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  • Catholic University Leaders Reject Criticism of Koch Grant

    02/24/2014 6:56:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2014 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic University of America’s president and business school dean say criticism of a $1 million grant from the Koch Foundation is unfounded and treats debatable positions as official Church teaching. “We think the groups complaining about the Koch Foundation gift are suggesting a litmus test that neither we nor they would want to apply to other cases,” university president John Garvey and Dean Andrew Abela of the university’s School of Business and Economics said in a Feb. 20 Wall Street Journal essay. “We welcome constructive criticism, but we believe...
  • The growing elitism of Catholic education

    01/07/2014 11:43:40 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 64 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/7/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    One of the hot topics during our family’s Christmas gathering was Catholic education. My niece is a senior in high school, and as with everyone her age, she is consumed with selecting a college. Her parents are allowing her some freedom, but prefer that she attends a college with a good, Catholic environment. They were all impressed with Catholic University of America. For my sister and brother-in-law, it was local and had a good religious atmosphere, and for my niece, it had solid academic programs and quick access to the city. I spent many years at CUA, earning my doctorate,...
  • Kochh Brothers’ Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests

    12/17/2013 7:39:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/15/13 | David Gibson
    (RNS) Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential supporter of libertarian-style policies that critics say run counter to church teaching. Charles Koch and his brother, David, “fund organizations that advance public policies that directly contradict Catholic teaching on a range of moral issues from economic justice to environmental stewardship,” says a four-page letter to CUA President John Garvey, released Monday (Dec 16) The letter was signed by 50 priests, social justice advocates, theologians and other...
  • Catholic University Students Petition to Have Starbucks Removed from Campus

    12/22/2012 8:46:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/19/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Over 500 students at The Catholic University of America have signed a petition to have Starbucks removed from the campus, citing the coffee giant’s financial support of Planned Parenthood and its efforts to overturn traditional marriage. Students currently pay $3 to $5 for a 20 oz cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee in the Pryzbyla Center. Compare this to $2 to $4 for a comparable 20 oz Dunkin Donuts Coffee at other universities. These high prices help maintain Starbucks’ above average profit margin of 10.66% and fund their numerous political activities.
  • CUA Single-Sex Dorms Ruled Not Discriminatory

    11/30/2011 8:18:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Yesterday, November 29, the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights dismissed a George Washington University law professor’s complaint that The Catholic University of America (CUA) committed sex discrimination when it decided to return to single-sex dormitories. The D.C. Human Rights Office dismissed Banzhaf’s complaint this week, according to The Washington Post, “writing that single-sex dorms are not discriminatory because they do not treat men and women differently. The order says that under Banzhaf’s reasoning, the university would be forced to abandon single-sex sports teams, locker rooms and bathrooms.” “Catholic University’s return to single-sex dormitories puts the Catholic Church’s teaching...
  • Muslim students at Catholic University of America complain about crucifixes

    10/27/2011 2:00:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 27, 2011
    Crucifixes? At a Catholic university? How about that. Of course, at the heart of this complaint is the hope of establishing a Muslim prayer space on the campus that would be subject to different standards than the rest of the university -- a little enclave of Islamic law where its ban on the display of crosses would be "respected." It is mentioned below that Muslim students say they like CUA because they feel "safe" and "comfortable." They are receiving the benefits of what Catholics have built at CUA, but are expecting more. They want to bend the institution to their...
  • Catholic University of America unfazed by legal threat over dorm change (to single sex)

    06/22/2011 7:53:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/22/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2011 / 02:37 am (CNA).- The Catholic University of America says its plan to house men and women separately will withstand any legal challenge from John Banzhaf, known for his lawsuits over fast food and women's bathrooms. In a June 21 statement provided to CNA, the university said it “has not received service of any legal proceedings from Professor John Banzhaf regarding the University’s plan to phase in single-gender residence halls.” Earlier this week, a Fox affiliate in the District reported that Prof. Banzhaf had issued the school an “intent-to-sue” notice because of the plan. The...
  • New CUA president believes Pledge of Allegiance violates Vatican II’s teaching on ...

    06/16/2010 8:28:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 223+ views
    CNA ^ | 6/16/2010
    Washington D.C., Jun 16, 2010 / 09:01 am (CNA).- Incoming Catholic University of America (CUA) president John H. Garvey has defended the freedom of Catholic adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples. However, he also holds that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional and may violate Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. Garvey, presently the Dean of Boston College Law School, made his comments on the Pledge in the Spring / Summer 2007 issue of BC Law Magazine. The issue featured a symposium on the late Fr. Robert Drinan, S.J., a Georgetown University law professor and Democratic...
  • CUA president appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton (NJ)

    06/04/2010 9:56:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 195+ views
    cna ^ | June 4, 2010
    Bishop-elect David O'Connell. Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2010 / 11:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. David M. O'Connell, the outgoing president of Catholic University of America, to serve as the Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey.  The appointment was announced today in Washington D.C. by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.As Coadjutor Bishop, O’Connell will assist and then automatically succeed the current bishop of Trenton, Bishop John M. Smith, when Pope Benedict accepts his resignation as required by canon law at a date yet to be determined. Bishop Smith will turn 75 on...
  • Cardinal Schönborn at CUA - the USA: "For the Catholic Church, you are a country of great hope..."

