perverse series of events that vividly reminds us why our...
  • Notre Dame Fails...Again

    03/02/2010 5:20:42 PM PST · by marcbold · 13 replies · 405+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 3-02-10 | Matt Archbold
    This is bad news for those who have hope for Notre Dame University. Dr. Charles Rice has been writing a column for the Notre Dame Observer for many years. But this week, the editors refused to run his column on the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Joe from Defend Us In Battle writes: Notre Dame... fails again. This is hitting just now in a few well respected Catholic News outlets: Dr. Charles Rice (Notre Dame Law School - Bio) recently wrote a column/piece for the Notre Dame Observer, as he does every few weeks. The topic this week is: The Church's...
  • Notre Dame Observer Rejects Rice Column on Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

    03/02/2010 1:16:44 PM PST · by mlizzy · 29 replies · 919+ views
    E-mail | 03-02-10 | Bill Dempsey
    Here is an exchange between Dr. Rice and the Editor-in-Chief of The Observer respecting the latter's refusal to publish Dr. Rice's essay, the latest in his regular series, in which he describes the Church's teaching on homosexuality. We will issue a bulletin shortly on the current student campaign to include sexual orientation in the University's anti-discrimination clause, which was triggered by a crude and offensive cartoon in The Observer. While apologizing for the cartoon, The Observer promptly published an editorial in support of the campaign. The current issue of The Irish Rover points to factors suggesting The Observer's publication of...
  • Ave Maria University Offers $5k Annual Scholarships to Students Recommended by Priests

    02/28/2010 11:48:42 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 26 replies · 417+ views
    Ave Herald ^ | 2-28-2010 | staff
    Father Dennis Cooney, pastor of St. Raphael's Parish in Lehigh Acres, is delighted that two students from his parish will be attending Ave Maria University this fall. He's even more delighted that each of them will receive a minimum of $5,000 in financial aid through a new program started by the university called Priests for Ave Maria. The PFAM program, as it is known, is part of an effort to involve more priests in the mission of Ave Maria University, and to help recruit students for the university, according to AMU Chancellor Tom Monaghan, who came up with the initial...
  • Jenkins, students head to D.C. for march - (Notre Dame Right to Life Club sends students to DC)

    01/23/2010 1:26:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 342+ views ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010 | Madeline Buckley
    Almost 400 students will participate in this year’s national March for Life Friday in Washington, D.C. — doubling last year’s participation. The Notre Dame Right to Life Club sends students to the nation’s capital every year to march in the annual pro-life rally, the group’s co-vice president Mary Daly, a senior, said. But this year, for the first time, University President Fr. John Jenkins will join the marchers. Jenkins created a pro-life task force in September to “broaden and deepen the pro-life culture” at Notre Dame to help “strengthen the Notre Dame community’s witness to Catholic teaching on life.” One...
  • Notre Dame Uproar Over Anti-Gay Cartoon In Student Newspaper

    01/16/2010 5:47:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,728+ views ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 | DARA KELLY
    Notre Dame uproar over anti-gay cartoon in student newspaper By DARA KELLY Staff Writer The University of Notre Dame is being rocked by a controversy over an anti-gay cartoon printed in the student-run newspaper, The Observer. The cartoon depicts a conversation between two figures that reads: “What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?" “No idea.” “A baseball bat.” Earlier, the cartoonist, who has not yet been named, posted the original version of the cartoon on his blog. In this version, it shows the punch line as “AIDS” instead of “a baseball bat.” The paper, he...
  • Record Number of Pro-Life College Students Attend Youth Conference on Abortion

    01/14/2010 4:40:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 344+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/14/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Polling data form 2009 shows opinion on abortion moving in the pro-life indication and if the attendance at the upcoming Students for Life convention is any indication, the numbers are right on track. Students for Life of America will host a record number of students at their annual pro-life conference. The event, on Saturday, January 23rd at the Catholic University of America in Washington, has been sold out for the last two years.But SFLA is expecting a record number of registrants this year from nearly two dozen states and three countries.Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students...
  • Is Abortion Allowed In Monaghan’s Ave Maria? (University Honors Tom Golisano)

