Christendom College

June 21, 2004

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Cardinal Arinze Discusses Liturgy and Eucharist at Christendom College

Entitled "Confronting the Culture of Death: John Paul II's Prophetic Vision for the Renewal of Christian Culture," Francis Cardinal Arinze delivered the keynote address at Christendom College's 15th Annual Summer Institute on July 17. Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Arinze was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by College President Timothy O'Donnell, after which His Eminence spoke on the teaching of Pope John Paul II on the Sacred Liturgy, especially…

Semester in Rome Students Experience Life in the Heart of the Church

Christendom’s “Semester in Rome” program is an experience of a lifetime for College Juniors. Each day brims with wonderful opportunities and experiences. Morning classes include Apologetics, Modern Philosophy, The Culture of Christendom, English Literature, and Italian. The Italian classes are not only educational but amusing, as students make many comic errors along the way to a basic knowledge of this beautiful language. Three times a week, students are treated to an Art and Architecture tour given by Christendom professor Dr.…

Venit, Vedit, Vicit: Patrick Duffy Bids Vale to Christendom

As an Assistant Professor in the Classical and Early Christian Studies department, Professor Patrick Duffy has spent the last 15 years teaching Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and even Sanscrit to the students of Christendom. During those year, he brought life to the so-called “dead” languages for many students. In recent years Duffy has been living in New York City, commuting to Front Royal each Tuesday and returning to the Big Apple on Thursday. With all of those travel miles behind him,…

Christendom’s Blum Writes Enlightening New Book

Christopher Olaf Blum, Chairman of Christendom College’s History Department, has written his first book entitled Critics of the Enlightenment: Readings in the French Counter-Revolutionary Tradition. Published by ISI books, Critics of the Enlightenment makes available new translations of representative selections from some of the leading French conservative thinkers of the nineteenth century: Franccois de Chateabriand, Louis de Bonald, Joseph de Maistre, Frederic Le Play, Emile Keller, and Renee de La Tour du Pin. The sections span much of the nineteenth…

Christendom Students Awarded Highest Classics Awards

This past Spring, ten Christendom College students took the National Greek Exam. Nationwide, over 1500 students participated in this academic competition. Eight out of the ten Christendom students received national awards, a proportion far higher than at most other institutions. The National Greek Exam is administered by the American Classical League and for over a century has been a means of assessing and recognizing excellence in Classical languages. Sophomores Arthur Dhanagom and Cara Whitaker received Merit awards on the Intermediate…

Christendom Students Spend Summer as Missionaries

Ten Christendom College students recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve as missionaries for a six-week period. These students will devote their time helping the peoples of the Arlington Diocese mission territory of Banica. The group, led by Christendom alumnus Fr. Joseph Mary, C.S.J., plans to continue building churches for the outlying villages of Banica; and to bring food, clothes, and toys to the more distant and impoverished villages. Under the direction of the College's Dean of Student Life…

St. John the Evangelist Library to be Dedicated on October 9

Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, will bless and dedicate Christendom's new 40,000 sq. ft. St. John the Evangelist Library on October 9, 2004. The library was designed with Pope John Paul II's monumental work, Fides et Ratio, in mind. In fact, the opening line of that encyclical, Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human…

Blessed are the Persecuted

Editor’s Note: This reflection by Christendom student Brittany Smith first appeared in The Rambler, the weekly journal written by and for the students at the College. “Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets” (Mark…

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