    02/04/2010 3:20:25 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 249+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 4, 2010 | Carl Olson
    Christoph Cardinal Schönborn has been much in the news lately; he is finishing up a six-day visit to the United States. Yesterday he was at Catholic University of American, in Washington, D.C., giving a talk titled, "Christianity - Alien Presence or Foundation of the West?" It can watched in its entirety via the CUA website. The school also posted a report of the event, which included some highlights from the speech: “I see the situation of Christianity in Europe rather exciting and full of opportunities,” Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., said in a Feb. 3 appearance before an overflow crowd...
  • Archbishop Vigneron to head CUA Board of Trustees

    06/11/2009 12:45:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 345+ views
    cna ^ | June 10, 2009
    Washington D.C., Jun 10, 2009 / 02:02 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Allen Vigneron, the new head of the Archdiocese of Detroit, is taking on another new role as the head of the Catholic University of America's Board of Trustees.The election of Vigneron took place on Tuesday during the final meeting of the board for the year.Archbishop Vigneron earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in philosophy from the university and was on the school’s board for four years."I have enjoyed my service on the Board of Trustees and look forward to the opportunity to lead my fellow members in the years ahead,"...
  • CUA launches website dedicated to Pope's April visit

    12/05/2007 10:34:29 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 87+ views
    American Papist ^ | December 5, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    Zenit introduces it: The Catholic University of America has launched a Web site dedicated to Benedict XVI's visit to the university in April. The Pope will be visiting the university April 17, as part of his apostolic visit to the United States. "Even though we're five months away from welcoming the Holy Father to Catholic University, excitement about his upcoming visit is running very high," said university president Father David O'Connell. "In recognition of this excitement and to satisfy the desire for as much information and transparency as possible, we have created this special Catholic University of America Web...
  • Pro-Abortion Kerry’s Lecture Cancelled at CUA Due to “Scheduling Conflict”

    09/23/2007 8:32:02 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 142+ views ^ | September 21, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    Pro-Abortion Kerry’s Lecture Cancelled at CUA Due to “Scheduling Conflict” CUA Vice-President denies that invitation was extended By Meg Jalsevac WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2007 ( - reported last week that Catholic University of America's (CUA) newspaper 'The Tower' had revealed that the College Democrats at CUA had received the necessary permission from the administration and subsequently invited pro-abortion Senator Kerry to lecture at the University. In its current issue released just today, The Tower newspaper is now reporting that according to both the Senator's congressional office and the College Democrats, "Sen. John Kerry will not speak at the...
  • Trouble on the homefront: CUA & Georgetown (John Kerry Alert!)

    09/13/2007 12:29:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 140+ views
    American Papist ^ | September 13, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    Two stories, sadly, taking place in my backyard. First, John Kerry has been invited to speak at the Catholic University of America: LifeSiteNews: Pro-Abortion John Kerry to Speak at Catholic University of America: Invitation violates principle unanimously agreed upon by US Bishops in 2004WASHINGTON, September 10, 2007 ( - Catholic University of America (CUA) has invited former presidential candidate, Senator John Kerry to speak on environmentalism and the Iraq war this semester, despite initial opposition by the office of University Center, Student Programs and Events (UCSPE). The Tower, the campus paper of Catholic University, said the UCSPE had initially...
  • University (CUA) approves Sen. Kerry to speak (on the environment and Iraq)

    08/29/2007 7:48:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 296+ views
    CUA ^ | August 24, 2007 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Former presidential candidate John Kerry will speak on campus this semester despite initial opposition by the office of University Center, Student Programs and Events (UCSPE). The College Democrats will host the Massachusetts senator, who has been approved to speak specifically on environmental concerns and the Iraq war. UCSPE initially rejected the College Democrats' request in early August, according to junior Mark Arnone, chairman of the College Democrats. Bill Jonas, the director of UCSPE, sent an e-mail to Arnone as well as Michael Nardi, chairman of the College Republicans, highlighting an unwritten University policy banning candidates from campus during an election...
  • Knights of Columbus Donates $8 Million to Catholic University

    05/21/2006 1:44:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 357+ views
    The Knights of Columbus will provide an $8 million grant to The Catholic University of America (CUA) for the renovation of a prominent building on the university’s campus. The announcement was made April 28 by CUA president Father David M. O’Connell C.M., during the annual American Cardinals Dinner in Washington. The donation, which is the largest the Order has ever made to the university, will be used to renovate Keane Hall, a 35,000-square-foot limestone building located on CUA’s central mall. Built in 1958, the modern-classical structure was the university’s original physics research facility. Renovations are expected to last two years....
  • Catholic University (of America) Probes Women's Initiation Party That Included Stripper

    05/18/2006 2:27:10 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/18/2006 | n/a
    Catholic University Probes Women's Initiation Party That Included StripperWASHINGTON — Catholic University is investigating its women's lacrosse program after photos were posted on the Internet allegedly showing a male stripper at a freshman initiation party. "If the evidence demonstrates that any of our current students willingly participated in these activities, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken,'' athletic director Michael Allen said in a statement. Allen said that neither he nor coach Kristine Manning was aware of the party until Wednesday morning. He said an investigation began immediately. "The president and I will meet with all the coaches at the university...
  • FIRE Calls on Catholic University of America to Recognize Student Chapter of the NAACP

    08/12/2004 2:59:00 AM PDT · by Huber · 21 replies · 470+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2004—The Catholic University of America (CUA) has denied official approval to a group of students wishing to open a campus chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Despite university policies that protect student freedoms of dissent and expression, CUA has argued that the existence of two other minority groups on campus make the group unnecessary. David French, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which wrote to CUA on behalf of the students, said, “In its literature, CUA claims to respect and promote freedom of speech and the...