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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   AQUINAS COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   THE AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   THE CATHOLIC DISTANCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   THE COLLEGE OF ST. THOMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   DESALES UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2   FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   HOLY APOSTLES COLLEGE AND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   HOLY SPIRIT COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   INSTITUTE FOR THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   PONTIFICAL JOHN PAUL II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MARRIAGE AND FAMILY AT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   JOHN PAUL THE GREAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   LIVING WATER COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OF THE ARTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3   MAGDALEN COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   MOUNT ST. MARY’S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   OUR LADY SEAT OF WISDOM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   REDEEMER PACIFIC COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   ST. GREGORY’S UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   THE THOMAS MORE COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OF LIBERAL ARTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   UNIVERSITY OF MARY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   UNIVERSITY OF SACRAMENTO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   WALSH UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C4   WYOMING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CATHOLIC COLLEGE

 Call for Entries
   The National Catholic Reg-
ister is pleased to open its Sec-
ond Annual Scholarship Essay
Contest. To win one of three
tuition-deferring prizes, all you
have to do is think hard and
write well on a basic but chal-
lenging theme: How I Expect
My Catholic Faith to Impact
My College Career.
   We’ll award $1,000 to
the winner, $750 to the first
runner-up and $500 to the
second runner-up. The prize
money is generously donated
by a magnanimous Catholic
family whose members ap-            Courtesy of (l to r) Redeemer Pacific College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Magdalen College, Thomas Aquinas College; background image: photo/illustration by Kevin Bedan
preciate authentically Catholic
education as much as they
love the Register.
   The contest is open to

high-school seniors and col-                         his National Catholic Register and Faith & Family resource is made possible through the cooperation of
lege underclassmen. To enter,
you’ve got to be a current                           bishops, college presidents, our benefactors and our advertisers. This year, 32 schools went on record
subscriber to the Register
or reside in a household that
receives the Register. You can
                                                     in answer to these questions:
write up to 500 words, but you
can’t go over. If you do, you’ll
be disqualified. (The 11 words
in the title won’t count against    Text of the questionnaire we sent to Catholic colleges.                                                             6. Do you provide daily Mass and posted times (at least weekly)
your total.)
   Essays will be judged on                                                                                                                             for individual confession?
persuasiveness, passion, clar-      1. Did the president make the public profession of faith and take
ity, conciseness and creativity.                                                                                                                        7. Do you exclude advocates of abortion, euthanasia, or cloning
Of course, spelling counts. So      the oath of fidelity?
does syntax.                                                                                                                                            as commencement speakers or recipients of honorary degrees?
   Entry deadline is Nov. 1. En-    2. Is the majority of the board of trustees Catholic?
tries must be e-mailed to edi-                                                                                                                          8. Do you exclude sponsoring pro-abortion campus groups? Winners         3. Is the majority of the faculty Catholic?
will be announced soon after
the new year begins. Winning
                                                                                                                                                        9. Do you exclude coed dorms?
submissions will be published       4. Do you publicly require all Catholic theology professors to
in the Register.                    have the mandatum?                                                                                                  10. Do your student health services exclude referrals to abortion
   So tell us, Catholic students,                                                                                                                       businesses?
how do you expect your Catho-
lic faith to impact your college    5. Did all Catholic theology professors take the oath of fidelity?

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                                                                                                                       Questionnaire Sources
                                                                                       he Catholic Identity College Questionnaire         canonical requirement of the mandatum.                     Catholic students have a right to be provided
                                                                                       offers objective questions about a universi-            U.S. Application: Both the university and the         with opportunities to practice the faith through
                                                                                       ty’s Catholic identity. We designed the            bishops, aware of the contributions made by theolo-        participation in Mass, the sacraments, religious
                                                                                       questionnaire so that a “YES” answer               gians to Church and academy, have a right to expect        devotions, and other authentic forms of Catho-
                                                                            reflects essential elements of the renewal of Catholic        them to present authentic Catholic teaching. Catho-        lic spirituality. The university shall make pro-
                                                                            identity called for by Pope John Paul II’s 1990 apos-         lic professors of the theological disciplines have a       vision for effective campus ministry programs,
                                                                            tolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde              corresponding duty to be faithful to the Church’s          including the celebration of the sacraments,
                                                                            Ecclesiae (Out of the Heart of the Church), its 2000          magisterium as the authoritative interpreter of            especially the Eucharist and penance, other
                                                                            Application to the United States, canon law, and other        sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition.                     liturgical celebrations, and opportunities for
                                                                            relevant Church documents.                                         U.S. Application: Catholic students have a right      prayer and spiritual reflection.
                                                                                                                                          to receive from a university instruction in authentic      ■ Speakers Vetted: The U.S. Bishops’ 2004
                                                                                               The Institution                            Catholic doctrine and practice, especially from            “Catholics in Political Life”: Catholic institu-
                                                                            ■ President’s Oath: Canon 833: The president of a             theologians.                                               tions should not honor those who act in defi-
                                                                            Catholic university is personally bound to make a                  Mandatum Text: I hereby declare my role and           ance of our fundamental moral principles.
                                                                            profession of faith, according to the formula                 responsibility as a teacher of a theological disci-        They should not be given awards, honors or
                                                                            approved by the Apostolic See, in the presence of             pline within the full communion of the Church. As          platforms that would suggest support for their
                                                                            the chancellor or diocesan bishop or a delegate at            a teacher of a theological discipline, therefore, I am     actions.
                                                                            the beginning of the term of office.                          committed to teach authentic Catholic doctrine and         ■ Unobjectionable Clubs: U.S. Application: It
                                                                                The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity,         to refrain from putting forth as Catholic teaching         is important for Catholic universities to imple-
                                                                            “Acta Apostolicae Sedis” 1989: The obligation of a            anything contrary to the Church’s magisterium.             ment in practical terms their commitment to
                                                                            special oath of fidelity has been extended to presi-               U.S. Application: If a particular professor lacks a   the essential elements of Catholic identity,
                                                                            dents of Catholic universities.                               mandatum and continues to teach a theological dis-         including activities of officially recognized stu-
                                                                            ■ Catholic Board: U.S. Application: To the extent             cipline, the university must determine what further        dent and faculty organizations and associa-
                                                                            possible, the majority of the board of trustees               action may be taken in accordance with its own             tions.
                                                                            should be Catholics committed to the Church.                  mission and statutes.                                      ■ No Coed Dorms: U.S. Application: It is
                                                                            ■ Catholic Faculty: U.S. Application: The univer-             ■ Theologians’ Oath: Canon 833: Catholic theolo-           important for Catholic universities to imple-
                                                                            sity should strive to recruit and appoint Catholics as        gians are personally bound to make a profession of         ment in practical terms their commitment to
                                                                            professors so that, to the extent possible, those com-        faith, according to the formula approved by the            the essential elements of Catholic identity,
                                                                            mitted to the witness of the faith will constitute a          Apostolic See, in the presence of the university           including the commitment to create a campus
     New Graduate Program:                                                  majority of the faculty.
                                                                            ■ Mandatum Required: Canon 812: It is necessary
                                                                                                                                          president if he is a priest, or the diocesan bishop or
                                                                                                                                          a delegate, at the beginning of their term of office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     culture and environment that is expressive and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     supportive of a Catholic way of life.

         MA in Theology                                                     that Catholic theologians have a mandatum from
                                                                            the diocesan bishop.
                                                                                                                                               The Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity,
                                                                                                                                          “Acta Apostolicae Sedis” 1989: The obligation of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ■ Health Services Okay: U.S. Application: It
                                                                                                                                                                                                     is important for Catholic universities to imple-
                                                                                Pope John Paul II (to American bishops, 2004): By         special oath of fidelity has been extended to Catho-       ment in practical terms their commitment to
               • Systematic Study of the Faith                              their very nature, Catholic colleges and universities         lic theology professors.                                   the essential elements of Catholic identity,
               • Strong Philosophical Foundation                            are called to offer an institutional witness of fidel-                                                                   including the commitment to provide health
               • Intellectually Engaging                                    ity to Christ and to his word as it comes to us from                     Campus Culture                                  care in conformity with the Church’s ethical
               • Academically Rigorous                                      the Church, a public witness expressed in the                 ■ Mass and Confession: U.S. Application:                   and religious teaching and directives.

