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Franciscan University has taken a commendable moral stand.

Franciscan University of Steubenville Takes Stand to Respect and Protect Life

By • Catholic Online • 5/16/2012

Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio has dropped its student health insurance plan because of the onerous implications of the Obama HHS edict. That edict, or mandate as it is called, would require the university to materially cooperate in the evil of sterilization, contraception ...


Cardinal Dolan speaks at CUA commencement

The Law of the Gift: Cardinal Timothy Dolans Commencement Address to the Catholic University of America

By • Catholic Online • 5/14/2012

The Law of the Gift is most poetically exemplified in the lifelong, life-giving, faithful, intimate union of a man and woman in marriage, which then leads to the procreation of new life in babies, so that husband and wife, now father and mother, spend their lives sacrificially loving and giving to ...


Education is the very heart of the ecclesial mission

Pope: Catholic Colleges Must Shape Hearts as Well as Form Catholic Minds

By • Catholic Online • 5/8/2012

Catholic identity requires that the academic community understand its ecclesial nature. In an institution, just as in persons, it begins from the inside and works its way throughout like leaven or yeast in a loaf. Catholic identity must be the beating heart of a Catholic College and provide the ...


Student debt is a burden not just for recent college graduates in their twenties, but also for parents who often co-sign their children's student loans, as well as midcareer professionals who opted to go back to school during the sluggish recovery.

U.S. student loan debt could contribute to lengthening housing slump

By • Catholic Online • 3/23/2012

Student loan debt in the United States stands at a staggering $1 trillion. While many students take out these loans in the hopes of better paying jobs, the massive amount of debt they acquire prevents them from buying homes shortly after graduating, adding to the already stagnant housing ...


The year before Abigail Fisher filed her lawsuit in 2007, African-Americans and Hispanics accounted for more than a quarter of the entering freshman class.

Supreme Court to consider case of Affirmative Action in college admissions

By • Catholic Online • 2/22/2012

The Supreme Court is set to confront the issue of race in university admissions. At the heart of the issue is a white student who says she was denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas on account of her race. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The high court said it ...


The certificate will not be a regular M.I.T. degree, but rather a credential bearing the name of a new not-for-profit body to be created within M.I.T.

M.I.T. to offer degrees for free online courses

By • Catholic Online • 12/23/2011

One of the nation's leading providers of higher education, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or M.I.T. is set to announce a series of free online courses, allowing students the opportunity to earn official certificates free of charge. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "There are ...


Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College Sues Federal Government Over Obamacare Mandate

By • The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty • 11/14/2011

"A monk at Belmont Abbey may preach on Sunday that pre-marital sex, contraception, and abortions are immoral, but on Monday, the government would force the same monk to pay for students to receive the very drugs and procedures he denounces," said Hannah Smith, Senior Legal Counsel at the Becket ...


A Professor teaching a small class at Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit College: Love is the Primary Purpose of a Catholic Education

By • Catholic Online • 10/31/2011

Next week I will visit one of the promising signs of hope for the New Evangelization of the Church,  Holy Spirit College in Atlanta, Georgia. The most important task we face in the restoration of a Christian culture in the West is the authentically Catholic education of the next ...


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An Invitation to Gather: OSU Campus Ministry

By • Catholic Online • 10/19/2011

We arrived at St. John the Evangelist University Parish and Newman Center, at Oklahoma State University, at 8 a.m. OSU has had a relationship with Catholic Extension since 1977; and this coming January, the OSU Campus Ministry will be receiving another grant from Catholic Extension. But we were ...


Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University Officially Recognized as a 'Catholic University'

By • Catholic Online • 10/9/2011

The recognition of Ave Maria University as a Catholic University recognizes their commitment to continue to be guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and faithfulness to the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. It is the responsibility of the local Bishop to provide pastoral ...





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