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Students, Faculty, and Staff to Protest Abortion at Mega Shield Event

Christendom College students, faculty and staff will prayerfully protest the evils of abortion at the college’s semesterly Mega Shield event this Saturday, November 17. The college community will travel from campus to an abortion clinic in Falls Church, Virginia, where they will say rosaries, offer sidewalk counseling, and be a powerful witness to the pro-life cause. Mega Shield is an extension of the college’s student-run Shield of Roses pro-life group, which travels into the metro D.C. area every Saturday during…

Students Receive Formation to Combat Toxic Culture

Today’s culture is dangerous for young people, especially during the formative college years. As students work hard to advance in their studies and discern their vocations, they are bombarded constantly by temptations and urged to give into the culture, rather than work to transform it for the better. Christendom’s student life office sees the effects of the culture on today’s youth and is working hard to combat it through men’s and women’s formational talks and activities, designed to give students…

A Student’s Reflection on a Semester Abroad

By Laura Cermak ('19) It happens every time. We welcome the juniors back to campus after their semester abroad in Rome and we ask these “Romers,” as we affectionately call them, “How was Rome?” We see their eyes shine, their smiles widen—and their words trail off. “How was Rome?” The best we can do is describe our own 77-day pilgrimage, each person with their own unique journey. For historians, artists, and pilgrims alike, Rome is a hall of heroes. For…

Students Engage with Top Thinkers at Academic Conference

Christendom's education prepares students for a lifelong love of learning, as well as an acute ability to take what they have learned in class and help communicate that Truth to the world to help restore the culture. In early November, a group of nearly forty Christendom students drove to South Bend, Indiana, to learn from some of today’s best thinkers on how to accomplish that goal during the annual Culture and Ethics conference hosted at the University of Notre Dame.…

Alumni Impact Next Generation at Holy Family Academy

When Dr. Richard Belleville founded Holy Family Academy (HFA) in Manassas, Virginia, in 1993, he wanted to provide a grade and high school that gave students a classical education, immersing them in the greatest minds of Western Civilization, and teaching them the truths of the Faith. He and his wife, Jean, were very familiar with what a truly Catholic education was since they had entrusted their four children to Christendom College for their college educations, and were very pleased with…

Crusader Rugby Wins Mid-Atlantic South Regional Qualifier

Christendom’s rugby team will continue on this fall, as the Crusaders defeated the College of Charleston 62-5 in the Mid-Atlantic South Region qualifier on November 10, earning them a spot in the NSCRO regional championship and a chance to win the National Championship next spring. The Crusaders traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, as the Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference champions, after defeating Duke University for the title last weekend. After falling early in the NSCRO 15s National Championship playoffs last year,…

Sponsor a Student Program Inspires Passion for Learning and Truth

For rising senior Johanna Burke, her past three years at Christendom College have given her a new passion for learning. During her public high school education, Burke admits that she viewed learning as mostly a means to an end, whether that end was to achieve an A on a paper or simply a good job upon completion of her education. While her high school offered challenging and quality education, she knew that something was missing: a passion for learning for…

Christendom Takes 2nd at Volleyball National Championship

Christendom College took 2nd at the USCAA DII Volleyball National Championship in Virginia Beach this past weekend, fighting all the way to the final before falling to Johnson & Wales University. The Lady Crusaders earned their first National Championship playoffs berth this year, after a regular season that saw them ranked as high as #2 in the nation. While they fell in their first game of pool play on Thursday to Johnson & Wales, the Lady Crusaders came from behind in…

Christendom Athletes Named Top Players by USCAA, CCRC

Christendom’s student-athletes were awarded top honors by the USCAA at their annual awards banquet on November 8, with two athletes awarded the organization’s prestigious Student-Athlete of the Year awards, while numerous others named to the organization’s All-American teams. In addition, the Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference named six Crusaders to their All-Conference teams, making this fall one of the most awards-decorated in school history. Athletes from all five of Christendom’s fall USCAA teams were given awards at the banquet, with Mary…

Christendom Alumni Excel in Medicine

The medical field and the liberal arts are a perfect match — just ask the Christendom alumni who have made the leap into the field following graduation. Whether they are doctors, surgeons, or nurses, alumni of the college have all found that their liberal arts background gave them an edge in their graduate studies and beyond, helping them to excel and become leaders in their field. Two alumni doctors, successful in the medical field, returned to campus on November 6 to talk to students at…