Christendom College

February 28, 2007

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College Hoping to Reap Vocation Harvest with Discernment Weekend

Christendom College hosted a newly revised Discernment Weekend for students on 23-25 February. Students gathered in record numbers with priests and religious from across the country for a time of discussion and prayerful reflection. Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde launched the weekend with an opening Mass and dinner on Friday evening. In his homily, Loverde told students, "You are here to listen attentively to the Lord-to listen to what God wants you to do." Quoting John Paul the Great, Loverde…

Theology Professor William Marshner Speaks on Islam

By Jennifer E. Reed, Special to the The Arlington Catholic Herald Islam emphasizes law and the revelation of God’s will, and is a territorial enterprise, while Christian reflection and study produces theology on the mysteries of God, said Christendom College theology professor Dr. William Marshner. His Feb. 17 talk on Islam attracted a crowd of over 100 people at St. John the Beloved Church in McLean. Marshner, who designed a unit on Islam for Christendom’s required apologetics course on arguments in…

Christendom Welcomes New Special Events and Service Manager

Christendom is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Laxton to the position of Special Events and Service Manager. Laxton will be responsible for the management and maintenance of college property and facilities, as well as arrange all presidential special events, including the Annual Summer Institute and the Major Speakers Program. Laxton, a graduate of the Naval Academy and a former Captain in the Marine Corps, was commissioned as an Artillery Officer for six and a half years in Twentynine…

Dr. Carroll Gives a Personal History of Congressman John Schmitz

On March 26 at Christendom College, Founding President Dr. Warren Carroll delivered a lecture entitled, John Schmitz, A Catholic Hero: Rest in Peace. The lecture was the third in a series of history lectures delivered this spring. The lecture was a vivid walk down memory lane with Carroll as he spoke of his esteem for his godfather and once-presidential candidate Congressman John Schmitz. "John Schmitz was a true Catholic hero,'" Carroll said at the beginning of his lecture. "He was the…

College To Host New Discernment Weekend for Students

Christendom College will be hosting a newly expanded Discernment Weekend for its students on February 23-25. The weekend will not only focus on priestly and religious vocations, but on the married and single life as well. "It's actually important for everyone to understand, not just their own vocation, but the vocations of others as well, so that we can help each other. Hopefully, this conference will help make that happen," Alumni and Career Development Director Tom McGraw said. "Over 100…

Saunders Tells the Truth about Colonial Catholics at NDGS

Rev. William Saunders, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, spoke on the state of Catholics in colonial Virginia and Maryland at a Theological Happy Hour hosted by the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, Virginia. The first American Colonies were under the crown of England, and thus their Catholic inhabitants suffered under many of the same anti-Catholic laws, Saunders said. "Queen Elizabeth I executed more people (priests and religious) per capita than the entire Spanish Inquisition-she was…

Christendom College Plans Trip to Ireland

Christendom College will be going to Ireland for the summer of 2007. The bi-annual summer program will be taking place over three weeks (July 23 - August 13) and will be directed by College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell and his wife, along with College Chaplain Fr. John Heisler. The program aims to show how Ireland is "on the edge of Europe" yet "in the heart of Christendom," capturing the often wild and rugged Celtic spirit that embraced Catholicism and then,…

Professor Dr. William Luckey to Lecture at Austrian Scholars Conference

Political Science Professor Dr. William Luckey will deliver a keynote address entitled "Why Do Religious People Tend to Resist the Logic of Market Economics?" at the Austrian Scholars Conference (ASC) on March 17. The conference, which will be held from March 15-17 in Auburn, Alabama, is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School. "For scholars interested or working in this intellectual tradition, it is the event of the year," the ASC's website boasts. Luckey is one of a very…

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