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his National Catholic Register and Faith & Family resource is made possible through the cooperation of bishops, college presidents, our benefactors and our advertisers. This year, 30 schools went on record in answer to these questions:

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Text of the survey we sent to Catholic colleges. 6. Do you provide daily Mass and posted times (at least weekly)
for individual confession?

1. Did the president make the public profession of faith and take
the oath of fidelity?

7. Do you exclude advocates of abortion, euthanasia, or cloning
as commencement speakers or recipients of honorary degrees?

2. Is the majority of the board of trustees Catholic? 3. Is the majority of the faculty Catholic? 4. Do you publicly require all Catholic theology professors to have the mandatum? 5. Did all Catholic theology professors take the oath of fidelity?
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8. Do you exclude sponsoring pro-abortion campus groups? 9. Do you exclude coed dorms? 10. Do your student health services exclude referrals to abortion
businesses?

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Questionnaire Sources

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he Catholic Identity College Survey offers objective questions about a university’s Catholic identity. We designed the survey so that a “YES” answer reflects essential elements of the renewal of Catholic identity called for by Pope John Paul II’s 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (Out of the Heart of the Church), its 2000 Application to the United States, canon law, and other Church documents.

Our Lady of Corpus Christi
Catholic Undergraduate Liberal Arts 1200 Lantana St. Corpus Christi, TX 78407

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The Institution ■ President’s Oath: Canon 833: The president of a Catholic university is personally bound to make a profession of faith, according to the formula approved by the Apostolic See, in the presence of the chancellor or diocesan bishop or a delegate at the beginning of the term of office. The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity, Acta Apostolicae Sedis 1989: The obligation of a special oath of fidelity has been extended to presidents of Catholic universities. ■ Catholic Board: U.S. Application: To the extent possible, the majority of the board of trustees should be Catholics committed to the Church. ■ Catholic Faculty: U.S. Application: The university should strive to recruit and appoint Catholics as professors so that, to the extent possible, those committed to the witness of the faith will constitute a majority of the faculty. ■ Mandatum Required: Canon 812: It is necessary that Catholic theologians have a mandatum from the diocesan bishop. Pope John Paul II (to American bishops, 2004): By their very nature, Catholic colleges and universities are called to offer an institutional witness of fidelity to Christ and to his word as it comes to us from the Church, a public witness expressed in the

canonical requirement of the mandatum. U.S. Application: Both the university and the bishops, aware of the contributions made by theologians to Church and academy, have a right to expect them to present authentic Catholic teaching. Catholic professors of the theological disciplines have a corresponding duty to be faithful to the Church’s magisterium as the authoritative interpreter of sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition. U.S. Application: Catholic students have a right to receive from a university instruction in authentic Catholic doctrine and practice, especially from theologians. Mandatum text: I hereby declare my role and responsibility as a teacher of a theological discipline within the full communion of the Church. As a teacher of a theological discipline, therefore, I am committed to teach authentic Catholic doctrine and to refrain from putting forth as Catholic teaching anything contrary to the Church’s magisterium. U.S. Application: If a particular professor lacks a mandatum and continues to teach a theological discipline, the university must determine what further action may be taken in accordance with its own mission and statutes. ■ Theologians’ Oath: Canon 833: Catholic theologians are personally bound to make a profession of faith, according to the formula approved by the Apostolic See, in the presence of the university president if he is a priest, or the diocesan bishop or a delegate, at the beginning of their term of office. The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity, Acta Apostolicae Sedis 1989: The obligation of a special oath of fidelity has been extended to Catholic theology professors.

Campus Culture ■ Mass and Confession: U.S. Application:

Catholic students have a right to be provided with opportunities to practice the faith through participation in Mass, the sacraments, religious devotions, and other authentic forms of Catholic spirituality. The university shall make provision for effective campus ministry programs, including the celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and penance, other liturgical celebrations, and opportunities for prayer and spiritual reflection. ■ Speakers Vetted: The U.S. Bishops’ 2004 “Catholics in Political Life”: Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms that would suggest support for their actions. ■ Unobjectionable Clubs: U.S. Application: It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including activities of officially recognized student and faculty organizations and associations. ■ No Coed Dorms: U.S. Application: It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including the commitment to create a campus culture and environment that is expressive and supportive of a Catholic way of life. ■ Health Services Okay: U.S. Application: It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including the commitment to provide health care in conformity with the Church’s ethical and religious teaching and directives.

