crisis-2Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will join other prominent Catholic college and university presidents at the Institute of Catholic Culture and Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Higher Education Conference on Saturday, January 23 at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington, Va. Held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the presidents will debate and discuss the current crisis in higher education and how it can be rectified for the next generation.

O’Donnell, a consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family, will begin the conference with a talk entitled “Catholic Higher Education, the Church’s View,” before returning later for a closing panel discussion and Q & A with the other college and university presidents.

Inspired by the current secular attacks on higher education in the United States and beyond, the Catholic Higher Education Conference will bring together five presidents of faithful Catholic colleges who have worked hard to reestablish centers of opportunity in which youth can engage in a genuine, Catholic education. Joining O’Donnell at the conference will be the presidents of Wyoming Catholic College, Northeast Catholic College, the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Thomas Aquinas College, as they all come together to discuss the theme of this year’s conference: “Crisis: Catholic Higher Education and the Next Generation.”

crisis-1Dr. Timothy O’Donnell is the president of Christendom College, where he also teaches courses in history and theology. He was the first layman to receive both his licentiate and doctoral degrees in Ascetical and Mystical Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has taught at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

He is a Knight Grand Cross in the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and is a popular speaker worldwide, most recently being asked to speak at the Pontifical Council on the Family’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Additionally, he is the author of Heart of the Redeemer and Swords Around the Cross: The Nine Years War. He has filmed many programs for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) including “Glory of the Papacy” and “Rome’s Hidden Churches.”

The Cathedral of St. Thomas More is located at 3901 North Cathedral Lane, Arlington, Va. 22203. Admission is free for the conference, but RSVP is required. For more information, please see this flyer, or visit instituteofcatholicculture.org/presidentsconference.

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