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A Catholic College Disses Crusaders

Alvernia University, an ostensibly Catholic university in Reading, Pennsylvania, announced it had scuttled its teams’ "Crusader" mascot and removed the name and image of "Crusaders" from its various team and university logos.

How Villanova gets its money's worth from basketball

The private Catholic university's team helps subsidize the school's other sports programs and generates tons of publicity

Natural Law at Cambridge: Kantian Normativity, Catholic Antiliberalism, and Natural Human Law

On March 4th, I participated in a conference at the University of Cambridge. I was in Cambridge for four days, where I had a room in Pembroke College, which was founded in 1347, making it the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges. For me, this is a reminder that some of the oldest human institutions are universities. Show More Summary

Ginny Schranck 4th Sibling to Swim in College; Commits to Truman State

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Ginny Schranck of Marquette Catholic High Schooland Edwardsville YMCA Breakers has committed to swim for Truman State University next fall. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Ginny Schranck 4th Sibling to Swim in College; Commits to Truman State

Pope Francis suggests an openness to ordaining married men as priests

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

"He’s saying he’s willing to make exceptions as a merciful gesture," said a Catholic University of America professor.

Why Does the Oldest Catholic College in the U.S. Have a Pro-Abortion Club?

Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic college in America, has faced harsh criticism time and time again for straying from church teachings about the sanctity of human life. Last year, the Catholic university welcomed Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards as a guest speaker on campus. Despite strong protests from pro-lifers, the university refused to cancel the […]

Notre Dame goes against tradition by inviting Pence instead of Trump as graduation speaker

Every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter, with the exception of Bill Clinton, has given a commencement address at the Catholic university.

How the Current Health Care Market in the US Fails Liturgical Man

I attended a talk on healthcare at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco last week, given by my colleague at Pontifex University, Dr Michel Accad. Much of the talk was devoted to consideration of the options that Catholics...Show More Summary

For just a $5 co-pay, abortion drug will be available to students at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick

The Catholic institution will begin covering the abortifacient this fall as part of its health plan.

Protecting children: U.S. bishops’ staffer heads to Rome for specialized studies

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (First in a series) ROME — Since the 16th century, 16 popes have been students at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. I will never be the 17th — just ask my wife. Instead, … Continue reading ?

If There Is An Antichrist, Is There An Antimary?

This is the title of an article by Dr Carrie Gress which appears in the National Catholic Register, and caught my eye. I met Dr Gress last year at the Acton University where she gave a talk on faith and culture and the current discussion about the “Benedict Option.” (She and I are both speaking there again this coming June). Show More Summary

How we’ve reduced our identity to a Google Maps search

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

A Queen’s University student discovered some alarming home truths when he spent months investigating our addiction to the use of the blanket terms Protestant and Roman Catholic as a catch-all to describe the population of Northern Ireland. Roy Fisher, a print-maker and market trader who carried out the research for his Masters thesis, found that more...

About Today's March for Life

I post this as I head out the door to the March for Life. I’ve been going for over two decades – since college, when I happened to be in town at The Catholic University of America (which some of you have heard me mention a time or two). This year, the election of Donald Trump as president marks something of a whole new level for the annual event. Show More Summary

We Can't Return to the Days of Workplace Immigration Raids

In a speech at Catholic University earlier this month, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka acknowledged the very real fear that immigrant workers in our country are feeling as President Donald Trump begins his term in office and pledged that the labor movement will stand strong and united in defense of all working people.

The University of Texas at Austin’s Medical School Will Soon Train Students at a Catholic Hospital

Can medical students get the training they need if their school is working with a Catholic institution that forbids abortions and birth control?

What Happened to Shane Montgomery?

In November 2014, 21-year-old Shane Montgomery, a catholic high school graduate from the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, was a senior at nearby West Chester University. On Wednesday night November 26, 2014, Montgomery, his cousin and a couple of friends were barhopping in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access To Birth Control

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

A law in the Philippines mandates universal access to contraception, but the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church have fought its implementation. President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing back.

Can Augustine's City of God Work on Twitter?

Tomorrow, Chad C. Pecknold, a professor at the Catholic University of America, begins an experiment: a seminar over Twitter  on St. Augustine’s City of God. ( We talk a bit about it here.) You can join the discussion at @CCPecknold Thursday night at 8 P.M. Show More Summary

Dr. Chad Pecknold is taking Augustine to Twitter

Dr. Chad Pecknold is associate professor of systematic theology at Catholic University of America, and he also provides great insights on politics from his Twitter account @ccpecknold. He spoke briefly with Josh Mercer, Editor of CatholicVote’s daily newsletter, The Loop.  How did your family celebrate the Epiphany? Our family celebrated Epiphany eve by going to [...]

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