Christendom College

November 26, 2008

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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…

Catholic Journalist Shaw Exposes Problem of Secrecy in Church

“The abuse of secrecy has played a part in some of the most serious problems of the Church, and it goes on doing that at all levels from parishes to the national level and beyond,” Russell Shaw said in his talk entitled “Secrecy vs. Communio in the Catholic Church” given to the students and faculty of Christendom College on November 3. “It is withholding information that begets ignorance,” Shaw said, “and the only way to correct it is by sharing information…

The Value of a Christendom Education in the Medical Field

This story appears in the Fall 2008 issue of Instaurare. Subscribe today! Christendom Alumnus Dr. John Paul Jansen is currently completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, after which time he plans to go into oncology, the branch of medicine that studies cancer and seeks to understand its development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Jansen, who earned his BA in history from Christendom in 2000, graduated from medical school one year ago where he found that his professors seemed to talk…

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