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April 29, 2016

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Four Christendom Alumni to Be Ordained Priests this Summer

Christendom College’s Catholic, liberal arts education has helped inspire nearly two hundred religious vocations since its founding, thanks to the college’s firm commitment to the Magisterium and its vibrant spiritual atmosphere. Of the nearly two hundred alumni that have discerned vocations to the religious life, seventy-five men have become priests thus far. That number will increase to almost eighty this summer, with four alumni being ordained as priests over the next few months. [caption id="attachment_8482" align="alignright" width="175"] Deacon Philip O'Neill[/caption]…

Students Excel Beyond Peers for Prestigious Summer Internships

While some make plans for rest and relaxation this summer, Christendom students are lining up internships with top companies to span the break between academic years, unwilling to let any time go to waste that could be better spent preparing them for a successful future.  As always, the faculty and staff of the college worked with the students to either bring these exciting opportunities to them, or to help them secure the positions once discovered. Rising junior Charlie McKenna will…

Crusaders Aim for 20th Win in Rugby Season Finale at Home

Christendom’s rugby team is looking to make Christendom sports history this weekend, as they aim for their twentieth win of the season against the Griffons U23 men’s rugby club. The match will be the Crusaders’ final game of this historic season, and will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, on Crusader Field. The Crusaders are entering the game in the midst of an incredible run, in which they have won fourteen of their last fifteen games, including a…

Christendom to Honor Edwin Cardinal O’Brien and Dr. James Hitchcock at Commencement

Christendom College will celebrate its 37th Commencement weekend on May 13-15, and will honor renowned historian and author Dr. James Hitchcock and His Eminence Edwin Cardinal O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, at the ceremony. Hitchcock will be the commencement speaker for this year’s ceremonies on May 14, where he will be awarded the college’s Queen Isabel Catholic Vision of History Award before delivering his address. “Dr. James Hitchcock has for decades faithfully…

Christendom to Welcome Acclaimed Swedish Theologian Dr. Mats Wahlberg for Lecture

Christendom College will welcome acclaimed Swedish theologian Dr. Mats Wahlberg to America for an exclusive lecture on Monday, May 23, at its graduate school campus in Alexandria, Va. The talk, titled “Revelation as Testimony: The Resurrection of Christ as Historical Fact,” will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a wine reception and book signing occurring prior to the talk at 6:30 p.m. A convert from Lutheranism, Wahlberg holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Umeå Universitet in Sweden, and a Ph.D.…

Christendom’s Shannon Debates Culture Wars at Progressive-Conservative Summit

Christendom history professor Dr. Christopher Shannon recently engaged in a lively debate with professor Andrew Hartman on the timely topic of “culture wars” at the 2016 Progressive-Conservative Summit, hosted by the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Shannon provided a Catholic traditionalist rebuttal to Hartman’s more progressive views, outlining the ways in which Hartman’s work, A War for the Soul of America, both illuminates and obscures the modern day understanding of the divisions that continue…

Crusaders Sweep Jeff Hewitt Memorial Cup Tournament for 3rd Trophy of the Year

Christendom’s rugby team travelled to Pittsburgh this past weekend and added another trophy to the case in the process, sweeping the Jeff Hewitt Memorial Cup Tournament for the second year in a row. Playing against new teams that outweighed the Crusaders, Christendom again used their incredible speed and perseverance to exploit their opponents’ weaknesses, raising their season record to an historic 19-4. After dominating Franciscan University of Steubenville in the 3rd Annual Shield Match the weekend before, the Crusaders travelled…

Students Wow Audiences with Production of “Les Miserables”

Christendom students, in conjunction with a local private school, Chelsea Academy, brought audiences to tears, laughs, and cheers this past weekend with their performances of the widely acclaimed school version of the musical Les Misérables. Packing hundreds into the theater for each of the three performances, the musical featured strong vocal performances, stunning set design, authentic costumes, and inspired direction from sophomore director Emma Hackett and sophomore producer Kieran O’Donnell, leading to one of the most enjoyable shows ever put…

America’s Pastime Returns: Christendom Reintroduces Baseball Program

[caption id="attachment_8349" align="alignleft" width="350"] Christendom after winning the 2012 ESBL Championship.[/caption] Christendom College’s rich athletic program will expand next spring, with the return of the men’s baseball program to the college. After a two-year hiatus, the Christendom Crusaders will swing for the fences in the spring of 2017, giving students further opportunities to compete at the collegiate level. Christendom’s athletic director, Patrick Quest, has been actively working to bring back the baseball program since joining Christendom’s staff this past summer.…

Alumnus Inspires Students to Pursue Careers in Neuroscience

Phil O’Herron, a philosophy major and 2000 graduate of Christendom College, was the featured speaker at Christendom’s popular networking series, “Life on Tap,” held in St. Kilian’s Café on April 19. Over fifty students, faculty, and staff attended to listen to O’Herron share his experience in the field of neuroscience, and how they can achieve similar success thanks to their liberal arts education. Now a post-doc at the Medical University of South Carolina, O’Herron began by relating his passion for…

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