Also offering online courses in business, philosophy, and theology.
   For more information call:

                                                                                             ere are the 32 schools that each answered 10 questions about their college’s institutional stan-
        916.480.9525 or
             email:                                                                          dards 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 /                                                              “Resources”

                                                                                                                         Belmont Abbey College                                                                    ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                   Slow and steady                                                                                       100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road
                                                                                                                         Belmont, NC 28012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

                 wins the           grace.                                                                               (888) 222-0110
                                                                                                                         Enrollment: 1,638 (824 traditional;
                                                                                                                         814 adult degree)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
     T oday’s housework, let alone her dailyhard enough to keep up
     with the
              Catholic mother knows it’s
                                            devotions. Small Steps for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓*NO COED DORMS
                                                                                                                         The Institution:                                                                         ✓*HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
      Catholic Moms can help. Every day for a full year, Danielle Bean                                                   ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
      and Elizabeth Foss help you advance a little further in your spiri-                                                ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                                          School’s comments:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dorms: As a women’s college, we
      tual life. Along the way — with 365 quick and easy reflections,                                                     ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                         ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                            The Catholic University                    only have residence halls for women.
      prayers and actions — you’ll transform your daily duties into the     Aquinas College                                                                            of America                                 Health: Our health service is pro-
                                                                                                                         ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                                                                       vided by Alegent Health, the Catholic/
      makings of a life-changing spiritual voyage.                          4210 Harding Road                            Campus Culture:                               620 Michigan Ave., NE                      Lutheran health system.
                                                                            Nashville, TN 37205                          ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                          Washington, DC 20064
                                                                            (615) 297-7545                               ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                              (202) 319-5000
                              SMALL STEPS FOR
                              CATHOLIC MOMS
                                                                                             ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS              
                               Think. Pray. Act.
                                                                            Enrollment: 858                              ✓NO COED DORMS                                Enrollment: 6,705 (3,469 undergrad;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The College of Saint Thomas
                                     Every Day.                                                                          ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                         3,236 graduate)
                              by Danielle Bean and
                                    Elizabeth Foss                          The Institution:
                                                                                                                                                                       The Institution:                           3020 Lubbock Ave.
                             400 pages, softcover,                          ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                                                                                                                     Fort Worth, TX 76109
                                           $16.95                           ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                                            ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                                                                                                                                                       ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                            (817) 923-8459; (800) 583-6489
                                                                            ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                                                                                                           
                                                                            ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                                                                         ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                                                                       -- *MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enrollment: 112 (45 undergraduate;
                                                                            ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                                                                                                                    67 common-tradition - adult educa-
                                                                                                                                                                       -- *THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                            Campus Culture:                                                                                                                       tion noncredit bearing)
                                                                            ✓MASS AND CON FESSION                                                                      Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                                                                       N/A MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                            ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                                                                                                                       N/A SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                            ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                                                                                                                The Institution:
                                                                                                                                                                       N/A UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                            ✓ NO COED DORMS                                                                                                                       ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                                                                                                                                                       -- *NO COED DORMS
                                                                            ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                                                                                                                 ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                                                                         Benedictine College                           N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                            The Augustine Institute                      1020 North Second St.                         School’s comments:
                                                                                                                                                                       Mandatum: Our Catholic theolo-             ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                                                                         Atchison, KS 66002
                                                                            P.O. Box 1126                                (913) 367-5340                                gians must receive a “canonical mis-       Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                                              sion” from the local bishop/chancel-       ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                            3001 South Federal Blvd.
                                                                            Denver, CO 80236                             Enrollment: 1,430                             lor that obliges them to teach in the      ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                            (303) 937-4420                                                                             name of the Church — it is different       ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                                                                                                                       from the mandatum.                         ✓NO COED DORMS

   The ways of the world
                                                                            Enrollment: 90 (30 full-time;                The Institution:                              Theologians’ Oath: Our Catholic faculty    ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                            60 part-time)                                ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                             recite the profession of faith in the
                                                                                                                         ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                               presence of and along with the local       DeSales University

   aren’t getting any                                                       The Institution:
                                                                            ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                                                            ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                                                                         ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                         ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                                                                         ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                                                                                                                       bishop/chancellor and president at
                                                                                                                                                                       the opening Mass of each academic
                                                                                                                                                                       year. Our Catholic faculty have not
                                                                                                                                                                       been required to take the oath of fidel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2755 Station Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Center Valley, PA 18034
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (877) 4DESALES

   easier to navigate.                                                      ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                            ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                            ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                                                                         Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                         ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                                                                         ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                                                                                                                       ity because of the canonical mission/
                                                                                                                                                                       nihil obstat binding the ecclesiastical
                                                                                                                                                                       Dorms: We have both single-sex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enrollment: 2,427 (1,450 undergrad;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  977 graduate)
                                                                                                                         ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                        residence halls as well as residence
                                                                            Campus Culture:                              ✓NO COED DORMS                                halls with floors segregated by
                                                                            ✓MASS AND CON FESSION
                                                                                                                         ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                         gender.
                                                                            ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                            ✓ UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                            ✓NO COED DORMS
                                                                            N/A * HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                                                                         The Catholic Distance                         Christendom College
                                                                            School’s comments:                                                                         134 Christendom Drive
                                                                            Health: We do not provide student            120 East Colonial Highway                     Front Royal, VA 22630- 6534
                                                                            health services. But if we did, we           Hamilton, VA 20158-9012                       (800) 877-5456
                                                                            certainly would exclude all referrals        (888) 254-4238, ext. 700                                        The Institution:
                                                                            to abortion clinics.                                                      Enrollment: 422                            ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                                                                                                         Enrollment: 1,200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                            Ave Maria University                                                                       The Institution:                           -- *CATHOLIC FACULTY

                                                                                                                         The Institution:
                                                                                                                                                                       ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                          ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                            5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                       ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                            ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                            Ave Maria, FL 34142                          ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                             ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                            (877) AVE-UNIV (283-8648)                                                                                                             Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                         ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                               ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                         ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                                                                         ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                             ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                         ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                            Enrollment: 825 (679 undergraduate;
                                                                            146 graduate)                                ✓*MANDATUM REQUIRED                           Campus Culture:                            ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                                                                         ✓*THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                           ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                       ✓NO COED DORMS
             oday’s thoughtful Catholic grandchildren                                                                                                                  ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                           ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                                                                         Campus Culture:
                                                                            The Institution:                                                                           ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
             are tomorrow’s tasked Catholic grownups.                       ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                                                                                                         N/A MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                                                                         N/A SPEA KERS VETTED                          ✓NO COED DORMS                             School’s comments:
                                                                            ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                                            ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                      Catholic Faculty: The university does
    They’re going to need all the good Catholic friends                     ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                         N/A UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                                                                         N/A NO COED DORMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  not have those statistics.

    they can get. Please remember your friend the                           ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                           N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                            ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                                                                         College of Saint Mary
    National Catholic Register in your will.                                Campus Culture:                              School’s comments:                                                                       Franciscan University of
                                                                                                                                                                       7000 Mercy Road
                                                                            ✓MASS AND CON FESSION                        Mandatum & Theologians’ Oath:                                                            Steubenville
                                                                                                                                                                       Omaha, NE 68106
                                                                            ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                             Since our theology faculty are                (402) 399-2454
                                                                            ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                                                                                                                1235 University Blvd.
                                                                                                                         primarily adjunct, the mandatum is                                      Steubenville, OH 43952
                                                                            ✓NO COED DORMS                               taken in the diocese of their full-time       Enrollment: 1,100
    PH 800.356.9916, ext. 3805         ■                                                                                                                                               (800) 783-6220
                                                                            ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                        employment.                                                                    
                                                                                                                         Campus Culture: CDU is an online                                                         Enrollment: 2,450
                                                                                                                                                                       The Institution:
                                                                                                                         university.                                                                                              CONTINUES ON PAGE C3
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                                                                                                   COLLEGE GUIDE                                                                                                        C3
                                      The Institution:                            The Institution:
The Institution:                      ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                           ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                     ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                             ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
✓CATHOLIC BOARD                       ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                           ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                     ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                          ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                    ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                          ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                    Campus Culture:                             Campus Culture:
Campus Culture:                       ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                        ✓MASS AND CON FESSION
✓MASS AND CONFESSION                  ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                            ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                N/A NO COED DORMS                           ✓NO COED DORMS
✓NO COED DORMS                        N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                    N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                                  School’s comments:
                                      Pontifical John Paul II Institute           Health Services: All students manage
Holy Apostles College and             for Studies on Marriage and                 their own health care, dependent on
Seminary                              Family at The Catholic                      their parents’ health-care insurance.
                                      University of America
33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416-2027               620 Michigan Ave., NE,                      Living Water College of the Arts
(860) 632-3010                        McGivney Hall                      Washington, DC 20064                        Box 100
Enrollment: 343                       (202) 526-3799                              Derwent, Alberta T0B 1C0
                                      Enrollment: 103                             (780) 741-2488
The Institution:                                                        
✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                                                                 Enrollment: Varies by course *
✓CATHOLIC BOARD                       The Institution:

✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                    ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                             The Institution:
✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                    ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                           ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
Campus Culture:
                                      N/A *MANDATUM REQUIRED                      ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
✓MASS AND CONFESSION                  N/A *THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                      ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
✓SPEAKERS VETTED                      Campus Culture:                             ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                      ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                            Campus Culture:
                                      N/A NO COED DORMS                           ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                      N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                    ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
Holy Spirit College                                                               ✓NO COED DORMS
                                                                                  ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
4465 Northside Drive                  School’s comments:
Atlanta, GA 30327                     President’s      Oath,    Mandatum,
                                      Theologians’ Oath: The institute is         School’s comments:
(678) 904-4959                                                                    Living Water College is working                 a graduate, theological, pontifical
                                      institute (not a university), founded       toward presenting its full three-year,
Enrollment: 6 full-time undergradu-                                               degree-granting program. Currently,
ate students plus over 50 part-time   by Pope John Paul II. With its central
                                      mission/goal of providing a com-            we are offering short courses which
students                                                                          contain the essential elements of the
                                      prehensive understanding of mar-
                                      riage and family that is faithful to        full program: the integration of art,
                                      the teaching of Catholic magisterial        faith, and reason.
The Institution:
✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                     tradition, any institute faculty mem-
                                      ber is such only because he or she
✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                                   Magdalen College
                                      upholds this mission along with an
                                      expertise they offer. All the insti-
                                      tute’s professors have received ap-         511 Kearsarge Mountain Road
                                                                                                                                           Learn Broadly. Live Fully. Lead Confidently.
✓ THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                   proval from the local bishop and the        Warner, NH 03278
Campus Culture:                       Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic         (603) 456-2656
✓MASS AND CONFESSION                  Education.                        
✓SPEAKERS VETTED                      Mass and Confession: An insti-              Enrollment: 65                                                     When you graduate from Saint Vincent College, you ll be
✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                tute Mass is celebrated weekly; the
✓NO COED DORMS                        many daily Masses and confession
                                                                                  The Institution:
                                                                                                                                                     prepared to succeed in your career and make a difference
✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                 times at the adjacent Basilica of the
                                                                                  ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                      National Shrine are frequented.
                                                                                  ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                    for others by leading a Christian life of purpose and integrity.
Institute for the Psychological                                                   ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
Sciences                              John Paul the Great Catholic                ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                      University                                  ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway,
                                                                                  Campus Culture:
Suite 511                             10174 Old Grove Road, Suite 200             ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
Arlington, VA 22202                   San Diego, CA 92131                         ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
(703) 416-1441                        (858) 653-6740                              ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
Enrollment: 75
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                                                                                  ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
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                                          Breathe Catholic.
                                          Recognized as one of America’s premier Catholic liberal arts
                                          colleges, we offer our students a fully Catholic education,
                                          integrating Faith and Reason, while immersing them in a vibrant
                                          Catholic culture on our beautiful campus in the Shenandoah
                                          Valley of Virginia.

                                          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.

                                          From the classroom to the chapel, the residence halls to the
                                          cafeteria, the athletic field to the dance floor, Catholicism
                                          joyfully lived is the air that we breathe, preparing our students
                                          to lead the New Evangelization.

                                          Take a deep breath and immerse yourself.

                                                                         Front Royal, Virginia
                                                                 800.877.5456 ~
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                                                                                                                      St. Gregory’s University                                                             Campus Culture:
                                                                          Mount St. Mary’s University                                                                                                      ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                                                                      1900 W. MacArthur St.                                                                ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                          16300 Old Emmitsburg Road                   Shawnee, OK 74804-2499                                                               ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                          Emmitsburg, MD 21727                        (888) STGREGS                                                                        ✓NO COED DORMS
             July, 2011                        August, 2011               (800) 448-4347                    
                                                                                                                      Enrollment: 700
                                                                                                                                                                                                           N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
               Drama                           Painting                   Enrollment: approx. 2,100 (1,680
                                                                          undergraduate)                              The Institution:
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                                                                          The Institution:                            ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                        The Thomas More College of                  University of St. Thomas
                                               May, 2011                  ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                           ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                       Liberal Arts
                                                                          ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                                                                                  3800 Montrose Blvd.
                                               Iconography                                                            ✓*THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                      6 Manchester St.                            Houston, TX 77006
                                                                          ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                      Campus Culture:                          Merrimack, NH 03054                         (713) 525-3500,
                                                                          ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                          ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                          ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                                                                   (603) 880-8308                              (800) 856-8565 (admissions)
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                                                                          ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                       School’s comments:                                                                   ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                                                                      Theologians’ Oath: The local bishop      ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
            Mother, Mentor,                                               School’s comments:
                                                                          Dorms: Women are on one floor, men
                                                                                                                      has conferred the mandatum through
                                                                                                                      an interview with proposed faculty
                                                                                                                      members, conducted either by the
                                                                                                                                                               ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                                                               ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
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                                                                          are on another floor.                                                                                                             Campus Culture:
            Teacher, Friend                                               Our Lady Seat of Wisdom
                                                                                                                      bishop personally or by his vicar
                                                                                                                                                               Campus Culture:
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D     onna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle will never forget the first time she
      laid eyes on Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Hunched, frail, shorter
than one of Donna’s own children, the aging servant of the poorest of
                                                                          P.O. Box 249
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                                                                          18 Karol Wojtyla Square
the poor cut an unassuming figure awaiting the start of Mass with her      Barry’s Bay, Ontario                                                                                                             School’s comments:
Missionary of Charity sisters.They would speak briefly after the liturgy   K0J 1B0 Canada                                                                       University of Dallas                        Dorms: The university maintains living
— Mother Teresa wanted to meet the mother of such reverent and            (613) 756-3082                                                                                                                   areas for undergraduate students. These
                                                                                                                                     1845 East Northgate Drive
grace-filled children — and then spend the next 10 years intermittently                                                                                         Irving, TX 75062                            include dormitory/residence rooms, co-
                                                                          Enrollment: 100 (80 full-time; 20                                                                                                ops, and apartments. “Only one dorm, but
sharing hopes, dreams and prayers through the mail and in face-to-face    part-time)                                                                           (972) 721-5000
                                                                                                                                                                                      men and women are separated by floors
conversations.With Mother Teresa and Me, Donna-Marie invites you to                                                                                                                                        and by wings.”
                                                                                                                                                               Enrollment: 2,883
step insider her deeply personal experiences with one of the greatest                                                 Saint Vincent College
                                                                          The Institution:
souls of modern times.Take her up on the offer and                        ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                           300 Fraser Purchase Road
don’t be surprised if you, too, find your heart blessed                                                                                                         The Institution:                            Walsh University
                                                                          ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                             Latrobe, PA 15650
and your soul inspired by the diminutive nun who left                     ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                           (724) 532-6600                           ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                           2020 East Maple St. N.W.
                                                                                                                                        ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                             North Canton, OH 44720
an enormous impression on Donna-Marie and on the                          -- *MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                                                                                                               ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                          ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                          Enrollment: 1,800                                                                    (800) 362-9846
whole world.                                                                                                                                                   ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                
                                                                          Campus Culture:
                                                                          ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                                                                 ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                          Enrollment: 2,935
                                                                          ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                            The Institution:                         Campus Culture:
ORDER NOW Softcover, 192 pp, $14.95                                                                                                                            ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
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   w w w. c i r c l e p r e s s . o r g                                   ✓NO COED DORMS                              ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                          ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                            The Institution:
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                                                                                                                      ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                       -- NO COED DORMS                            ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                                                                      ✓*THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                      ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                       ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                          School’s comments:                                                                                                               ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                          Mandatum: The local bishop has              Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                      ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                                                                 ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                          indicated that he approves of our
                                                                                                                      ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                         University of Mary
                                                                          theologians teaching theology, is                                                                                                Campus Culture:
                                                                          confident that they teach with the
                                                                                                                      ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                   7500 University Drive                       ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                          mind of the Church, and wishes              -- *NO COED DORMS
                                                                                                                                                               Bismarck, ND 58504                          ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                          them to continue doing so, and we           ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                    (800) 288-6279                              ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                          are working to give this a formal                                                                             -- *NO COED DORMS

                                                                          embodiment in the Canadian con-             School’s comments:                       Enrollment: 2,900                           ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                          text.                                       President’s Oath: The president is
                                                                                                                      prepared to take the oath of fidelity                                                 School’s comments:
                                                                                                                      at any time; however, this was not       The Institution:                            Dorms: All dorms have single-sex wings
                                                                                                                      requested by the local bishop, who       ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                           and/or floors. Some residence halls are
                                                                                                                      did preside at the inauguration.         ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                             four-person apartments that are single-
                                                                                                                      Theologians’ Oath: Our theol-            -- *CATHOLIC FACULTY                        sex, as well.
                                                                                                                      ogy professors who teach in the          ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                                                                      seminary take the oath of fidelity,      -- *THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                                                                      but those theology professors who        Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                      teach only in the college are not        ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                                                                      required to take the oath, as stipu-     ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                                                                      lated by canon law.                      ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                                                                      Dorms: Students are segregated by        ✓*NO COED DORMS
                                                                                                                      floor or wing requiring card access,      ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                                                                      and we strictly enforce all visitation
                                                                          Redeemer Pacific College                    policies.
                                                                                                                                                               School’s comments:
 31 Mission Houses in 20 Countries               Phone: (718) 522 2121    7600 Glover Road                                                                     Catholic Faculty: We do not presently
 Long term missions abroad                Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 1Y1                                                         have complete data on the religious
 Prayer & Community life                   (604) 888-7727                                                                       affiliation of our faculty members. The
                                                                                             Thomas Aquinas College
                                                                                                                                                               majority of the university administration
                                                                          Enrollment: 80                                                                       is composed of practicing Catholics.
                                                                                                                      10,000 North Ojai Road
                                                                                                                      Santa Paula, CA 93060                    Theologians’ Oath: We do not presently
                                                                                                                      (805) 525-4417                           require theology professors to take the
                                                                          The Institution:                                                                     oath of fidelity.
                                                                          ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                 
                                                                                                                      Enrollment: 350                          Dorms: Our residence halls are not coed.
                                   A spark.                               ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                                                                      One of the residence halls does host men    Wyoming Catholic College
                                                                          ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                                                                    and women in different corridors, with
                                   Protect it. . .                        ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED                          The Institution:                         secured dividers after visitation hours.    P.O. Box 750
                                                                          ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH                          ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH                        We also have two apartment buildings        Lander, WY 82520
                                   Mold it. . .                           Campus Culture:                             ✓CATHOLIC BOARD                          with doors which open directly to the       (307) 332-2930
                                                                          ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                        ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY                        outside.                          
                                   as you dare                            ✓SPEAKERS VETTED                            ✓*MANDATUM REQUIRED                                                                  Enrollment: 121
                                                                          ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                      ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                   to dream it.                           N/A *NO COED DORMS                          Campus Culture:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Institution:
                                                                          ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                       ✓MASS AND CONFESSION                     University of Sacramento
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                                                                                                                      ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS                   4378 Auburn Blvd., Suite 100                ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
                                                                          School’s comments:                                                                                                               ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                          Dorms: RPC does not have any dorms          ✓NO COED DORMS                           Sacramento, CA 95841
                                                                                                                      ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY                    (916) 480-9525                              ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                          of its own, so all resident students live
                                                                                                                                                                       ✓THEOLOGIANS’ OATH
                                                                          in the residence of our affiliate, Trinity
                                                                                                                                                               Enrollment: 170                             Campus Culture:
                                                                          Western University, Canada’s premier        School’s comments:                                                                   ✓MASS AND CONFESSION
                                                                          Christian liberal arts university. TWU      Mandatum: Since our archdiocese                                                      ✓SPEAKERS VETTED
                                                                          has both single-sex residence halls as      grants the mandatum only to those        THE INSTITUTION:
                                                                          well as residence halls in which men                                                                                             ✓UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS
                                                                                                                      with a terminal degree in theology,      ✓PRESIDENT’S OATH
                                                                          and women are separated by either                                                                                                ✓NO COED DORMS
                                                                                                                      we do publicly require it of such fac-   ✓CATHOLIC BOARD
 SISTERS OF BON SECOURS                                                   floor or wing.                               ulty members.                            ✓CATHOLIC FACULTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ✓HEALTH SERVICES OKAY
                                                                                                                                                               ✓MANDATUM REQUIRED
                                                                                                                                                               N/A THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