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ere are the 30 schools that each answered 10 questions about their college’s institutional standards and campus culture. A check mark indicates a positive answer to our Catholic identity question. Schools’ comments explaining a “No” answer are included. Online at NCRegister.com / “Resources”
The Augustine Institute
P.O. Box 1126 3001 South Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80236 (303) 937-4420 AugustineInstitute.org Enrollment: 70
The Institution: The Institution:

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:
N/A* | MASS AND CONFESSION

Benedictine College
1020 North Second St. Atchison, KS 66002 (913) 367-5340 Benedictine.edu Enrollment: 1,347
The Institution:

Aquinas College
4210 Harding Road Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 297-7545 AquinasCollege.edu Enrollment: 826
The Institution:

| SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS

N/A* | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

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Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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School’s comments: Mass and Confession: We strongly encourage all our students to frequent the sacraments and to adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament oratory. Although we do not have a full-time chaplain on our own campus, we connect our students with local parishes for daily Mass and local priests and religious for confession and spiritual direction. Health Services Okay: We do not provide student health services. But if we did, we certainly would exclude all referrals to abortion businesses.

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

School’s comments: Mandatum Required: Catholic theologians must receive a “canonical mission” from the local bishop/chancellor that obliges them to “teach in the name of the Church” — it is different from the mandatum. Theologians’ Oath: The Catholic faculty recite the profession of faith in the presence of and along with the local bishop/chancellor and president at the opening Mass of each academic year. Catholic faculty have not been required to take the oath of fidelity because of the canonical mission/nihil obstat binding the ecclesiastical faculties. No Coed Dorms: We have both single-sex residence halls as well as residence halls with floors segregated by gender. New residence halls are under construction.

The Catholic Distance University
120 East Colonial Highway Hamilton, VA 20158 (888) 254-4238 ext. 700 CDU.edu Enrollment: 1,200
The Institution:

Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive Front Royal, VA 22630 (800) 877-5456 Christendom.edu Enrollment: 422
The Institution:

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PRESIDENT’S OATH CATHOLIC BOARD CATHOLIC FACULTY MANDATUM REQUIRED THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

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N/A | MASS AND CONFESSION N/A | SPEAKERS VETTED N/A | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS N/A | NO COED DORMS N/A | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142 (877) AVE-UNIV (283-8648) AveMaria.edu Enrollment: 701 (560 undergraduate; 141 graduate)
The Institution:

The University of St. Thomas in Houston is laying the foundation that creates a great Catholic University. Named by the Cardinal Newman Society as one of 21 top Catholic colleges in the U.S., the University claims a position of leadership in Catholic education. Committed to the dialogue between faith and reason, UST is proud of its heritage, which includes: • A strong core curriculum of theology, philosophy and English with degree programs focused on pre-health, liberal arts, business, sciences and education • Integration of faith-based teachings: - Environmental Science (B.S.) and Studies (B.A.) - Catholic Social Justice (minor) - Catholic Studies (major and minor) • Campus Ministry including retreats, Bible study, and liturgical music

School’s comments: Mandatum Required & Theologians’ Oath: Since our theology faculty are primarily adjunct, the mandatum is taken in the diocese of their full-time employment. Campus Culture: CDU is an online university.

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., NE Washington, DC 20064 (202) 319-5000 CUA.edu Enrollment: 6,705: 3,469 undergraduates and 3,236 graduate students
The Institution:

The College of St. Thomas More
3020 Lubbock Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76109 (817) 923-8459; (800) 583-6489 CSTM.edu Enrollment: 45 undergraduates; 67 common-tradition students (adult education-noncredit bearing)
The Institution:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

www.choose-ust.org/catholic
713-525-3500 • 800-856-8565
Ranked #24 in the Best Universities - Master’s division in the Western region by the U.S.News and World Report edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road Belmont, NC 28012 (888) 222-0110 BelmontAbbeyCollege.edu Enrollment: 1,496 (793 traditional students; 703 adultdegree students)

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Houston’s only Catholic university. Founded by the Basilian Fathers. Located in the Museum District.

