Christendom College

December 20, 2012



College Mourns the Loss of Good Friend Judge Robert Bork

The Honorable Robert H. Bork, 85, died in a hospital in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, December 19, due to heart problems and complications. Judge Bork, who was nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and voted down by the Senate, was only the 12th Supreme Court nominee to be rejected in U.S. history. Judge Bork and his wife, Mary Ellen (who serves on Christendom's Advisory Board), have been good friends of Christendom College for…


Professor and Students Win Diocesan Awards in Youth & Campus Ministry

On December 11, Christendom College philosophy professor Michael Brown was awarded the Arlington diocese’s Ex Corde Award at the annual Youth & Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Herndon, Va. Three Christendom students received “Volunteer of the Year” awards for their work with the student-run pro-life group Shield of Roses. Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde presented the award to Brown, following an introduction by Arlington diocese priest Fr. Peter Nassetta. “The Ex Corde Award is given to someone who…


College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell to Deliver Lecture on the Incarnation at Institute of Catholic Culture

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will deliver a lecture on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church Hall in Annandale, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, O'Donnell's lecture is entitled "Tidings of Great Joy: Revealing God’s Plan for the Incarnation." 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) in Rome. He has taught at St. John's…


College Welcomes New Professor to Classics Department

Christendom College is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Beer has accepted a full-time position in the Classical and Early Christian Studies Department.  Having earned his PhD from the University of Virginia, Beer has worked this semester as a Visiting Lecturer at the college, teaching sections of elementary and intermediate Latin. "I am honored to receive this promotion and grateful to all the students, faculty, chaplains, administrators, and staff who make teaching at the college deeply delightful,” Beer said. “It…


History Professor Dr. Christopher Shannon Wins Fellowship

Dr. Christopher Shannon, Associate Professor of History, won a fellowship this year in support of a research project titled “The Salvation of the Nations: Sacred and Secular Narratives of Progress in the Postwar West.” Shannon’s project is one of several funded through a major research initiative, “Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs,” sponsored by The Historical Society, an international scholarly organization based at Boston University. Over the course of the next two years, the fellowship funding will provide Shannon with…


Christendom College Launches a New Catholic Radio Station in Front Royal

Christendom College announces the launch of its new EWTN Catholic radio station WXDM 90.3 FM. The station officially started uninterrupted broadcasting on Friday, November 30. WXDM is the first Catholic radio station to broadcast from Virginia. The radio station is broadcasting the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, which will provide an around-the-clock feed of authentic Catholic radio coverage. With a 190W-powered signal, the station covers the entire Front Royal area and is currently reaching as far north as Winchester, Va.,…


Cardinal Burke to Chair Christendom College’s 35th Anniversary Honorary Dinner Committee

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, has graciously agreed to serve as the Chairman of the Honorary Dinner Committee for Christendom College's 35th Anniversary Gala dinner on April 6, 2013, at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, Virginia. In 1977, when Dr. Warren Carroll and a few of his associates founded Christendom College, authentic Catholic higher education was under attack and seemed to be on the brink of extinction. With but five faculty, twenty-six…


Christendom Student-Athletes Receive National Recognition

[caption id="attachment_4118" align="alignright" width="350"] 2012 All-Academic Team member Jonathan Fioramonti charges down field.[/caption] Ten Christendom College student-athletes are nominated to the 2012 USCAA National All-Academic Team. To receive the nomination each student-athlete achieved at least a 3.5 GPA in addition to their contributions to their teams. “One of the benefits of being part of a National Conference is that our student-athletes who work so hard to excel in all they do are able to be recognized by the conference for…


Christendom College Joins in Filing Brief Against Obama Administration

Christendom College has joined 15 Catholic colleges and universities in signing on to a new legal brief in support of lawsuits filed against the Obama administration over its controversial pro-abortion HHS mandate. The brief supports Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College, institutions that demand immediate exemption from the Administration's "contraceptive mandate," which requires religious colleges to insure both employees and students for sterilization and contraception, including drugs that cause abortion. "Christendom College is proud to stand with Belmont Abbey College…


Astronomy Professor Witnesses Historic Moment

“There is no more rare yet predictable event in astronomy than when Venus happens to stray directly between the earth and sun,” Christendom College Astronomy Professor Dr. George Garrigan says. “However, it takes only a few hours for Venus to cross the sun’s orb, so a person must be in the right place and at the right time to witness it.” In June of this year, the optimum location for witnessing a transit was well above the clouds on an…

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