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Christendom College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class, Honors Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand and Bishop Paul Loverde at Commencement Ceremonies
May 18, 2015

Christendom College celebrated its commencement weekend on May 15-17, awarding a record one hundred and two bachelor of arts degrees to graduating seniors...


news Christendom Named One of the Top Most Conservative Catholic Colleges in the Nation
May 8, 2015

Christendom College has been named one of the top five “Most Conservative Catholic Colleges” in America by Newsmax, according to a recent article published by the organization...

news Student Swaps Zucchettos with Pope Francis During Semester in Rome
June 16, 2015

Students who embark on Christendom’s junior semester in Rome program often call it the highlight of their college career, citing the culture, classes, and friendships formed as an unforgettable life experience. For senior Bradley Torline, his semester abroad hit its pinnacle with something more unique: swapping zucchettos with Pope Francis...

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Christendom’s Cuddeback Gives Insights into the Year of the Consecrated
July 7, 2015

Christendom College’s Dr. John Cuddeback offered a reflection on the Rule of St. Benedict for the Institute of Catholic Culture on June 26, pointing to it as an important work to study during the Year of the Consecrated Life, initiated by Pope Francis last fall.  Cuddeback, chairman of the philosophy department at Christendom, called for the laity to follow the example of the religious in their own daily works, with the Rule of St. Benedict providing the principles for cultivating a strong spiritual life...

Alumni Seek to Strengthen Domestic Church with Day of Reflection and Discussion
June 30, 2015

Christendom College will host the first annual “Alumni Day of Reflection and Discussion” on July 10. Focusing on the topic of “Living the Call to Missionary Discipleship: The Domestic Church in the Modern World,” alumni and their families will gather on campus for a series of discussions, presentations, and meditations to help them understand the role of the domestic Church and how they can live their vocation to it more fully... 

Graduate Students to Help with Renewal of Religious Order
June 26, 2015

Graduate students of Christendom College are currently working with officials in the Vatican to organize the consecrated women of Regnum Christi as a more autonomous, self-governing entity within the Church — renewing both their personal lives and the religious order in the process. Each of the four women are studying in Christendom’s M.A. program, and call their education instrumental in their ability to work closely with the Vatican on this issue....

Christendom’s Marshner Dispels Falsehoods About Transubstantiation
June 25, 2015

Christendom College founding faculty member Dr. William Marshner spoke on the historical and theological origins of the notion of “transubstantiation” this past week at the Institute of Catholic Culture. Drawing on his vast knowledge of the Church Fathers, Marshner dispelled the idea that transubstantiation only began to be spoken of in the Middle Ages, and explained the falsity of views saying that Christ only implied a symbolic change when he instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper.

Incoming Freshman Aims to Score with Lady Crusaders Volleyball
June 24, 2015

Christendom College’s Lady Crusaders volleyball team will welcome a new face to the team this fall: incoming freshman Johna Fackler, a two-time MVP and three-time team captain of her previous volleyball teams. Fackler, hailing from Mount Washington, Ky., was recruited by Christendom’s athletic department last summer, and plans to continue her love of volleyball and passion for an outstanding Catholic, liberal arts education upon her arrival...
Christendom’s Experience Christendom Summer Program Enjoys Record Enrollment
June 23, 2015

The nation’s most popular, well-attended, and highly ranked pre-college summer program broke all of itsa previous records by enrolling 60% more students than last year. By the conclusion of the summer, over 280 high school students will have taken part in the Experience Christendom Summer Program held over 6 one-week sessions during June and July.

Bachelor’s Degree Key to Success According to Industry Leaders
June 22, 2015

The value of a bachelor’s degree is often downplayed by a society eager for graduates with more commercial, specialized degrees, such as in technology or finance. Such a belief needs to be corrected, however, according to today’s business leaders, as students with a well-rounded background in the humanities, such as from Christendom College, are often more appealing to employers...