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| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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Holy Apostles College and Seminary
33 Prospect Hill Road Cromwell, CT 06416 (860) 632-3010 HolyApostles.edu Enrollment: 308
The Institution:

The Institution:
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N/A* | MANDATUM REQUIRED N/A* | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

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DeSales University
2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA 18034 (877) 4DESALES DeSales.edu Enrollment: 2,235 (undergraduate and graduate)
The Institution:

| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

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| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS

N/A | NO COED DORMS N/A | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

N/A | NO COED DORMS

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Institute for the Psychological Sciences
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 511 Arlington, VA 22202 (703) 416-1441 IPSciences.edu Enrollment: 60
The Institution:

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

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School’s comments: President’s Oath, Mandatum Required, Theologians’ Oath: The institute is a graduate, theological, pontifical institute (not a university), founded by Pope John Paul II. With its central mission/goal of providing a comprehensive understanding of marriage and family that is faithful to the teaching of Catholic magisterial tradition, any institute faculty member is such only because he or she upholds this mission along with an expertise they offer. All the institute’s professors have received approval from the local bishop and the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education. Mass and Confession: An institute Mass is celebrated weekly; the many daily Masses and confession times at the adjacent Basilica of the National Shrine are frequented.

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Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS

School’s comments: Catholic Faculty: The university does not have those statistics.

N/A | NO COED DORMS N/A | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

John Paul the Great Catholic University
10174 Old Grove Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 653-6740 JPCatholic.com Enrollment: 80
The Institution:

Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Blvd. Steubenville, OH 43952 (800) 783-6220 Franciscan.edu Enrollment: 2,450 (undergraduate and graduate)
The Institution:

SEEK WISDOM.

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Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., NE, McGivney Hall Washington, DC 20064 (202) 526-3799 JohnPaulII.edu Enrollment: 110

| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

LIVE CATHOLIC.
admissions@southerncatholic.org

Campus Culture:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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School’s comments: Health Services Okay: All students manage their own health care, dependent on their parents’ health-care insurance.

1-866-SCC-2003

www.SOUTHERNCATHOLIC.org

UNIVERSITY OF DALL AS
The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers

“We encourage the lively use of reason to explore the mysteries of faith.”
- Dr. Mark Lowery, Professor of Theology

www.udallas.edu/ncr
1.800.628.6999

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Magdalen College
511 Kearsarge Mountain Road Warner, NH 03278 (603) 456-2656 Magdalen.edu Enrollment: 65
The Institution:

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

The Institution:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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School’s comments: President’s Oath: The president is prepared to take the oath of fidelity at any time; however, this was not requested by the local bishop, who did preside at the inauguration. Theologians’ Oath: Our theology professors who teach in the seminary take the oath of fidelity, but those professors who teach only in the college are not required to take the oath, as stipulated by canon law. No Coed Dorms: Students are segregated by floor or wing requiring card access, and we strictly enforce all visitation policies.

School’s comments: President’s Oath: The president is prepared to make the profession and take the oath at the bishop’s request. Mandatum Required: All members of the theology department had a mandatum, which is a personal, not an institutional, requirement. Theologians’ Oath: Canon law calls for a profession of faith, not the oath of fidelity.

University of Sacramento
1531 I St., 2nd Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 443-4760 UniversityofSacramento.org Enrollment: 177
The Institution:

Southern Catholic College
330 Southern Catholic Drive Dawsonville, GA 30534 (866) 722-2003 SouthernCatholic.org Enrollment: 217
The Institution:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

N/A* | NO COED DORMS

Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (800) 448-4347 MSMary.edu Enrollment: approx. 2,100 total (1,680 undergraduate)
The Institution:

School’s comments: No Coed Dorms: We do not have dorms; we are a commuter college.

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED

N/A | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy
P.O. Box 249 18 Karol Wojtyla Square Barry’s Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0 Canada (613) 756-3082 SeatOfWisdom.org Enrollment: 75 full-time; 25 part-time
The Institution:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

N/A | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Thomas Aquinas College
10,000 North Ojai Road Santa Paula, CA 93060 (805) 525-4417 ThomasAquinas.edu Enrollment: 350
The Institution:

University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006 (713) 522-7911; (800) 856-8565 (admissions) StThom.edu Enrollment: 3,246
The Institution:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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Campus Culture:

School’s comments: No Coed Dorms: Women are on one floor; men are on another floor.

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Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

School’s comments: Mandatum Required: Both our new bishop and OLSWA would like the school to have the mandatum and are working to put this in place.

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St. Gregory’s University
1900 W. MacArthur St. Shawnee, OK 74804 (888) STGREGS StGregorys.edu Enrollment: 700

School’s comments: Mandatum Required: Since our archdiocese grants the mandatum only to those with a terminal degree in theology, we do publicly require it of such faculty members. In addition, we require that all Catholic faculty take the Oath of Fidelity and make a Profession of Faith.

School’s comments: No Coed Dorms: We have only one major dorm, gender-segregated by wing and floor.

