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January 31, 2011

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World-Renowned Thomist Dewan Delivers Lecture

Renowned Dominican priest and Thomistic philosopher, Reverend Lawrence Dewan, O.P., delivered a lecture entitled, Being a Disciple of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Pursuit of Wisdom, as the keynote speaker at Christendom College’s annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture  on January 28. “We humans will find ultimate satisfaction—happiness—only through intellectual appreciation of reality—knowing ‘what it’s all about,” Fr. Lawrence Dewan, O.P., told students and faculty. “Do we see ourselves as engaged in ‘the pursuit of wisdom?’” Dewan explained that in “the pursuit of…

Entire Student Body Protests Abortion at Annual March for Life

Christendom College cancelled classes and provided transportation for its entire student body to attend the 38th Annual March for Life, held on January 24 in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 1977, Christendom College’s administration has encouraged its students, faculty, and staff to attend the annual pro-life event in the Nation’s Capital. Students began the day with Mass and prayed the four different mysteries of the rosary en route to and during the March—making the event a time for both…

World-Renowned Thomistic Philosopher to Deliver Lecture

Lawrence Dewan, O.P., a world-renowned Thomistic philosopher, will be giving a lecture on Friday, January 28 at 4 p.m. The talk, entitled Being a Disciple of St. Thomas Aquinas, will be held in the Chapel Crypt. Dewan is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome. He studied philosophy at the University of Toronto, the University of Paris, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. He has taught at the University of Ottawa, Saint Mary's University, the University…

Christendom Alumnus Makes Appearance on EWTN

Christendom College Alumnus Sabatino Carnazzo appeared on EWTN'sSunday Night Live with Fr. Benedict Groeschel this past weekend. Carnazzo is founder of The Institute of Catholic Culture, a non-profit adult faith formation organization dedicated to the re-evangelization of society through educational and cultural projects offered to the public at no charge. Watch the inspiring program below: https://youtu.be/JajOZt2-h8I The Institute for Catholic Culture's Winter-Spring Lecture Series features a number of Christendom College professors this year. College President and Theology Professor Dr. Timothy O'Donnell, History Professor…

History Professor Shannon Awarded 2010 Best Essay Prize

Christendom College History Professor Dr. Christopher Shannon is the recipient of The Historical Society’s 2010 Jack Miller Center Prize for best essay in Intellectual History. Shannon's essay "From History to Traditions: A New Paradigm of Pluralism in the Study of the Past" appears in the January 2011 issue of Historically Speaking, the bulletin of The Historical Society. In the essay, Shannon argues that the understanding of objectivity that informs modern professional history writing carries with it an implicit and inherent bias…

College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell to Deliver Lectures Series in Reston, Va.

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will deliver a three-part lecture series on January 13, 20, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Thomas á Beckett Catholic Church in Reston, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, O'Donnell's series is entitled "The Gospel of Matthew: The Life of the Son of God." O'Donnell was the first layman to receive both his licentiate and doctoral degrees in Ascetical and Mystical Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)…

Graduate School Welcomes New Professor of Theology to Faculty

The Christendom Graduate School is pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Matava to the ranks of its faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor. Matava will teach theology classes on various topics, including God the Father, Apologetics, and the Synoptic Gospels during the fall semester. In the spring, he will be teaching Ecclesiastical Latin, the Virtues, and the Trinity. Matava is also a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University where he is working on developing his thesis into a book. His research interests…

College Closes to Protest Abortion at March for Life

Christendom College will close its doors on Monday, January 24 and its Student Activities Council will charter busses enabling the entire student body to attend the 2011 March for Life in Washington D.C. “I think it’s great that Christendom recognizes the importance of the March by closing the entire campus,” says Sophomore Jessica Inzeo. “It ensures that every student has the opportunity to participate in this national event.” Senior Margaret Antunes agrees. “I don’t think any other school does this,”…

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