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November 30, 2017

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Deacon Michael Baggot to Become 83rd Alumnus Priest

Deacon Michael Baggot (’07) will become Christendom’s 83rd alumnus priest when he is ordained in Rome by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, on December 16. Deacon Baggot, who converted to Catholicism shortly before arriving at Christendom, first began discerning his vocation to the priesthood while in college. The college’s commitment to the Magisterium provided him with a “full immersion in Catholic culture,” from the classes to the social life. His four years ended…

Men’s Basketball to Play NCAA Division I North Carolina Central

The Crusaders are bringing their game on the road, as they face NCAA Division I North Carolina Central University on Thursday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. This will mark one of the biggest opponents the men’s basketball team has faced in school history, and will be broadcast live on the NCCU Sports Network. [caption id="attachment_15077" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The Christendom Crusaders will take on North Carolina Central University on November 30th.[/caption] The Crusaders just began their season this past month, under…

Students Raise Money to Help Hurricane Victims Through Broadway Night

The 2017 hurricane season devastated parts of this country and Puerto Rico. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in particular, hit Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic hard, causing millions in damages and the loss of life. People around the world asked themselves: what can we do to help? Christendom students took it upon themselves to produce an answer, and found one through their enormous amount of talent: a Broadway musical night, with all proceeds going to hurricane victims. Christendom students…

Crusaders Hunt for National Rugby Championship

The journey to the National Championship begins this weekend for the Crusader rugby team when they travel to Elon, North Carolina, to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Cup, facing off against Loyola University for a chance at the Cup and a trip to the quarterfinals next April. [caption id="attachment_15065" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Team co-captain Richard Blank busts through the defense in a game against University of Maryland Baltimore County earlier this season.[/caption] Christendom earned its first rugby 15s National Championship berth after…

Students Line Streets Around Abortion Clinic in Prayerful Protest

“Calvary arrives at Falls Church Abortion Center,” claimed pro-life organization 40 Days for Life earlier this month, due to the fact that over 150 Christendom College students, faculty, and staff prayerfully protested abortion at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Falls Church, Virginia, as part of the college’s annual Mega Shield event. The group, kneeling outside the clinic for hours, prayed numerous rosaries and sang hymns as onlookers watched and took pictures. These brave members of the Christendom community bore witness…

Patrick Madrid to Emcee 40th Anniversary Gala

Catholic radio personality Patrick Madrid will be the master of ceremonies for Christendom College’s 40th Anniversary Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 2018. [caption id="attachment_15046" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Radio personality Patrick Madrid will be the emcee for Christendom's 40th Anniversary Gala.[/caption] Madrid is the host of the nationally-distributed “Patrick Madrid Show,” which runs each week Monday through Friday. Recognized for his wit and insight into life as a Catholic, Madrid has authored or edited 25 books,…

Bringing Academics to Life Outside of the Classroom

How do you make education not just exist in a vacuum? Colleges wrestle with this question daily, as students often keep their educational curiosity limited to the hours they spend in the classroom. The faculty of Christendom, however, have found solutions to this problem, through academic on-campus activities, such as “Thomistic Tuesdays” and “Quodlibets.” By extending the conversations of the classroom into the rest of a student’s life, it helps them to become more engaged students, and individuals, as a…

Remembering Alumnus Matthew Cameron

Christendom College mourns the passing of alumnus Matthew Cameron (’93), a great man, father, husband, and entrepreneur. A life-long adventurer, Cameron was known for his relentless optimism and creativity, living every aspect of his life to the fullest. He passed away due to a type of cancer on November 14 at the age of 47, leaving behind a legacy of music, film, and countless stories of people he inspired through his work as a producer, as a father, and as…

Alumnus Brings News from the Vatican to the Airwaves

People love radio — the music, the sports games, and the talk shows. But for many, that’s it. They are passive participants in the experience. A select few, however, love being on the other side of a radio, actively working to bring entertainment and education to the masses. Alumnus Christopher Wells (’97) is one of those select few, gifted with the ability to speak well on broadcasts. Since 2011, he has worked at Vatican Radio – now a part of…

Students Honor Veterans With Concert

Our nation’s veterans have sacrificed much for this country, from time with family to sometimes their very lives. Christendom’s student body decided to pay tribute to them this year, hosting a Veterans Day concert on campus over the weekend. Featuring live choral and instrumental music from Christendom’s best musicians, the event proved to be a sweeping tribute to the troops, and a thrilling showcase of the college’s well of musical talent. [embed]https://youtu.be/N-RsX25BruI[/embed] The idea for the Veterans Day Concert came…

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