Walsh University
2020 East Maple St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 (800) 362-9846 Walsh.edu Enrollment: 2,874
The Institution:

Deep. Dynamic. DAILY.
If you appreciate the Register in print, you’ll exult in it online. Now with a lively blog updated throughout the day.

The Institution:

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
6 Manchester St. Merrimack, NH 03054 (603) 880-8308 ThomasMoreCollege.edu Enrollment: 93
The Institution:

Our Lady of Corpus Christi
1200 Lantana St. Corpus Christi, TX 78407 (361) 289-9095 COLCC.com Enrollment: 20 (projected 20092010)
The Institution:

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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| PRESIDENT’S OATH | CATHOLIC BOARD | CATHOLIC FACULTY | MANDATUM REQUIRED | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

--* | NO COED DORMS

N/A* | MANDATUM REQUIRED

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS

School’s comments: Theologians’ Oath: The local bishop has conferred the mandatum through an interview with proposed faculty members, conducted either by the bishop personally or by his appointed vicar general.

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

School’s comments: No Coed Dorms: All dorms have single-sex wings and/or floors. Some residence halls are four-person apartments that are single-sex, as well.

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Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650 (724) 532-6600 StVincent.edu Enrollment: 1,800
The Institution:
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University of Dallas
1845 East Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062 (972) 721-5000 UDallas.edu Enrollment: 2,977
The Institution:
--* | PRESIDENT’S OATH

Wyoming Catholic College
P.O. Box 750 163 Leedy Drive Lander, WY 82520 (307) 332-2930 WyomingCatholicCollege.com Enrollment: 100
The Institution:

School’s comments: Mandatum Required: The local bishop does not require a mandatum; if he did we would require it. No Coed Dorms: At this time we have only one dorm, so men and women are separated by floor. As we grow and build new dorms, we will not have coed dorms.

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Our Lady of Holy Cross College
4123 Woodland Drive New Orleans, LA 70103 (504) 394-7744 OLHCC.edu Enrollment: 1,250

--* | THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

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Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Campus Culture:

Campus Culture:
| MASS AND CONFESSION | SPEAKERS VETTED | UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS | NO COED DORMS | HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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Midwestern College Dedicates Marian Shrine
BY J O S E P H P R O N E C H E N R E G I S T E R S TA F F W R I T E R

ATCHISON, Kan. — Benedictine College has always felt a special connection to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The college thanked her this year by building Mary’s Grotto near the heart of the campus. With hundreds gathered on Sept. 8, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., celebrated Mass on the Atchison, Kan., campus, then blessed and dedicated this new Marian grotto. “The Virgin Mother has protected us and loved this college and campus so much,” says Stephen Minnis, president of Benedictine. That care, protection and intercession even precede the college’s founding in 1858. Two years ear-

PRAYER CENTRAL. Benedictine College’s new Mary’s Grotto, being blessed here by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, may become a popular spot on campus, not only for prayer but, as a recent example suggested, for marriage proposals, as well. Steve Johnson
lier, Benedictine Father Henry Lemke, the founder, credited the Blessed Mother’s intervention with saving his life on the prairie. And it’s no surprise Mary’s Grotto strongly suggests the Grotto of Lourdes, where also in 1858 Our
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PRAY AND STUDY. Daniel Zundel and Melissa Otter, students at Loyola University, pray during a Mass at the university’s Madonna della Strada Chapel in Chicago. CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World, Shutterstock, CNS photos
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he college years are a wonderful time to grow in faith. Students just need to know how to stay “plugged in” on campus so they graduate with both their degrees and their faith.

according to St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron of students. Seek a group of friends who will hold you accountable and encourage you to grow in your faith and vice versa. Go to Mass together. Form a Bible study or Rosary group. Get together for wholesome activities.

and other faith-based groups like Fellowship of Catholic University Students and Compass, which send recent college graduates to evangelize students at Catholic and secular campuses around the country through Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship and large group events. Active participation will keep you connected to your faith — and help you feel like you’re part of things. Years from now you may not recall what you learned in Psychology 101, but you will cherish the memories of spiritually-enriching moments. Christ-centered study. College is meant to prepare you for your future, but all of that newfound knowledge should be kept in perspective. As you complete your major, ready yourself to serve Christ in the world. Follow the advice of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was a teacher: “When you begin to study, look up to him and think: ‘O Lord, how worthless this knowledge would be, if it were not for the enlightening of my mind for thy service, or for making me more useful to my fellow men.’” Learn about the faith. Read more than your class notes and textbooks. Study the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Research the lives of the saints. Attend lectures and other faith-learning events. The more you delve into the beauty of the faith, the more likely you’ll live it out.

