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September 26, 2005

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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…

Convert Roy Schoeman Tells Conversion Story

Jewish convert to Catholicism Roy Schoeman recounted his conversion story at Christendom College on September 19 as part of the College's Major Speakers Program. Schoeman was born in a suburb of New York City of "Conservative" Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany. His Jewish education and formation was received under some of the most prominent Rabbis in contemporary American Jewry, including Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, probably the foremost Conservative Rabbi in the U.S. and his hometown Rabbi growing up; Rabbi…

At Christendom College, Jewish Convert to Explain Role of Judaism in Salvation History

Jewish convert to Catholicism Roy Schoeman will deliver a lecture entitled "The Role of Judaism in Salvation History" on September 19 at Christendom College as part of the College's Major Speakers Program. The lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Schoeman was born in a suburb of New York City of "Conservative" Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany. His Jewish education and formation was received under some of the most prominent Rabbis in contemporary American Jewry, including Rabbi Arthur…

US News Ranks Christendom College Among Top Liberal Arts Colleges in Nation

Christendom College's ranking in the 2006 edition of US News & World Report's "Best Colleges" issue marks the seventh consecutive year that Christendom has been found to be one of the best liberal arts colleges in the US. In fact, this year, Christendom moved up a tier in the rankings, from the fourth to the third tier, placing it among the top 160 liberal arts colleges in America. Additionally, Christendom ranked first among all Catholic national liberal arts colleges in…

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