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Basketball Returns, Rugby Team Victorious at Mid-South Qualifier

With the rugby team travelling to North Carolina to compete for a spot in the regional championship, and the men’s and women’s basketball teams playing their home openers, it was an exciting week for Crusader athletics. Last weekend, the Christendom rugby team defeated Duke University (46-7) and Washington and Lee (30-29) at the Cardinal Conference Tournament. These victories earned the team a spot in the Mid-South Qualifier, which the team competed in on Saturday. With a landslide 86-0 victory against…

Crusader Rugby Team Triumphs at Cardinal Conference Tournament

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Christendom rugby team reigned supreme at the Cardinal Conference Tournament. Defeating Duke University 46-7, and Washington and Lee University 30-29, the team earned a spot in playoffs for nationals. This weekend the team will travel to Raleigh, NC, to take on Lander University in the Mid-South Qualifier, competing for a spot in the NSCRO 15’s National Tournament, where the Crusaders came in 2ndplace last season. The match against Duke was a remarkable show of…

Alumna Saves Marriages Through Witness to Love Ministry

Alumna Mary Rose Verret and her husband, Ryan, were recently featured by the Cardinal Newman Society for their work in marriage ministry. In 2012, the Verrets founded Witness to Love, a marriage prep program that pairs engaged couples with married couples in their respective parish communities, providing engaged couples with a model of sacramental marriage and mentors who help them to become involved in parish life. Since 2012, the Witness to Love program has spread to over 500 parishes in…

Students Attend Annual Ethics and Culture Conference

Twenty-five Christendom College students attended the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture’s 20th annual Fall Conference, held November 7–9, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. According to the conference website, the theme of friendship, from its ancient understanding as "the crown of life and the school of virtue" to the present day was explored. In the interdisciplinary spirit of the Fall Conference, the conference engaged these themes from a wide array of fields of inquiry, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law,…

Soldier Armed with the Faith

Have you ever been faced with a tough question about your faith and didn’t know how to respond?  It can be discouraging to find yourself searching for words when someone puts you on the spot to defend your spiritual beliefs. Miguel Torres was not discouraged when someone challenged his Catholic faith.  Rather, it drove him to desire a greater understanding of the Church. Now, 8 years and a graduate degree later, he is continuing to share his wealth of knowledge as a…

Veterans Day Open House Great Success

Christendom College welcomed 90 visitors to campus for its annual Veterans Day open house on November 11. This was the second open house this semester, with the participants leaving campus enthusiastic about Christendom and eager to continue learning more about the college and its diverse offerings. The day began with a welcome address from College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, followed by vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden speaking about alumni success and the value of a liberal arts degree in…

Alumni in Marketing Careers Mentor Students

Christendom’s Life on Tap series invites alumni in a variety of fields to return to campus and offer professional guidance to students. Hosted by the college’s career development office, alumni have come back to speak about STEM, business, IT, software development, law, education, architecture, finance, medicine, and more. This semester, the students have heard from alumni mentors in the nursing field, from alumni who attend graduate school, and most recently, from alumni in the social media and marketing space: Zach…

Alumni Excel in Rome

For alumni Garrett Quigley (’18) and AJ Lancaster (’19), their formal study of philosophy and theology did not end at graduation. These two young men are continuing their education at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, in Rome. Quigley is working towards earning a Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology (STB) while Lancaster is working on his Baccalaureate of Philosophy (Ph.B), with hopes of earning a Licentiate of Philosophy (Ph.L). Quigley plans to use his degree to…

Christendom Students Visit The Heritage Foundation

Director of career development Kristin Stephens recently led a group of twenty-three students on a visit to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. The day-long excursion allowed students to explore career advancement opportunities in the DC area, particularly through the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program. Christendom alumna Colleen Harmon (‘13), Intern Program Manager at the Heritage Foundation, introduced students to the think tank, gave students a tour, spoke about the internship program at Heritage, and gave advice on starting a…

Life and Scholarship of St. John Henry Newman Honored in Lecture Series

In honor of the recent canonization of St. John Henry Newman, the college hosted a series of lectures to commemorate the life of this important saint and his diverse achievements.  These public lectures featured Christendom professors from the history and political science departments and were delivered over the course of four days. On October 28, history professor Dr. Adam Schwartz laid the foundation of the lecture series with a talk titled “A Stern Necessity:  Newman’s Conversion to Roman Catholicism.”  In…