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November 29, 2016

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Christendom Grad School Welcomes Fr. Thomas Weinandy to Speak on Mystery of Christ

Theologian and prolific author Fr. Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap., recently delivered a lecture at Christendom College’s Graduate School, speaking on the mystery of Jesus Christ. Engaging a packed lecture hall, Fr. Weinandy spoke on Christ’s humanity with clarity and wit, providing a fitting theological prelude to the season of Advent. Fr. Weinandy, a member of the International Theological Commission and a former faculty member at Oxford, specializes in Christology, Trinitarian theology, Soteriology and philosophical notions of God in the Fathers,…

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Praises Christendom College

Longtime journalist Paul Greenberg wrote glowingly of Christendom College in a recent editorial for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, praising its curriculum for inspiring “a life of faith and reason” in today’s world of increasingly specialized higher education. Arguing for strength amidst today’s “contagious grip of…ideological fashions,” Greenberg discusses Christendom College in relation to an article written by First Things editor R.R. Reno, concerning his visit to Christendom in October for his Major Speaker lecture. After reading the article, Greenberg was impressed…

Student Dances Her Way to Mainland European Irish Dancing Victory

Junior Chloe Herrmann took advantage of her time studying in Rome in a unique way this past weekend: competing in and winning the Mainland European Irish Dancing Championships in Austria. Competing against representatives from countries across Europe, including Germany, Russia, and Poland, Herrmann’s incredible performance also earned her a coveted qualifying spot for the World Championships in Dublin, which will be held this coming spring. Herrmann has been Irish dancing for the past 13 years, making it an important aspect…

Christendom Players Rivet Audiences with The Crucible

The Christendom College Players put audiences through an emotional roller coaster this past weekend, bringing their trademark skill and passion to Arthur Miller’s famed The Crucible. A dark, tragic story revolving around the Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible brought out the best in Christendom’s pool of acting talent, resulting in a haunting production that left audiences cheering and challenged. Packing hundreds into the theater for each of its four performances, The Crucible featured vibrant costumes, exquisite production design, and an…

Liberal Arts Needed Now More Than Ever, According to Forbes

With the nation and the world at large continuing to fall into division and strife, as particularly seen on social media following the recent election, many outlets are looking for solutions to the problems at hand. For Forbes, their solution is a familiar one to Christendom students: a liberal arts education, which allows one to see the world from a multi-faceted view, enabling one to understand others’ opinions and see beyond one perspective. Written by Willard Dix, who covers college admissions…

College President O’Donnell Honored for Bolstering Catholic Education in America

[caption id="attachment_10680" align="alignleft" width="350"] Dr. Timothy O'Donnell with award presenter Fr. Bjorn Lundberg.[/caption] Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell recently received multiple honors for his work in Catholic higher education. Angelus Academy awarded him the St. John Bosco Award for Catholic Education and the Irish Education 100 named him one of the top 100 educators in the United States. Both awards further bolster Christendom’s reputation as the gold standard in Catholic liberal arts education in the U.S., led by a…

30% of Student Body Protest Abortion for Mega Shield

Over 150 Christendom College students, faculty, and staff took part in Mega Shield — a once a semester college-wide prayerful protest at a Metro DC abortion clinic on November 12. The group prayed numerous rosaries and counseled women at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Silver Spring, Md. Organized by sophomore Henry Love, the Mega Shield event drew enough participants to line the entire street corner around the Planned Parenthood clinic, giving the students and college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell the…

College President O’Donnell to Celebrate Feast of Christ the King with Talk at Institute of Catholic Culture

Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will offer a fitting prelude to the Advent season for residents of Northern Virginia next Sunday, with an exclusive talk on a topic near to O’Donnell’s heart: Christ the King. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, the talk will be given at St. Veronica Church Hall in Chantilly, Va., beginning at 6:00 p.m. O’Donnell, who was the first layman to receive both his licentiate and doctoral degrees in ascetical and mystical theology from…

Philosopher Kaczor Dispels the Biggest Myths About the Catholic Church

Prolific author and philosopher Dr. Christopher Kaczor delivered a lecture to the Christendom community on November 14, speaking on “The 7 Biggest Myths About the Catholic Church.” The lecture, which was given as a part of the college’s Major Speakers Program, touched on issues ranging from the Church’s views on same-sex marriage to contraception, providing students with strong defenses for the Faith to utilize in the public square. To begin his talk, Kaczor turned to one of the biggest myths…

Christendom Students to Present Classic American Drama “The Crucible”

The Christendom College Players will return to the stage in mid-November, performing the classic American drama, The Crucible. Directed and performed by Christendom students, the sweeping production will be presented at Warren County Middle School in Front Royal, Va., from November 18-20. Written in 1953 by American playwright Arthur Miller, The Crucible is a dramatized story of the infamous Salem Witch Trials that occurred in the late 1600s. Considered a classic and a central work in the canon of American…

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