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88th Alumnus Priest to be Ordained by Bishop Barron

Alumnus Deacon John Mark Solitario, O.P., will become Christendom’s 88th alumnus priest on Saturday, May 25, when he is ordained by the Most Rev. Robert Barron at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Deacon Solitario ‘11 has been studying with the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph and will serve in that province (which covers from Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, northward to Maine) following his ordination. The ordination, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the…

Crusaders Named to Rugby All-Star Team

Six Christendom Crusaders will represent the college as part of the NSCRO Men’s All-Star Rugby Championship, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend in Houston, Texas. Thomas Audino, Vincent Duhig, Jon Messing, Patrick Newton, Will Arnold, and Nick Cuddeback are all making the trip to Texas for the championship after being named to the Mid-South All-Star Team, one of five regions competing in the championship. Audino and Duhig are attending their second-straight All-Star Championship after being named to the All-Star team…

Alumnus to be Ordained as Priest for FSSP

Rev. Mr. John Killackey, FSSP, an alumnus and current deacon of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, will become Christendom’s 87th alumnus priest when he is ordained on Friday, May 24. Deacon Killackey, a graduate of the class of 2011, will be ordained at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church by the Most Reverend Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. [caption id="attachment_31262" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Deacon Killackey (center) will be ordained to the priesthood for FSSP on May 24.[/caption]…

Freshmen Athletes See Ample Playing Time on Varsity Teams

Whether it is baseball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, or rugby, athletes usually begin playing a sport at a young age. They compete at level after level, ultimately playing through high school. When they reach college, however, that ascent can sometimes take a pause, as they ride a bench on a varsity sports team, or don’t make the team at all, due to heightened competition. While that’s the case at many colleges, it’s not the case at Christendom, where freshmen student athletes…

2019 Rugby National Championship Tickets Available

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 NSCRO 7s National Championship in Philadelphia, where the Christendom Crusaders will compete for the third straight year for a National title. To be held May 31-June 2 at Talent Energy Stadium, and covered by ESPN, the Nationals will feature the best rugby teams in the nation. Christendom just wrapped up its first NSCRO 15s National Championship run, where they were defeated in the championship game. The 2nd place finish earned Christendom a #2 ranking from NSCRO, putting…

Christendom Grads to Make Impact with FOCUS

With graduation ceremonies recently completed, the newly minted Class of 2019 alumni are seeking to fulfill the college’s mission of “restoring all things in Christ.” While some will be going to graduate school and others will be working in a variety of business industries and political organizations, three new alumni are ready to spread the Gospel as FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionaries, following in the footsteps of many other past alumni in the mission of helping turn the…

Christendom Students Triumph in National Latin Contest

Seven Christendom College students won top spots in the Classical Association of the Middle West and South’s national Latin translation contest. Amongst hundreds of other competitors, Christendom students represented the school exceptionally well, winning awards in the intermediate and advanced contests, with one student earning the highest award. Hundreds of students from 32 states competed in the contest, with 30 of them coming from Christendom — one of the most highly represented colleges participating. Students from across Christendom’s four classes competed in and won the competition. Freshman Liam Daigle was awarded a…

New Jersey Catholic School Becomes Top Feeder School to Christendom

Over the past 40 years, Christendom College has had many great relationships with both local and national Catholic and private high schools. Although the percentage of students coming to Christendom from a homeschooled background has been the majority since around 2005, in recent years, the percentage of students coming to Christendom from private or Catholic schools has risen by 12%. Over the years, some of the most popular schools from which Christendom students come are The Heights School, Oakcrest School,…

Christendom College Honors Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., and Dr. Janet Smith at Record-Setting 40th Commencement

Christendom College celebrated commencement weekend on May 10-12, awarding a record 127 degrees and honoring author Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. and Humanae Vitae expert Dr. Janet Smith. Fr. Spitzer was awarded the college’s St. Peter Canisius Award and delivered the commencement address on Saturday. Smith was awarded an honorary doctorate and delivered remarks during the graduation dinner on Friday, while the Diocese of Arlington’s Bishop Michael Burbidge celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass. Fr. Spitzer began his commencement address by praising the Class of 2019,…

First Stages Begin for Construction of New Chapel

The first stages of construction are underway for Christendom College’s new Christ the King Chapel, with equipment arriving onsite on Wednesday, May 8. The moment marks the end result of years of hard work and generosity on the part of hundreds of donors, with the chapel set to be the high point of campus for generations to come. The college recently received approval at the state and local level to begin work preparing the construction site. The pre-construction work is…