     All Christmas shopping should be this inspiring — and this inspired.
     Find something for every Catholic (and potential Catholic) on
                   your list in the Register’s 14th Annual Christmas
                           Gift Guide, coming to our issue dated Nov.
                                         Nov. 7-20. Then, when the
                                                Solemnity of the Nativ-
                                                  ity of the Lord arrives,
                                                  you’ll be ready to give
                                                gifts that not only warm
                                              hearts and lift spirits —
                                              they also sanctify lives and
                                              save souls.
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                                                                                                     COLLEGE GUIDE                                                                                                      C5

  ‘Why I Chose a Catholic College’
        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
                                             tion with friends? Or to Bible
                                             study?’ The Catholic environment
                                                                                      media. I was doing a lot of politi-
                                                                                      cal work and seeing how power-
                                                                                                                                        Why just
            hy do students chose a           is conducive to spiritual growth.        ful the media are in shaping the
            Catholic college or univer-
            sity? Here is what some
students attending schools listed in
                                             That’s one of the big advantages of
                                             a Catholic school.”
                                                 Allie Crafton, a freshman at
                                                                                      country and the negative impact
                                                                                      they had on people I know. I
                                                                                      heard John Paul was focused on
                                                                                                                                        study the
our College Guide have to say.
    Casey Balok, a senior majoring
in theology at Ave Maria Univer-
sity in Ave Maria, Fla., “really
                                             Christendom College in Front
                                             Royal, Va., knew she definitely
                                             wanted to attend a Catholic col-
                                             lege with a Catholic liberal arts
                                                                                      media. I came here because it was
                                                                                      a Catholic university in a voca-
                                                                                      tional setting. I’m putting my
                                                                                      degree to work already, doing
wanted to learn more about the
Catholic faith. My catechesis was
not good growing up. Our CCD
classes were not what they should
                                                 “I truly believe liberal arts lib-
                                             erates man’s spirit and elevates it
                                             from the normal material stan-
                                                                                      what I want to do. It’s great to
                                                                                      have incredible mentors in the
                                                                                      field as well as day-to-day per-
                                                                                      sonal spiritual growth.”
have been. I kept coming across              dards to a higher understanding. I           Matthew Salisbury also
these questions I knew I should              thought all my education up to           graduated in December from John
know the answers to, but didn’t.             now would be perfected through           Paul the Great and has continued
    “I was raised in a very loving,          the liberal arts.                        in the master’s program. He “had
generous family. My priority was                 “Catholics know that God is          a good basis in humanities from
always God first, then school. So I          truth. Through education here at         the Legionaries (in the novitiate)
knew at an interfaith school I               Christendom, I believe I will be         and my Regnum Christi school. I
couldn’t grow and flourish. I                learning the truth and I will be         was looking for a school that was
wanted to go someplace that could            better understanding God. It was         faithfully Catholic.
help me grow in my faith.”                   an eye-opening experience when I             “Here, the concept of the
    She finds her Catholic univer-           visited, sitting in on the classes. It   school intrigued me because of
sity an unbelievable blessing. “I
was amazed how much everyone
cared for each other. Professors
                                             was evident they were striving to
                                             tell me the truth and that the truth
                                             corresponded to what the Church
                                                                                      the seriousness with which they
                                                                                      took the Catholic identity and the
                                                                                      seriousness preparing the stu-
                                                                                                                                                               Experience It.
care so much for students, are so            teaches and what Christ taught.”         dents to be professionals, in this
willing to give up their time, and               Dan Devine, a senior at Fran-        case in the entertainment indus-
want to give you truth in the most           ciscan University in Steubenville,       try. I do believe all your education
clear way.”                                  Ohio, says, “My parents advised          is going to benefit if it’s based on
    Marcellino D’Ambrosio, an                me to go to a Catholic university        a Catholic worldview.”
Ave Maria University senior,                 first, for at least a couple of years        Emily Barry, a senior at
“wanted to go to college to get              — to a place where the faith was         Thomas Aquinas College in Santa
formed as a full human being, as a           alive in a lot of different kinds of     Paula, Calif., was interested in a
man and as a Christian. And a                people trying to follow God’s call.      Catholic-informed Great Books
good Catholic school is a place                  “I wanted in a school a place        program “that promised the kind
where you’re going to get chal-              where I could go deeper in my            of intellectual life that begins in
lenged in every way: physically,             relationship with God. I visited         wonder, ends in wisdom, and is
mentally, spiritually, emotionally.          Franciscan University and knew           guided by the Catholic faith, tra-                       Study in Oxford,        Join one of our          Walk in the footsteps
You have relationships that are              in my heart when I went into             dition and fidelity to the magiste-
meaningful.                                  Christ the King Chapel I was in          rium.
                                                                                                                                                England, at the      Medieval Guilds to          of ancient pilgrims
    “I grew up with an amazing               the right place.                             “To live the Catholic intellec-                     College’s Center for   learn the principles       during our semester-
Catholic upbringing. My dad was                  “I want to give all the glory to     tual life is to be fully delighted                      Faith and Culture,      of sacred art, fine       long Rome program,
a theology professor at the Uni-             God. Because everything is all for       and in wonder in everything you
versity of Dallas. My parish has an          him, and I honored my parents to         study. Any time you encounter                           surrounded by the         woodworking,              based at a 14-acre
awesome youth group. I had every             come here first, I’m currently in        what truth, good and beauty are,                        personal library of    baking, gardening,           monastery in the
advantage possible, and still I was          the TORs’ affiliate program,             you are coming to understand
thinking, Could I go to a school like        which is for men discerning the          more about God. All ultimately
                                                                                                                                               G.K. Chesterton.           and music.                Eternal City.
Yale or a state school and keep my           TORs. It’s been a great blessing         leads to him who is truth incar-
faith? I found a place I could grow          for me.”                                 nate.”
in all these different ways.”
    Nick Porretta, a senior at
                                                 Mollie O’Hare graduated in
                                             December from John Paul the
                                                                                          She found at Thomas Aquinas
                                                                                      “the authentic commitment to the
                                                                                                                                             For more information, or to apply online, visit
Benedictine College in Atchison,
Kan., says he appreciates that at
                                             Great University in San Diego,
                                             Calif., and is continuing in the
                                                                                      Catholic intellectual life and a
                                                                                      beautiful way the intellectual life
Benedictine “you don’t have to               university’s master’s program.           is lived here in conjunction with
swim against the current. It’s good
for young Catholics to defend
                                             She was “born and raised in Colo-
                                             rado. There are all very liberal
                                                                                      the faith. We are challenged to use
                                                                                      our studies to love God and grow
                                                                                                                                                        Thomas More College                 Six Manchester Street

their beliefs and values in the              universities there. I’ve seen the        in holiness. We’re faithful to the                                 liberal arts                        Merrimack, NH 03054
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (800) 880-8308
world, but nice to be in an envi-            fruits of those schools. Too many        Church, love Our Lady, and are
ronment where your choices                   people came out scared and not           dedicated to Eucharistic adora-
aren’t looked down upon like in              into faith anymore. I wanted to go       tion.”
the world and buddies ask, ‘Want             to a Catholic college.                        Staff writer Joseph Pronechen is
to come to Mass? Or go to adora-                 “I was drawn towards the                  based in Trumbull, Connecticut.

