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November 27, 2012

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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…

Christendom Players Amaze Audiences with Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan

The Christendom College Players brought Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan to life at the Warren County High School auditorium on November 9-11. "I was very pleased with the performances and very proud of the dedicated, hard working cast and crew," the play’s director Dr. Patrick Keats said. "It was an interesting combination of experienced and inexperienced performers—as well as a good representation of all the classes, from freshmen to seniors.” His thirty-third show at Christendom, Keats noted that Wilde’s witty comedy is…

Poet and Author to Deliver Lecture at Christendom College

Dr. James Wilson, an author and professor of literature at Villanova University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Drama of Cultural Conservatism," at Christendom College on November 19 at 4:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the College’s conservative student discussion group, the Cincinnatus League, the talk will be held in St. Kilian’s Café. Dr. Wilson has authored many essays on philosophical-theology and literature, and is currently at work on two books: T.S. Eliot, Jacques Maritain, and the Return to the Real and The Vision of…

College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell Reflects on Presidential Election

College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell shared his reflections on the recent presidential elections today. Despite what O'Donnell calls "bitterly disappointing" election results, he calls on all friends of the College to work together and face the difficult and troubled future with confidence. Watch the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCQVsfCW7Y

Christendom Professors to Deliver Free Lectures in Northern Virginia

Christendom College philosophy professors Mark Wunsch and Dr. John Cuddeback will be delivering lectures in the Northern Virginia area this month. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Wunsch’s talk is entitled, “Desire: Understanding the Will of Man,” and Cuddeback’s is entitled, “Concepts of Corruption: Plato's Critique of Government.” Prof. Wunsch’s talk will be held on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., in the St. Michael Church Hall, located at 7401 Saint Michael's Lane, Annandale, VA 22003. After receiving his…

Christendom College Players To Perform Lady Windermere’s Fan

The Christendom College Players will present Lady Windermere’s Fan on November 9-11 at the Warren County High School auditorium in Front Royal, Virginia. Written by the great Irish author, Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan combines a witty comedy with an ingenious plot. Christendom English professor Dr. Patrick Keats will direct the play, which will be his thirty-third show at Christendom, and Theresa McGuirk will join Keats as co-directior. The talented student cast includes senior Sarah Halbur, freshman Monica Dilworth, sophomore Nick Gossin, sophomore Alex…

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