Christendom College

December 19, 2008

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Robert C. Rice Award Given to Student Joan Robinson

Senior Joan Robinson received the Robert C. Rice English Language and Literature Award on December 11 after defending her thesis before professors and peers. “While the award is typically given out at the end of the spring semester, the candidate singled out this year by the English faculty is graduating this semester, so we felt we should honor her in front of her peers and her major faculty, who are very proud of her,” Literature Professor Dr. Trey Stanford said. “Joan is…

Friend of the College Avery Cardinal Dulles Dies at 90

Great Catholic Theologian and friend of Christendom College Avery Cardinal Dulles died on Friday, December 12, 2008 at Fordham University in the Bronx. In 2003, Cardinal Dulles offered the Baccalaureate Mass in the Chapel of Christ the King and presided over the College's Commencement Exercises.  The College awarded the Cardinal an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters during the ceremony. "Treasure the fact that you have been given a Catholic education in which the truth of revelation was not severed from…

Students Peacefully Protest Planned Parenthood

Over 50 Christendom students prayerfully protested at the Planned Parenthood Abortuary in Washington, D.C. on November 15. The gathering was one in a series of weekly protests organized by the pro-life student group Shield of Roses. Students prayed three rosaries and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, concluding with the Litany of Saints and a hymn.  A few students from Catholic University of America joined their ranks as well. As students prayed on the lawn outside the abortuary, a few trained students…

Rev. Cessario: God is Inseparable From Education

“You are among the last young people who recognize that the love of learning and desire for God goes together,” Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P. told students at lecture held on November 14.  “Now that is a remarkable gift. You must think of yourselves as inheritors of a long tradition. What you’ve got is not some pious Catholic thing.” Rev. Cessario is a professor at St. John’s Monastery in Boston and a fellow of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas.…

Fr. James Schall Tells Students How to Be Teachable

“Everyone knows of someone with a very high IQ who never did anything with it,” Fr. James Schall told the audience of a crowded Thomas Aquinas Lecture Hall on November 5. “He never achieved his potential, as they say—we may even suspect it of ourselves.” The Cincinatus League of Christendom College and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute sponsored Schall’s lecture, which was entitled “Docilitas: Its Importance for Liberal Education and Knowing What It Is” Schall, a Professor in the Department of Government…

Congressman Frank Wolf Warns Students of Future Challenges

“As we become weaker economically, the world becomes a more dangerous place,” Congressman Frank Wolf told students during his October 15 visit to Christendom College. “There are forces out there that want to destroy us... It isn’t important only for us and our nation, but for the world... When we become weakened as a nation, around the world, it becomes more dangerous, particularly for people who are oppressed.” Congressman Wolf has represented Virginia's 10th District since 1981.  He has a…

College Celebrates Feast of Christ the King

On November 23, Christendom College marked its patronal feast day, Christ the King, with a solemn Mass, Eucharistic procession, and festive brunch.  College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell led the entire community in a dedication to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of Mary following the Mass. The feast has been celebrated annually since 1992 whenever school is in session. In a symbolic gesture aimed to unite everyone in the community, the college sent the dedication prayers to friends, donors, and…

College Players Light Up Stage with The Secret Garden

The Christendom College Players performed the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Secret Garden, on November 21-23 at the Skyline High School Auditorium in Front Royal, Va. Based on the beloved story by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Players production was directed by Christendom alumnus Michael Powell and produced by English professor Patrick Keats. Set in 1906, the musical tells the story of a young English girl named Mary.  When her parents die in a cholera outbreak in colonial India, Mary is forced…

Faculty Speak at Notre Dame Center For Ethics and Culture Conference

Christendom College Faculty members, Dr. Chris Shannon, Dr. Thomas Stanford, and Mrs. Mary Stanford, delivered papers at a conference held by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, held November 6-8, 2008. The faculty’s contributions were well received by both institutional leaders and attendees alike. Dr. Chris Shannon delivered a paper entitled “What Does It Take?  Community and Family in Contemporary American Political Discourse.” Shannon, Assistant Professor of History, examined the contemporary American debate over the role of the…

Christendom Players to Perform Tony Award-Winning The Secret Garden

The Christendom College Players will present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Secret Garden, on November 21-23 at the Skyline High School Auditorium in Front Royal, Va. Based on the beloved story by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Players production will be directed by Christendom alumnus Michael Powell and produced by English professor Patrick Keats. Set in 1906, the musical tells the story of a young English girl named Mary.  When her parents die in a cholera outbreak in colonial India, Mary…

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