Faith Seeking Understanding
               Theology’s Role in a Complete College Education

      aithful Catholic colleges
      know why theology is the
      pre-eminent subject.
    Jeremy Holmes, assistant pro-
fessor of theology and academic
dean designee at Wyoming Cath-
olic College in Lander, Wyo., says,
“Without theology, the university
becomes a multiversity.”
    Because theology is faith seek-
ing understanding, a curriculum
that includes theology becomes a
more unified curriculum, says
Father Daniel Pattee, chair of the
theology department at Francis-
can University in Steubenville,
    “It’s the realm of faith that
unites things and brings them
together,” he explains. “It has a
unifying effect on the whole cur-
riculum instead of thinking of the
disciplines as being so disparate
and separate from each other.”                                                               Courtesy of Wyoming Catholic College
    Why is it the great unifying
subject? “Because the author of              grown up inside the tiny subcul-         students that the faith is, at best, a
what science studies is God and              ture of believers that are ‘H.V.         hobby.”
the author of what we study in               (Humanae Vitae) positive,’ the               Dauphinais points out that
revelation is God,” stresses Father          average Catholic college student         Cardinal John Henry Newman,
Pattee.                                      is likely to be ignorant of the core     who wrote The Idea of a Univer-
    Michael Dauphinais, dean of              beliefs of his own religion at best.     sity and who will be beatified
faculty and associate professor of           If his religious education came at       Sept. 19, observed that “an educa-
theology at Ave Maria University             the hands of dissenting Catholics,       tion that precludes theology inev-
in Ave Maria, Fla., says, “To leave          he will have actually been vacci-        itably replaces the revealed truth
aside theology and the truth it              nated against the truth. Serious,        about God and the human person
conveys means that a university              substantive, challenging theology        with faulty and incomplete views
education no longer can answer               courses that present the Church’s        drawn from other disciplines nec-
our deepest questions about God,             claims may offer such students           essarily resulting in a reduction of
the universe, and our purpose and            their last real opportunity to           reality.
destiny. Such an education fails to          reclaim their baptismal birthright           “In contrast,” he says, “when
prepare graduates for their future           before they make critical deci-          theology forms the center of the
roles as citizens, professionals             sions about career, marriage and         curriculum and its view of the
and members of families, roles               childrearing.”                           human person and God, the other
that require a sound understand-                 Says Zmirak, “We know that           disciplines, ranging from litera-
ing of man’s unique dignity and              theology really is a matter of eter-     ture to economics, from psychol-
vocation.”                                   nal life and death. Theology             ogy to biology, are freed to illumi-
    According to John Zmirak,                classes should be required,              nate the majestic and countless
writer in residence at Thomas                demanding and catechetical. Cath-        aspects of the universe and our
More College of Liberal Arts in              olic colleges that demand any less       place therein.”
Merrimack, N.H., “Unless he has              are really just whispering to their                     — Joseph Pronechen
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           Walsh University                         C R E AT I N G
                                     Academic E XC E L L E N C E
                                      With the highest pass rate in the state for the third straight year
                                      in a row on the nursing licensure exam,* academic excellence is a
                                      mandate that produces the highest caliber graduate who is armed
                                      and ready to enter the competitive marketplace.
                                                                               *For any traditional BSN program
                                                                                                                                    A CATHOLIC EDUCATION. Magdalen College’s president, Jeffrey Karls (shown here with students), says ‘The es-
                                     Industry P I O N E E R S                                                                       sence of Catholic education is truth.’ Courtesy Magdalen College, Courtesy of Barry University
                                      With graduates like Dr. Joseph Bauer ‘94, a leading cancer researcher
                                      who’s fighting the war on cancer one cell at a time, maybe a cure
                                      for cancer will be discovered in our lifetime.                                                            The Importance of a
                                     Leaders in S E RV I C E
                                      With service work conducted all over the world, our students
                                                                                                                                             Catholic College Education
                                      develop into civic-minded individuals prepared to meet and                                            BY J O S E P H P R O N E C H E N     whether you believe in God,” says       and understanding,” says William
                                                                                                                                          R E G I S T E R S TA F F W R I T E R
                                      respond to 21st Century challenges.                                                                                                        Stephen Minnis, president of Bene-      Luckey, professor of political sci-

                                                                                                                                                hat’s the importance of a        dictine College in Atchison, Kan.       ence and economics at Christen-
                                                                                                                                                Catholic college educa-          “This is the place you can ask the      dom College in Front Royal, Va.
                                                                                                                                                tion?                            deep questions and analyze the              In contrast, “the other schools
                                     International P E R S P E C T I V E S                                                              It helps students and graduates          issues using both faith and reason.     trying to be ‘with it’ have in many
                                      With Walsh’s campus just outside of Rome, Italy and global learning                           weather the storms of today’s secu-          As students are maturing and ask-       ways abandoned Western tradition
                                      programs around the world, Walsh University understands the                                   lar culture, say university educators        ing the deeper questions, they          in favor of trendy stuff,” he says.
                                      need to produce graduates with an awareness and understanding                                 from Catholic institutions featured          have to get the answers in a Catho-     What comes from the great think-
                                      of the global marketplace.                                                                    in the Register’s Catholic Identity          lic worldview and carry that on to      ers is replaced by modernism in
                                                                                                                                    College Guide.                               later and family life.” Especially      theology, politically correct history,
                                                                                                                                        Recently, Kansas City, Kan.,             since “numerous statistics show         economics that are no more than
                                                                                                                                    Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote              70% of young people who go to           data, statistics and graphs. There is
                                                                                                                                    in his archdiocesan paper: “To para-         college fall away from the Church       no relationship to the truth of man
                                                                                                                                    phrase the Gospel: What does it              or their religion.”                     and the world. Luckey sees tradi-
                                                                                                                                    profit a person to gain a prestigious            Minnis says many parents            tional Catholic schools as places
                       North Canton, OH 44720-3336 • • 330.490.7172                                                   degree and lose one’s soul in the            think because they sent their chil-     preserving and transmitting West-
                                                                                                                                    process?”                                    dren to Catholic grade and high         ern civilization and Catholicism in
                                                                                                                                        As a parent himself, Derry Con-          schools, it doesn’t matter where        higher education. “Colleges do have
                                                                                                                                    nolly, co-founder and president of           they attend college.                    a moral obligation to give students a
                                                                                                                                    John Paul the Great Catholic Uni-                “Frankly, the opposite is true,”    moral understanding of the world
                                                                                                                                    versity in San Diego, Calif., asks           he finds. “If they go to a place not    and to give them a higher-level