Board Member Sees Christendom as Beacon of Hope
June 22, 2015

Countless generous donors have blessed Christendom College over the years, giving of themselves philanthropically and leaving a legacy in the process. Daniel Gorman, a faithful benefactor to the college and a member of the Board of Directors, is one such donor, giving selflessly to Christendom for many years due to his belief in its mission and his love of the student body...
news Students Learn How to Transform their Daily Lives in Philosophy Course
June 18, 2015

Christendom students are now learning how to achieve human greatness in their own daily lives, thanks to philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback’s course titled “Family and Household.” An upper-level philosophy class, “Family and Household” introduces students to a scholastic understanding of our most intimate relationships according to the thought of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas — an understanding that is especially urgent today...

news D.C. Abortion Clinic Protested by Christendom’s Shield of Roses to Close
June 18, 2015

After years of prayerful protests, one of Washington D.C.’s Planned Parenthood abortion clinics is shutting down, according to a statement posted on the door to the clinic. Christendom College’s student-run pro-life organization Shield of Roses has been praying and counseling women in front of the 16th Street clinic for years, with nearly half of the student body coming out annually to protest in the annual “Mega Shield” events...
news Incoming Freshman Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics
June 17, 2015

Incoming freshman Michael LaRochelle is setting his eye on an incredible goal: competing in gymnastics at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. LaRochelle, who is the third member of his family to attend Christendom College, plans on double-majoring in philosophy and mathematics, two subjects that should help perfect his knowledge of the sport...

Hot Job Field Majors Not Best Choice for College Students
June 16, 2015

In a recent article for, Wharton School of Business professor Peter Cappelli talks about the new fad in education today which encourages students to select a very narrow field of study and how that is not always the best decision...

Christendom Fulfills Bishop Conley’s Call for a Rekindling of the Literary Imagination
June 12, 2015

A crisis of culture is sweeping through society today, affecting marriages, families, and imaginations, according to Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., in a recent story in the National Catholic Register. Bishop Conley, who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Christendom College in 2011, calls for a renewal in the study of literature to heal Western culture — an endeavor that has occurred at Christendom since its founding...

Alumnus Transforms How Saints are Experienced with New Website
June 11, 2015

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s call for the New Evangelization continues to inspire Catholics across the globe, as they go forth and proclaim the Gospel through the new channels of communication available in the modern day. Christendom alumnus Dominic de Souza is answering this call through his new website, Saintnook — a dynamic social network that seeks to transform the way we learn and experience the lives of the saints...

College President Dr. O’Donnell to Speak About Sacred Heart on Catholic Answers Live
June 11, 2015

Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will appear on Catholic Answers Live on Friday, June 12 at 7:00 pm. Broadcasting on EWTN Radio, the renowned theologian and author will speak on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a topic he wrote extensively on in his acclaimed work Heart of the Redeemer. The show can be listened to live internationally on, and locally in the Shenandoah Valley on Radio Christendom 90.3 and 89.7...

Christendom’s Graduate School Offers New Spirituality Program
June 10, 2015

Christendom College is offering a new spirituality program for students at this summer’s Vita Consecrata Institute (VCI), held on the college’s Front Royal, Va., campus. The new concentration, created for this year’s Institute as part of the graduate program, gives students the opportunity to either earn their MA degree with a concentration in spirituality or earn a certificate in spirituality...

news Incoming Students Attracted to Christendom by Academic Rigor, Faithfulness to Truth
June 9, 2015

The incoming Christendom College class of 2019 promises to be one of the largest in the college’s history, featuring premier students from across the United States.  From valedictorians and national merit scholars to film directors and scholar-athlete award-winners, each member of this next generation of students chose Christendom for a variety of reasons, with a common goal in mind: receiving one of the most challenging, satisfying liberal arts educations in the nation...

news New Advancement Officer Sees Christendom as His Mission Field
June 8, 2015

People who work at Christendom College believe strongly in the mission of the institution to “restore all things in Christ,” and are convinced that the rigorous liberal arts education offered to the students is the answer to many of today’s biggest problems. This dedication to a faithful, Catholic form of higher education attracted new philanthropy officer David Costanzo to the college last fall, as he seeks to further Christendom’s mission with the help of her many benefactors...