Christendom College

December 6, 2004

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Christendom Reports Increased Amount of Interest in College

The number of high school students who have visited the College since September 2004 has increased 40% over last year. Additionally, the College has received 25% more applications than at this time last year. “Based on our current statistical information, I am sure that we will have an even longer waiting list than last year,” says Director of Admissions Tom McFadden. “I would recommend that anyone truly interested in attending Christendom make an official overnight visit to the College to…

Christendom Among Top 10 Conservative Colleges in US

Christendom College has been ranked by Young America's Foundation as one of the top 10 conservative colleges in the United States. The announcement was made earlier this week by the Herndon, Va., based organization. Young America's Foundation named institutions of higher learning that offer a holistic conservative experience for students. This year's list of schools features 10 institutions that are, through their mission and programs, dedicated to discovering, maintaining, and strengthening the conservative values of their students. Most offer coursework…

College Students Pray for Life in Heart of Nation

Each Saturday, after attending 7am Mass on campus, a group of Christendom students under the title “Shield of Roses” travels to Washington, DC, to peacefully protest their opposition to abortion by praying outside an abortion mill. This tradition was established at Christendom in the early ‘80’s and continues up to this day. The abortion mill, operated by Planned Parenthood, is located right in the middle of Washington, DC, on 16th St. and L. According to Fred Gruber, the president of…

Christendom Abroad Program Going French

Join Christendom professors Christopher Blum and William Fahey on a two-week pilgrimage to France. Classes will begin in Front Royal on May 20, 2005, and the pilgrimage will commence on the Tuesday following, May 24. The two weeks in France will be spent primarily in the countryside and small towns of Burgundy, with two days at Chartres to open the journey and two full days in Paris to end it. The spiritual high point of the pilgrimage will be to…

Study Abroad Participants Discover the Jewel in the Crown of Christendom

Christendom’s Summer Study Abroad program went to Ireland from July 26 to August 16. The Study Abroad Program offers three weeks of intensive study during which student-travelers achieve an integrated understanding of Catholic culture in the Catholic regions of Europe. Two courses totaling six semester hours of college credit are offered. The program begins with one week of introductory orientation lectures on Christendom’s campus in Front Royal, followed by two weeks of travel and immersion in the European Catholic culture.…

Catholic Apologist Patrick Madrid to Speak at Christendom

Renowned Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid will deliver a lecture entitled "Is Everything Up for Grabs? A Catholic Critique of Moral Relativism" on November 8 at Christendom College as part of the College's Major Speakers Program. The lecture will begin at 6:30pm in the St. Lawrence Commons. Madrid is the editor of Envoy magazine, a Catholic journal of apologetics and evangelization, and the author or editor of ten books including, Pope Fiction, Any Friend of God's Is a Friend of Mine,…

College Celebrates Year of the Eucharist with Procession

On October 1, the Christendom community celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Eucharist with a candlelight Eucharistic procession and benediction. Led by chaplain Fr. O'Kielty, the procession began in the Chapel of Christ the King, stopped at the College's shrine to Our Lady of Fatima, and ended back in the Chapel. The community prayed an international rosary while processing, reciting the five decades of the sorrowful mysteries in English, French, German, Spanish, and Latin. At the beginning of…

Patrick Madrid Explains Moral Relativism to Christendom College

Renowned Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid delivered a lecture entitled "Is Everything Up for Grabs? A Catholic Critique of Moral Relativism" on November 8 at Christendom College as part of the College's Major Speakers Program. Madrid is the editor of Envoy magazine, a Catholic journal of apologetics and evangelization, and the author or editor of ten books including, Pope Fiction, Any Friend of God's Is a Friend of Mine, Where Is That In the Bible?, Search and Rescue, Why Is That…

College Dedicates 40,000 sq. ft. Library

Christendom College began a new era in its twenty-seven year history with the opening of its new 40,000 sq. ft. St. John the Evangelist Library on October 9. A remarkable piece of classical Virginia architecture designed by O'Brien and Keane LLC to hold 150,000 volumes, the new St. John the Evangelist library will now serve as the academic center of the campus, and the embodiment of the College's commitment to the vision and nobility of Catholic education. The lower level…

Strickland Joins Fellow Weaver Scholars at College

Professor Edward Strickland (Classical and Early Christian Studies) was awarded the prestigious Richard M. Weaver Fellowship for 2004-2005. Over the past four decades a small number of Weaver Fellowships have been awarded annually to the most promising doctoral candidates and young professors selected by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute from a national competition. Christendom has one of the largest communities of former Weaver Fellows including Nancy Briggs, Kristin Burns, William and Amy Fahey, Christopher Manion, William Marshner, Robert Rice, and Trey…

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