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University of Dallas President Dr. Jonathan Sanford speaks at the Heritage Foundation on Feb. 8, 2024.

University of Dallas president: Mission of higher ed is open debate in pursuit of truth

Feb 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

University of Dallas President Jonathan J. Sanford expressed concerns about the level of politicization that reigns in American universities. Read more

A sister with the Nashville Dominicans of St. Cecilia gives a lecture at the University of Dallas.

University of Dallas to host convent for Nashville Dominican sisters 

Jan 27, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Catholic liberal arts college University of Dallas announced on Jan. 18 that it will be hosting a convent for the... Read more

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Catholic universities blast Supreme Court affirmative action decision

Jun 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and numerous Catholic institutions of higher learning criticized the court’s ruling. Read more

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Vatican supports Catholic research to improve families and marriages

May 31, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has backed a project aimed at enhancing interdisciplinary research at Catholic universities in the sphere of family, marriage,... Read more

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‘Cannabis Studies’ program at St. Joseph’s University a ‘scandal,’ theologian says

Mar 10, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Jesuit Catholic St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia is now offering four certificates in “cannabis studies.” Read more

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Catholic college official in hot seat for comments about allowing ‘students for choice’ club on campus

Sep 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Officials at Viterbo University in Wisconsin say the comments were taken out of context and that the school remains strongly... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Catholic education is vital in ‘an age awash in information’

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information... Read more

Staff of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland

Pope Francis commends university in Poland for six centuries of Catholic education

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged the students at the university to live out its motto: “Go and make disciples.” Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. Peter along with other bishops from the United States' Region VI during their ad limina visit to the Holy See.

Cincinnati archbishop: I would not have approved Biden’s visit to Catholic university

Jul 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Cincinnati on Tuesday said he was not informed of President Biden’s upcoming visit to a Catholic university... Read more

The Catholic University of America announces research grant from NASA

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic University of America announced this week that it has received a $64.1 million research grant from NASA to... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

International appeal launched to promote St. John Paul II’s teaching

Oct 12, 2020

The rector of a Catholic university in Poland urged academics Monday to sign an appeal committing themselves to promoting the... Read more

Donald Trump at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio, July 2016.

California abortion mandate violates federal law, Trump administration says

Jan 24, 2020

The Trump administration has said that California state policies violate federal law for requiring abortion coverage in religious groups’ health... Read more

The Catholic University of America.

Catholic University students vote to block porn

Apr 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Students at The Catholic University of America have asked the administration to ban the top 200 pornography websites from its... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Amid curriculum controversy, Franciscan University president calls for unity

Jan 18, 2019

The president of Franciscan University of Steubenville said Monday that the university is committed to a faithful Catholic approach to... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila

Regis University defends campus 'drag show' despite archbishop's complaint

Nov 23, 2018

Officials at a Catholic university defended a campus “drag show” and classroom measures designed to support the gender identity preferences... Read more

Regis University.

Regis University provost encourages faculty to attend campus ‘drag show’

Nov 2, 2018

The provost of Denver’s Regis University has encouraged faculty members to attend a student drag show on the university campus,... Read more

Ave Maria University.

Ave Maria president denounces 'defiance' of pope by 'conservative Catholics'

Aug 30, 2018

Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University, said Wednesday that he unhesitatingly supports Pope Francis, in the wake of Archbishop... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Catholic universities study how to respond to migrant, refugee crisis

Nov 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

This week, representatives from Catholic universities around the world are gathered in Rome to study how higher education can better... Read more

Students.

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

Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Amid communist rule, a Catholic university opens in Vietnam

Sep 21, 2016

After 40 years, the first Catholic Church-operated university opened in Vietnam since the advent of communism in the country.  Read more