Catholic University students build a hermitage in downtown Washington

If any place could use a little peace and quiet, it’s the nation’s capital. Details: Architecture students at The Catholic University of America are seeing their design efforts come to life through a project to build a modern-day hermitage in the middle of Washington, D.C. William Jelen, director of the collaborative project, called the experience [Read More...]

State University of New York plans to hold classes on religious holidays

And it’s causing a predictable outcry: Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre and other religious and political leaders are criticizing an announcement by a state university that from now on it will hold classes on major Jewish and Christian holidays. In a March 26 statement, Bishop Murphy responded to the decision by Stony Brook [Read More...]

Catholic school to name center after Bill and Camille Cosby

Details: A historic Baltimore Catholic school will name its community center in honor of Bill and Camille Cosby, the biggest donors in the school’s 184-year history and fierce champions of education, the school announced Friday. St. Frances Academy, which serves 162 primarily low-income high school students, will host the comedian, his wife and their relatives [Read More...]

Catholic group leaving university over “discriminatory non-discrimination” policy

Sad but true.  Details: One of the largest student religious groups at Vanderbilt [University] will be leaving campus at the end of the year in a dispute over the university’s nondiscrimination policy. That policy bars student groups from requiring their leaders to hold specific religious beliefs. Leaders of Vanderbilt Catholic said that rule makes no sense. [Read More...]

Great moments in education: NJ school bans hugging

Details: The latest policy at Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School has become a cause of concern for some parents, CBS New York reports. A ban on hugging in the school was issued by the school’s principal last week via loudspeaker following what was seen as an excessive amount of hugging and physical contact by sixth and eighth [Read More...]

Gay group seeks formal recognition at Notre Dame

It’s not the first time and, if unsuccessful, it probably won’t be the last. Details: For more than 25 years, Notre Dame students have asked the University to formally recognize a student organization that addresses the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community on campus. The requests have come in many [Read More...]

Study: Catholics a minority at America’s largest Catholic university

Details: A study of student faiths at DePaul, deemed the largest Catholic University in the nation, has concluded that Catholic students are not the majority at the school. Statistics gathered by the Institutional Research and Market Analytics strategy group illustrate that while 33 percent of students at DePaul declare their Catholic faith, nearly 45 percent [Read More...]

How a Catholic student brought Mass back to a Presbyterian college

It happened at Hastings College in Nebraska.  Details: The service was once a regular offering at the college. It was moved off campus to Holy Cross Chapel at the Crosier Park Professional Center about a decade ago. Eventually, the college Mass was replaced in its evening time slot at the chapel by services for the [Read More...]

Catholic college sued over dorm sex complaints

Details: A Stonehill College graduate sued the Catholic school in federal court, Wednesday, alleging pre-existing psychological problems worsened after administrators refused to let her move to a single dormitory room to escape her roommate’s frequent sexual trysts with guests in their shared room. In suing the Easton, Mass. private college, Lindsay Blankmeyer cites federal and state [Read More...]

Silence 101: College course teaches how to live like a monk

You have to go to school now to learn?? Details: Looking for a wild-and-crazy time at college? Don’t sign up for Justin McDaniel’s religious studies class. The associate professor’s course on monastic life and asceticism gives students at the University of Pennsylvania a firsthand experience of what it’s like to be a monk. At various [Read More...]


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