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January 30, 2012

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Acclaimed Scholar Russell Hittinger Examines the Nature of Societies

Renowned scholar and author Russell Hittinger delivered the annual St. Thomas Aquinas lecture to the students and faculty of Christendom College on January 27. The talk, which examined the nature of societies and marriage, was entitled, Are Societies Made Unto the Image and Likeness of God? A Thomistic Response to a Disputed Issue. Since 1996, Hittinger is the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he is also a research professor…

Ethicist Fr. Tad Pacholczyk Exposes the Problems of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

"I am convinced that the true measure of the greatness of a society is not in terms of its gross national product or its military might, but will always be in terms of how it treats its weakest members," bioethicist Fr. Tad Pacholczyk told the students and faculty of Christendom College during a talk delivered on January 30. Part of the college's Major Speakers Program, the talk clarified much of the confusion surrounding embryonic stem (ES) cell research and how…

Dr. Kurt Poterack to Present Music Compositions at Symposium

Dr. Kurt Poterack, Director of the Liturgical Music Program at Christendom, was selected to have his organ music presented at a Symposium on Catholic Sacred Music in Miami, Florida, on February 2, 2012.  The Symposium, entitled "Gregorian Chant and Modern Composition for the Catholic Liturgy: Charles Tournemire's L'Orgue Mystique as Guide," is sponsored by Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Church Music Association of America. The conference will include scholarly lectures and organ recitals by musical academics…

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk to Address Modern Bioethical Questions

Speaker and bioethicist Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk will deliver a talk entitled, The Science and Ethics of Stem Cells and Cloning, to the students and faculty at Christendom College on January 30, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. Part of the college's Major Speakers Program, the talk will examine the confusion surrounding these areas of research and the ethical guidance offered by the Catholic Church. Fr. Pacholczyk is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Mass. He is Director of Education for…

Renowned Scholar and Author Russell Hittinger to Speak at College

Renowned scholar and author Russell Hittinger will be giving a lecture on Friday, January 27 at 4 p.m. The talk, entitled Are Societies Made Unto the Image and Likeness of God? A Thomistic Response to a Disputed Issue, will be held in the St. Kilian’s Café. Since 1996, Hittinger is the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he is also a Research Professor in the School of Law.  He specializes…

Students Lead Hundreds of Thousands in the March for Life

On January 23, the entire student body of Christendom College, including members of the faculty and staff, led hundreds of thousands in protesting abortion at the 39th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Select students were given the honor of carrying the lead March for Life banner as well as the official March for Life flags. This was the fourth time in the college’s 34 year history that it had been selected to lead the walk down Constitution Avenue…

College’s Quality Enhancement Plan Moves Forward

Christendom College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Education for a Lifetime: Christendom’s Academic and Professional Integration Program, or ELP, continues to develop and will begin a testing phase this semester. An important initiative of the College’s re-accreditation process, the QEP will integrate the college’s liberal arts mission. ELP is designed to address the two central pillars of the College’s QEP. The first pillar is that the program should extend over a student’s entire time at Christendom. That is why the courses…

College to Lead the 39th Annual March for Life in Washington

[caption id="attachment_4882" align="alignright" width="350"] Students lead the March for Life in 2009.[/caption] For the fourth time in its 34 year history, Christendom College has been selected to lead the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., carrying the main March for Life banner and flags. "This is a great honor for us as a college," says Admissions Director Tom McFadden. "We have been cancelling classes on the day of the March every year since our founding in 1977, and traveling…

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

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will deliver a three-part lecture series on January 12, 19, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, O'Donnell's series is entitled "The Real Presence of Christ: A Study of Saint John’s Book of Signs" and will be an in-depth reflection on the Gospel of St. John. O'Donnell was the first layman to receive both his licentiate and doctoral degrees in Ascetical…

Entire Student Body to Protest Abortion at March for Life

On January 23, the entire student body of Christendom College, as well as members of the faculty and staff, will join the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans at the 39th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Christendom has cancelled classes for the day and the Student Activities Council has charted buses to transport over 400 people from its Front Royal, Virginia, campus. “I love the fact that our school closes for the March and we all caravan together…

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