Introducing the 2014 Guide for Catholic Colleges

Every year The Cardinal Newman Society publishes a guide for choosing Catholic colleges and universities.  According to Catholic Education Daily, published online by the Newman Society, The Newman Guide recommends 28 colleges, universities and online programs for strength of Catholic identity and academic excellence, with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Primary sections include in-depth information on academics, […]

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Schools of Faith

“It is no exaggeration to say that providing young people with a sound education in the faith represents the most urgent internal challenge facing the Catholic community in your country. The deposit of faith is a priceless treasure which each generation must pass on to the next by winning hearts to Jesus Christ and shaping […]

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Quick Notre Dame Update

American Papist reports that 46 bishops have responded to Notre Dame’s Obama invitation. Bishop John D’Arcy (Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the diocese in which ND is located) has issued two further statements. One is on “Unseemly and Unhelpful Demonstrations at Notre Dame”. The other statement offers a response to and correction of a letter […]

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More on ND

Almost two weeks after Notre Dame announced that President Obama would be giving the commencement address and receiving an honorary degree, the commentary continues. A number of bishops have weighed in. Among them: Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston [scroll to the bottom] “I find the invitation very disappointing. . . . Even given the dignity […]

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Teaching the Teachers

I want to apologize to our readers for the lack of new material on the CUF blog this week. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week I was teaching an intensive introductory course on Scripture to some Catholic school teachers here in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, so I just didn’t have the […]

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School Choices

When I was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, Catholic education didn’t seem all that complicated. Like most of the other kids from St. Elizabeth parish, I attended the parochial elementary school for eight years and then went to one of the Catholic high schools in the area. Now, as the father of six […]

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