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Prominent Scholars Reveal Joy of New Evangelization at Christendom Conference
July 13, 2015

Christendom College hosted prominent theologians and historians for a one day conference titled “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization” on its Front Royal, Va., campus on July 11. 

 


news Christendom College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at Commencement
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 Lauded as One of the Top Five Colleges in the Nation
July 17, 2015


Christendom College was ranked as one of the top five colleges in the nation for its “premier” liberal arts education, according to a recent article in Best College Reviews. Noted for its adherence to John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University, Christendom was placed ahead of such well-known institutions as University of Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Boston College, and Columbia College...


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news Alumni Score Big at Catholic Press Association Awards
June 17, 2015

Christendom alumni are receiving high praise and recognition for their writing talents in the world of journalism, with Peter J. Smith (’09) and Ashleigh Buyers (‘12) recently being honored at the 2015 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Awards. Taking top awards for journalism and advertising, Smith and Buyers are the latest in a series of alumni finding great success in journalism, revealing the strong writing and communication skills that a Christendom education provides...

news Christendom Graduate School to Celebrate Commencement Ceremonies
July 28, 2015

Christendom College will award ten Master of Arts in Theological Studies degrees to this year’s graduates on Saturday, August 1...
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Christendom’s Rafael Madan to Explain the Cold War at Institute of Catholic Culture
July 27, 2015

Christendom College political science and economics professor Rafael A. Madan will deliver a talk on Sunday, August 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Gainesville, Va.  Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Madan’s talk is titled “Reagan, Thatcher, & the Pope: The Fall of the Soviet Union...”
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Latest Issue of Principles Garners Acclaim
July 24, 2015

Principles, the new bi-monthly periodical from Christendom College, is garnering acclaim with the publication of its second issue, which focused on the importance of a father’s presence in the household. Dr. Jeffrey Mirus of Catholic Culture wrote a glowing review of the article, which was written by Christendom philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback... 
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Christendom’s Weidenkopf to Combat Myths About the Crusades on EWTN Live
June 22, 2015

Christendom College professor and historian Steve Weidenkopf will be appearing on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa on July 29 at 8:00 PM EST. Speaking about the Crusades, Weidenkopf will also be recording a show for EWTN Bookmark with Doug Keck on the same topic, which will be released at a later date...

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Studying Liberal Arts Makes You Smarter
June 22, 2015

In a recent article, Cecilia Gaposchkin of Dartmouth College gave an in-depth explanation as to what exactly the liberal arts are, why they should be studied, and why studying them makes you smarter than the average college graduate...

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Christendom Appoints Joseph Walsh New Men’s Residence Director
July 21, 2015

Christendom College recently appointed Joseph Walsh as the new men’s residence director for the Front Royal, Va. campus. A philosophy major from the class of 2015, Walsh will work closely with the Student Life Office in supporting the residential and community life on campus, helping to form and mentor students during their time at Christendom...

news Philanthropy Officer Calls Christendom a "Hope for the Future" on Radio Maria
July 20, 2015

Christendom College philanthropy officer David Costanzo exhorted the benefits of giving to Catholic organizations, such as Christendom, during this time of turmoil in the nation on Radio Maria this past week. Speaking with Dr. Richard Spinello on Catholic Faith and Culture, Costanzo reported on the college’s plans for continuing to thrive in today’s secular, political climate, and how listeners can help keep the mission of the college alive...

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Christendom Alumni Encouraged to Strengthen Domestic Church
July 16, 2015

Alumni of all vocations returned to Christendom campus for the first annual Alumni Day of Reflection and Discussion on July 10. Featuring discussions, meditations, and talks from alumni, college president Timothy O’Donnell, and Mass with Francis Cardinal Arinze, the all-day event drew forty alumni from across the country for the opportunity to receive encouragement as they continue to rebuild a domestic church in today’s world... 

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Incoming Freshman Takes Second in National Pro-Life Oratory Contest
July 16, 2015

Incoming freshman Ann Pennefather is making waves in the national pro-life movement before arriving at Christendom this fall, winning second place in the 2015 National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest held at the organization’s annual national convention, July 8-11 in New Orleans, La. Pennefather, who graduated from Seton School, was the Virginia representative at the national competition, after winning the statewide Alex and Geline Williams Pro-Life Oratory Contest this past May...

news Passion for Liberal Arts Draws Incoming Students to Christendom
July 9, 2015

The incoming Christendom Class of 2019 promises to be one of the most exciting, and largest, classes in the college’s history, featuring students of varying backgrounds and locations across the nation. Whether they be valedictorians, scholar-athletes, nationally-recognized gymnasts, film directors, or National Merit scholars, all are drawn to Christendom by a common goal: a passion for its rigorous liberal arts and vibrant Catholic culture...

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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...

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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....

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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.

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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...
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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.
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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...