Christendom College

November 28, 2006

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A Whole New Look for the Student Center

Bulldozers started tearing up concrete in front of Christendom's Pope John Paul the Great Student Center early morning November 27. Local landscape architect and artist Joseph E. Duggan is working with Director of Operations Mike Foeckler on plans that will enhance the entrance giving the Center a very welcoming façade Scheduled to be completed by the end of Christendom's Christmas beak, the plans include an elegant rose-hued stone patio with a fountain and a statue of John Paul the Great. "I am really excited…

President O’Donnell Participates in International Conference in Rome

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell was invited, along with a select number of university leaders, to Rome by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for an international conference entitled "The University and the Social Doctrine of the Church." Held on November 17 and 18, the conference brought the leaders together in order to facilitate a "working together towards an authentic integral humanism." Speakers included Cardinal Renato Martino, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, and many other priests and professors from across…

Dr. John Bruchalski Tells Christendom Students to Fight Culture of Death

Dr. John Bruchalski, a pro-life OB/GYN physician, delivered a lecture entitled "Only Love Has Meaning: Discerning Your Vocation in the Third Millennium" to students at Christendom College on November 7 as part of the College's Major Speaker Program. Bruchalski, founder of the Tepeyac Family Center in Fairfax, Virginia – an obstetrical and gynecological facility that combines the best of modern medicine with the healing presence of Jesus Christ, providing affordable healthcare to women, in particular, those with crisis pregnancies, explained…

Nigerian Priest Nnorom Warns Students of the Muslim Threat

On October 30 Nigerian born Fr. Columba Nnorom, PhD. delivered an address to students at Christendom College entitled "The Popes and Muslims: How the Catholic Church Countered Islamic Imperialism." "I come from a part of the world where Christians are massacred and they don't know what to do… they have no one defending them," he said. "Islam emerged from the harsh, brutal and cruel desert lands and they are returning to their roots." Speaking of the fall of the Byzantine…

Dr. Jonathan Reyes Tells Students to Share the Traditions of the Church

On October 23 at Christendom College students gathered to hear President of the Augustine Institute Dr. Jonathan Reyes deliver an address entitled "The Youth Movement in the Church and the New Evangelization." The address was particularly geared toward the role of Christendom students in the new evangelization. "You are part of something big," Reyes said. "Greatness does not mean size, it means depth…the deep roots of faith." Speaking of formation, he said that the last generation did not want to…

Christendom Alumnus Priest Touches Many Lives

by Joseph Pronechen from the National Catholic Register (Published in issue October 1-7, 2006) Fathers of Mercy Father Anthony Stephens was only ordained last summer, but already parishioners at St. Luke Catholic Church in Nicholasville, KY are seeing Christ in him. Maybe that's because he sees Christ in them. Choir director Terry Leitch can't help but notice the little 3-year-old boy from a family of six children who wants to be a priest and likes to "play Mass" with his brother,…

C-FAM’s Ruse Explains the Real Threat of United Nations

Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) delivered an address entitled "The Real U.N. Threat and the Pro-Life Response" to students at Christendom College on Monday evening September 11. Ruse discussed two temptations of the "political right" in America. One was that the U.N. is about to take over the world. But he quickly dismissed the idea by joking that he has been up close with U.N. personnel for many years now and he can…

Feature Film Chorus Premieres on the Big Screen

Some of the talented and ingenious members of the Christendom community recently formed an independent film company and produced a feature film. Chorus attracted regional media attention when it opened in Front Royal's Royal Cinemas on August 27. This was the first premiere of a feature film in Front Royal in 56 years, and all those involved made it an elegant affair, dressing in evening attire and gliding down a red carpet into the theater. Mirandum Pictures produced the film.…

Christendom College Launches an Impressive New Year

Christendom College is off to an impressive start this year, welcoming a student body of 398, the largest in its history, and ranking as one of the top 50 "All-American Colleges." After a busy and successful summer, which drew hundreds from across the globe to its Front Royal campus for its High School Summer Program and Summer Institute, Christendom is ready to engage its 30th academic year. Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde celebrated Christendom's opening Mass of the Holy Spirit…

Austin Ruse to Discuss Radical U.N. Policies at Christendom

Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, will deliver an address entitled "Radical U. N. Social Policy and the Pro-Life Response" to students at Christendom College at 6:30pm on September 11, 2006. Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) is a New York-based non-governmental organization that specializes in assisting UN delegations to negotiate UN resolutions, treaties and conventions. As president, Ruse has participated in negotiating numerous international documents. Ruse is also founder and president of the…

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