Profiles in Faithful Catholic Education

Unique College Prepared Artist to ‘Impact the Culture for Christ’

Although truth and beauty are often lacking in the creative arts today, graduates of John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., are working to buck that trend and positively impact the culture. JPCatholic, which is recommended in The Newman Guide, provides students with a solid formation in the liberal […]

Thomas Alexander

Pentagon Leader: Faithful Catholic Education Provided ‘Fundamentals to Succeed’

When Catholic education is done well, it benefits not only its graduates, but also society at large. Thomas Alexander is a top leader in the Pentagon who is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on special operations, counterterrorism, and more around the world. He credits his education at Thomas Aquinas […]

Successful Businessman Says Faithful Catholic College ‘Changed My Life’

All too often, students go off to college and lose their faith on campus — but the opposite is true in the case of Mike McGrath, who is forever grateful for the influence of a faithful Catholic college on his life. After spending a semester at a state university in […]

Lauren Merz

Pro-Life Leader: Strong Catholic Education Can ‘Turn the Culture’

Strong Catholic education is essential to the pro-life movement, because it “equips the next generations of leaders — of saints! — who are so desperately needed to restore all things in Christ,” says one of the nation’s pro-life leaders. Lauren Merz was recently named vice president of strategic partnerships at […]

Timmerie Geagea

Catholic Radio Host Learned How to Tackle Tough Topics at Faithful Catholic College

Given the secularism in our culture and relativism all too evident on college campuses today, Timmerie Geagea knew “hands down” that she wanted to attend an authentic Catholic college. Now, equipped with her faithful Catholic education, Timmerie faces the culture head-on and tackles tough topics from a Catholic perspective on […]

For Mother of Ten, Catholic Education’s Impact ‘Immeasurable’

For one Catholic family living in California, faithful Catholic education has been a top priority and a great blessing. “We have always wanted our children to seek truth. We have always wanted them to know ‘why’ the Catholic Church teaches what she does. We have encouraged questions, questions and more […]

Curtis Martin

FOCUS Leader: ‘Renewal of Catholic Colleges is Critical’

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a nationwide ministry to students at mostly secular colleges. But seeds for the project were planted while founder and president Curtis Martin studied theology at a faithful Catholic college, and the first FOCUS chapter was launched at another Catholic college. Both colleges […]

Catholic School Principal: ‘I Hope Our Students Discover Jesus Christ’

Dr. Michael Pennell is head of The Highlands School, a Catholic school in Irving, Tex., that is recognized by The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Honor Roll for its strong Catholic identity. He has also served at another school on the Honor Roll: St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, S.C.  It was during […]

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 preparation […]

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Catholic College Graduate Fights Drag Queen Library Hour

Christopher Jay studied at a faithful Catholic college and gained valuable understanding of the human person and God’s design for sexuality, but he never thought that one day he’d be fighting against a “drag queen library hour” at a New Hampshire public library. Yet, that’s exactly where he found himself […]

Sean Kay

Big Business Advisor Is ‘Big Believer’ in Faithful Catholic Education

It was more than 20 years ago, when Sean Kay graduated from a faithful Catholic college—and today the presidents, board members and top financial officers of some of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities look to him for guidance. Kay is a partner at PwC, the brand name of […]

St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Faithful College Graduate Defends Celibacy for Priests

Amid new challenges to priestly celibacy at the Vatican’s Amazon Synod and from other corners of the Church, the graduates of faithful Catholic education—by their deep formation and understanding of Church tradition—are well-prepared to dispel errors and misconceptions about this important discipline of Catholic priests. One such graduate is Father […]

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Swaffords ‘Paying it Forward’ After Faithful Catholic Education

Today Dr. Andrew Swafford teaches students the same theology course that inspired him to convert to the Catholic Church years ago. He and his wife, founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries, are grateful for their life-changing experiences at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. They both graduated from the Newman Guide-recommended college and […]

Jason Evert

Jason Evert: Faithful College ‘Opened Doors’ for Chastity Ministry

More than one million people on six continents have heard about the virtue of chastity, because of the wonderful Chastity Project, led by Jason and Crystalina Evert. The catalyst for the entire ministry? Jason’s experience at a faithful Catholic college. “Franciscan University of Steubenville prepared me for the ministry God entrusted us […]

Sisters of Life, Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei

Sister of Life: ‘You Will Never Regret’ Attending a Faithful Catholic College

Sister Mariae Agnus Dei of the Sisters of Life is one of many religious sisters whose vocation was nourished by faithful Catholic education. Founded in 1991, the Sisters of Life now have more than 100 sisters serving across the country and in Canada. The sisters take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, […]