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Joseph Pearce Unlocks the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings
March 31, 2015

Tolkien expert Joseph Pearce delivered a public lecture titled “Unlocking the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings” at Christendom College on March 30, in which he revealed the deep, theological truths that permeate Tolkien’s masterpiece...

 


news Francis Cardinal Arinze to Join Prominent Speakers at Summer Conference
March 30, 2015

Francis Cardinal Arinze will join other prominent speakers for Christendom College’s biennial summer conference, on Saturday, July 11, on its Front Royal, Va. campus. The one-day conference, titled “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization,” will feature Cardinal Arinze, along with Marcus Grodi, Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Timothy O'Donnell, Brendan McGuire, and R.J. Matava. Registration is now open for this event, and space is limited...

news Record Percentage of Students Share New Evangelization on Mission Trips
March 20, 2015

A record-setting 30% of the Christendom student body, along with a number of faculty and staff, participated in this year’s spring break mission trip program from March 6-15, traveling around the world to places in South America, Central America, and the United States...


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Councilman Stresses Nature of Politics as Warfare at Christendom
March 31, 2015

The Honorable John Connolly, member of the Front Royal, Va. Town Council, spoke to Christendom students on March 30, as part of the college’s politics practica speaker series. A 2008 alumnus of Christendom College, Connelly explained his notion of politics as warfare to the students, and encouraged them to be optimistic about the future of American politics...

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Christendom Community Blessed with Four Priests on Campus
March 30, 2015

Christendom College has been blessed with so many wonderful priests over the years, with that tradition continuing in an expanded direction this past year. With alumnus chaplain Fr. Stephen McGraw at the helm, the chaplaincy has grown to include four priests who are in service to the Christendom community, making the spiritual life of the college both richer and even more fulfilling...

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College to Offer Suspense and Hilarity at Annual Mystery Dinner Theater
March 27, 2015

On April 10 and 12, the Christendom College class of 2015 will present the annual Mystery Dinner Theater at the college’s St. Lawrence Commons. Titled, “Mental Reservation: The West Wing Story,” this year’s edition of the popular college tradition is written and directed by seniors Josh Van Hecke and Stephen Hyland, and promises to perplex and delight the inner detective in everyone...
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Alumni Join Students in Celebrating the Memory of Christendom Founder Dr. Carroll
March 25, 2015

In a joint venture organized by the alumni affairs and career development offices, the Christendom community celebrated the birthday of the college’s late founder, Dr. Warren H. Carroll, on Tuesday, March 24... 

news Mayor Emphasizes Relationship Between Liberal Arts and Public Policy at Christendom
March 25, 2015

The Honorable Tim Taylor, Mayor of Strasburg, Virginia, spoke to Christendom students this past Monday, March 23, as part of the college’s politics practica speaker series.  A twice-elected mayor and a seven-year veteran of the Strasburg Town Council, Taylor encouraged students to become involved in local politics and public policy, and related the value of a liberal arts education in an administrative career...
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Christendom Alumna Reaches Top of Billboard Charts with Benedictines of Mary
March 24, 2015

Christendom College alumna Sister Miriam Esther (Lorraine Podlinesk) ‘05 and the order of religious sisters she is in, the Benedictines of Mary, returned to the top of the Billboard Classical Music charts this month with their latest hit, Easter at Ephesus. A collection of classical chants and hymns celebrating the essence of Easter, Easter at Ephesus marks the third consecutive #1 debut on Billboard’s Classical Albums chart for Sister Miriam and the Benedictines of Mary...
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Christendom Crusaders Defeat Highly Ranked Mount St. Mary’s University in Rugby
March 23, 2015

The Crusaders opened their rugby season with an action packed home game on Saturday, March 21. Playing on a beautiful spring day, before hundreds of excited fans, the Crusaders played one of the most spectacular sports games in the history of the college, beating the highly ranked rugby team of Mount St. Mary’s University by a score of 39-27...
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Senator Richard Black and Delegate Mark Berg to Speak at Christendom
March 23, 2015

Virginia State Senator Richard Black and Delegate Mark Berg will be giving talks and networking with students at Christendom College this Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Organized by the Christendom College Republicans, a student-run organization, the talks will give insight into how both men found success in their respective careers in politics, and how students can get involved and help in the political arena today. The talks will be held in Reginia Coeli Hall, and all are welcome to attend...

