Christendom College

December 18, 2014



Christendom Board Chairman Bethell Evaluates Final Report of Women Religious in U.S.

Christendom College’s Chairman of the Board, Donna Bethell, wrote an article for the National Catholic Register on December 17, on the recent report on the apostolic visitation on institutes of women religious in the United States, published by Congregation for institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on December 16. In her post, Bethell posits that, amongst the many findings and commentary on the state of religious vocations amongst women in the U.S., the report does very little…


College Named a Top 25 Best Value College by Kiplinger’s

Christendom College is ranked number 20 in an exclusive list of the top 25 private liberal arts colleges in the Southeast/Mid-South region by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. Kiplinger's made the announcement earlier this week, including Christendom in their top 25 best college values in that region, naming the institutions that combine outstanding quality with affordability. "Kiplinger has been giving sound economic advice for decades and it’s great to receive this recognition," says Christendom's vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden. "It…


College Mourns the Loss of William E. May

This week, the Christendom College community mourned the loss of Dr. William E. May. The well-known moral theologian, author, and tireless warrior in the pro-life movement died on December 13. Dr. May was a professor at the Christendom Graduate School in addition to being the Michael J. McGinley Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family at the Catholic University of America.  He authored many books that eloquently defended and…


Christendom Student Honored by Diocese as Volunteer of the Year

Christendom College sophomore Thomas Hepler, from Cranberry, Pa., was recently honored by being named one of the Diocese of Arlington’s “Volunteers of the Year.” Hepler, who serves as the president of the college’s pro-life group, Shield of Roses, as well as the president of the sophomore class, received his award at the Youth and Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner, held on December 9 at St. Joseph’s Church in Herndon, Va., where more than 400 volunteers, family, and friends gathered to honor…


College to Protest Abortion and Affirm Life at Annual March for Life

On January 22, 2015, the entire student body of Christendom College, as well as members of the faculty and staff, will join the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans at the 42nd Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Christendom has cancelled classes for the day and the Student Activities Council has charted buses to transport over 400 people from its Front Royal, Virginia, campus. Every year, Christendom has a very big presence at the March for Life, being one…


Summer Institute in Ireland Opens Registration for Life-Changing Program

Christendom College recently opened registration for its popular St. Columcille Institute, held each summer in Ireland.  Featuring classes in Catholic theology, history, and literature, the Institute will be held from July 17 to August 9. Young Catholic leaders in Ireland and America are invited to reserve their spot on an adventure that will equip them with the intellectual tools they need to be effective agents in the New Evangelization. For the last two years, the St. Columcille Institute has enriched…


Christendom Basketball Sensation Burgess Second in Nation in Scoring

Lady Crusader Freshman forward Bryn Burgess is the second leading scorer in the nation, with an average of 22.7 points per game, according to the most recent USCAA ranking. An amazing aspect of her second place ranking is that Burgess, a graduate of Seton School in Manassas, Va., where she was a star player, has started in only 5 of the first 7 games. The current scoring leader is Cianna Peterson, from Vaughn College, who has started 6 out of…


Christendom to Host Prominent Speakers at Conference on Apologetics

Christendom College will hold its biennial summer conference on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at its Front Royal, Va., campus. The one-day conference, “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization,” will feature prominent speakers Marcus Grodi, Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Dr. Timothy O'Donnell, Dr. Brendan McGuire, and Dr. R.J. Matava. The speakers will cover a wide variety of topics focused on linking apologetics with the New Evangelization and how these aspects may be applied to every facet of life. Dr. Timothy…


Christendom’s Liberal Arts Program Makes Alumni Excel Beyond Peers

In a recent online article on Yahoo Finance, author Rick Newman posits that there is “one vital skill, however, that transcends many jobs and fields and may be every worker’s best shot at financial security.” He says that this one “uberskill” is conceptualization, which he defines as “the ability to see how the elements of an abstract whole fit together and to identify problems that need to be addressed before other do.” This uberskill is essential for getting ahead, he…


Dr. Christopher Blum Speaks on the Burning Charity of St. Francis de Sales

On December 3, author and professor Dr. Christopher Blum delivered a talk to the students and faculty of Christendom College titled “Charity's Burning Lamp: St. Francis de Sales and the Renewal of the Catholic Mind.” Following the talk, Blum and Christendom history professor Chris Shannon signed copies of their new co-authored book, “The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History.” Blum, professor and academic dean at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colo., began his talk with…

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