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2024 Scholarship Winner: Newman Guide College ‘Final Piece’ in Catholic Formation

This year’s winner of The Cardinal Newman Society’s $5,000 scholarship to a Newman Guide Recommended college sees faithful Catholic college education as a critical “final piece” in his lifelong Catholic formation. “Our journey in Catholic formation mirrors the complexity of a puzzle coming together,” writes Dominic Kalpakgian of Classical Academy […]

A Win for Benedictine College

Nothing could be more sensible: a Catholic college with a proud heritage in football invites Harrison Butker, a faithfully Catholic athlete—one of the best kickers in the NFL, whose team just won the Super Bowl—to speak at its commencement ceremony. From any rational perspective, Benedictine College did everything right. And […]

High Percentage of Catholic Teachers is a Hallmark of Newman Guide Schools

What distinguishes a Newman Guide school? One key element is the witness of Catholic teachers. Pope Pius XI wrote, “Perfect schools are the result not so much of good methods as of good teachers.” He is one of the many Church leaders quoted in The Cardinal Newman Society’s resource, The […]

Highs and Lows of Catholic Commencements in 2024

You can tell a lot about someone by the friends they keep. And you can tell a lot about a college by whom it chooses to honor by delivering a commencement speech or receiving an honorary degree. The distinctly faithful Catholic colleges recognized by The Cardinal Newman Society in The […]

Catholic College Graduate Guides Pilgrims Deeper in Faith Through ‘Eternal City’

While studying abroad in Rome, Italy, with a faithful Catholic college, the Catholic faith became “more alive” for Joseph Long. Now Long helps others experience the beauty of the Catholic faith through ProRome Tours, a company he founded that leads faith-filled tours and pilgrimages around the world.

Can We Be Frank About the Catholic School Crisis?

The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) shared their latest numbers on the state of Catholic education. Patrick Reilly, founder of The Cardinal Newman Society, expounds on these numbers and says claims of stabilization after decades of loss and decay are premature. Read his full story here.    

Ep. 11: From Fighter Pilot to Fighting for Faithful Catholic Education, Meet Walsh University President Tim Collins

In this episode, we are joined by Walsh University’s president Dr. Tim Collins to discuss his rich background from being an Air Force fighter pilot to now advancing the 200-year-old charism of Walsh University’s mission to inspire students to become the nation’s next generation of leaders.  Swords Up!

Newman Guide School Embraces Students with Special Needs

A faithful Newman Guide Recommended school in Tyler, Tex., is inviting parents and educators to learn about its approach to educating students with complex communication needs, part of the school’s commitment to serving a wider variety of children and families. “Be it known that Jesus Christ is the reason for […]

Catholic College Graduate Builds Strong Marriages

The world today is facing a crisis in the family, but one graduate of a faithful Catholic college is working to change that. Mary Rose Verret, together with her husband Ryan, founded the ministry Witness to Love, which partners with more than 500 parishes in four countries and provides marriage […]

Can We Be Frank About the Catholic School Crisis?

  In the midst of a crisis, it’s natural to look for signs of hope—moments when the news isn’t so bad as it was before. But it’s perilous to ignore larger trends. Coinciding with Catholic Schools Week, which starts January 29, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) will release its […]

There Is No AI Shortcut to Education

  Educational optimists predict that artificial intelligence, or “AI,” will soon provide amazing efficiencies and progress in teaching and learning. But are efficiency and machine logic what our students need most? It’s certainly true that AI is a marvelous new tool dramatically transforming human life. AI is exponentially improving in […]

Newman Guide Colleges Are Light in the Darkness

MANASSAS, VA – A light shines brightest in the darkness, and increasing numbers of Catholic families are choosing the faithful Catholic colleges recommended in The Cardinal Newman Society’s Newman Guide! Most of these colleges are enjoying unprecedented enrollment numbers and financial support in the 2023-2024 academic year, and all are […]

Catholic College $5,000 Scholarship Contest Invites Applications

MANASSAS, VA – The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) is pleased to announce its eighth annual Essay Scholarship Contest. The winning essay writer will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending a faithful Catholic college recognized in The Newman Guide in the fall of 2024. In addition, several Newman Guide colleges have agreed […]

Catholic Education Strong ‘Foundation’ for Psychologist

A psychologist who currently works at a veteran’s hospital says that he received a strong “foundation” and “confidence” in his “beliefs and values” through faithful Catholic education. Dr. Patrick McNeely attended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, for three years—before the college had received its current […]

Second Annual ‘Newman Guide Virtual College Fair’ Invites High School Students, Parents, Educators

High school students, their parents, and Catholic educators are invited to register now for The Cardinal Newman Society’s Newman Guide Virtual College Fair, which will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. “Live” sessions will run from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. ET, as well as 7:00 p.m.—9:00 pm ET. Registration is […]