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August 30, 2017

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College To Offer 40 Hours Devotion in Honor of 40th Anniversary

Christendom College’s student body will gather in the college’s Christ the King Chapel this weekend to offer forty consecutive hours of devotion, in honor of the college’s 40th anniversary celebrations this year. The college’s chaplaincy regularly offers all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday of every month, but they wanted to take that regular event to the next level during the anniversary month of the college. [caption id="attachment_13880" align="aligncenter" width="625"] First Friday adoration is one of the most…

Alumni Start Catholic High School

Starting a school is not an easy task — just ask the founders of Christendom College. And yet, the need is great in today’s educational landscape for schools that are both affordable and that teach the truths and joy of the Catholic faith. Seeing that need in their own community, alumni John O’Herron and Denny Pregent founded Cardinal Newman Academy in Richmond, Virginia, a private, coeducational high school that is born of their appreciation for having received such an education. Cardinal Newman Academy will open its doors for…

Christendom Launches 40th Anniversary Year with Record Enrollment

Christendom College launched its 40th anniversary year with a new record enrollment, raising the total student body to 494 students. College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell made the announcement on August 20 during his opening of the academic year address to the student body, encouraging them to strive for greatness during this upcoming year. “As a noble warrior on the field of battle, [Jesus] beckons you to stand with Him and to dare to be great,” said O’Donnell. “You can be…

Lifting People Out of Poverty in Portland

This story appears in the Spring 2017 edition of Instaurare. Subscribe today! It can be said that many people don’t know what to do with their finances. If this were not the case, there would not be a whole aisle at bookstores dedicated to financial planning, and people such as Dave Ramsey would not have such a “cult following.” For many people, not knowing how to plan financially can send them spiraling into debt, and can keep them from realizing their dreams.…

At the Intersection of Finance and the Liberal Arts

by Matt Worley ’12 This article appears in Instaurare. Subscribe today! “The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.” – Steve Jobs The quote above from the late Steve Jobs is one of my favorites. It serves to harmonize the discord of seemingly disparate pairs to modern man’s ear: reason and creation. Technology and the liberal arts. Contemporary man equates…

College Welcomes New Chaplain

Arlington Diocese’s Bishop Michael Burbidge has assigned Fr. Marcus Pollard as the new head chaplain at Christendom College. Fr. Pollard’s assignment began in July, and he will con-celebrate the college’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, which officially opens the new academic year, with Bishop Burbidge on August 20. Fr. Pollard was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, on Dec. 22, 1962, to David and Ilse Pollard. He has three brothers, including Fr. Christopher Pollard, who currently serves as pastor of St.…

Pro-Life League President Ready to Lead at College

Bridget Duffy is a born leader. A high schooler from Massachusetts, she has already proven her strength and intelligence in a variety of roles, from the classroom, to the basketball court, to the fight for a pro-life America. She seems destined for great accomplishments, making the all-important college decision a crucial one in her young life. Where she went could either help her continue to grow into an even greater leader, or stunt her into a different path. With that…

Christendom Celebrates Graduate School Commencement

Twenty-one graduate students earned their Master of Arts in theological studies from Christendom College’s graduate school on August 5, while three earned their Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas. During the ceremony, each graduate received the academic hood from graduate school dean Dr. R.J. Matava, before receiving their diploma from vice president for academic affairs Dr. Greg Townsend. [caption id="attachment_13594" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The twenty-one members of the graduating class, along with faculty.[/caption] Graduate David Booz delivered the valedictory address, encouraging his fellow…

High School Summer Program Shatters Enrollment Records

After nineteen summers of being the most popular, well attended, and highly ranked summer program of its kind, there were seemingly few ways for the Experience Christendom Summer Program to improve. And yet, the program exceeded its reputation in 2017, with every available spot filled for the first time ever. Two hundred and eighty-eight high school seniors participated in the program during the months of June and July, getting a taste of the college experience during a week most frequently…

Department of Justice Internship Opens Doors

Anthony Brooks, a rising senior, has been interested in politics and government for the past few years. Majoring in political science and economics at Christendom has intensified his interest and given him the skills and knowledge he needs to pursue the world of politics after college. This summer, Brooks is working in D.C. in a competitive internship at the Department of Justice, where he is gaining skills and making connections that will give him an edge in the field post-graduation.…

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