National Catholic Register Catholic Identity College Guide 2022

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Text of the Questionnaire We Sent to Catholic Colleges

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PRAYERFUL STUDENTS. to R: Jacob Hooper, Jackson Coulter and Maura Flynn attest to how prayer aided their college journeys. Courtesy of subjects

Why Pray Daily?

“After doing it, I can attest to the fact that daily prayer can and will change your life,”

7. Do you exclude advocates of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem-cell research, cloning or advocates of the redefinition of marriage as commencement speakers and/or recipients of honorary degrees?

2. Is the majority of the board of trustees Catholic?

How to Steward a Daily Prayer Life

8. Do you exclude sponsoring campus groups and clubs that are not in line with Catholic teaching (examples: abortion- and “LGBT”-related clubs)? If allowed, please explain.

On top of that, Flynn said that prayer as a conversation gives us the grace to live holy lives, constantly refocusing our hearts, minds and souls on the things that matter within a busy school schedule.

3. Is the majority of the faculty Catholic?

Maura Flynn, who just finished her fresh

Flynn said. “Prayer allows you to dive into the mysteries of Christ’s heart, which other wise would’ve been left uncovered.”

his National Catholic Register resource is made possible through the cooperation of bishops, college presidents, our benefactors and our advertisers. This year, 45 schools went on record in answer to these questions:

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“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2).

man year at Franciscan University of Steu benville, said that a seminarian once chal lenged her to pray every day for 15 minutes, claiming that it would change her life.

Daily prayer is fundamental for cultivat ing a spiritual life, she continued.

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t is not the soul alone that should be healthy; if the mind is healthy in a healthy body, all will be healthy and much better prepared to give God greater ser vice,” so advised St. Ignatius of Loyola.

“It’s as necessary for our souls as oxygen is for our lungs,” Flynn said. “It’s a privilege far beyond anything we can comprehend.”

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“IF JESUS IS NOT INFLUENCING YOUR TIME, HE PROBABLY WON’T BE INFLUENCING YOUR LIFE.” JACKSON COULTER

For some, college includes far more aca demically challenging courses, an abundance of projects and countless hours in the lab or

“I think it’s important to have a daily prayer life because, especially in college, your attention is being divided among so many things, and daily prayer is how you remain attentive to Jesus,” Coulter said. “If Jesus is not

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5. Did all Catholic theology professors take the “Oath of Fidelity”?

W hile school offers structure and routine, it’s still challenging to commit to daily prayer amid 8am classes, extracurricular commitments, and making new friends. If you’re anxiously awaiting your fresh man year of college, or you’re gearing up for your senior year, these students — from Catholic and non-Catholic schools — have advice and wisdom to better cultivate a daily prayer life.

10. Do your student health services prohibit referrals to abortion businesses?

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“Daily prayer is a non-negotiable of Chris tian life, as I was reminded of in a homily this past weekend,” said Elizabeth Hudelson, a child-life specialist who graduated from Miami University in the spring. “Without prayer, the communication between myself and my God, I have no desire or motivation to pursue virtue or live a good life.”

Though schedules fill up fast, Jackson Coulter, a senior at the University of Georgia, said that college is when you need a prayer life more than ever: “It’s easy to reason your way out of daily prayer, especially in a time like college, but that’s when you need it most.”

6. Do you provide daily Mass and posted times (at least weekly) for individual confession?

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4. Do you publicly require all Catholic theology professors to have the mandatum?

L to R: DISCERNING ON CAMPUS. Maura Flynn, who completed her freshman year at Franciscan University of Steubenville and will enter the Do minican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Tennessee, is shown with friends on campus; a dorm chapel at Franciscan offers students a quiet space to commune with God. Courtesy of Maura Flynn

Whether the excitement of freshman year knocks on your door, or the graduation cap and gown is near in sight, college is a season of life that should be hinged on this balance. Pursuing this balance is possible — all for the glory of God!

9. Do you prohibit coed dorms?

1. Did the president make the public “Profession of Faith” and take the “Oath of Fidelity”?

The balance of mind, body and soul isn’t just a popular New Year’s resolution, a viral TikTok trend, or a perfectly designed work out program. It’s a reality rooted in Scripture that Jesus Christ draws the faithful — includ ing college students — into.