    An Education for Life                                                                                                           parents considering a college,
                                                                                                                                    “What are you prepared to do to
                                                                                                                                    protect the faith of your kids?”
                                                                                                                                        Connolly says of his students, “I
                                                                                                                                                                                 dedicated to faith and reason and
                                                                                                                                                                                 not dedicated to the Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                 Church, there’s going to be both
                                                                                                                                                                                 explicit and implicit attacks on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         understanding of Catholic theol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Christopher Blum, academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dean at Thomas More College of
    The University of St. Thomas in Houston offers a liberal                                                                        value their faith more than any-             their faith. In classes, residence      Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H.,
    arts education guided by Catholic teaching and tradition.                                                                       thing else, and I’m going to do what         halls and on sidewalks there is a       points out that Benedict XVI
                                                                                                                                    I can to protect that.”                      bombardment of anti-Christian           declared during his apostolic visit
    • Named by the Cardinal Newman Society as one of                                                                                    Four of Connolly’s children are          and anti-Catholic messages.”            to the United States, “First and fore-
      21 top Catholic colleges in the U.S.                                                                                          either in college or are recent grad-            Benedictine students attend a       most every Catholic educational
                                                                                                                                    uates who often join him at the uni-         chastity talk their first week on       institution is a place to encounter
    • 31 undergraduate degrees and pre-professional                                                                                 versity’s weekday Masses, prompt-            campus, while most secular col-         the living God who in Jesus Christ
      programs in law, health professions and engineering                                                                           ing him to say, “I get a tangible ben-       leges hand out condoms.                 reveals his transforming love and
                                                                                                                                    efit when I see them sitting next to             Also, he affirms a faithful Cath-   truth.”
    • Programs based in Catholic teachings such as Catholic                                                                         me at Mass.”                                 olic college employs faith and rea-         “It is the office of Catholic edu-
      Studies and Environmental Science and Studies                                                                                     At a truly orthodox Catholic             son, providing young people in          cation — today and in all times — to
                                                                                                                                    university, he notes, students will          these formative years with the          continue his mission of intellectual,
    • Joint five-year BA/MA in Philosophy                                                                                           be taught the truth: “Once people            tools and ability to engage the cul-    moral and spiritual healing,” Blum
                                                                                                                                    get the truth, Christ’s message is           ture, whereas secular colleges do       says.
    • Full-tuition scholarships for qualified incoming                                                                              compelling.”                                 not allow faith as part of the anal-        Catholic schools bring Christ to
      freshmen who are Catholic                                                                                                         In Warner, N.H., Magdalen Col-           ysis process.                           their students through sacred Scrip-
                                                                                                                                    lege’s president, Jeffrey Karls,                 Contrary to popular belief, he      ture, the rich cultural patrimony of
    • A place you can live your faith                                                                                               agrees. “The essence of Catholic             stresses, faculty members at Cath-      Christian civilization, in the liturgy
                                                                                                                                    education is truth,” he says. It’s the       olic institutions have more aca-        and sacraments offered daily.
                                                                                                                                    only answer in today’s culture,              demic freedom than those in secu-           “Amidst the darkness of the cul-
     “St. Thomas has not only prepared me for a career, but has
                                                                                                                                    where young people are highly                lar universities. Faithful Catholic     ture of death, these encounters with
      helped me forever understand my faith as a Catholic. I have
                                                                                                                                    influenced by commercialism,                 colleges don’t have to be “politi-      the living Christ are sources of light
      learned how to integrate my faith and my profession.”
                                                                                                                                    materialism and technology.                  cally correct.” They have the right     and hope,” says Blum. “Of light,
                               Michelle Gautreau, Class of 2010                                                                         “Young people can be easily              to discuss faith and reason in class-   because the mind is liberated and
                                                                                                                                    pulled into the culture, which is            rooms and are encouraged to do          perfected by the knowledge of
                                                                                                                                    somewhat artificial,” he says. “A            so.                                     divine truth. Of hope, because
                                                                                                                                    Catholic education seeks to impart               Archbishop Naumann noted            young men and women who begin
                                                                                                                                    on students the essence of Truth             that because of secular propa-          their adult lives within communi-
                                                                                                                                    itself, to bring people in contact           ganda, many Americans don’t real-       ties that encourage the practice of
                                                                                                                                    with the person of Christ and God            ize colleges and universities           the moral and theological virtues
                                                                                                                                    our creator. We have a marvelous             started with the medieval Catholic      experience the healing that follows                                                                                                   opportunity to do that at this point
                                                                                                                                    in the modern world, which seems
                                                                                                                                                                                 Church. The Church “was responsi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ble for the development of the uni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         from good deeds freely chosen and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enabled by grace.”
    713-525-3500     1-800-856-8565                                                                      so confused about the nature of              versity in Western civilization.”           His conclusion: “Catholic educa-
                                                                                                                                    truth and nature itself.”                        “It’s the people with the (tradi-   tion is intellectual charity.”
                                                                                                                                        College is a time of discovery,          tional) Catholic education who have           Staff writer Joseph Pronechen is
Houston’s only Catholic University • Founded by the Basilian Fathers • Located in the Museum District
                                                                                                                                    “but not a time for discovering              preserved the Western tradition              based in Trumbull, Connecticut.
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                     Fortify Your Kids With Intercessory Prayer
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                                                                                                                                          CDU is an online accredited university Courses offered
     ust face it; you’re going to be a
     blubbering wreck.” It was a sum-
                                                                                                                                          dedicated to teaching Catholic theology,     ■ Master of Arts in Theology with
     mer-long mantra chanted by
friends, day after day after day.                                                                                                         providing catechetical certification,           concentration areas in Ecclesial
    And it stood to reason, really. We
were headed to drop off our eldest
                                                                                                                                          and offering continuing education for          Service, Sacred Scripture,
child, Allie, at college for the first                                                                                                    adult faith formation. From our three-         Philosophy/Theology, and
time. Even the words “drop off”
seemed odd. This was no play date.
                                                                                                                                          week online interactive seminars to            Catholic Culture
No school function. This particular                                                                                                       our semester-length undergraduate and        ■ BA Completion program in Theology
drop-off would create a nine-hour
chasm between us. Was it a chasm                                                                                                          graduate group classes, all of CDU’s         ■ Catechetical Diploma
that could be bridged with phone                                                                                                          authentically Catholic courses are well-     ■ Advanced Catechist Certificate
calls, Facebook, Twitter, and texting?
    Our car was packed, floor to ceil-                                                                                                    written and well-taught. Our programs        ■ Catechist and lay ministry formation
ing, with stuff. Mountains of stuff.                                                                                                      have no residency requirements, and our      ■ Adult faith formation
Stuff I’d tripped over throughout the
house for weeks. Yet somehow, see-                                                                                                        interactive learning format is designed to
ing it all packed in the car was differ-                                                                                                  provide guided dialogue between faculty
ent. On the living room floor it said,
“What a mess.” Loaded in the car, it
said, “Put on your seatbelt; this is
really happening.”
                                           flashback to my “pagan days” in col-
                                           lege told me that this was going to
                                           be different for her.
                                                                                      that, in so many ways, she’s on her
                                                                                      own now. She will need to make
                                                                                      decisions on her own for the first
                                                                                                                                          and students, and to promote group
                                                                                                                                          discussions with adults around the world.
    Funny thing, I wasn’t really all                                                  time in her life.”
that sad about it. Sure, I was going to              A Mom’s Prayers                      The head shake. “Just think about
miss her terribly, and I knew that on a        And suddenly orientation was           that for a minute: She will need to
daily basis I would feel a weight on       over. With a final hug that would          make decisions on her own for the first
my heart that a part of us was miss-       have to satisfy me until Parents’          time in her life. And now is the time
ing. But I was so sure that where she      Weekend, Allie and I said goodbye. I       you’re going to step back? How much
was going was her call that I was          had tears in my eyes, but held it          more she needs you now. She needs
excited for her. And that made it okay.    together. But I felt, well, unsettled. I   prayers. Not just any prayers. A mom’s
                                           was, after all, about to get in a car      prayers. Total coverage. Every day.
   Her Orientation — or Mine?              and drive nine hours away from our             “Your job, your mission, is about
    Yes, freshman orientation was          precious firstborn. That’s unsettling.     to expand in ways that you can’t even
emotional. But I wasn’t the prophe-            So I told my husband, “I need to       imagine. Are you ready for it? Are
sied “blubbering wreck.” As a mat-         pray in the chapel before we go.”          you tuned in? Are you prepared to
ter of fact, the whole thing became            We entered the chapel, my eyes         spend more time with me — in daily
more okay with each passing hour. I        fixated on the tabernacle as I kneeled     Mass, in adoration, praying Rosaries,
witnessed the joy of new friends           down before Our Lord and opened            novenas, whatever it takes?”
being made. I listened to speakers         my heart.                                      I walked out of the chapel, in com-
encourage the freshmen to open                 And Jesus spoke to my heart with       plete peace. No, my mission has not
their minds and hearts to embrace          that voice that isn’t a voice — you        diminished. It has grown in a new,
all the opportunities that the Lord        know, the one that reaches us as           unexpected way. My daughter may
has prepared for them during the           clearly as if he were sitting atop the     not be living in my house for most of
next four years. To give him the           tabernacle, legs swinging down,            the year, but I am her mother —
chance to help them grow into godly        looking into our eyes and soul.            always. I’m called more than ever to
men and women who can take on                  “You know, you’re confused             do all that I can to help lead this child
the world for Christ. Wow.                 about a few things,” he gently chided.     of God to heaven one day. That’s a for-
    In fact, the only time I actually      Leave it to Jesus to break that to me      ever vocation. And that makes it more
did cry during the weekend was in          gently. “You see, you came here to         than okay. It makes it beautiful.
Allie’s dorm bathroom — when I             drop her off thinking your job as                Lynn Wehner is Faith & Family
saw the notes posted on the mirror:        mother was about to take a step back,          magazine’s associate editor. This
“Be still and know that I am God.”         to diminish.”                                 essay was published as part of the                 ■     ■   1.888.254.4238 EXT 700
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really gets to go here? A momentary        struggle with it, but I need to face                   Faith & Family magazine.
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                                                                                                      BOYS OF SUMMER. Joey Hainsfurther of the Cotuit Kettleers scores a run against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
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                                                                                                                 BY D AV E J O L I V E T         more popular faiths there,” said        was Catholic and his mother gave
                                                                                                           C AT H O L I C N E W S S E RV I C E
                                                                                                                                                 Cindy Parola, media spokeswoman         every entreaty to get him to go to
                                                                                                          HYANNIS, Mass. — It’s consid-          for the Wareham Gatemen.                Sunday Mass, but he just wouldn’t
                                                                                                      ered by many baseball gurus as one             Bruce Murphy, general manager       do it.”
                                                                                                      of the premier amateur baseball            of the Cotuit Kettleers, concurred          D’Angelo grew up 15 miles from
                                                                                                      leagues in the country. The Cape           and added, “Some attend local ser-      Nettuno, Italy, the baseball hotbed
                                                                                                      Cod Baseball League, an entity con-        vices with their host families. In      in that country. Baseball was
                                                                                                      sisting of 10 teams strewn across          fact, we recently had a baseball ser-   brought to the region by U.S. GIs
                                                                                                      the Cape, can trace its roots all the      vice at the Federated Church that       during World War II, and it caught
                                                                                                      way back to 1885.                          was a good experience, and we had       on quickly.
                                                                                                          The league motto is “Where the         a rabbi at opening day. There is a          “Living in the Nettuno area
                                                                                                      stars of tomorrow shine tonight.”          wide array of faiths.”                  sparked in me a great interest in
                                                                                                          Since its inception, the league            Ann Rascati and John Cart-          baseball,” said D’Angelo. “My dad
                                                                                                      has produced nearly 800 players            wright of Barnstable, parishioners      played baseball as a youngster.”
                                                                                                      who went on to play Major League           of Our Lady of Victory Parish in            Christine and Bob Clark,
                                                                                                      Baseball. According to the CCBL            Centerville, have been married for      another Catholic couple, are heavily
                                                                                                      website, one in seven MLB players          20 years and hosted their fifth         involved with the Falmouth Com-
                                                                                                      was on a CCBL team, and in 2009,           league player, Matteo D’Angelo of       modores. Christine is the team
                                                                                                      217 were on major league rosters.          Bologna, Italy, this year.              president and Bob is the general
                                                                                                          Most of the players invited to             “Our spiritual life matters         manager.
                                                                                                      play are college players recom-            deeply to us,” said Rascati.                “We’ve been hosting players for
                                                                                                      mended by their coaches. A CCBL                D’Angelo, a student at Win-         13 years now,” Christine said. “Most
                                                                                                      selection committee decides whom           throp University in Rock Hill, S.C.,    of the players we’ve hosted are from
                                                                                                      to invite based on athletic ability, as    who plays for the Hyannis Harbor        the South and are of Protestant
                                                                                                      well as character.                         Hawks, is Catholic, and the couple      denominations, but they see to it that
                                                                                                          The invited players are matched        makes every effort to attend weekly     they fulfill their Sunday obligations.
                                                                                                      with host families, who will be their      Mass with their guest.                  This year, we have a young man
                                                                                                      summer family and home away                    When asked what the couple          from Georgia who is not Catholic,
                                                                                                      from home. Host families submit            does to make their guest feel as        but he knows that he is in a Catholic
                                                                                                      certain criteria that should be met        comfortable and welcome as possi-       household. We say grace before each
                                                                                                      by potential guests. These include         ble, as soon as possible, Cartwright    meal, and he’s very respectful of
 W W W. R I V I E R . E D U                    Nashua, NH          1-800-447-4843                     whether there are pets in the house,       quipped, “I cook them good meals.       that, and he attends Sunday services
                                                                                                      how much room they have in the             And we let them know we’re here to      of his own.”
                                                                                                      house, if the player drives his own        help them succeed and help them             Paul Galop, CCBL commis-
                                                                                                      car, etc. The logistics must mesh for      do their very best.”                    sioner, has been involved with the
                                                                                                      a successful and pleasant stay. Each           “You develop a strong bond with     league for 25 years. “I can tell you,
                                                                                                      team has a host family coordinator         them,” said Rascati. “We’re             this league wouldn’t exist without
                                                                                                      to see that things run smoothly and        entrusted to help them make their       the host families and the wonderful
                                                                                                      seamlessly.                                dreams come true.”                      job they do with our young men,” he
                                                                                                          The Anchor, official newspaper             Last year, the couple hosted Eric   said.
                                                                                                      for the Diocese of Fall River, corre-      Maust, a hardball standout from             “We have young men, at a very
                                                                                                      sponded with the general managers          the University of Notre Dame.           impressionable age, from all over
                                                                                                      of each of the 10 teams, and most              “Eric was a very spiritual kid,”    the country, and with very different
                                                                                                      agreed that the young men who              said Rascati. “He was not uptight       backgrounds,” he added. “They’re
                                                                                                      come to play summer baseball on            about his faith, and we encouraged      far away from home and the host
                                                                                                      the Cape also bring along a faith life     him with that while he was here.        families have a great relationship
                                                                                                      with them.                                     “Of course, there are those who     with them. For some of the young
                                                                                                          “Most of our boys are from the         aren’t as spiritual,” she added. “A     men, it’s a life-changing experi-
                                                                                                      Deep South and raised among the            few years back, we had a guest who      ence.”