Faith factor. Do your homework. Check out Catholic campus ministries as you research prospective colleges. Visit to see what’s offered. Attend Mass or a social event. Going to a Catholic college does not guarantee one will keep the faith. Nor does attending a secular university necessarily mean faith will slip away. An authentic Catholic presence and opportunities for spiritual growth are what matter — whether at the state university’s Newman Center or a Catholic college.

Sacramental habits. Frequent Mass and the sacraments. Don’t limit attendance to Sundays. Daily Mass is often offered at multiple times on campus, so you can go between or after classes. Take advantage of confession times, too. Doing so will help you live a holy life and make good decisions while away at school. It’s a unique and wonderful experience when your church is filled with students just like you, and college chaplains are ever-ready to dispense discernment advice and teach young adults how to live their beliefs in the world, starting at the campus level. Get involved. Christian fellowship is vital during these formative years. Attend social events so you get to know the pastoral staff and other students. Join a Bible study. Volunteer at the soup kitchen with other students. Sing in the choir. Go on a retreat. Visit Christ in adoration. Find a spiritual director. Also look for service organizations

Pray. Make time when you get up, before bed, or sometime between classes for prayer. When you’re away at school, you won’t be able to discuss every concern with your best friend or parents, but Jesus is always there, ready for a heart-to-heart, available to hear about your new adventures, that hard course, your budding hopes and dreams — and everything in between. Pray the Rosary and other traditional prayers. Meditate on a passage of the Bible; put yourself in the story and see what Christ is telling you as a college student. Use Catholic spiritual books to guide your prayer time, as well. Even keep a prayer journal to record your answered prayers, intentions and your spiritual insights.

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Faith-filled friends. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship,”

Live in a Catholic community. In the fall of 2008, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign opened a second dorm in order to accommodate more student residents. Students have lived at the Newman Center’s first dorm since it was built in the 1920s. Other ministries around the country also offer or would like to offer faith-centered housing. (For more information about Newman housing, see “Students Who Stay Together” at NCRegister.com.) Best wishes for faith-filled college years! Amy Smith, the Register’s copy editor, graduated in 2003 from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, where she was active in and lived at the Newman Center.

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Ins and Outs of College Funding
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ollege tuition costs are on the rise. According to the College Board (College Board.com), the cost of a private four-year college averages $25,143 (up 5.9% from last year); a public four-year school costs about $6,585 (up 6.4% from last year). “College costs can often be shocking to parents if they do not look into it early,” Alisa Polk, financial aid officer for Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., told Faith & Family. She recommends beginning financial planning for college no later than the junior year of high school — but much earlier, if possible. Students have a variety of tuition-funding options, including scholarships, federal student aid, 529 plans, savings clubs, and let’s not forget elbow grease and resourceful parents.

olic colleges and universities. Check with your state’s Department of Higher Education to see what in-state scholarships are available. Finally, research what scholarships your desired colleges offer. And keep in mind the bottom line when looking at schools’ financial aid packages: total tuition cost. “Many look at the amount of aid being offered and think that the school offering the most aid is the best choice,” explained Polk. Avoid any scholarship-search services that require a fee (scams abound). Find free services at: Col legeAnswer.com, FastWeb.com and Apps.CollegeBoard.com.

because of the volatile stock market. Many states’ prepaid plans are in financial trouble. SavingforCollege.com alludes to the possibility that some states may end up having to bail out their programs with taxpayers’ money.

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Our extensive core curriculum and outstanding faculty, along with our unique Junior Semester in Rome Program, make our academic program one of the most demanding in the nation. And our community life – based on the ageless traditions of the Catholic Church – is second to none.

Scholarships There are numerous talent- and need-based scholarships available. The College Board recommends that students brainstorm to determine potential scholarship eligibility — consider religious affiliation, ethnic background, desired major, career interests, talents and extracurricular activities for starters. Begin by looking locally at clubs and service organizations to which the student or parents are members, and check with employers to see if they offer educational scholarships. High school counselors are also good sources of scholarship information for graduating seniors. After looking locally, research national scholarships through such organizations as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and the National Merit Scholarship Program. For Catholics, there are 50 scholarships worth $1,500 available to students entering U.S. Cath-

