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June 30, 2015

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Alumni Seek to Strengthen Domestic Church with Day of Reflection and Discussion

Christendom College will host the first annual “Alumni Day of Reflection and Discussion” on July 10. Focusing on the topic of “Living the Call to Missionary Discipleship: The Domestic Church in the Modern World,” alumni and their families will gather on campus for a series of discussions, presentations, and meditations to help them understand the role of the domestic Church and how they can live their vocation to it more fully. “Christendom graduates have been gifted a rich treasury of…

Graduate Students to Help with Renewal of Religious Order

Graduate students of Christendom College are currently working with officials in the Vatican to organize the consecrated women of Regnum Christi as a more autonomous, self-governing entity within the Church — renewing both their personal lives and the religious order in the process. Each of the four women are studying in Christendom’s M.A. program, and call their education instrumental in their ability to work closely with the Vatican on this issue. “My studies at Christendom, which are concentrated in the…

Christendom’s Marshner Dispels Falsehoods About Transubstantiation

Christendom College founding faculty member Dr. William Marshner spoke on the historical and theological origins of the notion of “transubstantiation” this past week at the Institute of Catholic Culture. Drawing on his vast knowledge of the Church Fathers, Marshner dispelled the idea that transubstantiation only began to be spoken of in the Middle Ages, and explained the falsity of views saying that Christ only implied a symbolic change when he instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. In his lecture…

Incoming Freshman Aims to Score with Lady Crusaders Volleyball

Christendom College’s Lady Crusaders volleyball team will welcome a new face to the team this fall: incoming freshman Johna Fackler, a two-time MVP and three-time team captain of her previous volleyball teams. Fackler, hailing from Mount Washington, Ky., was recruited by Christendom’s athletic department last summer, and plans to continue her love of volleyball and passion for an outstanding Catholic, liberal arts education upon her arrival. Christendom’s athletic director Joshua Petersen noticed Fackler’s impressive skills on berecruited.com last summer, leading…

Christendom’s Experience Christendom Summer Program Enjoys Record Enrollment

The nation’s most popular, well-attended, and highly ranked pre-college summer program broke all of its previous records by enrolling 60% more students than last year. By the conclusion of the summer, over 280 high school students will have taken part in the Experience Christendom Summer Program held over 6 one-week sessions during June and July. “We’ve experienced waiting lists year after year for the program in the past, which is why we added two extra sessions this summer. Even with…

Board Member Sees Christendom as Beacon of Hope

Countless generous donors have blessed Christendom College over the years, giving of themselves philanthropically and leaving a legacy in the process. Daniel Gorman, a faithful benefactor to the college and a member of the Board of Directors, is one such donor, giving selflessly to Christendom for many years due to his belief in its mission and his love of the student body. Before finding Christendom College, Gorman was very depressed by the state of Catholic education and its decreasing emphasis…

Bachelor’s Degree Key to Success According to Industry Leaders

The value of a bachelor’s degree is often downplayed by a society eager for graduates with more commercial, specialized degrees, such as in technology or finance. Such a belief needs to be corrected, however, according to today’s business leaders, as students with a well-rounded background in the humanities, such as from Christendom College, are often more appealing to employers. In his new book The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional, author James Citrin spoke with industry leaders…

D.C. Abortion Clinic Protested by Christendom’s Shield of Roses to Close

After years of prayerful protests, one of Washington D.C.’s Planned Parenthood abortion clinics is shutting down, according to a statement posted on the door to the clinic. Christendom College’s student-run pro-life organization Shield of Roses has been praying and counseling women in front of the 16th Street clinic for years, with nearly half of the student body coming out annually to protest in the annual “Mega Shield” events. In the statement, Planned Parenthood does state its intention to open another…

Students Learn How to Transform their Daily Lives in Philosophy Course

Christendom students are now learning how to achieve human greatness in their own daily lives, thanks to philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback’s course titled “Family and Household.” An upper-level philosophy class, “Family and Household” introduces students to a scholastic understanding of our most intimate relationships according to the thought of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas — an understanding that is especially urgent today. The question of what constitutes a “good” family or household is debated back and forth by modern…

Incoming Freshman Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

Incoming freshman Michael LaRochelle is setting his eye on an incredible goal: competing in gymnastics at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. LaRochelle, who is the third member of his family to attend Christendom College, plans on double-majoring in philosophy and mathematics, two subjects that should help perfect his knowledge of the sport. “Not only is there a ton of math in gymnastics, there’s philosophy, too. I see a lot of coaches …forget that gymnastics is a spectator sport, and so…

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