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Catholic Distance University renamed Catholic International University, plans expansion

Nov 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The name change is meant “to adjust to the new technologies and the reality of our university that is going... 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

Shellyne Rodriguez vandalized a pro-life display on May 2 that was sponsored by Students for Life of America.

UPDATE: NYC professor who vandalized student pro-life display is fired

May 23, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A professor at Hunter College in New York City had vandalized a pro-life display on May 2 that was sponsored... Read more

Ashley Banks and her son Jakori (left) and Janyla (right) at MiraVia on Dec. 12, 2019.

MiraVia maternity home brings hope and life to pregnant students in North Carolina

May 23, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The MiraVia maternity home on the campus of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina has helped more 60 pregnant and... Read more

A drag performer dresses up as a Catholic religious sister and dances provocatively on stage while wearing a gay pride flag.

Students protesting annual drag show at Catholic university threatened with violence

May 19, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A group of students protesting an annual drag show at Loyola University Chicago said a group of counterprotesters destroyed their... Read more

Abbot Placid Solari, 70, chancellor of Belmont Abbey Catholic College in Belmont, North Carolina.

A monk’s radical proposal for college today: ‘We’re convinced there is objective truth to be learned’ 

Apr 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

To Abbot Placid Solari, a Benedictine monk who serves as Belmont Abbey’s chancellor, the Catholic faith and college naturally go... Read more

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

Cornell rejects student group’s call for ‘trigger warnings’

Apr 5, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The leaders of Cornell University have rejected a student resolution advocating that the university mandate “content warnings for traumatic content... Read more


Witnesses tell House panel that speech is being silenced on college campuses 

Mar 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Four witnesses testified to the absence of free speech at public universities and alleged bias against conservative and religious students... Read more

Patrick Callahan, director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, founded in 2015 by Bishop James Conley for education in the New Evangelization

This college’s Newman Institute is attracting non-Catholics with its ‘Catholicism 101’ class

Dec 18, 2022

By Anna Youell

Almost half of the students who signed up for the Catholicism 101 class at the University of Nebraska’s Newman Institute... Read more

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Via Shutterstock

Methodist-linked university’s Christian conduct code under fire from LGBT advocates

Sep 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Do church-affiliated universities and Christian moral codes have a place in higher ed? Critics of Seattle Pacific University, it seems,... Read more

Applications are open for the new scholarship program established by the Bellarmine Fund.

Follow in the footsteps of St. Robert Bellarmine: scholarships for scholars

A new scholarship program aims to support future members of the workforce with an “authentically Catholic” education. Read more

Peter Kilpatrick, the new president of The Catholic University of America, addresses students, staff, and faculty at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 1, 2022, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance, new Catholic University president urges students

Sep 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Peter Kilpatrick has a background in the hard sciences but spoke to students about matters of the soul, urging them... Read more

A photo of the earth by the crew of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, which entered lunar orbit Dec. 24, 1968. Credit: NASA/Bill Anders.

Grant to fund network of Catholic thought institutes, fostering faith-science dialogue

Feb 18, 2022

By Kate Olivera

A Chicago-based Catholic nonprofit has been awarded more than $3.6 million to assist the launch of a national network of... Read more

Williams Memorial Chapel at the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri.

Christian college argues against co-ed housing requirement in appellate court

Nov 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Attorneys representing a Christian college in Missouri delivered oral arguments Nov. 17 in federal court, seeking to preserve the school’s... Read more


UK bill would fine universities for failing to protect free speech

May 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

A proposed law in the UK aiming to bolster the protection of free speech could impose fines on universities if... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Pro-life student group wins affiliation at Scottish university

May 24, 2019

A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's student association, a month after... Read more

The flag of Scotland.

Scottish pro-life student group in suspense over its fate

Apr 29, 2019

With the University of Aberdeen's student association meeting one person short of a quorum last week, it will be at... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Pro-life student group sues Scottish university for alleged discrimination

Apr 16, 2019

A pro-life student group at the University of Aberdeen filed a lawsuit Friday against the university and its student association... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Scottish universities seek to limit student pro-life groups

Nov 27, 2018

Student associations at both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow have recently blocked pro-life student groups from... Read more