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Thomas Vander Woude Memorialized in New Fund for Down Syndrome Research
March 18, 2015

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA is establishing a new memorial fund, which will support Down syndrome research, in the name of former Christendom College athletic director Thomas S. Vander Woude.  Vander Woude died in September of 2008 by sacrificing his life for his son, Joseph, who has Down syndrome.

news Harvard Fellow Joins the Faculty at Christendom College
March 17, 2015

College Fellow at Harvard University, Dr. Albertus Horsting, has been hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies at Christendom College. An award-winning scholar in ancient studies and the humanities, Horsting will contribute his expert knowledge of Greek and Latin to the college’s rigorous liberal arts program, increasing the already esteemed nature of the college’s faculty in the process...

news Christendom’s On-Campus Internship Program Provides Students with Keys to Success
March 16, 2015

Christendom College has been helping alumni to achieve great success after graduation since its founding.   With the re-vamping of the career and leadership development office this year, the college is now helping current students to find new on-campus internships, which helps students gain the invaluable on-the-job experience many future employers look for on resumes, without having to leave Christendom campus to do so...

news Christendom’s New Madonna Hall Begins Construction
March 13, 2015

The faculty of Christendom College will soon be receiving an expansion to their current office space, with the construction of the two-story Madonna Hall office building beginning this past month. Overlooking the beautiful Shenandoah River, the new office building will bring much needed office space to the faculty, while also adding a larger, more central location for the faculty to socialize, meet with students, and further their own intellectual pursuits...
news Christendom Graduate Summer Program Accepting Applications
March 13, 2015

Christendom College graduate school will be welcoming students to its acclaimed six-week Graduate Summer Program this coming June, with registration now open for all interested applicants. The residential program, held on Christendom College’s campus in Front Royal, Virginia, offers interested students the opportunity to pursue graduate-level theological studies during the summer, toward eventually earning a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree or the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma...

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Christendom Professor Appears on EWTN to Mark Fifty-Year Anniversary of the Mass in the Vernacular
March 12, 2015

Christendom College Graduate School lecturer Noelle Hiester spoke on EWTN Nightly News this past week, marking the 50th anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in the vernacular following the promulgation of the directives that came out of Vatican II.

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Christendom’s Rejection of Federal Funding Inspires Others to Follow Suit
March 10, 2015

In a recent article, written by alumnus and reporter Peter Jesserer Smith (’09) for the National Catholic Register, attention is drawn to Wyoming Catholic College, which recently announced that it will reject all federal student loans and grants, becoming only the second accredited Catholic college in the nation to do so. With this decision, they join Christendom College in making this bold stance in Catholic higher education — a move that Christendom made at its founding close to forty years ago, leaving it free to teach the truths of the Catholic faith without government interference...

news Christendom Alumnus Corey Receives Acting Award Nomination
March 9, 2015

Christendom College alumnus Daniel Corey has recently been recognized by the Helen Hayes awards, with a nomination for his outstanding supporting role in the play, One Man, Two Guvnors. Corey, who earned his history degree from Christendom in 2003, was an acclaimed actor in many of the college’s theatrical productions during his four years on campus, before moving on to professional acting following graduation...

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Christendom Attracts Brightest and Best Finalists at Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition
March 9, 2015

On March 2, Christendom College welcomed sixteen of the best and brightest applicants to the college for the annual Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, organized by the admissions office. Held every year on campus, the competition gave the applicants a taste of life at Christendom, where they sat in on classes, listened to presentations, and met with a faculty panel before ending the day at an elegant reception...

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Christendom’s Popular Summer in Ireland Program Gains Worldwide Attention
March 6, 2015

Christendom College’s popular three-week summer study-abroad program in Ireland, the St. Columcille Institute, is once again filling with applicants. Held every summer in Donegal, Ireland, the Institute is quickly gaining applicants from England, Ireland, and across the United States. With space becoming limited, young Catholic leaders from Europe and America are encouraged to reserve their spot for an adventure that will equip them with the intellectual tools they need to be effective agents in the New Evangelization...