Christendom College


Bishop Loverde Assigns New Chaplain

On June 26, Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde appointed Reverend Robert L. Ruskamp as Chaplain of Christendom College. Ruskamp replaces College Chaplain Rev. David Rahn who unfortunately, just prior to his arrival at Christendom in June 2001, contracted a serious illness which caused him to withdraw from his position as Chaplain. Fr. Ruskamp was born and raised in Nebraska, the third of fourteen children. He studied for the priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in PA and was accepted into…

Fr. Saunders Steps Down as Dean of NDGS

Reverend William P. Saunders, Ph.D., recently stepped down from his position as Dean of the Notre Dame Graduate School, and was replaced by Christendom College founding faculty member and NDGS philosophy professor, Kristin P. Burns, as acting dean. Plans are underway to hire a permanent dean within the year. Saunders has been the Dean of the NDGS for the past five years. Prior to that, he served as President of the then-Notre Dame Institute (NDI) since 1992. As a token…

Fr. George Rutler to Speak at College

Renowned author, speaker, and Catholic priest Reverend George W. Rutler will present a lecture on “The Public Diary of a City Priest” at Christendom College on October 7, 2002, at 6:30 p.m. Fr. Rutler was ordained to the diaconate in Rome by His Eminence William Cardinal Baum in 1980 and received priestly ordination in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at the hands of His Eminence Terence Cardinal Cooke in 1981. He served as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph’s Bronxville; Our Lady of…

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