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From left to right: Robert Neal, chairman of The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees; Father Robert Dowd, president of the University of Notre Dame; George Harne, president of Christendom College; Monsignor Joseph Reilly, president of Seton Hall University; and Gerard Joyce, president of Mount St. Mary’s University.

Meet the crop of new leaders in Catholic higher education

Jul 1, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Of the more than 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, several are in the midst of major... Read more

Clockwise, from top left: Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie, Cardinal Stephen Chow of Hong Kong, Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Father Mike Schmitz of Duluth, Minnesota, will address the Class of 2024.

Class of ’24: Commencement speakers range from ‘The Chosen’ actor to a Catholic cardinal

May 10, 2024

By Jim Graves

Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie, Cardinal Stephen Chow of Hong Kong, and Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs will address... Read more

Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to Clark University, Assumption University, and Worcester State University.

Secular university’s head of Holocaust studies finds ‘warmer welcome’ at Catholic university

Apr 19, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“To my surprise as both a scholar and a Jew, I feel a warmer welcome and more commonality of purpose... Read more

President's Hall, Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall University names priest president following resignation of previous president

Apr 9, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The 168-year-old university had a “priest-president” for 146 years of its history, and Reilly’s appointment marks a “return” to the... Read more


St. Thomas-Houston university’s new sex and gender program based on ‘Catholic anthropology’  

Apr 5, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The four-course sequence includes online classes in Catholic anthropology, the history of gender, and the science and social science of... Read more

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

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


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


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


‘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


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