                                                                                                      Theology on Tap Marks 30 Years
                                                                                                          CHICAGO — At a Champaign               ers noted the series’ promise and,      ing a more formal program and
                                                                                                      pizzeria in the spring of 1981, a          even more, the introspective, spiri-    inviting other dioceses to replicate
                                                                                                      youthful Tim Leeming pulled                tual elements it inspired.              the series.
                                                                                                      Father Jack Wall into a private con-           “We could see right away that           In 1994, the Diocese of Joliet ran
                                                                                                      versation and offered an impromptu         this was touching a need. The room      Theology on Tap. Later, the dio-
                                                                                                      confession.                                was filled with an amazing balance      ceses of Rockford, Gary, Ind., and
                                                                                                          “Father, I’m doing well here at        of social energy and theological        Madison, Wis., and the Archdiocese
                                                                                                      school academically and socially,          input,” Father Wall said.               of Milwaukee adopted the program.
                                                                                                      but I don’t know why I’m doing the             Theology on Tap surged for-         Father Cusick’s office, meanwhile,
                                                                                                      things I’m doing and it seems to me        ward in the summer of 1981. On the      assembled a manual detailing best
                                                                                                      that my faith should be a resource,”       program’s second night, more than       practices and presented a program
                                                                                                      the University of Illinois stu-            400 attended. The question then         to the U.S. Conference of Catholic
                                                                                                      dent told the priest.                      became: Now what?                       Bishops in 2002. Regularly, the Chi-

     Are you looking                                                                                      That modest, innocent conver-
                                                                                                      sation set in motion a whirlwind of
                                                                                                                                                     In the summer of 1982, Father
                                                                                                                                                 Wall and his colleagues asked the
                                                                                                                                                                                         cago office was answering calls
                                                                                                                                                                                         from other dioceses eager to estab-

       for a great start?
                                                                                                      events that would spark a young            series’ original five speakers to       lish Theology on Tap.
                                                                                                      adult ministry revolution — first in       present at five new archdiocesan            “When something is good, its
                                                                                                      the Chicago area, then the nation          locations, thereby sending Theol-       momentum grows,” DeVries said.
                                                                                                      and now the world.                         ogy on Tap’s first ripple in the        “The young adults responded, the
                                                                        Check                             When Father Wall and his col-          young adult stream. St. James,          parishes and dioceses responded,
       MEET YOUR GOALS                                                  us out                        leagues from St. James returned to         meanwhile, hosted five new speak-       and Theology on Tap took off well
                                                                                                      the Arlington Heights parish from
                                                                                                                                                 ers in its second run. The following    beyond Chicago.”
                                                                                                      their campus visit, the group sat          summer, Theology on Tap expanded            By late 2003, Theology on Tap
       Small classes, great facilities and a convenient                                               down to establish a forum for the          to a dozen Chicago-area sites.          had outgrown its modest Chicago
       location—Rivier College has everything you                                                     deep-rooted questions young adults             “The best ideas have a simplicity   office and its even more ambitious
                                                                                                      such as Leeming had. Father Wall’s         to them and Theology on Tap is like     vision. Father Cusick met with
       need to meet your personal and professional goals.                                             team proposed a summer program             that. It was adaptable and readily      Renew International, an established
                                                                                                      — five evenings on five spiritual          replicable and people jumped on         faith formation organization based
       » More than 30 majors, including education, nursing, and business.                             themes — hoping the series would           board,” Father Wall said.               in New Jersey, to discuss folding
                                                                                                      help draw young adults closer to               Father John Cusick, one of The-     Theology on Tap into their expan-
                                                                                                      God.                                       ology on Tap’s original five speak-     sive outreach efforts, a partnership
                     » Over $7 million in institutional financial aid, including                          Someone casually tossed out the        ers, noted the program’s energetic      realized on Jan. 1, 2007.
                       Catholic high school scholarships, awarded annually.                           title “Theology on Tap,” a name that       response and impact with an oft-            Despite the program’s expansion
                                                                                                      survives today as the program              overlooked group. Heading the           into 48 states and seven countries,
                     » Hands-on programs give you a head start in your career.                        enters its 30th year in the Archdio-       archdiocese’s office for young adult    however, Theology on Tap remains
                                                                                                      cese of Chicago and introduces             ministry, Father Cusick envisioned      a staple of Chicago’s young-adult
                                                                                                      itself to the worldwide stage.             dioceses across the country holding     office. Heading into its 30th year, 215
                                                                                                          When Theology on Tap hosted            similar programs and began plant-       area sites have hosted nearly 4,200
                                                                                                      its first event at St. James Parish in     ing seeds for that transformation.      programs. DeVries said, “We love it
                                                       Your future starts here.                       June 1981, 200 college-age guests          He and his staff, including longtime    and want it to go on forever.”
                                                                                                      attended. Immediately, the organiz-        associate Kate DeVries, began craft-                                     CNS
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                      The Long and Winding
                                                                                                                                                                                            Faithfully Christian.
                        Road — to College
           BY L I S A H E N D E Y
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joyfully Catholic.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Gratefully Benedictine.
             he date Aug. 26, 2010, is
             circled in red on no
             fewer than three calen-
             dars in my home. In
logistical terms, it marks the date
my eldest son Eric completed the                                                                                                                                                            This is the University of Mary.
3,085-mile journey to his dormitory
as a college freshman. In reality,                                                                                                                                                          Is the University of Mary you?
however, the date marks the end of
an era — the culmination of some-
thing my husband Greg and I have                                                                                                                                                            The University of Mary offers a unique experience
anticipated, planned for, and prayed
about since Eric began his formal
                                                                                                                                                                                            for students who want to prepare for a future that is
education as a 3-year-old pre-                                                                                                                                                              grounded in faith and marked by service to others.
    The official application pro-                                                                                                                                                           With over 40 majors, a new Catholic Studies minor and a
cess begins for most families dur-
ing the late summer and early
                                                                                                                                                                                            campus in Rome, U-Mary students learn how to become
autumn months of a child’s senior                                                                                                                                                           leaders in their faith, their profession and the world.
year in high school. But in reality,
the path to college is paved years
before, with carefully selected
curriculum choices, extracurric-
ular activities, and a commitment
to leadership and community ser-
vice opportunities. In fact, it’s not
unusual for parents of junior high
students to attend college infor-
mation sessions and begin tour-
ing institutions of higher learning
on family vacations. Our family
was no exception, speaking with
both of our sons early and often
about the impact that their
grades, activities, and citizenship
would have upon their future                                   schools where your child will still      pare him for his future vocation?
educational options. We Catholic                               be fulfilled and happy.                  How will he make a contribution to
families also discuss the discern-                                 ■ Discuss up front your will-        the university, but, more impor-
ment of vocations, hoping to help                              ingness to let your child leave home     tantly, to the world around him?
open our children’s hearts and                                 to attend college — and your finan-          While only your child can truly
minds to the special plans God                                 cial boundaries. Be frank, but also      answer these questions for himself, as
holds for their futures.                                       open-minded and willing to explore       parent and partner, one of your most
                                                               the many creative options for            valuable roles will be to help your
    What’s a Parent to Do —                                    financing higher education.              child find his “voice” in what can feel
            and Not Do?                                            ■ Listen. One of our biggest         like an impersonal bureaucracy.
    The past 18 months have given                              learning experiences as parents was          ■ Be the eyes that proof his
our family a front-row seat to the                             to recognize that our long-held          application and challenge him to
fun, frenzy, and faith involved in                             dreams and plans for Eric’s college      give his best in his personal state-
navigating the college admissions                              did not necessarily line up with his     ments.
process. As parents, Greg and I                                personal aspirations and desires.            ■ Be the ears that listen to his
learned to support Eric through the                                ■ Encourage your child to con-       concerns and questions.                           This statue of St. Benedict
process as “consultants” — to sup-                             sider — along with statistical rank-         ■ Be the hands that lift him up               bears witness to the University
port our son as guides, sounding                               ings, tuition costs, and teacher-stu-    (and write a few checks in the pro-
                                                                                                                                                          of Mary’s monastic roots as
boards, and occasionally as those                              dent ratios — the faith environment      cess).
                                                                                                                                                          a Benedictine foundation.          800-288-6279
who gave stern reminders about                                 of the colleges on his list. Do the          ■ Be the hearts that provide
deadlines. As tempting as it some-                             schools support their students by        prayerful support and a long-term
times was to simply take over the                              providing the means, facilities, and     perspective in the midst of all of the
reins for Eric, we followed the advice                         culture to truly live out their reli-    craziness.
of his teachers and high school coun-                          gious values?
selor, who warned, “Don’t.” This was                                                                        Plan for the little details, but
his time to step up and take some                                   Being Their Navigators              never forget to dream big and to
ownership of his future path.                                      The road to college admissions       pray diligently. Your child’s future
    Here are a few guiding “Do’s”                              is paved with applications, dead-        is bright, and God’s plans for his life
that helped us on the journey:                                 lines, essays, letters of recommen-      are fantastic — perfect, actually.
    ■ Engage your child in discus-                             dation, financial aid forms, and ulti-   Enjoy the process of discovering
sions about his top college choices.                           mately with very big decisions.          them together.
Compile a list that contains a few                             What are your child’s intellectual                       Lisa Hendey blogs at
“reach” or more challenging institu-                           and interpersonal passions? How        and
tions, as well as two to three “safety”                        will his college of choice help pre-             

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      The Back-to-School Saint
                                   Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for Us
            BY J A K E F R O S T                                                              insight on this great beatitude, it was
                                                                                              obvious Joseph was well qualified for

     t’s back-to-school time, and, for                                                        holy orders.
     me, that means one thing: St.                                                                Against all odds, Joseph passed
     Joseph of Cupertino.                                                                     the test!
         It’s not a name you usually                                                              It wasn’t quite the end of the road
hear when it comes to books and                                                               for him; some twists and turns still
saints; there aren’t many schools                                                             awaited Joseph, but he was ultimately
named after St. Joseph of Cuper-                                                              ordained. And he proved a remark-
tino. But that’s only because the                                                             able priest. A great confessor, he was
ones who give the tests name                                                                  gifted by God to know the thoughts
schools. If the test takers were in                                                           and hearts of others. He might not
charge, Cupertino Academies                                                                   have been good with books, but he
would be everywhere. He’s the                                                                 could read souls. Kids loved him
patron saint of those taking tests,        St. Joseph of Cupertino image from Paul Guerrin,   because he could levitate and talk to
even though he wasn’t much of a            ‘Les Petites Bollandistes: Vies de Saints,’ 1882   animals.
scholar himself.                                                                                  But perhaps most amazing of all
    Most of St. Joseph’s academic          Franciscans set him to, no matter how              was that strange habit of abstraction.
experience was in the school of hard       onerous or disagreeable, the friars                It turns out St. Joseph had a special
knocks. As the saying goes, he wasn’t      began to see piety where before they               grace of being able to see the hand of
“the sharpest tool in the shed” — a        had seen only pity. They asked Joseph              God at work in the world, sustaining
phrase particularly apt for St. Joseph,    to become a Franciscan friar and                   creation moment to moment. It was
since he was born in a shed and lived      priest. It was Joseph’s dream, and he              the beauty and awe of God’s involve-
(for a time) in an animal barn. Poor       did his best.                                      ment in the tiny details of daily life
and hungry as a child, he was sickly           But no matter how the Francis-                 that would overcome St. Joseph, fill-
and awkward.                               cans tried to teach him, and no matter             ing him so completely that he was lost
    His school record was dismal, and      how Joseph tried to learn, he just                 to all else. Now he’s the patron saint
he lacked any compensating gifts to        couldn’t get anything into his head.               of test takers. I love him all the more
offset his academic shortcomings. He       Except for one thing. Joseph had an                for his lack of brilliance. Don’t get me
wasn’t funny or athletic, attractive or    uncanny and deep insight into just a               wrong. I love St. Thomas Aquinas
affable. Just nervous and prone to         particular few of Jesus’ words                     (my wife and I were brought together
stare off into space. After leaving        recorded in the Gospel:                            on his feast day) and all the other holy
school, he was apprenticed to a shoe-          “Blessed are they who are poor                 scholars. I marvel at them. But part of
maker, but couldn’t learn a trade          in spirit.”                                        why I love St. Joseph is that he wasn’t
either. And his peculiar habit of              When it came to that one beati-                one to marvel at, at least not for aca-
abstraction continued. At odd              tude, Joseph spoke with power. Oth-                demic prowess. I can relate to that.
moments he would simply stop what-         erwise, well, there didn’t seem any                Even we, the less than brilliant, have
ever he was doing and stare, trans-        way Joseph could possibly pass the                 tests we need to pass.
fixed by something only he could see,      oral examination before the bishop                     When we do, St. Joseph of Cuper-
deaf and dumb to the rest of the           that was necessary for ordination. But             tino is a go-to saint. In those pressure-
world. Not a good habit if you’re try-     there was no avoiding it, so the Fran-             packed moments, when time is short
ing to get ahead in the hustle of com-     ciscans sent him up to the bishop with             and stakes are high, St. Joseph is a
merce.                                     their prayers and with their breath                great intercessor to seek God’s assis-
    He also tried numerous times to        held.                                              tance. And then after the storm has
join a religious order. St. Joseph felt        When Joseph appeared for his                   passed, St. Joseph is a great saint to
called to consecrated life, but with his   test, he stood before the bishop, wait-            remind us that God is still at work in
ignorance, slow wits and lack of any       ing. The bishop opened his Bible at                our lives in the small moments, in all
discernible talents, no order would        random, and let his finger fall on the             the everyday, ordinary-yet-extraordi-
take him. Until a community of Fran-       first line where chance might lead.                nary things of the world he created.
ciscans near Cupertino finally had         The bishop read the passage, then                               This originally appeared at
pity on him. They wouldn’t let him         looked up at Joseph and said:            , the website
become a friar, but he could sleep on          “Tell me about ‘Blessed are they                               of our sister publication,
a plank in the barn if he would tend       who are poor in spirit.’”                                      Faith & Family magazine.
the animals. Joseph accepted, and he           Joseph began and continued until                   Jake Frost is a lawyer, writer and
was happy.                                 the bishop held up his hand. No fur-                stay-at-home dad who lives near the
    In fact, he was so full of joy, so     ther examination was necessary.                                 Mississippi River with his
humble and eager for any task the          Given the depth of Joseph’s spiritual                                    wife and children.

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