Christendom College

December 3, 2007

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Friend and Supporter of Christendom College Henry Hyde Dies

Former U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, 83, died early Thursday, Nov. 29. Hyde was a great friend and supporter of Christendom College. In 1999 Hyde was awarded the College’s Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to Church and Nation. Hyde sponsored a proposal prohibiting federal funding for abortions during his second year in Congress. The so-called "Hyde Amendment" faced legal challenges all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was declared constitutional in 1980. The Republican congressman served…

College Announces 30th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Eternal City

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary Year, Christendom College will be traveling to Rome on a pilgrimage in thanksgiving for God's blessings on Christendom College and to ask for His help and grace in the years to come. To be led by College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell and his wife, Cathy, the group will depart on February 28 and return on March 9. For an all-inclusive cost of $2850.00, the pilgrims will depart from Dulles Airport and arrive in Rome…

Latin Immersion Program to be Held at Christendom College this Summer

Have you ever wished that you could speak Latin? understand spoken Latin? read Latin at the same speed you read English? It used to be (before the advent of the twentieth century) that all students going to college had to be able to understand spoken Latin, speak it well, and write it well, for all teaching and learning was conducted in Latin. For this reason, Latin was taught for more than a thousand years so that non-native speakers of Latin…

Mega-Shield Draws Over 125 Students to Prayerfully Protest at an Abortuary

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 from the very beginning 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 Sophomore Paul Wilson, the current…

Special Message Regarding IRA Distributions

With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the Pension Protection Act of 2006 will be expanded or extended by Congress before the end of 2007.  Therefore, the window of opportunity allowing those over 70 ½ to direct tax-free gifts from traditional or Roth IRAs to Christendom College will close most likely on December 31st. Under current law, the $100,000 limit per individual ($200,000 for couples) has been an annual cap, so there are only a few weeks…

Contemporary Religious Art Exhibit Featured at College

“Redeeming Beauty: Religious Works of Contemporary Artists,” a traveling art exhibit sponsored by The Foundation for Sacred Arts, opens at the St. John the Evangelist Library of Christendom College on October 24. The Exhibition will be on display through December 12, 2007. The featured art aims to “spark a movement in the arts that will revitalize Christian art and reestablish it as a dynamic and viable expression within the art world.” Library Director Andrew Armstrong welcomes what he calls “a…

Christendom College Named One of America’s Most Catholic Colleges

Christendom College has been included in the first publication of the Cardinal Newman Society’s The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: What to Look For and Where to Find It, a guide that includes a limited list of 21 colleges.  The Guide aims to show students where they can expect to find a faithful Catholic education and “a campus culture that upholds the values taught in their homes and parishes.” “It is great joy to be included in this…

College Featured in Two Top National Catholic Register Stories

Christendom College was recently featured in two top stories in the National Catholic Register. One story by Kimberly Heatherington covers Christendom’s thirtieth anniversary and the other by Anthony Flott takes a look at the College’s pro-life group, Shield of Roses. Heatherington's article takes a look at Christendom College in its thirtieth year through interviews with College founders, alumni, and current students. Flott's article takes a look at the work of Shield of Roses through interviews with its members—both past and…

Christendom Produces New TV Spot Featuring Benedict Groeschel

In an effort to spread the word about the great work of Christendom College, several multimedia projects have been under taken by the Admissions and Marketing Office.  The first fruit of this effort is a television spot featuring Fr. Benedict Groeschel. The TV spot was shot in the St. John the Evangelist Library, during Fr. Groeschel’s most recent visit to the College for its annual Summer Institute. In the spot Fr. Groeschel says the following: “As you know there is…

Celebrating 30 Years, College Welcomes New Students

One hundred and fifteen new students traveled from the nearby towns of Virginia and 28 other states, as well as, Canada, and England, to complete the student body of 400 at Christendom College, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley and now celebrating its 30th Anniversary.  The students come for an education faithful to the Catholic Church and to experience a unique way of life. Small in size yet praised by such people as President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI,…

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