Christendom College

April 30, 2008

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Isabel of Spain: Worthy of Canonization, Carroll Says

Christendom College’s Founding President Dr. Warren H. Carroll delivered a lecture entitled, Isabel of Spain: The Catholic Queen to the college community on April 28. The lecture, which was based on his popular book of the same title, concluded a series of history lectures held this spring. "Queen Isabel was the greatest woman ruler in history and made her country of Spain the supreme power in the world of her time," Carroll said at the beginning of his lecture. “She is Spain’s national…

Students Assist Local Community Service Program

A group of students from Christendom College lent their time and talent on Saturday, April 26 to help a local nonprofit, The Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP), move to a new location. Catholic Charities’ Director of Community Services Sally O’Dwyer contacted Christendom College when C-CAP’s volunteer staff—comprised mostly of seniors—called for help. The Catholic Charities cargo van met a group of Christendom students at the college and led them to the C-CAP site. The students assisted the volunteers in getting…

Christendom College Mourns the Loss of Cardinal Trujillo

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell expressed sorrow on behalf of the entire college community at the passing of Alphonso Cardinal Lopez-Trujillo who died of cardiac arrest on April 19 in Rome. “His Eminence Cardinal Trujillo was a dear friend of Christendom College and a personal friend to my wife, Cathy, and me,” O’Donnell said. “It was an honor to come to know him while working with him on the Pontifical Council for the Family. We will always treasure…

Cardinal Arinze Joins College for Weekend Celebrating 30 Years

Christendom College celebrated its 30th Anniversary April 18-20 with a festive weekend. On April 18, the College community gathered in the Chapel of Christ the King to attend a special Mass celebrated by Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Following the Mass, Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, former Press Secretary to the Holy See, was given an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters at an Academic Convocation held in the St. Lawrence Commons.…

College President O’Donnell Featured in Newman Society Publication

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell is featured in Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Higher Education, The Cardinal Newman Society's recent publication containing commentaries in advance of the pope's address to Catholic college presidents. "Our current Holy Father, like his predecessor, longs to witness an authentic Catholic renewal in Catholic higher education, knowing it to be key for the future of culture and the future of our civilization," O'Donnell writes in his article The Visit of Pope Benedict XVI: Some Reflections of…

Christendom College Gearing Up for Pope’s Visit and 30th Anniversary Gala

The faculty, staff, and students of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., are looking forward to an exciting week of celebration as they prepare to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to America at the Papal Mass in Washington, D.C., on April 17 and celebrate the College’s 30th Anniversary with a gala dinner dance on April 19 at the Washington Dulles Hilton. Christendom’s President, Dr. Timothy T. O’Donnell, will represent the College community at a number of events reserved for special guests…

Dr. Damian Fedoryka Explains John Paul II’s Personalism to Students

On April 7 Philosopher and Former Christendom College President Dr. Damian Fedoryka delivered an address entitled, John Paul II’s Hermeneutics of the Gift as the Key to Understanding Life and Death to students at Christendom College. The talk delved into the richness of John Paul II’s often-complex philosophy, highlighting the late pontiff’s emphasis on the importance of the human person. Fedoryka, currently active at the Center for Personalist Anthropology and Ethics, explained that the gift of God’s love or human love could…

Listen to College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell on Vatican Radio

The Pontifical Council for Family held its plenary assembly last week, this year focusing on the role of grandparents in family life. Vatican Radio spoke to assembly delegate and Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell.

Christendom’s McGuire to Lecture on Crusades at Rockford Institute

Christendom College History Professor Brendan McGuire has been invited by The Rockford Institute (TRI) to lecture on the Crusades at their annual summer school being held July 8-13 in Rockford, Ill. McGuire was recruited for his expertise in the history of the Crusades and is very excited to be a part of the program. “I jumped at the chance because I saw it as an opportunity to help remedy a problem that has been bothering me for years,” McGuire said.…

Founding President Carroll Debunks Slanders Against Senator McCarthy

Christendom College’s Founding President Dr. Warren H. Carroll delivered a lecture entitled, McCarthy: the Myth and the Truth to the college community on March 31. The lecture is part of a series of history lectures being held this spring. "If you are Catholic and have believed any of the slanders against McCarthy, you should know first of all that Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin was a loyal Catholic who was buried with a rosary around his neck,'" Carroll said at the beginning…

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