A Balanced Mind

ter in Business (online), and a Ph.D. in theology. Ave Maria University is an authentically Catholic university lo cated in beautiful Southwest Florida. With 33 majors and a 14:1 student-toprofessor ratio, students are able to build relationships with AMU’s elite faculty as they benefit from a classi cal liberal arts curriculum, buoyed by the sacraments. As the name — Ave Maria — indicates, AMU is focused on the formation of the human person and the cultivation of each student’s relationship with Christ, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. They accomplish this by offering frequent access to the sacraments, vigorous academics grounded in faith and reason, and a life of joyful col

n Mass and Confession: U.S. Application: Catholic students have a right to be provided with opportunities to practice the faith through participation in Mass, the sacraments, religious devotions and other authentic forms of Catholic spirituality. The university shall make provision for effective campus-ministry programs, including the celebration of the sac raments, especially the Eucharist and pen ance, other liturgical celebrations and oppor tunities for prayer and spiritual reflection.

Mandatum text: “I hereby declare my role and responsibility as a teacher of a theological discipline within the full communion of the Church. As a teacher of a theological disci pline, therefore, I am committed to teach authentic Catholic doctrine and to refrain from putting forth as Catholic teaching anything contrary to the Church’s magisterium.”

n Speakers Vetted: The U.S. Bishops’ 2004 “Catholics in Political Life”: Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms that would suggest support for their actions.

Campus Culture:

Questionnaire Sources

Pope John Paul II (to American bishops, 2004): “By their very nature, Catholic colleges and universities are called to offer an institu tional witness of fidelity to Christ and to his

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The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3* CATHOLIC FACULTY 3* MANDATUM REQUIRED 3* THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3* MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3* UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS N/A* NO COED DORMS N/A* HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

U.S. Application: If a particular professor lacks a mandatum and continues to teach a theo logical discipline, the university must determine what further action may be taken in accordance with its own mission and statutes.

Aquinas College is a pri vate, Roman Catholic college offering bachelor’s and master’s degree pro grams in elementary and secondary education and bachelor’s degrees in English and history. Our vision is to be a leader in the formation of educators who are sent forth to teach, preach and witness to truth and charity for the salvation of souls and the trans formation of culture.

laboration and community within the Catholic Church.

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AveMaria.edu Enrollment: 1,300

Ave Maria University 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142 (239) 280-2556

We find our place in the heart of the Church, called to serve Catholic education by offering our students a holistic, human formation in the liberal arts as well as professional formation to prepare them to serve as Catholic educators.

obligation of a special oath of fidelity has been extended to Catholic theology professors.

n President’s Oath: Canon 833: The president of a Catholic university is personally bound to make a profession of faith, according to the for mula approved by the Apostolic See, in the pres ence of the chancellor or diocesan bishop or a delegate at the beginning of the term of office.

U.S. Application: Both the university and the bishops, aware of the contributions made by theologians to Church and academy, have a right to expect them to present authentic Catholic teaching. Catholic professors of the theological disciplines have a corresponding duty to be faithful to the Church’s magiste rium as the authoritative interpreter of sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition.

3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS N/A NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

n Health Services Okay: U.S. Application: It is important for Catholic universities to imple ment in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including the commitment to provide health care in conformity with the Church’s ethical and religious teaching and directives

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are the 45 schools that each answered 10 questions about their college’s institutional standards and campus culture. A check mark indicates a positive answer to our Catholic identity question. Schools’ comments expanding upon a “Yes” answer and explaining a “No” or N/A answer are included, as well as more comments (denoted by *). View online at NCRegister.com/section/college-guide.

School’s Institution:Comments:

n Catholic Faculty: U.S. Application: The uni versity should strive to recruit and appoint Cath olics as professors so that, to the extent possible, those committed to the witness of the faith will constitute a majority of the faculty.

The Augustine Institute Graduate School was founded in 2005 in response to Pope St. John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. Today, the graduate school offers master’s degrees in theology, with a concentration in sacred Scrip ture, and pastoral theology, with a concentration in catechetics, that are rigorous, practical, contemplative and accessible. At the heart of the pro gram is a group of dedicated Catholic educators committed to the harmony of scholarly reflection and apostolic activity. The Augustine Institute is a fully accredited member of the As sociation of Theological Schools (ATS. edu). Every regular faculty member has a mandatum to teach in the Archdiocese of Denver and makes the “Profession of Faith” and “Oath of Fidelity” to the magisterium of the Church.

