Christendom College

December 17, 2013



Christendom Student Trades Hats with Pope Francis

[caption id="attachment_3043" align="alignleft" width="300"] Deucher reaches out to hand the zucchetto to Pope Francis.[/caption] On December 4, Christendom College junior Peter Deucher traded zucchettos with Pope Francis at an audience held just before the end of the college's Junior Semester in Rome Program. "We got to St. Peter's square extra early to secure seats next to the barrier," Deucher said. "We arrived at five, but it wasn't till ten that the Pope wheeled up." As Pope Francis passed by, Deucher…


Christendom College President Participates at Pontifical Gathering in Mexico

[caption id="attachment_3047" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. O'Donnell with the President of the Commission on Latin America, Cardinal Marc Oulette.[/caption] In November, Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, for a pilgrimage and meeting with the Pontifical Commission on Latin America. The commission discussed the new evangelization in light of Pope Francis' pontificate as well as other topics including the challenges facing Catholic higher education on the American continent. O'Donnell participated in the group, led by Archbishop Charles…


Christendom Alumni Ordained Deacons

On November 23, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco ordained Christendom College alumni Zach Akers, '05, and Daniel Heenan, '05, to the diaconate in the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Also, alumni Bill Erwin, '00, and John Killackey, '11, recently received their clerical tonsure and incorporation into the FSSP on October 18. Both Akers and Heenan will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg, Va, by Bishop…


College Opens Registration For Highly-Acclaimed Summer Program

This week Christendom College opened registration for its ever-popular Experience Christendom Summer Program for students who will be entering their senior year of high school next fall. Four sessions of the one-week program will be held from June 15 - July 19, 2014. The program gives students— who come from all across the US—a chance to discern whether an education at Christendom is in their future, quite often, aiding them in their understanding of the benefits of a liberal arts…


College Announces Second Annual Summer Program in Ireland

This summer, Christendom College will hold its second annual St. Columcille Institute, a program in Ireland featuring classes in Catholic theology, history, and literature. Held from July 20 to August 11, 2014, the Institute invites young Catholic leaders in Ireland and America to acquire the intellectual tools they need to be effective agents in the New Evangelization. "After the success of last year's program, we are even more excited," College President and Institute Director Dr. Timothy O'Donnell says. "Students really…


Christendom Players Dazzle Audiences with “The Three Musketeers”

The Christendom College Players performed "The Three Musketeers" on November 22-24. An adaption by Ken Ludwig of Alexander Dumas' beloved novel, the play featured a talented cast, gorgeous costumes, and swashbuckling excitement that entertained audiences at each performance. Directed by professional actress, Katie Long, and Christendom literature professor, Dr. Patrick Keats, the play followed the story of D'Artagnan, a young man from the countryside of France. D'Artagnan travels to Paris, where he meets the story's namesake the three musketeers and…


Christendom College Celebrates the End of the Year of Faith with Eucharistic Procession

On November 24, Christendom College celebrated the Feast of Christ the King with Mass, Benediction and Eucharistic procession. On this patronal feast, which marked the end of the Year of Faith, the entire college community also consecrated itself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, something it has been doing every year since 1992. The college was founded under the patronage of Christ the King and under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, and as…


Christendom College to Consecrate Itself to Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Sunday, November 24, Christendom College will consecrate itself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, something it has been doing every year since 1992 on its patronal feast of Christ the King.  The college was founded under the patronage of Christ the King and under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, and as such, has a deep devotion to both. "It is imperative that we continue to re-consecrate our hearts and minds to Our…


Christendom Professor Dr. Cuddeback to Appear on EWTN, Deliver Lectures

Christendom College philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback will appear on EWTN News Nightly on Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. in a segment that examines the slow food movement. Cuddeback will also deliver a lecture series at for the Institute of Catholic Culture on November 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. The series, entitled "Plato's Apology: In Defense of Virtue in the Face of Death," will be held at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Annandale, Va. Cuddeback earned his B.A.…


Christendom College Ranked in Top Ten of Colleges

Kiplinger magazine released its "Best Values in Private Colleges Under $20K" listing this week. Christendom College was ranked sixth in the nation, behind such well known institutions as Amherst College, Brigham Young University, and Yale, and ahead of Harvard and Thomas Aquinas College. According to Kiplinger's website, the purpose of this "top ten" list is to highlight those schools whose actual cost, the net price, is below $20,000 a year. Most colleges have a higher sticker price, but when all…

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