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Catholic Universities

Irreligious Illiteracy

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Every academic field laments popular ignorance of its area of study. Scholars of religion decry religious illiteracy, but did anyone ever think to bem...

Catholic Novels Are Alive And Well

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2016 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

We still have Catholic novelists and Catholic novels, but curiously, mainstream publishers are hesitant to use the label.

Pope Pushes To Help The Poor, But Catholic Colleges Leave Them Behind

ProPublica | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.22.2015 | College

Pope Francis has made serving the poor a central tenet of his papacy. "Wealth makes us poor," he told Cuban worshippers on Sunday, urging them not to ...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Catholic Colleges Don't Rush To Divest After Pope's Encyclical | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment, which lays out a moral a...

Notre Dame Welcomes Gay Athletes In New Campaign

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Catholic Church in the U.S. has taken a lot of heat over its stance against gay rights and for policies that often bar openly gay people fro...

Another Hurdle for College Seniors to Climb?

Dr. Anne Hendershott | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Dr. Anne Hendershott

President Barack Obama has joined the debate by suggesting that the federal government needed to become involved in rating colleges and universities -- linking federal student aid to college ratings. This can only end badly.

WATCH: Reconciling Homosexuality With Faith At A Catholic University

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion

Earlier this year, Nate Tisa became the first ever gay student body president at Georgetown University, a big accomplishment at a Catholic school. ...

Exit Stage Left: Cardinal O'Malley's Fit Of Pique

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

Catholic teachings affirm the importance of religious pluralism. Prime Minister Kenny's presence at the Boston College graduation is just the sort of conversation-starter that Catholic higher education needs. At best, Cardinal O'Malley's exit from the proceedings only touched off more debate among Catholic school students who have been well-prepared for the challenge.

Catholic Universities Charged With Aiding Students' Search for Truth

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between a Catholic university and a public (non-sectarian) university and what they have in common?

Vatican Strips Leading University Of Right To Call Itself Catholic

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, July 21 (Reuters) - The Vatican has stripped the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, one of the most prominent centres of learning...

How Catholic Universities' Contraceptive Ban Fails Our Students

Jeanne Flavin | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Jeanne Flavin

What's at stake here is not just contraceptive coverage but the value that Catholic institutions place on women's lives. My experiences, and those of my students, make clear that contraception bans will have far-reaching and damaging implications for female students.

The Catholic Church's Game With Women's Health

Madeline Walsh | Posted 04.11.2012 | College
Madeline Walsh

In my 15th year of Catholic education, I am very familiar with the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control despite the fact that 98 percent of Catholic women have used contraception. This underscores the huge gap between the views of the Church and practicing Catholics.

DePaul Student Is Catholic School's First Gay Student Body President

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

Story by Ross Forman, courtesy of Windy City Times: Anthony Alfano was the team captain for his final two seasons of the four he played for the co-...

Catholic Bishops Stand Behind Criticism Of Book

Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Under fire for criticizing a popular theologian, the U.S. Catholic bishops said they must occa...