In addition, we allow the beautiful and rich overflow of our educational program to be provided to others who share in our vision, providing a means for lay students to receive the same high-quality intellectual and profes sional formation that the sisters are privileged to receive.

Campus Culture

word as it comes to us from the Church, a pub lic witness expressed in the canonical require ment of the mandatum.”

Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

Campus Culture: Whether on cam pus or online, students receive a rich intellectual, spiritual and evangelical formation. On-campus students enjoy a common life of prayer, including daily Mass, confession, individual spiritual direction and spiritual con ferences. On-campus students also participate in weekly theological seminars and personalized intern ship opportunities with Denver-area apostolates. Students in the state-ofthe-art distance-education program receive a personalized experience, including one-on-one interaction with faculty and the flexibility of ondemand study. Distance students also have the option of taking weeklong

n Mandatum Required: Canon 812: It is neces sary that Catholic theologians have a manda tum from the diocesan bishop.

At Aquinas College, we have the unique responsibility of providing the intellectual and professional formation of the young sisters of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia.

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U.S. Application: Catholic students have a right to receive from a university instruction in authentic Catholic doctrine and practice, especially from theologians.

The “Profession of Faith” and the “Oath of Fidelity,” Acta Apostolicae Sedis, 1989: The

Health Services: A small medical clinic is open for students to visit the school nurse for minor medical

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intensive courses on site in Denver to meet faculty and fellow students.

The Institution: OATH CATHOLIC FACULTY REQUIRED THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

he Catholic Identity College Question naire offers objective questions about a university’s Catholic identity. We designed the questionnaire so that a “YES” answer reflects essential elements of the renewal of Catholic identity called for by Pope St.

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AquinasCollege.edu Enrollment: 55

Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH

(303) 937-4420 Augustine.edu Enrollment: 500 School’s Institution:Comments:

n Catholic Board: U.S. Application: To the extent possible, the majority of the board of trustees should be Catholics committed to the Church.

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The Institution

John Paul II’s 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (Out of the Heart of the Church), its 2000 “Application to the United States,” canon law and other relevant Church documents.

n Theologians’ Oath: Canon 833: Catholic theologians are personally bound to make a profession of faith, according to the formula approved by the Apostolic See, in the pres ence of the university president if he is a priest, or the diocesan bishop or a delegate, at the beginning of their term of office.

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n Unobjectionable Clubs: U.S. Application: It is important for Catholic universities to implement in practical terms their commit ment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including activities of officially rec ognized student and faculty organizations and associations.

n No Coed Dorms: U.S. Application: It is important for Catholic universities to imple ment in practical terms their commitment to the essential elements of Catholic identity, including the commitment to create a campus culture and environment that is expressive and supportive of a Catholic way of life.

Campus Culture: Highlights: 20 miles from the beach; 24/7 perpetual adoration; three daily campus Masses and daily confession; located in the town of Ave Maria and within walking distance to the Ave Maria Catholic Church (three daily Masses and con fession four times a week; the aver age yearly temperature is 84 degrees; 15 faith households (eight female and seven male); 24 NAIA varsity sports (13 female and 11 male); no coed dorms.

6160 S. Syracuse Way Greenwood Village, CO 80111

3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

School’s InstitutionComments: : Highlights: 91% of AMU faculty have a terminal degree (high est certification in their given field); 14:1 student-to-professor ratio; 33 majors; 98% of students receive scholarships; fully Catholic board of trustees; founded by Thomas S. Monaghan in direct response to the call of Pope St. John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae; graduate programs include a Master in Theology, a Mas

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The “Profession of Faith” and the “Oath of Fidelity,” Acta Apostolicae Sedis, 1989: The obli gation of a special oath of fidelity has been extended to presidents of Catholic universities.

