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A Catholic guide to March Madness 2021

Mar 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

CNA is once again providing its annual look at all of the Catholic colleges and universities among the 68 teams... Read more

University of Dallas students take part in a tour of Due Santi Campus in the Alban Hills outside of Rome. Photo

Two US Catholic colleges resume Rome study abroad programs

Sep 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

At a time when many universities in the U.S. are only offering online classes this fall, American students from two... Read more

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Courtesy photo.

Faced with universal quarantine, Benedictine College turned to Mary

Sep 11, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Benedictine College had a problem. After students returned to campus for the fall semester, 38 of them tested positive for... Read more

Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame classes go online for two weeks amid rising COVID-19 cases

Aug 21, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday announced a two-week hiatus from in-person class instruction, amid a growing number of... Read more

University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame to start fall semester early as colleges weigh in-person options

May 19, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The University of Notre Dame announced this week that students will return to campus in the fall, with the semester... Read more

Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR. Image courtesy of Franciscan University

Franciscan University president resigns

Apr 8, 2019

By Ed Condon

Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR, has resigned as president of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Fr. Sheridan informed the university’s trustees... Read more

Emails show Planned Parenthood behind California rule to make churches pay for abortions

Apr 5, 2019

A 2014 California rule forcing religious groups, including churches, to cover elective abortions for employees was the result of direct... Read more

Ryan Anderson.

University of Dallas names Ryan Anderson as first Catholic Social Thought fellow

Feb 8, 2019

The University of Dallas has announced the creation of the St. John Paul II Social Thought Teaching Fellowship, with Dr.... Read more

Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw. Courtesy of Catholic University of America.

CUA appoints new dean of music, drama, and art

May 30, 2018

The Catholic University of America announced Tuesday that Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw has been appointed dean of the university's school of music.  Read more

New Cardinal Newman Guide helps families navigate college search

Apr 24, 2018

The Cardinal Newman Society on Monday released its annual guide to help young Catholics make an informed choice as they... Read more

University of Notre Dame.

Commentary: Why ‘CINO’ label isn’t helping the Church

Apr 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

On Monday, Villanova University won the NCAA basketball tournament for the second time in three years. The University of Notre... Read more

Campus of Belmont Abbey College. Courtesy of Belmont Abbey College.

Six years ago, this Catholic college was the first to sue over the HHS mandate

Oct 11, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

It has been six years since Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts school near Charlotte, North Carolina, filed the... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation, Nov. 20, 2012.

Bishop Conley: 50 years after Land O'Lakes, Catholic education needs renewal

Jul 21, 2017

The 50th anniversary of a historic statement that changed Catholic higher education in America represents both a cautionary tale and... Read more


Cardinal Mueller to graduates: 'Dare to be great'

May 17, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With God’s grace, you can accomplish great things, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller challenged young Catholics at Christendom College last weekend at... Read more

Anthony Esolen. Courtesy of the National Catholic Register.

Anthony Esolen accepts post at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

May 4, 2017

Anthony Esolen, the prolific Catholic scholar and author known for his distinctly Catholic worldview and translation of Dante’s The Divine... Read more

Father Michael Scanlan, TOR.

Architect of Steubenville's Catholic revival dies at 85

Jan 7, 2017

Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, the former president and chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, passed away on the morning of... Read more


Catholic colleges to undocumented students: You're still welcome

Dec 6, 2016

More than 100 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities have reaffirmed their support for undocumented students in light of questions... Read more

Siena Hall, the new on-campus dorm at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn.

Aquinas College in Nashville marks a year of firsts with on-campus dorm

Oct 9, 2016

Five decades into their establishment as a college, Aquinas College in Nashville is breaking ground on campus for the first... Read more

California religious colleges dodge a bullet. But what's next?

Aug 16, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A bill that threatened to defund California religious colleges that do not accept same-sex marriage and gender ideology has been... Read more

This California bill could hurt poor students at religious schools

Aug 8, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Religious students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be most affected by a California bill threatening state-backed student grants to schools that... Read more