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February 10, 2017

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Fighting for Life in Philadelphia

This story appears in the Winter 2016 issue of Instaurare. Subscribe today! Alumnae on the Front Lines in the Battle against the Tragedy of Abortion. Philadelphia—the city of brotherly love. It’s the city made famous by the movie Rocky—a home of underdogs, of the undying belief that one person can overcome the odds and make a difference. And it’s the perfect place for two alumni fighting for the pro-life cause—one baby at a time—in the inner city. Despite the swell of public…

Author Dr. Matthew Levering Promotes Virtue of Studiousness in Annual Aquinas Lecture

Theology chair for the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Dr. Matthew Levering presented the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture at Christendom College this past week to a packed room of students, faculty, and staff members. Held every year on or around the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Levering delivered a lecture entitled “Aquinas on Studiousness,” explaining how studiousness is significant for the Christian moral life. Levering, who is the author of numerous books, spoke on studiousness in a…

Touching the Hearts and Souls of D.C.’s Homeless

How one student is working to solve the homeless problem. Two years ago, Henry Love was faced with an incredibly difficult, and familiar, decision: choosing a college to attend. Such a decision, at first, seemed to be a no-brainer. A Catholic school in Texas had offered Love a hefty math scholarship, making college an affordable venture for him. More than that, it also offered competitive cross-country and Ultimate Frisbee — by far the most important aspects to him at that…

Philosophy Major Reinvents Online Marketing

Alumnus Jeremy Minick has discovered the secret to better online marketing: humanity. Jeremy Minick ‘16 woke up one morning and decided, “I don’t want to be an attorney.” Minick, a Christendom philosophy major, was a junior at the time and had planned on studying law after college. His brother, Jake, a 2006 Christendom graduate, runs a law firm in North Carolina, and Minick had planned to join him there after graduation. While “Minick & Minick Law” still had a nice…

The Heritage Foundation’s Dr. Ryan T. Anderson Argues Against Redefinition of Marriage

Nationally recognized religious freedom expert Dr. Ryan T. Anderson delivered a lecture to the Christendom community on Monday, January 30, speaking on “Marriage Equality’: Religious Freedom or a ‘License to Discriminate.’” The nuanced talk, which delved into the United States’ controversial redefinition of marriage, provided listeners with strong, logical arguments for traditional marriage to utilize in the public square. View Anderson’s talk below. [embed]https://youtu.be/17V07fIVC34[/embed] This lecture was part of the college’s Major Speaker’s Program, an important aspect of the academic…

Pro-Life, Pro-Woman

Students Stand for Life at Women's March “Pro-life group aims to disrupt march.” At least, that’s the way The Washington Post described the actions of Christendom students Colleen McCrum, Rachel Wiener, and others who attended the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. this past Saturday. They were among thousands who had descended on the Nation’s Capital for the March, which had billed itself as aiming to promote a society that supported human and women’s rights. And yet, the March did not…

Heritage Foundation’s Dr. Ryan Anderson to Defend Marriage at Christendom

Nationally recognized religious freedom expert Dr. Ryan T. Anderson will deliver an exclusive talk to the Christendom community on Monday, January 30, titled: “’Marriage Equality’: Religious Freedom or a ‘License to Discriminate.’” The talk, which will launch Christendom’s Major Speakers Program for the spring of 2017, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s St. Lawrence Commons. [caption id="attachment_11239" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The Heritage Foundation's Dr. Ryan T. Anderson[/caption] Anderson is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles…

College Mourns the Loss of Fr. Michael Scanlan

[caption id="attachment_11125" align="alignright" width="350"] Franciscan University’s First Chancellor Rev. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., was awarded Christendom’s Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to Church and Nation in 2007.[/caption] Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, the man who helped Franciscan University of Steubenville become the faithful Catholic university it is today passed away on January 7, 2017. Like Christendom’s founder, Dr. Warren Carroll, Fr. Scanlan was a pioneer in the renewal of faithful Catholic higher education in America. Fr. Scanlon was awarded Christendom…

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