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The Institution: Founded in 1876, Belmont Abbey College is a private, Catholic baccalaureate and liberal arts institution. Our mission is to edu cate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. Guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedic tine spirit of prayer and learning, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and others. We are committed to giving prospective students all the support and resources they need. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about admissions at Belmont Abbey College at (704) 461-

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3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

School’s Institution:Comments:

Belmont Abbey College

Catholic Board and Faculty: With regard to the board of trustees, the college follows the policy outlined in the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae of St. John Paul II and the norms contained in “The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States” promulgated by the U.S. Con ference of Catholic Bishops.

BelmontAbbeyCollege.edu Enrollment: 1,507 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3* CATHOLIC BOARD 3* CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3* THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Dorms: We have seven residence halls, and two are coed, with specific floors dividing males and females. Two more residence halls will open on campus in 2023. Visitation policies are enforced in all of our residential halls. Students who live there have an opportunity to demonstrate the ability to live in an adult community while at the same time upholding themselves and their colleagues to excellence and virtue.

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Institution:Comments:Benedictine College, now the largest private college in Kansas, is a mission-driven school launching a new generation of Catholic leaders. Since 2012, the college has built five new academic buildings, including a 100,000-square-foot science and engineering building, six new residence halls, four new chapels, a student recreation center and an observatory and has renovated every sports facility. The college has added architecture, graphic design and banking to its list of majors and also added Great Books, STEM fellows and honors programs. It is proud of its women’s lacrosse team, which won the 2022 NAIA National Championship. Benedictine College is rated as the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal and one of the top colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report, and it is one of only 20 schools recommended by The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

Campus Culture: Avila Institute has no physical campus. It is an online institute.

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Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

Benedictine College

The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD

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concerns. There is appointment avail ability on weekday afternoons, and the nurse is on call for emergencies during business hours. A doctor in town has also partnered with AMU’s nurse to provide a wider range of services, including testing for certain viruses and infections and the ability to call in medications. AMU’s nurse can provide minor wound care or dressing changes, administer injec tions, and refer students for further medical care in some instances. The clinic phone is (239) 304-7970, and the AMU nurse can be reached at campusnurse@avemaria.edu. The Athletics Department also has several athletic trainers on site for all games and practices to address athletic injuries and therapy.

Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-6700

You Will Thrive Just outside of Charlotte, NC you'll find a welcoming Benedictine community that seeks the best for you. You will realize your passions, forge a future, and fulfill the promise that God has for you. The Abbey will become home to you. Full of joys and comforts, with friends, with supportive faculty and mentors, and with Jesus Christ as our cornerstone, you'll always yearn to return. With superior academic preparation alongside a vibrant athletic community, you'll find a cohort inspired by truth and nurtured by love. You'll live in a diverse supportive environment where you'll form profound relationships, learn to trust in providence, and become a force for good to a world in need. You have a divine purpose. Fulfill it. Come to the Abbey.

The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation is a live, online, interactive program that draws Christians worldwide into deeper union with Christ through mystagogi cally oriented spiritual education and formation focused on the faithful, mystical and ascetical patrimony of the Catholic Church. Our programs are geared toward all adults, with students ranging in age from 18 to 84. The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation offers a graduate-level pro gram for those looking to develop the skills needed to weave their faith into their occupations or to be a spiritual director or mentor. Also, the School of Spiritual Formation allows people to deepen their own spirituality and incorporate their beliefs and Catholic Tradition into their personal lives, helping to clear their path to heaven.

The only Catholic liberal arts college in Australia, Campion puts a strong emphasis on cultivating a tightknit community of learning, faith and human flourishing. Located in western Sydney, Campion offers a uniquely inte grated and fully accredited Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts and a Diploma of Classical Languages. Through the study of history, literature, philosophy, theol ogy and science, studied in tandem in a chronological timeline from antiquity to the present day, Campion students are taught to think critically, argue rationally and develop the creative, analytical and research skills that are foundational in any vocation and sought after in many careers. While many university students feel like just another number in a crowd, at Campion everyone knows your name. Rather than viewing university education as mere job training, Campion strives to embody St. John Henry Newman’s prescription for a university education in forming the entire person: spiritual, intel lectual, social and vocational. We have an active college community, which runs

numerous social, sporting and chap laincy societies and events throughout the academic year, including the popular Annual Ball. Politicians, journalists, au thors, academics, bishops, lawyers and other professionals are regularly invited to speak at Campion, giving students an unparalleled opportunity to meet and talk to esteemed members of the com munity in an intimate setting, as well as to seek advice and create professional networks. Campion offers daily Mass, as well as opportunities for adoration, confession, recitation of the Rosary and other faith-based activities, run by Campion’s chaplain and chaplaincy team. A private institution not run by the Church, Campion is grounded in the Catholic faith and exercises faithfulness to Church teaching, helping students live out their faith in all areas of life.