    01/10/2010 11:55:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 689+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | Top Stories for Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | MARIELENA MONTESINO de STUART
    Is Abortion Allowed In Monaghan’s Ave Maria? By MARIELENA MONTESINO de STUART“Now a lie is directly opposed to truth. Therefore dissimulation or hypocrisy is also” — St. Thomas Aquinas.Appearances Are DeceivingAppearances are deceiving — and such is the case in the Town of Ave Maria — a town named after the moment of conception of Our Lord and after the Blessed Virgin Mary.On November 5, 2009, during a press conference at Ave Maria University, the administration, various faculty members, and selected students proudly honored and gave a standing ovation to Tom Golisano, a billionaire with a long history of supporting...
  • The State of Catholic Higher Education

    12/07/2009 5:52:46 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies · 454+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 10/7/09 | Patrick J. Reilly
    The Notre Dame commencement scandal was of such crucial significance to the Church and the renewal of Catholic higher education that it dominated much of the summer. But as students complete their first full month of studies and my colleagues at the Cardinal Newman Society wrap up the second edition of our Catholic college guide, it's a relief to focus attention on the very best of Catholic higher education. But the reality is that the crisis in Catholic higher education is far from over. Generally, but certainly not always, families seeking a Catholic education outside the colleges identified in The...
  • FINALLY - a Catholic College With Courage

    11/06/2009 2:17:58 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 417+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11/06/09 | TFP Student Action
    Tell Belmont Abbey College: "I'm proud of you!" Help this faithful college resist the culture of death by signing an instant e-card:"I’m proud of you!" Notre Dame betrayed its Catholic identity, but Belmont Abbey College stayed faithful and now needs our urgent prayers and encouragement. Please let me explain:  This small liberal arts college in North Carolina with 1,600 students is holding firm to its Catholic identity by refusing to pay for abortion, contraception and sterilization in its healthcare plan. As a result, this brave college is now facing persecution.  In fact, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
  • Notre Dame’s president to join March for Life

    09/17/2009 6:55:43 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 37 replies · 1,011+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | Sep 17, 2009 | MARGARET FOSMOE
    SOUTH BEND -- In the aftermath of the controversial commencement visit by President Barack Obama, the University of Notre Dame's president plans to participate in the March for Life in January in Washington, D.C. The Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university president, announced Wednesday in an e-mail to the campus community that he will participate in the Jan. 22 march. He encouraged others to join him. A March for Life is held each January in the nation's capital on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. "I plan to participate in that march. I...
  • Mocking Obama's Youth Service Program

    04/08/2009 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 59 replies · 2,594+ views
    Students at John Paul the Great Catholic University (www.jpcatholic) put this hilarious video together.
  • Catholic University Association Drops Possible Rift With Bishops Over Abortion

    07/01/2009 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 399+ views ^ | July 1, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities could have started a rift with the nation's Catholic bishops but appears to have avoided it. In it's last newsletter, the association called for the bishops to withdraw their guidelines saying Catholic colleges should not allow pro-abortion speakers. Now, ACCU officials have deleted that language from its Summer 2009 newsletter. The language originally had the group saying, "ACCU's directors informally concluded that it would be desirable for the USCCB to withdraw 'Catholics in Political Life.'" "A successor document, if any, should distinguish between 'honors' and 'platforms' and should acknowledge...
  • Catholic colleges call for reassessment of “Catholics in Political Life” statement

    06/22/2009 8:08:10 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 385+ views
    Vox Populi ^ | June 22, 2009 | Juliana Brint
    At a recent meeting, the board of directors of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities announced that they would like to see a reexamination of the 2004 “Catholics in Political Life” statement. The 2004 statement was released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and prohibits Catholic institutions from giving awards, honors or platforms to “those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.” It is often cited by those who disapprove of Catholic schools hosting pro-choice politicians (most notably during the Obama/Notre Dame controversy, but also during the Joe Biden/Georgetown Law incident). According to the Catholic News...
  • Catholic Colleges Support Internships with Pro-Abortion Orgs, Including Planned Parenthood, NARAL

    06/18/2009 1:39:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 456+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/17/09 | LifeSiteNews
    June 17, 2009 ( – A national Catholic higher education organization has identified 10 Catholic colleges and universities that are promoting student internships with organizations whose missions or activities are directly opposed to the moral teachings of the Catholic Church, including on fundamental issues such as abortion and marriage.  “This discovery validates the concerns of so many thousands of faithful Catholic parents and students, that public scandals at Catholic colleges are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS).  “Under what definition of ‘Catholic education’ do students receive academic credit to work...