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January 31, 2013

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Professor Shannon Debates Brown University Scholar on History of the Family

Dr. Christopher Shannon, associate professor of history at Christendom College, recently engaged in a lively debate with noted Brown University historian Prof. Robert O. Self on the politics of the family in America since the 1960s.  Prof. Self is the author of the highly acclaimed study, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s. “I do not take issue with the facts Professor Self presents, but rather the framework within which he organizes these facts,” says…

Cardinal Arinze to Discuss Year of Faith and the Apostolate

Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, will deliver a talk entitled, The Year of Faith and the Apostolate of the Laity, to the students and faculty at Christendom College on February 4, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Part of the college's Major Speakers Program, the talk will be based upon his forthcoming book that examines role of the laity in transforming the culture. “This topic is very timely and something dear…

Thomistic Scholar Rev. Thomas White Addresses Faculty and Students

Thomistic scholar and author, Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., delivered the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on January 28 at Christendom College. The talk, entitled “How Does the Resurrection of Christ Illumine Human Reason? From Benedict XVI to St. Thomas Aquinas,” explored the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and its influence of philosophical thought. Delving into the thought of modern philosophers on the relation of the body to the soul and Pope Benedict XVI’s response to them, Fr.…

College to Host Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents Roundtable

On February 1-2, Christendom College will welcome a number of Catholic college and university presidents to its Front Royal, Va., campus as it hosts the Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents’ Roundtable. The Roundtable will examine the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic institutions of higher education, and will give the presidents an opportunity to discuss some very important issues. “I believe that all the presidents involved will benefit by meeting to meditate on how we can cooperate with each other to be…

Entire Student Body Joins Hundreds of Thousands at National March for Life

On January 25, Christendom College transported over 400 students, faculty, and staff to the 40th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Despite freezing temperatures, the college community rallied on the Mall facing Capitol Hill with an estimated 500,000 fellow pro-lifers from across the nation. The students were excited to be apart of the youthful gathering, which protests today’s biggest human rights issue. “The March is so invigorating because it is a chance to renew our commitment to life with…

Alumna Explains Christendom’s Impact on Her Vocation

Christendom College alumna Sr. Mary Jordan (Ida Friemoth, ’05) made her Solemn Profession of vows as a Dominican nun in August of last year at the Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury, AL. Upon this joyous occasion, she took the time to reflect on her time at Christendom College, and how it affected her discernment to the religious life: [caption id="attachment_3583" align="alignright" width="350"] Sister Mary Jordan with her family.[/caption] My time at Christendom was very influential in forming me intellectually,…

Bishop Loverde Blesses New Radio Station at Christendom College

[caption id="attachment_3589" align="alignleft" width="300"] Following the blessing, College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell, Bishop Loverde, and Catholic Radio Association President Steve Gajdosik stand in front of the WXDM tower located behind Crusader Gymnasium.[/caption] On January 18, Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde celebrated Mass at Christendom College and blessed the radio tower and transmitter of the college's new Catholic radio station WXDM 90.3 FM. The station, which launched late last year, is the first Catholic radio station to broadcast from Virginia. During…

Thomistic Scholar and Author Rev. Thomas White to Deliver Lecture

Thomistic scholar and author, Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will deliver the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Monday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The talk, entitled How Does the Resurrection of Christ Illumine Human Reason? From Benedict XVI to St. Thomas Aquinas, will be held in the St. Kilian’s Café, and is open to the public. Rev. White is a native of southeastern Georgia. He converted to Catholicism in college, in part from the influence of reading the letters…

Christendom College to Host Career Fair

[caption id="attachment_3596" align="alignright" width="350"] Director of Career Development Mike Mochel chats with students.[/caption] Christendom College will host its first annual Career Fair on February 21, 2013. The fair, which will be held in the lower hall of Christ the King Chapel from 12:30-4:30 p.m., will welcome 15-20 businesses that will offer students career opportunities, internships, and summer jobs. Mr. Mike Mochel, Christendom's Director of Career Development, is organizing the event to assist students with networking opportunities, and to help them…

Bishop Loverde to Bless Christendom College’s Radio Station Tower

On January 18, Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde will bless the radio tower and transmitter of Christendom College’s new Catholic radio station WXDM 90.3 FM. The Bishop will celebrate Mass at the College’s Christ the King Chapel and then process to the Crusader Gymnasium—the site of the station's tower—for the blessing. “We are very excited to have Bishop Loverde visit our campus for the blessing,” WXDM’s general manager Niall O’Donnell said. “The programming on the station fits perfectly with the…

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