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Some Colleges Are Pro-Life Year-Round

Last week, hundreds of students from faithful Catholic colleges traveled to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life, which went full-steam ahead after canceling last year and in spite of citywide COVID restrictions. Many colleges sent delegations, some of them quite large, but there is something especially heartening about the […]

Scholars Tout Unique, Catholic, Liberal Arts Education at Magdalen College

The Cardinal Newman Society was honored to recently interview two scholars who have found a home at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, N.H.: Dr. Anthony Esolen, a renowned translator and professor of literature and a prolific writer, together with Dr. Ryan Messmore, a champion of Catholic, liberal […]

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University of Mary Embraces Health Sciences in ‘Mission of Service’

Where can Catholic families send their children who want to pursue a career in the health sciences? The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., which is recommended in The Newman Guide, is an exciting option. The Newman Society recently asked Dr. Mary Dockter, dean of the Saint Gianna School of […]

A Year-End Victory for Catholic Education

Last summer, I wrote about the urgency of holding a “crucial line of defense for Catholic education” against false ideology and attacks on Christian morality — and now, a key victory has been won in federal court! On Dec. 13, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that Fuller […]

Newman Society, Newman Guide Colleges Featured on Ave Maria Radio

The Cardinal Newman Society recently organized a college fair of sorts with Coleen Kelly Mast, host of the “Mast Appeal” Radio Show on Ave Maria Radio (also syndicated on EWTN). Newman Society President Patrick Reilly kicked off the discussion with Coleen by explaining why colleges are recommended in The Newman […]

Down to the Buzzer, Religious Colleges Score with NCAA

Here’s some great news, just in time for the holy feast of Christmas: At the last moment before approving its new revised constitution, the governing board of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) added broad protection for Catholic and other religious colleges to continue participating in the college association. The […]

Will the NCAA Force Out Catholic Colleges?

Athletics has long been an important part of Catholic education in the United States, but trouble is brewing. Already schools and colleges face social and legal pressure to abandon their Catholic mission and conform to gender ideology by allowing biological males to play on girls’ sports teams and enter locker […]

Abortion Advocacy, Sex Contests Have No Place in Catholic Education

What kind of lunacy must this be, when the Pope unambiguously calls abortion “murder,” yet a Catholic university hosts a fundraiser to support America’s largest abortion business? Or when students at a Catholic high school walk out in protest of a pro-life speaker? Or Catholic college students compete for numbers […]

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A Parochial School Finds New Life in the Heart of a Parish

A few years ago, a visitor traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to tour Sacred Heart Academy, a classical, K-12, parochial Catholic school that has turned around completely after nearly closing its doors. The visitor said, “This is incredible. This is like looking into the past.” Fr. Robert Sirico, then the […]

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John Paul II Was Right: Catholic Athletes Must Be Champions of Virtue

Twelve-year-old me looked forward to one thing every day: swim practice. Every day, five days a week, I was in the pool churning out laps for at least an hour. And I did not want to be anywhere else. Between dreams and aspirations of one day living Michael Phelpsian Olympic […]

Liberal Arts, Science, Technology ‘Work Together,’ Says UST Houston President

Students interested in deepening their understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition while also embracing developments in the sciences will find a beautiful harmony of both at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex. Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of The Newman Guide-recommended University, explains that Catholic universities have the “responsibility […]

Q&A: What is ‘Franciscan’ about Franciscan University of Steubenville?

Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio, is widely known as one of the most faithful institutions of Catholic higher education. But among those institutions recommended in The Newman Guide, it is the only one that maintains a “Franciscan” identity. The Cardinal Newman Society recently caught up with Father Jonathan […]

Time for an Exodus from Public Schools?

Editor’s Note: The article below is included in the forthcoming fall 2021 edition of the Newman Society’s Our Catholic Mission magazine. Mary Rice Hasson, JD, and Theresa Farnan, PhD, are authors of Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It’s Too Late. Hasson is the […]

Q&A: Walking in the Footsteps of Saints at The Catholic University of America

As the only Catholic university in America founded by the U.S. bishops, The Catholic University of America boasts a rich Catholic tradition going back to the late 1800s from its campus in Washington D.C. This tradition has provided the school with one of the most unique legacies for an American […]

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Some Hard Truths About Secular Colleges

R. Reno made waves a few months ago, because of his frank rejection of “elite” secular universities. Let’s hope Catholic educators were paying attention. Reno is editor of First Things magazine, which caters to a generally highbrow readership. Before teaching at Jesuit, but largely secularized, Creighton University, he graduated from the prestigious Haverford […]