Christendom College

February 25, 2010

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College Announces Thomas S. Vander Woude Memorial Scholar-Athlete Scholarship and Golf Tournament

Christendom College is proud to announce The Thomas S. Vander Woude Scholar-Athlete Scholarship for the fall of 2010. Former Athletic Director Tom Vander Woude, who died saving the life of his youngest son on September 8, 2008, was dedicated to the character development and personal formation of young people, especially in the areas of both intercollegiate and intramural athletics. This award will strive to offer students who excel in academics, leadership, and athletics the chance to attend Christendom. These students…

Priests and Religious Aid Students in Discerning Their Vocations

“We want God's grace to grow in us. We want Him to work through us, but we cannot do that unless we surrender,” Christendom College Alumnus Fr. Tony Stephens told students and religious at the College's annual Discernment Weekend held February 19-21. “We have to allow Him to work in our hearts.” Fr. Stephens delivered the homily during Friday evening Vespers, which launched the weekend's events. He told students that they should use this Lenten season to grow in humility.…

President O’Donnell Participates in Pontifical Council

[caption id="attachment_5958" align="alignright" width="358"] O'Donnell and his wife, Cathy, with Pontifical Council for the Family President Cardinal Ennio Antonelli.[/caption] On February 8-10, Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell participated in the 18th Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family as an official consultor. The theme of the assembly was "The Rights of Childhood," chosen with reference to the 20th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Cardinals, bishops, and scholars convened to discuss a…

Historian Warren Carroll to Deliver Lecture

Christendom College's Founding President Dr. Warren Carroll will deliver a lecture on Monday, February 22 at 4 p.m. entitled "Catholic Resistance to Communism in Lithuania." The lecture is open to the public and will be held in the crypt of the college's Christ the King Chapel. A convert to Christianity, Carroll was educated at Bates College and received a Doctorate of History from Columbia University. After founding Christendom College, he served as the College's president until 1985 and then as…

Friend to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Susan Conroy to Address Students

Author and friend to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Susan Conroy will give an address to the students and faculty of Christendom College on Monday, February 15, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. Conroy made her first trip to Calcutta to work with Blessed Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in 1986. In 1987, at the request of Blessed Teresa herself, Conroy stayed in the Order's convent in the South Bronx, New York, in contemplation of the religious life. While Conroy did not…

Christendom College Mourns the Loss of Ralph McInerny

One of the century's greatest Catholic intellectuals, Ralph McInerny died on January 29. [caption id="attachment_5970" align="alignleft" width="338"] McInerny received the College's Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to God and Country in 2008.[/caption] “Ralph was a good man and a real hero who stood in the breach during a difficult period in history,” College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell said. “He had a real love for the permanent things and a great devotion to the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas…

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