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December 17, 2013

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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…

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