Christendom College

September 26, 2008

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Chaplaincy Gets Boost with Three Full-time Priests

By the grace of God, Christendom has had many wonderful, dedicated chaplains over its 30 years, including Fr. Cornelius O’Brien, Fr. Vincent Miceli, Fr. Edward Berbusse, Fr. Robert Skeris, Fr. Jack Reilly, Fr. James McLucas, Fr. David Rahn, Fr. Robert Ruskamp, Fr. Anthony Mastroeni, and most recently, Fr. Seamus O’Kielty, and Fr. John Heisler. Over the summer, the College community was saddened to learn that Fr. Heisler was asked to join the faculty of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH, and…

Dr. Carroll Explains Alexander the Great’s Role in Spreading the Gospel

“He believed the gods of Homer and ancient Egypt were with him, and we know as Christians that the One True God must have been with him,” Dr. Warren Carroll said on September 22 during his public lecture on Alexander the Great. “For by his march across the world, Alexander the Great prepared the way for its conversion.” Carroll explained that due to the conquests of Alexander, the entire ancient world spoke Greek, which made it possible for the spreading…

College Offers Text Message Alerts to Students, Faculty, and Staff

Christendom College has adopted e2Campus, a notification system that enables school administrators to notify its constituents of important information via email, voice, and text messages. "In the wake of such horrific events as the Virginia Tech shooting, hurricanes, flooding, or other natural disasters, it is important that we are able to get the word out to our community as soon as possible," says Director of Special Operations Ben Laxton. "And this new system will serve our purposes well." Students who…

College Welcomes Largest Freshman Class

Christendom opened its doors to a record 148 new students (123 freshmen, 18 transfers, and 7 re-admitted students) on August 22. Coming from 45 different states, as well as Kenya, Hungary, Belgium, Columbia, Canada, Japan, and England, this year’s student body of 421 is the largest in the history of the College. “We’ve had the best recruiting year ever,” Admissions Director Tom McFadden said. “Last year we brought in 115 new students and had a total student body of 397.…

Bible Scholar Scott Hahn to Speak at Christendom College

Internationally acclaimed Scripture scholar and former Protestant minister Dr. Scott Hahn will deliver a public lecture entitled The Gospel According to St. Paul at Christendom College on Monday, September 29, at 6:30 pm. Dr. Hahn, born in 1957, has been married to Kimberly since 1979, and has six children. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith.  Over 500 of these talks have…

Students Spend Summer in Dominican Republic

The Diocese of Arlington’s mission in Banica, in the Dominican Republic, was home to 19 Christendom students doing missionary work there for two months this summer. “Contrary to our thoughts – that we were going to help them – they really taught us a thing or two,” recent graduate Erin McCafferty said. “All the Dominicans, especially our host families, opened up their homes as much as they opened up their hearts to us all. Although they have less than we…

College Mourns the Loss of Former Athletics Director VanderWoude

On Monday, September 8 Christendom College’s former Athletics Director Tom VanderWoude passed away. VanderWoude’s son, Josie, fell into a septic tank when the cover collapsed on their family farm. VanderWoude jumped in to save him and drowned in the tank while holding his son's head above the level of the contents of the tank. Josie survived and is being cared for at Prince William Hospital. Having swallowed a large amount of sewage water, he is in danger of contracting pneumonia…

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