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December 14, 2005

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Christendom College Ranked in Top Ten Conservative Colleges in US

For the second consecutive year, 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 today 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.…

Warren Carroll Launches Revolution Against Christendom

Christendom College founder Dr. Warren Carroll’s long-awaited fifth volume of his History of Christendom series, The Revolution Against Christendom will appear in print this Winter. The book takes up the narrative where The Cleaving of Christendom left off: the gallant rally of the Church in the face of the Protestant upheaval. The book follows the fate of Christian civilization through the Wars in defense of the Catholic order in Europe; The Golden Age of Louis XIV; the Evangelization in the…

Vita Consecrata Institute to Join Christendom’s Grad School Summer Program

Beginning in the summer of 2006, the Institute on Religious Life’s “Vita Consecrata Institute” will be held in conjunction with the NDGS Summer program on the College’s Front Royal campus. The addition of this program will bring many more religious, priests, and seminarians to campus and will increase the summer faculty and course offerings. “Christendom is honored to have been chosen by the Institute on Religious Life,” said Dean of Christendom’s Notre Dame Graduate School Dr. Kristin Burns, “and we…

Christendom Choir Releases New Christmas CD

The Christendom College choir and Schola Gregoriana, under the direction of Choir Director Dr. Kurt Poterack, has recorded its second Christmas CD entitled, The First Noel: A Liturgical/Devotional Journey Through Christmastide. Picking up where the last CD left off (For Unto Us a Child is Born) – a journey through Advent to Christmas Day – this CD takes the listener on a journey through the entire Christmas season. It begins during the Octave of Christmas with the familiar carol The…

Shivanandan to Explain Theology of the Body to Christendom College

Dr. Mary Shivanandan will deliver a lecture entitled "The Redemption of the Body and the Call to Holiness" on November 14 at Christendom College as part of the College's Major Speakers Program. The lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Shivanandan is a professor of theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC, where she has taught since 1989. Her area of expertise is theological anthropology with an emphasis on the theology…

Christendom President O’Donnell Presents Spiritual Bouquet to Pope

College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell, his wife, Cathy, and College Chaplain Fr. Heisler led a group of 35 Christendom faculty and friends to Rome during the College's Fall Break: October 14-23, 2005. During the pilgrimage, the group had the opportunity to present to the Holy Father a spiritual bouquet from Christendom College students, faculty, staff, and benefactors. Upon receiving the gift, Pope Benedict smiled and said to President O'Donnell (regarding Christendom College), "Thank you for all that you are doing!…

Christendom College Ranked as Top American Values College

Christendom College was recently ranked third in Newsmax magazine's "Top 10 Colleges for American Values" listing. Basing his report on the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's college guide, Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools, Newsmax writer Peter M. Davidson reviewed the college guide to "find the best schools for conservatives, campuses where a core curriculum requires a rigorous exposure to the great thinkers who have shaped our political, religious and cultural heritage, and where the atmosphere for…

College Unveils Original Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

Christendom College recently unveiled an original portrait of Pope Benedict XVI it had commissioned from artist Tim Langenderfer of Dayton, Ohio. Possibly the first original oil portrait of the new pontiff in existence, Langenderfer's painting is of Pope Benedict XVI in his white papal attire. The artist created the portrait from watching many video clips of His Holiness, so as to not infringe upon any copyright issues. "There was a lot involved becase, of course, the pope couldn't be here…

Prof. Blum Writes Feature Article for Logos

The current issue of LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture features Christendom History Professor Christopher O. Blum’s essay “Vézelay: The Mountain of the Lord.” The essay, with seven accompanying photographs, is an introduction to one of the greatest monuments of Romanesque art, the abbey church of St. Mary Magdalene at Vézelay, in the Burgundy region of France. The image reproduced on the journal’s cover shows one of the column capitals of the abbey church’s nave, the capital of…

Golf Tourney Nets $20K toward Student Center

Christendom’s second annual President’s Invitational Golf Tournament on September 12 was a great success. Held at the beautiful Bull Run Golf Course in Haymarket, VA, the tournament brought together College alumni and friends and raised $20,000 for the planned Pope John Paul II Student Center project, a renovation—already underway—of the former O’Reilly Memorial library. “Under the leadership of my predecessor, Dean Michael Brown, the student body itself raised $96,000 for this project,” said Tournament co-organizer Joe Wurtz, Dean of Student…

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