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February 28, 2013

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Nineteen Percent of Christendom’s Student Body to Do Missionary Work Over Spring Break

Nineteen percent of the students studying on Christendom College’s Front Royal, Va., campus will do missionary work during their spring break this year. The college’s robust annual mission trips program will send out 66 students, along with members of the faculty and staff, on four different mission trips across the globe. "These mission trips are so important for not only the people we serve, but our students as well," Mission Trips Program Director Mike Brown says. "The trips are often…

Five Christendom Basketball Players Make National All-Academic Team

[caption id="attachment_3534" align="alignright" width="350"] Junior Jonathan Fioramonti[/caption] Five Christendom College basketball athletes were nominated for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National All-Academic Team, which requires a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. Senior Mark Hepler, junior Jonathan Fioramonti, senior Tim Beer, sophomore John Hill, and senior Brendan Krebs made the All-Academic Team. "It is truly a testament of the character and desire for excellence in these young men. Making the honor roll at Christendom is no small feat, but…

Crusaders Crush American University Eagles in Rugby

In its first home game of the season, the Christendom College rugby team defeated the American University Eagles by a score of 54-5 on February 23. This is the second straight year that the Crusaders have defeated the Eagles, winning last year by a score of 40-7. Playing on the former Warren County Middle School football field, the Christendom Crusaders played one of their best games ever, bringing home a win against a very seasoned and tough team. Tries were…

Christendom College to Host Annual Discernment Weekend

Christendom College will host its annual Discernment Weekend on February 22-24. The weekend will focus on the priestly and religious life, dating and discerning marriage, life as a missionary, and many other topics pertaining to vocations. Friday evening Vespers in Christ the King Chapel will launch the weekend. After Vespers, all will gather for dinner in the St. Lawrence Commons before Stations of the Cross. Then the men and women separate to attend evenings of reflection and fellowship. On Saturday,…

College Hosts Catholic University Presidents for Roundtable Discussions

This month, Christendom College welcomed a number of Catholic college and university presidents to its Front Royal, Va., campus as it hosted the Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents Roundtable. The Roundtable, a private gathering of presidents of Catholic universities, colleges, and institutes, examined the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic institutions of higher education and signed a pledge of loyalty to the teachings of the Church. [caption id="attachment_3547" align="alignright" width="350"] Cardinal Arinze presides over one of the discussions—the signed pledge of loyalty to…

Alumni Find Success in the Wide World of Web Development

[caption id="attachment_3550" align="alignright" width="350"] Alumnus Bryan Hadro (right) shows his brother Matt ('10) the set of ESPN News during a tour of his workplace.[/caption] In a recent article featured in Forbes Magazine, a columnist wrote, “…when students and parents ask, ‘What can I do with a liberal arts major?’ the right answer, grounded in the evidence, is ‘A lot. A whole lot.’” Christendom alumni are part of the evidence to which the columnist referred. Filling positions across a wide spectrum…

Christendom College Community Thankful for Pope Benedict’s Pontificate

[caption id="attachment_3554" align="alignright" width="350"] College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell greets Pope Benedict on behalf of the College in 2011.[/caption] The entire College community, along with the rest of the Catholic world, was stunned by the announcement made today by the Holy Father that he would be stepping down as the Roman Pontiff on February 28, 2013. Pope Benedict said that he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with the demands of the position of Pope. In…

Christendom Professors to Deliver Free Lectures at the Institute of Catholic Culture

Christendom College theology professor Dr. William Marshner and history professor Dr. Brendan McGuire will be delivering lectures in the Northern Virginia area this month as part of the Institute of Catholic Culture’s spring lecture series. Marshner’s talk is entitled, “Saint Augustine: Free Will & the Grace of God,” and McGuire’s lecture series is entitled, “Sts. Cyril & Methodius: The Christening of Eastern Europe.” Dr. Marshner’s talk will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m., in the St. James…

Vatican Insider Cardinal Arinze Expounds on Role of the Laity in Today’s World

Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, spoke on "The Year of Faith and the Apostolate of the Laity" at Christendom College on February 4.  Speaking as part of the college's Major Speakers Program, His Eminence's talk was based upon his forthcoming book that examines the role of the laity in transforming the culture. Cardinal Arinze, who is celebrating his 55th anniversary of ordination this year, explained that the Holy Father,…

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