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Bioethicist Dr. Marilyn Coors: "Scientific Facts Back Up Catholic Beliefs"
April 8, 2014

Dr. Marilyn Coors, a professor of bioethics and genetics at the University of Colorado, delivered a talk entitled "A Catholic Approach to Topics in Bioethics Across the Life Span" to the students and faculty of Christendom College on April 7.

news College to Honor Peter Kreeft and Fr. Terence Henry at 2014 Commencement
April 23, 2014

Christendom College is pleased to announce that renowned author and theologian Dr. Peter Kreeft and Fr. Terence Henry, chancellor of Franciscan University, will join the 70 members of the Class of 2014 for commencement exercises over the weekend of May 16-18, 2014.
news Students to Celebrate Canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII
April 16, 2014

The students of Christendom College will celebrate the canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII with a series of events being held from April 22-28. Scheduled events include films, lectures, Masses, and a live simulcast of the canonizations from Rome on April 27. Students participating in the college's Junior Semester in Rome Program will join the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims that are anticipated in St. Peter's square for the event...

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College to Hold Second Annual Summer Program in Ireland
April 22, 2013

This summer, Christendom College will hold its second annual St. Columcille Institute, a program in Ireland featuring classes in Catholic theology, history, and literature. Held from July 20 to August 11, 2014, the Institute invites young Catholic leaders in Ireland and America to acquire the intellectual tools they need to be effective agents in the New Evangelization...

College Blesses New Athletic Fields and Hosts First Annual Shield Rugby Match
April 15, 2014

On April 12, Christendom College officially opened its new Crusader Athletic Fields with a blessing by college chaplain Fr. Donald Planty, followed by the first annual Shield Rugby Match against Franciscan University of Steubenville. The Christendom Crusaders fell just short of victory in a 23-26 game against the Division II Barons...

news Historian Dr. Emmet Kennedy to Deliver Lectures at Christendom College
April 7, 2014

Dr. Emmet Kennedy, Professor Emeritus of European History and International Affairs at George Washington University, will deliver two lectures to the students and faculty of Christendom College at 4 p.m. in St. Kilian's Café on April 9 and 30. The first lecture is entitled "Tocqueville, China, and the West" and the second is entitled "Europe, Christianity, and Globalism"...

College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell to Deliver Lectures at Institute of Catholic Culture
April 1, 2013

Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will deliver a two-part lecture series on April 3 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church Hall in Annandale, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, O'Donnell's series is entitled "Christ in the Cosmos: St. John's Book of Glory"...

Christendom College Mourns the Loss of Advisor to the Board Jeremiah Denton
March 28, 2014

Former US Senator, Navy Admiral, and POW war hero, Jeremiah Denton, died today at the age of 89....


College Celebrates 15 Years of Student Mission Trip Programs
March 28, 2014

This spring break, a record 90 Christendom College students—25% of the Front Royal campus student body—went on mission trips. Since 1999, over 700 students, 30 faculty and staff, and 20 alumni have been sent on both domestic and international mission trips...

news Crusader Rugby Dominates George Mason University
March 28, 2014

The Christendom College Crusader Rugby team defeated the George Mason University Patriots, 26-7, on March 22.  After a nail biting 19-19 tie in their season opener against Catholic University of America, the Crusaders showed signs of improved discipline and cohesion in this second home game of the season...

Christendom College Ranked a "Best Conservative College"
March 26, 2014

Christendom College is ranked as one of the 20 best conservative colleges in America in a new report by The report ranks the schools that not only maintain rigorous academic standards, but also inspire in students the moral character, civic virtues, and fiscal responsibility typically associated with conservatism...

History Professor Adam Schwartz Published in Literary Journal
March 20, 2013

Dr. Adam Schwartz, professor of history at Christendom College, appears in the most recent volume of Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, an annual journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the lives and works of seven specific authors, including J. R.R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, and C. S. Lewis...

news Christendom College Named a Top 10 Best Value College by Kiplinger's
March 6, 2014

Christendom College is ranked in an exclusive list of the top 10 private liberal arts colleges in the Southeast/Mid-South region by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. Kiplinger's made the announcement earlier this week, including Christendom in their top 30 best college values in that region, naming the institutions that combine outstanding quality with affordability...
news Christendom Crusaders Tie in Rugby Match Against Catholic University
March 5, 2014

The Crusader rugby team played their first home match of the season this past Saturday, March 1. The Crusaders tied Catholic University of America with a score of 19-19.

Christendom Student Experiences the Universality of the Church in Rome
February 21, 2014

"None of us will ever forget it as long as we live," Maria Bonvissuto, of Nashville, Tenn., said of her first encounter with Pope Francis at a general audience during Christendom College's Junior Semester in Rome Program...

news Barbale Makes History Scoring 40 Points in Basketball Season Finale
February 19, 2014

Led by junior Mary Barbale, the Lady Crusaders of Christendom College enjoyed a victorious end to a winning basketball season as they dismantled the Knights of Central Penn College on February 17. Barbale scored a career-high of 40 points in the game, which included eight three-pointers, contributing to the 76-58 victory.

news Christendom College Professors Appear in Press
February 18, 2014

Christendom College history professors, Dr. Christopher Shannon and Prof. Christopher J. Lane, along with philosophy professor, Dr. John Cuddeback, have penned articles that have recently appeared in the press. Writing for Crisis Magazine, Shannon examines the role of Romano Guardini in defining the New Evangelization. Appearing in Crisis as well, Lane explores the rise of Japan's hidden Christians. Cuddeback's article, at, warns of the dangers of romantic love, if it is not properly ordered and disciplined.

Lady Crusaders Defeat NCAA Division III Trinity University
February 12, 2014

St. John the Baptist parishioners and Christendom College alumni Nathan Scott ('10) and Michael Bugin ('12) are working with their local Knights of Columbus Council to host its annual "Vocations Fundraising Dinner," slated to take place on Christendom College's campus on January 4, 2014...

news Crusader Round-up: Basketball Teams Back in Action
February 5, 2014

Christendom College appears in the latest issue of Regina Magazine, a quarterly Catholic review published electronically. Through an interview with the college's director of admissions, Tom McFadden, the article examines the origins of Christendom and the impact the college is having on the culture today...

news Rev. Corbett Reveals How the Angels Got it Wrong
January 30, 2014

"How does an angel get it wrong," Rev. John D. Corbett asked during his lecture to students and faculty on January 27 at Christendom College. Rev. Corbett's talk, entitled "The Angelic Doctor and the Lord of the Angels," was the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture, which discussed the nature of angels and how such high beings could have fallen from God's grace...