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A view of the Notre Dame College administration building from the south, including its tower.

Historic Notre Dame College in Ohio to close this spring after 100 years

Mar 4, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Though the school has been struggling with debt for the past few years, the announcement was sudden, falling just months... Read more

Georgetown University.

Two Catholic universities among the worst for free speech in America, watchdog says

Sep 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression listed both Georgetown University and Fordham University near the bottom. Read more


Minnesota single-sex Catholic colleges say students who identify as ‘nonbinary’ may apply

Aug 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Two single-sex Catholic colleges in Minnesota are allowing males and females to openly apply to either one of the respective... Read more

In 2021, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, named Vincent D. Rougeau as the first lay president of the Jesuit college.

Report: Leadership of Catholic colleges shifting as religious vocations plummet

Jul 25, 2023

By Daniel Payne

A report found that the leadership of U.S. Catholic colleges and universities “has been progressively handed over by the sponsoring... Read more

Katie, a student at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, eats with her baby, Lucia, on her lap in the company of fellow students. Katie is among the first students to benefit from a new initiative at the Catholic college called the St. Teresa of Calcutta Community for Mothers, which provides free babysitting and other material support for young mothers on campus.

Moms on campus: How are Catholic colleges helping students facing unexpected pregnancies?

May 21, 2023

By Lauretta Brown, Shannon Mullen

Spurred by last year’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Catholic colleges are devoting more resources to support young moms, a... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Newman Guide expands to include K-12 and more in ‘faithful Catholic’ school guide

Mar 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Starting in April, the Cardinal Newman Society’s “Newman Guide” will include K–12 schools, home-school programs, and graduate programs. Read more

Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic liberal arts college in Belmont, North Carolina, about 20 miles west of Charlotte.

Belmont Abbey College launches $100 million campaign to fund campus, academic improvements 

Feb 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Catholic liberal arts school in North Carolina is known for its faithfulness to Catholic teaching and has seen a... Read more


Male-female roommates at Catholic colleges? These schools are OK with it

Sep 9, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

Allowing students of the same biological sex to cohabitate is part of a broader embrace of gender ideology gaining traction... Read more

Celebration parade for 2016 Villanova men's championship basketball team   Credit: Kelleher Photography/Shutterstock

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