Federal Student Aid Too many students fail to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). According to the American Council on Education’s 2006 report, nearly 41% of all undergraduate college students neglected to apply for federal aid. Unigo.com (a site that features college reviews by college students) recommends that every student, no matter her background, fill out a FAFSA. “Not doing so could result in losing thousands of dollars in educational grants provided by government and educational programs — money you don’t have to pay back,” explains Unigo. Even if the student doesn’t qualify for the grants, he may be eligible for low-interest loans. Visit FAFSA.ed.gov. 529 Plans 529 plans fall under two categories: savings plans, which are statesponsored college accounts that invest your contributions, tax-free, in mutual funds or similar investments — subject to market risk, and prepaid plans, which allow families to buy all or part of a public in-state education at presentday prices. Neither have been faring well

Savings Clubs or Reward Cards Savings clubs like Upromise and BabyMint put a small percentage of your everyday purchases towards college savings. For example, Upromise (a free service) offers 1% to 25% back from eligible purchases at more than 600 online retailers. There are also reward credit cards that give cash back or bonuses (1% or 2% contribution) to a savings account every time a purchase is made. The idea is to use the rewards credit card as a cash substitute, and then pay the credit card off each month. The program is beneficial as long as the member avoids using the credit card as a source of additional credit — earnings will be eaten away by high interest rates. See UPromise. com and BabyMint.com. Creative Ideas Beyond scholarships and financial aid, there are other creative ways to pay for college and make tuition more manageable. Requiring the student to get a job to save money for college, applying for the Federal Work-Study Program, or commuting to college are good ways to save on expenses. According to MSN Money (Money.msn. com), negotiating your aid package may also be a possibility: “At some colleges, as many as 75% of students who appeal their financial aid receive extra money.” Make final decisions on college funding with a trusted financial advisor. Lori Hadacek Chaplin is based in Forest City, Iowa.

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contest. To win one of three tuition-deferring prizes, all you have to do is write well on a theme close to the hearts of Register readers: Catholic Is Cooler Than Secular. We’ll award $1,000 to the winner, $750 to the first runner-up and $500 to the second runner-up. The contest is open to high-school seniors and college underclassmen. To enter, you’ve got to be a current subscriber to the Register or reside in a

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household that receives the Register. You can write up to 500 words, but you can’t go over. If you do, you’ll be disqualified. (The five words in the title won’t count against your total.) Essays will be judged on persuasiveness, passion, clarity, conciseness and creativity. Of course, spelling counts. So does syntax. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. Entries must be e-mailed to editor@ncregis ter.com with the subject line Scholarship Contest. Winners will be announced soon after the new year begins. Winning submissions will be published in the Register. So tell us, Catholic students. Why is Catholic cooler than secular?

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Midwestern College Dedicates Marian Shrine
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Lady appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous. In fact, holy water from Lourdes was mixed into the concrete being poured for Mary’s Grotto, and then used to bless the entire foundation. Into the center of the grotto’s foundation Minnis placed a “Raven rosary” (with red-and-black beads, the college’s colors) with a St. Benedict cross and medal. Pope Benedict XVI blessed the rosary in 2008. Prayer played a strong role in building the grotto. Minnis enlisted a “Memorare Army” to do as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta did when she needed $85,000 for an orphanage. She had her sisters pray 85,000 Memorares. On completion, a donor gave her the exact amount. The college completed nearly 100,000 Memorares.

Engagement Central? No students will miss Mary’s presence. The new grotto is on a hillside overlooking the heart of the campus and next to the main walkway connecting buildings. “We put it there purposely,” says Minnis, “so even though our students can’t go there to spend time with Mary, she can watch over them as they go to class, and their parents can know Our Lady is looking over

their kids each day.” He also believes the grotto will be the key place for engagements on campus like it became for the first couple to get engaged there, Juan Rosete and Megan Klump, both 21. Even before they dated, the Blessed Mother always played a very important role in their lives. “We have always had a devotion to the Blessed Mother together,” Klump said. Together they made their consecrations to Mary, and on Friday night after classes, they regularly prayed and lit a candle at the local parish’s Blessed Mother statue. Rosete was planning to ask Klump to marry him in front of that statue, but that day people were cleaning the church. He immediately thought, “Why not get engaged in the grotto?” Klump’s reaction? “It was the perfect place,” she said. “It was awesome to get engaged with Mother Mary looking on. All through our relationship, she has been so important to us.” “We intend to visit the grotto a lot this year,” Rosete added. Apparently, so do many other Benedictine students. As Minnis notices, “It’s like Grand Central Station there. This grotto has already impacted our kids.” Staff writer Joseph Pronechen is based in Trumbull, Connecticut.

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