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October 29, 2012

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College Holds Largest Pro-Life Event in 35-Year History

Christendom College's pro-life group, Shield of Roses, held its biggest protest in 35 years of its existence this past Saturday. On October 27, over 225 students, faculty, staff, and visitors traveled to Washington, D.C., to peacefully protest abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic, located just north of the White House, on 16th Street. The group protests at this same clinic each Saturday morning during the academic year, but normally only around 20 students make the trek into D.C. on a…

College Ranked A “Best Value” by Kiplinger Magazine

Christendom College is once again included in an exclusive ranking of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Kiplinger’s made the announcement earlier this week, including Christendom in the top 50 of its annual list of best values in private institutions, naming the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability. In a Kiplinger’s article set to appear in the December issue on the magazine, Senior Editor Jane Bennett Clark notes: “In these challenging times,…

Christendom Students to Hold Largest Pro-Life Protest at Planned Parenthood Clinic in DC

Christendom College's student-run pro-life group, Shield of Roses, will be travelling to Washington, DC, on October 27 to pray in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic located at 1108 16th Street, NW. Over 250 students—65% of the student body—have signed up for what they call Mega Shield, an event held once a semester that aims to draw a larger number than the 20-30 students that normally participate. At this Saturday’s Mega Shield, students hope to attract a record number of…

Cardinal Newman Society Chooses Christendom as a Top Catholic College

This week, Christendom College once again appeared as a recommended college in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a free online resource for parents and students seeking a faithful Catholic education. This comprehensive guide distinguishes 28 Catholic colleges and universities from across the world based on the strength of their Catholic identity. "Christendom College is one of the foremost institutions carrying the banner in the renewal of Catholic higher education," said Patrick J. Reilly, President…

Graduate School Professor Featured on Catholic Answers Radio

Graduate School Professor Steve Weidenkopf was featured on the Catholic Answers Live Radio Program on October 15. The program, hosted by Patrick Coffin, is a daily, two-hour radio program dedicated to Catholic apologetics and evangelization. Weidenkopf fielded questions from callers and addressed the origin of the sacraments, the Great Schism, and other topics. You can listen to this informative program here: http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/church-history-qa-7603 Weidenkopf is also the creator and author of the Epic: A Journey through Church History adult faith formation program, which includes…

Alumni Find Success With Charles Koch Institute

Confronted with America’s current economic crisis and the threats to religious freedom and private property, Christendom graduates are feeling the call to defend human dignity and our nation’s founding principles. In recent years, several graduates have pursued that avenue with the Charles Koch Institute in Arlington, VA. [caption id="attachment_4166" align="alignright" width="350"] L-R: John Mavretich (’09), Tyler Lowe ('11), Bonnie Wunderlich (’10), and Joe Norton (’10)[/caption] Armed with their Christendom liberal arts degrees, Clint Atkins (’07), John Mavretich (’09), Bonnie Wunderlich…

Annual Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for Athletic Scholarship

[caption id="attachment_4169" align="alignright" width="350"] Tournament winners: Paul Heisler, Max Hess, Howie Walsh, and Tommy Salmon[/caption] On October 5, Christendom College's Thomas S. Vander Woude Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Course in Front Royal, Va., raising a record $20,000 with 110 golfers and 40 sponsors. Alumni, friends, and supporters of the college came together to assist in the hosting of the tournament, which featured various contests, raffles, and door prizes. "This year's tournament was without a…

President O’Donnell Celebrates 20 Years of Inspirational Leadership

[caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignright" width="350"] Director of Admissions & Marketing Tom McFadden presents O'Donnell with the spiritual bouquet.[/caption] Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell celebrates the 20th Anniversary of his installation as president today, October 11. On October 10, the staff, faculty, students, and alumni of Christendom showed their appreciation to O'Donnell for his dedicated leadership with several gifts including a large spiritual bouquet from the entire Christendom community. Executive Vice President Mark McShurley released the following statement on this momentous…

College Students in Rome Meet and Dine with Cardinal Dolan

Students participating in the College’s Junior Semester in Rome Program dined and met Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York this week.  The Cardinal hosted students at his favorite restaurant in Rome where they partook in the recording of a radio program for SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel. The radio program, set to air Wednesday, October 17, gathered a group of students from various schools studying in Rome for a special town-hall style program. Geared to give day-to-day advice for Catholics, the…

Professor Jenislawski to Explain Origins of the Bible

Christendom College Theology Professor Eric Jenislawski will deliver a two-part lecture series, entitled “Forming Sacred Scripture,” on October 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church Hall in Annandale, Va. The series, sponsored by The Institute of Catholic Culture, will examine the Bible and how it was written and compiled. Jenislawski teaches courses in Sacred Scripture, Revelation, and Christology at Christendom College. He is near completion of his doctoral thesis concerning biblical interpretation at The Catholic University of…

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