The Institution:

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School’s Comments:

Theologians’ Oath: The mandatum is the proper requirement for under graduate faculty and institutions, and we require it of all Catholic faculty members in theology. The “Profession of Faith” and “Oath of Fidelity” are more proper for pontifical faculties teaching in seminaries.

Dorms: On-campus accommodation is segregated, male and female, across all dorms and residences. Students are not permitted to enter rooms of the op posite sex, and access to living spaces is limited. Each residential area is assigned a residential assistant, a senior student of the college who plans social activities and assists students with settling into college life. All residential assistants are under the direct supervision of the senior residential tutor, a member of staff. Campion is currently in the second phase of its master development plan, with several new on-campus residential houses under construction, as well as a large new wing to encompass lecture theaters, classrooms, study spaces and an expanded library. These are due to open at the start of the 2023 academic year in March.

Avila-Institute.org Enrollment: 400

N/A UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS N/A NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

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300 South George St. Charles Town, WV 25414 (304) 724-5000 CDU.edu Enrollment: 233

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Campion.edu.au Enrollment: 90 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3* NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

Campion College Australia Austin Woodbury Place NSW Australia 2146 2 9896 9603

1020 N. Second St. Atchison, KS 66002 (913) 367-5340 Benedictine.edu Enrollment: 1,980

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The Institution: Comments: Mandatum: Catholic theologians must a “canonical mission” from the local bishop/chancellor that obliges them to “teach in the name of the Church” — it is different from the mandatum

Chavagnes Calvaire,

Christendom College has been providing one of the most rigor CONTINUES ON PAGE B5 CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE High School Great Books Pro gramat Thomas Aquinas College California and New England Summer 2023 Ask the big questions and explore the answers, forging new friendships to last a lifetime Thomas Aquinas College Fide Qu er s I tellecum ThomasAquinasCollege thomasaquinas.edu/summerprogram AVERAGE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT award for the class of 2025 $33,990 STUDENT-TO-FACULTY ratio 14:12,055 u n de r g ra d uate STUDENTS 3.43 a ve rage APPLICANT GPA students IS THE CLASSAVERAGESIZE 18 74% of the class of 2022 COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP OR FIELD PLACEMENT BEFORE GRADUATION * 80+ majors AND MINORS colleges and universities in the north for ten years in a row by U.S. News & World Report50RANKEDINTHETOP 47 STATES 38 COUNTRIES either employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation OF THE CLASS 2021 WERE91%we come from 1,400 a c re TAUGHTOFCAMPUSMOUNTAINCLASSESAREBYPROFESSORS214100% yea rs of TRADITIONCATHOLIC not teaching assistants 24 NCAA DIVISION I athletic teams Schedule your visit at MSMARY.EDU/VISIT Now accepting applications for fall 2023. Apply at msmary.edu/apply. 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727 301-447-5214 admissions@msmary.edu BASED ON 2022 EXIT SURVEY.

3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3* MANDATUM REQUIRED 3* THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3* NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s

Theologians’ Oath: The Catholic fac ulty recite the “Profession of Faith” in the presence of and along with the lo cal bishop/chancellor and president at the opening Mass of each academic year. Catholic faculty have not been required to take the “Oath of Fidelity” because of the

The university offers a Church Min istry Grant that discounts tuition for students actively serving the Church through volunteer or paid positions in their parishes and dio ceses, and the application fee is be ing waived through Dec. 31, 2022. For more information, visit CDU.edu.

Mandatum & Theologians’ Oath:

Campus Culture: Catholic Distance University is the only fully online uni versity recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education.

