Catholic Colleges - Latest News

Knights grateful for Gonzaga student group status

May 2, 2013 - 12:35 pm .- The Knights of Columbus applauded a decision by Gonzaga University to grant them recognition as a sponsored organization after their application to be acknowledged as a student club was denied.

Franciscan University names Fr. Sean Sheridan as president

Apr 22, 2013 - 01:22 pm .- Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio has named as its next president theology professor and canon lawyer Father Sean O. Sheridan.

Christendom College summer program explores Church in Ireland

Apr 6, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Christendom College has announced a new program in Ireland that will be launched this summer to offer students a deeper understanding of Western Christianity and the role of Ireland in particular.

Wyoming Catholic College's next president sees bright future

Mar 23, 2013 - 01:09 pm .- Dr. Kevin Roberts, incoming president of Wyoming Catholic College, says he is “thrilled and humbled” to head a school with “supernatural joy” and a desire to be a leading force in Catholic higher education.

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

Mar 20, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the importance of life and family in protecting women’s interests.

Catholic University students use spring break to serve

Mar 8, 2013 - 02:09 am .- Almost 100 students and staff at the Catholic University of America are giving up their spring break to take part in mission trips abroad and service projects within the U.S.

Catholic college students honor Pope Benedict's last days

Feb 28, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Students at American Catholic universities are observing the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy with special Masses, prayers and acts of charity.

Bishops find progress in relationship with Catholic colleges

Jan 10, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- A report by the U.S. bishops finds a positive relationship between Catholic universities in America and the Church, while encouraging continued cooperation and growth.

Notre Dame's creation of 'GLBTQ' student organization draws concern

Dec 6, 2012 - 03:23 pm .- The University of Notre Dame has established a “GLBTQ” student organization that one critic says is “astonishingly extensive” and provides a potential venue for homosexual activists to undermine Catholic teaching.

Wyoming Catholic College dismisses chaplain for misbehavior

Dec 6, 2012 - 04:03 am .- Wyoming Catholic College has discharged its new chaplain Father Stuart MacDonald following the discovery of a “pattern of misbehavior” around students such as excess drinking and bad language.

Cardinal Newman Society releases college guide with expanded resources

Oct 25, 2012 - 02:30 am .- The Cardinal Newman Society has published its 2012-2013 edition of “The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College,” along with a companion magazine to help high school students and their parents pursue faithful higher education.

Catholic students spark controversy over IVF support

Oct 2, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Students at Loyola Law School have drawn criticism over writing a legal brief in support of Costa Rica legalizing in-vitro fertilization, a practice condemned by the Church.

Elite Peruvian university stripped of Catholic credentials

Jul 21, 2012 - 08:07 am .- The Vatican has announced it is stripping the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru of its Catholic identity after the elite university repeatedly refused to comply with the Church’s requirements for colleges.

‘Exorcist’ author prepares canon lawsuit against Georgetown

May 19, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- The author of the best-selling book and award-winning screenplay “The Exorcist” has announced that he is leading an effort to file a canon lawsuit against Georgetown University for failures to live up to the demands of the school’s Catholic identity. 

Franciscan University drops health insurance over HHS mandate

May 16, 2012 - 12:01 am .- Rather than compromise its Catholic values by complying with the federal contraception mandate, Franciscan University has decided to drop its student health insurance.

Over 15,000 protest Georgetown’s invitation to Sebelius

May 9, 2012 - 02:17 am .- More than 15,000 people have signed an open letter protesting Georgetown University’s decision to invite U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at an award ceremony during its commencement weekend.

Arizona State to offer theology classes through Catholic university

Mar 1, 2012 - 11:34 am .- In a very uncommon partnership between state-run and Catholic universities, Arizona State University students will be able to take courses in Catholic theology or Catholic studies under a new agreement announced March 1.

Vatican gives Easter reform deadline to Pontifical University of Peru

Feb 21, 2012 - 09:48 am .- The Vatican has given the Pontifical University of Peru until Easter 2012 to comply with the Church’s requirements for Catholic colleges, marking the first time the Holy See has set a deadline for a university to reform.

Recent activity:

Follow us:

Check out Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome