35th Anniversary Gala

Honorary Dinner Committee

  • Cardinal Raymond Burke (Chairman)
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    Cardinal Raymond Burke
  • Senator George Allen
  • Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila
  • Cardinal Francis Arinze
  • Rev. Robert Barron
  • Rev. Shenan Boquet
  • Archbishop Timothy Broglio
  • Governor Sam Brownback
  • Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz
  • Bishop Robert Carlson
  • Archbishop Charles Chaput
  • Bishop James D. Conley
  • Hon. Ken Cuccinelli
  • Bishop Everard de Jong
  • Bishop Frank J. Dewane
  • Archbishop Joseph Di Noia
  • Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan
  • Mother Agnes Mary Donovan
  • Dr. William A. Donohue
  • Cardinal Francis George
  • Dr. Robert George
  • Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon
  • Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Mother Assumpta Long
  • Archbishop William Lori
  • Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde
  • Mr. Patrick Madrid
  • Fr. John McCloskey
  • Most Reverend John J. Myers
  • Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls
  • Bishop John Nienstedt
  • Cardinal Edwin O'Brien
  • Bishop David O'Connell
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley
  • Fr. Frank Pavone
  • Cardinal George Pell
  • Bishop Kevin Rhoades
  • Bishop David Ricken
  • Rev. George Rutler
  • Congressman Paul Ryan
  • Bishop Michael Sheridan
  • Bishop Edward J. Slattery
  • Bishop Thomas Wenski
  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl
  • Bishop David Zubik

  • “Christendom College is a university after the heart of Newman. For 35 years, the college has trained the intellect and formed the hearts and souls of its students in the truths of this world and in Truth Himself, revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ.” – Bishop James D. Conley, Diocese of Lincoln, NE

  • “I have long admired Christendom College. For the past thirty-five years, the College has reflected, through good times and bad, just what a Catholic college should be. The name 'Christendom College' is spoken of with reverence in many different settings and by very many of the faithful throughout the country.” – Bishop Edward J. Slattery, Diocese of Tulsa, OK
  • “In the midst of the shifting sands of moral relativism taught in many academic institutions today, Christendom College remains firmly grounded on the Truth of Jesus Christ...I want to particularly commend you for the successful Catholic culture that is evident at Christendom. The faith infuses all aspects of the life of your college community. The mission of the college aims not only at intellectual formation but at the transformation of the whole person in Christ. This goal is notably summarized in one of your advertising slogans, 'Breathe Catholic.' If one truly 'breathes Catholic air' during their college years, they will transform culture and build a Culture of Life in this world.” – Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Archdiocese of Denver, CO

  • "At a time when the Church faces many challenges from increasing secularization and proposals to redefine Catholic faith and morals to accommodate contemporary trends, Christendom College stands as a beacon of truth and values firmly grounded in the truth revealed to us in Jesus Christ. The College's growth and vitality provide great encouragement and hope for the future." - Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archdiocese of Boston, MA

  • “Christendom College's focus on the pursuit of knowledge of God - while remaining ever faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church - is much to be commended. The fact that so many of your graduates have entered the seminary and religious life bespeaks the solid educational formation of the College, grounded in the Church's great academic patrimony. The College plays an important role in the renaissance of Catholic higher education in this country.” – Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Diocese of Venice, FL
  • "Your noble vision to provide a liberal arts education that is devoted to the discovery and appropriation of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful has transformed the landscape of Catholic Higher Education, restoring an understanding of education that affirms true freedom is found in knowing the redeeming Truth of Christ...You all enrich and enliven the Church." - Bishop David A. Zubik, Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA

  • “You have sought successfully to pursue wisdom and prepare young men and women for their roles as faithful, informed and articulate members of both the Church and society.” – Archbishop John J. Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, NJ

  • “I have long known of the great work of Christendom College in preparing young men and women to serve the Church and be leaven of Christ in the world.” – Bishop Michael J. Sheridan - Diocese of Colorado Springs, CO
  • “Christendom College has been a beacon of faith-based intellectual development over the years by joining academic excellence with Catholic faith formation. Since its beginning in 1977, Christendom College has borne convincing testimony to the importance of Catholic education.” – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington, DC

  • "Christendom College is not just a superior academic institution. It forms young men and women into real Christian disciples, people of keen intellect, prudent judgment, deep Catholic culture and a zealous love of God and learning. So it was at the college's founding in 1977. So it is today. No one can ask anything higher from higher education...The Church owes a hearty 'thank you' to everyone in the Christendom College community for their extraordinary witness of Christian humanism and unembarrassed, joyful dedication to living the Catholic faith." - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA

  • “Since its founding in 1977, Christendom College has sought to be an example in Catholic higher education through fidelity to the Magisterium and the intellectual tradition of the Church. In addition to providing students with the academic skills required to become capable professionals, Christendom College also strives to offer its students the opportunity to grow in their love for Christ. I am grateful for the mission of Christendom College and for the blessing that its graduates are to our communities as well as to the Universal Church.” – Cardinal Francis George, Archdiocese of Chicago, IL

  • "For over three decades, the faculty and staff of your venerable institution have sought to enable students 'to restore all things in Christ.' The reputation of your graduates, particularly the many priests and religious who claim Christendom as their beloved alma mater, bears witness to a school firmly committed to fulfilling this motto, as well as a resolute commitment to the fulfillment of the lofty goals of Catholic higher education, that is, the pursuit of the truth, natural and divine, in a community of authentic Christian friendship." - Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN

  • “The work of a college such as this has a resonance throughout our country, and beyond. Our own Diocese has shared in the excellence of its academics through the religious who have received their graduate education there in recent years. Certainly, I want to join in the praise and congratulations, offering gratitude to God for the founders of Christendom College and its distinguished faculty who have remained faithful through the years to Christ and His Church.” – Bishop Emeritus Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Diocese of Lincoln, NE

  • "Through the years, Christendom College has sought to form young people to follow Christ as active, faithful Catholics. It continues to guide young people at a critical juncture in their lives to strengthen their relationship with Christ through the sacraments and prayer, to grow in virtue, and to develop a deeper understanding of all that the Church believes and teaches."
    —Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD

  • "Christendom College has distinguished itself these five and thirty years for well-known academic excellence, realistic preparation of young people for various professions, ability to share with the students commitment to our Catholic faith and joy in living it, inspiration of quite a number of priestly and religious vocations from among its alumni, and especially for the education of citizens of whom the family and society are rightly proud."
    —Francis Cardinal Arinze, former Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

  • “Named for the One who is our All, Christendom has always sought to lead its students into the richness of authentic holiness and lives lived with joy and purpose.” – Mother M. Assumpta Long, O.P., Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist