Newman Recommended Catholic Colleges

New Guide Recommends Faithful Catholic Colleges

 

Entire Contents of Guide Available as a Free Online Resource for Catholic Families

  

Manassas, Va.—Today The Cardinal Newman Society published a new, second edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a unique resource for parents and students seeking a faithful Catholic education.

 

 This comprehensive Guide recommends 21 colleges and universities in the United States plus eight international, online and unique programs based on the strength of their Catholic identity. In addition, the Guide includes several essays to help families better understand the search for a strong Catholic college.

 

The culmination of four years of research and hundreds of interviews, this edition of The Newman Guide builds substantially on the successful first edition which was published on All Saints Day in 2007. All told more than 8,000 copies of that edition were distributed to Catholic leaders and families.

 

“When we published the original Newman Guide in 2007 we did not know what to expect, but we found that families were eagerly searching for help in identifying Catholic colleges that truly embrace their Catholic mission in all facets of campus life,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society and one of the editors of the second edition of the Guide.

 

 “The mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to help renew Catholic higher education, and we can think of no better way to do that than by offering this edition of The Newman Guide as a book but also as a free online resource. We are doing this so that as many Catholic families as possible are able to learn about the quality academics and faithful campus life available at the recommended colleges,” said Reilly.

 

Every college or program recommended in the Guide includes a complete profile that examines academics, governance, spiritual life, student activities, and residence life. New additions to this edition’s profiles are a letter to families from each college president as well as information on financial aid packages.

 

The online version of the college profiles include additional campus pictures and videos, open house and other event details, as well as a form to request admissions or financial aid information directly from the college.

 

The recommended Catholic colleges are:

 

§  Aquinas College, Nashville, Tenn.

       §  Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Fla.

      §  Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C.

       §  Benedictine College, Atchison, Kan.

        *  The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

       §  Christendom College, Front Royal, Va.

       §  The College of Saint Thomas More, Fort Worth, Tex.

       §  DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.

       §  Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Oh.

       *  Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.

       §  John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego, Calif.

       §  Magdalen College, Warner, N.H.

       §  Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Md.

       §  Providence College, Providence, R.I.

       §  St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee, Okla.

       §  Southern Catholic College, Dawsonville, Ga.

       §  Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif.

       §  The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack, N.H.

       §  University of Dallas, Irving, Tex.

       §  University of St. Thomas, Houston, Tex.

       §  Wyoming Catholic College, Lander, Wyo.

A new section in this edition of The Newman Guide recommends international, online and unique Catholic colleges and programs to help provide options to families looking for non-traditional ways to obtain a faithful Catholic education.

The recommended international, online and unique programs are:

       §  Angelicum Great Books Program, online

       §  Campion College, Old Toongabbie, Australia

       §  Catholic Distance University, online

       §  Our Lady of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Tex.

       §  Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Canada

       §  Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (“the Angelicum”), Rome, Italy

       §  Redeemer Pacific University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

       §  St. Bede’s Hall, Oxford, England

 In addition to the recommended college profiles, The Newman Guide includes several essays to help families put the search for a Catholic college in context.

 The essays are:

 §  A foreword by Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.,
co-chairman of The Cardinal Newman Society’s National Advisory Board

 §  “The Status of Catholic Higher Education,” by Patrick J. Reilly,
president of The Cardinal Newman Society

 §  “Finding God on a Catholic Campus,” by Father C. John McCloskey, Ill,
a well-known spiritual advisor and college chaplain

 §  “Why Study Philosophy and Theology,” by Dr. Peter Kreeft,
a well-respected author and professor

 §  “The Value of a Catholic Education,” by Eileen Cubanski,
founder and executive director of the National Association of
Private, Catholic and Independent Schools

 §  “Can You Afford a Catholic Education,” by Phil Lenahan,
president of Veritas Financial Ministries and Our Sunday Visitor columnist

 §  What’s Catholic About Campus Living,” by Kathryn Jean Lopez,
editor-at-large of National Review Online and a frequent writer on Catholic issues

 A study of the first edition’s recommended colleges by The Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education found that these institutions were not just faithful to their Catholic missions, but were generally also more affordable than other Catholic and private colleges and universities. That study is available online at CatholicHigherEd.org.

 “If last spring’s Notre Dame scandal highlighted that there is still a long way to go to renew Catholic higher education, the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide are a prime example of how it is possible to have a quality academic program while remaining strongly Catholic,” said Tom Mead, executive vice president of The Cardinal Newman Society and one of The Newman Guide’s editors.

“As a Catholic father concerned with helping my children get to Heaven, I am personally grateful that there are so many options for a faithful, liberal arts education at the Newman Guide colleges. Our great hope in publishing this edition of the Guide is that tens of thousands of Catholic families will be introduced to these campuses where strong Catholic identity is a priority.”

The complete Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College is available at TheNewmanGuide.com.

 Founded in 1993, The Cardinal Newman Society is dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at Catholic colleges and universities. The Society focuses its work on assisting students, school officials and alumni; urging fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church; and researching activities both on campus and in the classroom. The Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supported by more than 20,000 individuals. More than 367,000 individuals signed its 2009 petition concerning the Notre Dame commencement scandal.

 In addition to publishing The Newman Guide, the Society houses The Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education which provides research and analysis on strengthening Catholic higher education. The Society promotes Catholic values on life and sexual ethics on campuses through its Love & Responsibility Program and also operates a Campus Speaker Monitoring Project to support the guidelines the U.S. bishops have established to prohibit Catholic institutions from giving opponents of Catholic teachings honors or platforms for their views. Additionally, the Society promotes Eucharistic Adoration and is the national coordinator for the display of the Vatican’s International Exposition The Eucharistic Miracles of the World on college campuses

  

Ten Catholic Colleges that Promote Abortion
Posted by Tim Drake
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:00 AM
 Parents wondering what their hard-earned money is supporting at Catholic colleges and universities might be interested in the latest findings from the Cardinal Newman Society.
The organization has discovered 10 Catholic colleges and universities that are promoting student internships with organizations whose missions or activities are directly opposed to the Church’s moral teachings on issues related to abortion and marriage.
“Under what definition of ‘Catholic education’ do students receive academic credit to work for leading pro-abortion organizations?” asked Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society.
The “Dirty Deca” includes the following schools:
 

Boston College - recommends opportunities for students to work ‘pro bono’ for the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.


College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University - the school’s Gender and Women’s Studies program promotes internship opportunities with the pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation and organizations supporting same-sex marriage.


DePaul University - the institution’s Women’s and Gender Studies program offers credit for internships, noting that students have interned with abortion provider Planned Parenthood and the Chicago Women’s Health Center, which offers emergency contraceptive services and alternative insemination for “lesbians, bisexual, and queer couples, single women of any sexual orientation, and trans people.”


Georgetown University - permits students to receive universityfunding for interning at abortion advocacy organizations.


Loyola University of Chicago - their website lists opportunities for internships and volunteer opportunities at Chicago’s National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and the Chicago Abortion Fund.


St. Edward’s University - has allowed students to work at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas to fulfill a “Community Service in Women’s Studies” credit requirement.


St. Norbert College - - the college’s Women’s and Gender Studies program recommends internships at several pro-abortion and same-sex marriage promoting organizations, including NOW, Legal Momentum, Planned Parenthood, the National Women’s Health Network, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and PFLAG.


University of Notre Dame - the university’s Gender Studies program offers internships for academic credit at places such as the National Organization for Women.


University of San Francisco - the school’s Media Studies program has promoted internships with the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League and Girlfriends Magazine.
To learn more, visit the Cardinal Newman Society.
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Research finds pro-homosexual clubs at 96 Catholic colleges

see list below:

 

California
 

Loyola Marymount University
Fr. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., PhD, President
1 LMU Drive
University Hall Rm. 4844
Los Angeles, California 90045
Phone: 310-338-2775
E-mail: rlawtonsj@lmu.edurlawtonsj@lmu.edurlawtonsj@lmu.edurlawtonsj@lmu.edurlawtonsj@lmu.edurlawtonsj@lmu.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: Gay Straight Alliance
URL: http://www.lmu.edu/Page27944.aspx
 


Marymount College
Dr. Michael Brophy, President
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Phone: 310-303-7200
Name of Club: Gay Straight Alliance
URL: http://www.marymountpv.edu/studentLife/sports.html

Mount St. Mary's College - Chalon Campus
Dr. Jacqueline Powers Doud, President
12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
E-mail: jdoud@msmc.la.edujdoud@msmc.la.edujdoud@msmc.la.edujdoud@msmc.la.edujdoud@msmc.la.edujdoud@msmc.la.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (310) 954-4010
Name of club:  Gay Straight Alliance
http://www.msmc.la.edu/pages/549.asp

Notre Dame de Namur University
Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig, President
1500 Ralston Avenue
Ralston Hall Rm. 207
Belmont, California 94002-1908
Phone: 650-508-3503
E-mail: jgreig@ndnu.edujgreig@ndnu.edujgreig@ndnu.edujgreig@ndnu.edujgreig@ndnu.edujgreig@ndnu.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: Gay Straight Alliance
http://www.ndnu.edu/campus-life/clubs-organizations/
Name of Course: Cultural Diversity Course
URL: http://www.ndnu.edu/about-us/mission_diversity/cdiv.aspx

Saint Mary’s College of California
Brother Ronald Gallagher, F.S.C., PhD, President
1928 Saint Mary's Road
P.O. Box 3005
Moraga, CA 94556
Phone: 925-631-4203
Name of Club: Gay Straight Alliance
URL: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/student-life/student-involvement-and-
leadership/clubs-and-organizations/diversity-clubs.html


Santa Clara University
Fr. Michael Engh S.J., President
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: (408) 554-4100
E-mail: mengh@scu.edumengh@scu.edumengh@scu.edumengh@scu.edumengh@scu.edumengh@scu.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: Fine by Me
URL: http://www.scu.edu/csl/organizations/clubs.cfm
Name of Club: Safe Space SCU
URL: http://www.scu.edu/safespace/
Name of Club: Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Advocates
URL: http://www.scu.edu/law/life/bglad-bisexual-gay-and-lesbian-advocates.cfm

University of San Diego
Mrs. Mary Lyons, PhD, President
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: 619-260- 4520
E-mail: mlyons@SanDiego.edumlyons@SanDiego.edumlyons@SanDiego.edumlyons@SanDiego.edumlyons@SanDiego.edumlyons@SanDiego.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or president@sandiego.edupresident@sandiego.edupresident@sandiego.edupresident@sandiego.edupresident@sandiego.edupresident@sandiego.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: PRIDE
URL: http://www.sandiego.edu/pride/
Name of Club: Rainbow Educators
URL: http://www.sandiego.edu/unitedfront/re/
GLBT Counseling
http://www.sandiego.edu/pride/support.php
Pride Law
http://www.sbausd.com/clubdetail.aspx?clubId=27

University of San Francisco
Fr. Stephen Privett, S.J., President
2130 Fulton Street, LMR 415
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone: 415-422-6762
E-mail: privett@usfca.eduprivett@usfca.eduprivett@usfca.eduprivett@usfca.eduprivett@usfca.eduprivett@usfca.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of club: USF Queer Alliance
URL: http://www.usfca.edu/asusf/cluborgs/specialint.html
Name of group: LGBT Caucus
URL: http://www.usfca.edu/mcss/resources/students.html

Colorado

Regis University
Fr. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., President
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Phone: 303-458-4190
E-mail: president@regis.edupresident@regis.edupresident@regis.edupresident@regis.edupresident@regis.edupresident@regis.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: EROS
URL: http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=sl&p1=sa&p2=cl&p3=gsa
Name of club: Gay Straight Alliance
url: http://www.regis.edu/rc.asp?page=life.activities.diversity

Connecticut

Albertus Magnus College
Dr. Julia M McNamara, President
700 Prospect Street
Mohun Hall 1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-773-8529
E-mail: mcnamara@albertus.edumcnamara@albertus.edumcnamara@albertus.edumcnamara@albertus.edumcnamara@albertus.edumcnamara@albertus.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: Outspoken – Gay Straight Alliance
URL: http://www.albertus.edu/studentlife/clubs.shtml

Fairfield University
Fr. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., President
1073 North Benson Road
Bellarmine Hall 123
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203-254-4000 Ext. 2217
Name of Club: Alliance
http://www.fairfield.edu/student/sd_organizations.html
Name of Club: Safe Space Program
www.fairfield.edu/student/sd_programs.html
Name of Club: Coming Out/Being Out
http://www.fairfield.edu/student/cps_comingout.html

Sacred Heart University
Dr. Anthony Cernera, President
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825-1000
Phone: 203-371-7900
E-mail: cerneraa@sacredheart.educerneraa@sacredheart.educerneraa@sacredheart.educerneraa@sacredheart.educerneraa@sacredheart.educerneraa@sacredheart.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: Gay Straight Alliance
URL: http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/
1688_multicultural_clubs.cfm?searchterm=gay


Saint Joseph’s College
Dr. Pamela Trotman Reid, President
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2791
Phone: 860-231-5221
E-mail: preid@sjc.edupreid@sjc.edupreid@sjc.edupreid@sjc.edupreid@sjc.edupreid@sjc.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of Club: Gay Straight Alliance
http://www.sjc.edu/content.cfm/pageid/8069#GSA

Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University
Dr. John J. DeGioia, President
204 Healy Hall
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-4134
Name of Club: GU Pride
URL: http://studentorgs.georgetown.edu/pride/
Georgetown University grants health benefits to the partners of homosexual employees
URL: http://www.thehoya.com/node/3944

Trinity College
Patricia A. McGuire, President
125 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-884-9050
E-mail: McGuireP@trinitydc.eduMcGuireP@trinitydc.eduMcGuireP@trinitydc.eduMcGuireP@trinitydc.eduMcGuireP@trinitydc.eduMcGuireP@trinitydc.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of club: Pride Alliance
URL: http://www.trinitydc.edu/current/student_organizations.php

Florida

Barry University
Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, President
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
Phone: 305-899-3000
Name of club: Prism (listed under Campus Ministry)
http://www.barry.edu/campusministry/activities/Default.htm
Name of class: SW 654 – Gay/Lesbian Issues for Social Work Practice
URL: http://www.barry.edu/msw/CourseDescriptions.htm

Saint Thomas University
Rev. Msgr. Franklyn M. Casale, President
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Phone: 305-628-6663
E-mail: fcasale@stu.edufcasale@stu.edufcasale@stu.edufcasale@stu.edufcasale@stu.edufcasale@stu.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of club: Gay and Lesbian Law Student Association (GALLSA)
URL: www.stu.edu/StudentOrganizations/tabid/709/Default.aspx

Hawaii

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Br. Bernard Ploeger S.M., President
Clerence Ching Hall 215
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Phone: (808)739-8383
E-mail: bploeger@chaminade.edubploeger@chaminade.edubploeger@chaminade.edubploeger@chaminade.edubploeger@chaminade.edubploeger@chaminade.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of club: Gay Straight Alliance
http://www.chaminade.edu/student_life/osal/club_list.php

Illinois

DePaul University

Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., President
55 E. Jackson Blvd., 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-362-8890
E-mail: president@depaul.edupresident@depaul.edupresident@depaul.edupresident@depaul.edupresident@depaul.edupresident@depaul.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of clubs: Spectrum and Act Out
URL: www.depaul.edu/student_life/getting_involved/stu_organizations.asp
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer Studies Program
URL: http://condor.depaul.edu/~lgbtq/program/requirements.html
Office of LGBTQA Student Services
URL: http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/lgbtqa/index.html
Pro-homosexual conference: “Out There”
URL: http://condor.depaul.edu/~lgbtq/news/index.html

Dominican University in Illinois
Donna M. Carroll, President
7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: (708)524-6819
E-mail: dompres@dom.edudompres@dom.edudompres@dom.edudompres@dom.edudompres@dom.edudompres@dom.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of club: Common Ground
http://jicsweb1.dom.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Student_Involvement/Clubs_and_Organizations.jnz?portlet=Clubs_and_Organizations

Lewis University
Br. James Gaffney, FSC, President
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Phone: (815)836-5230
E-mail: brjgaff@lewisu.edubrjgaff@lewisu.edubrjgaff@lewisu.edubrjgaff@lewisu.edubrjgaff@lewisu.edubrjgaff@lewisu.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Name of club: Gay Straight Alliance
URL: http://www.lewisu.edu/studentservices/multicultural/organizations/gay-straight/index.htm

Loyola University of Chicago

Fr. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Lewis Towers Rm. 1505
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-915-6400
E-mail: mgaranz@luc.edumgaranz@luc.edumgaranz@luc.edumgaranz@luc.edumgaranz@luc.edumgaranz@luc.edu