School’s Institution:Comments:

A pioneer in distance learning, CDU was founded in 1983 as the first catechetical institute in the United States to award the “Catechetical Diploma” and teach the Catholic faith to adults using distance education. CDU offered its first degree program in 1996. Today, CDU is a fully online uni versity offering an A.A. degree in liberal arts with a concentration in Catholic studies, a B.A. in theology degree completion program, and M.A. degrees in theology and theol ogy and educational ministry. CDU is accredited by the Higher Learn ing Commission, and its Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. The university also offers a “Catechetical Diploma” program, several graduate certificates, an undergraduate certificate and continuing-education certificates and courses. Archbishop Timothy Broglio serves as chancellor of the university, and Marianne Evans Mount, Ph.D., serves as president.

We are a new institution, founded in 2015 as a section of an existing boys’ school. Our intensive two-year program confers a fully ac credited European B.A. degree in Institution:Comments:

the liberal arts with French and includes study visits throughout Europe. Our Vatican-awarded two-year M.A. in arts and letters is a low-residency program for researchers, writers and teachers. Coed Dorms: Separate halls of residence are provided for male and female students. Christendom College 134 Christendom Drive Front Royal, VA 22630-6534 (800) 877-5456 Christendom.edu Enrollment: 540 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s

Local faculty are administered the mandatum in the Diocese of Arling ton, Virginia. Those residing else where take the mandatum in their home dioceses.

85250 Chavagnes en Paillers, France +33 2 51 42 39 82 Chavagnes.org/studium/ Enrollment: Due to COVID, was slated to admit new students for the 2022 academic year. The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

canonical mission/ nihil obstat binding the ecclesiastical faculties. Dorms: All undergraduate students reside in single-sex residence halls. In addition, two halls have religious in residence — one female residence hall with one sister living with female students and one priest living in one of the male halls.

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The Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Ave., NE Washington, DC 20064 (202) 319-5000 Catholic.edu Enrollment: 5,059 (fall 2021)

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Franciscan University of Steubenville 1235 University Blvd. Steubenville, OH 43952 (740) 283-3771

Christendom is not merely a cur riculum of courses — it is an organic way of life and culture that helps the whole person mature in wisdom, vir tue and ability and prepares them to work as lay apostles seeking to make the culture more Christocentric.

DivineMercy.edu Enrollment: 615 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS N/A NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s

Franciscan offers intercollegiate, club and intramural sports with its 19 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams competing in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. The Baron rugby team is affiliated with National Col legiate Rugby and competes in the Allegheny Rugby Union.

3333 East Beltline Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (616) Enrollment:485-234523

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Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psycho logical Sciences. The university is dedicated to the scientific study of psy chology with a Catholic understand ing of the person, marriage and the family. The university offers a doctoral (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in psychology and a Master of

Institution:Comments: As a premier Catholic in stitution in the Southeast, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU) provides dedicated students with a rigorous and formative educa tion that prepares them to be highly skilled professionals, integrated thinkers and faith-filled citizens. The university was founded in 1923 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady (FMOL) and is faithful to its mission grounded in Franciscan values. Ac credited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commis sion on Colleges to offer doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, the university has an enroll ment of approximately 1,350 (as of 2020) students and offers degrees in nursing, health sciences, humanities, and behavioral and natural sciences.

Our students thrive in a supportive and Christ-centered culture dedicated to helping them realize their poten tial and become the great men and women God has called them to be.

is a form of the “Oath of Fidelity.” Even though we are committed to the unchanging truths of the Catholic Church, we are not legally affiliated with the Catholic Church. Thus our professors do not have a mandatum. We are the only four-year college specifically dedi cated to serving traditional Catholics.

The university is dedicated to the renewal of the Catholic-Christian intellectual tradition and the integra tion of the theoretical and empirical bases of psychology, professional counseling and related fields, with a Catholic-Christian view of the human person through teaching and learning both knowledge and critical skills.

Thriving is closer than you think. Belmont Abbey College is 10 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Not only is Charlotte the #2 city to start an online business, but North Carolina is the #1 state for business according to CNBC. In the heart of the Piedmont in NC, in beautiful Belmont (off the charts small-town charm)—2 hours by car from the mountains, 3 hours by car from the beach— we’ve got it going on! And with so many options to get here from there, we’re closer than you think. 1hr Detroit,58mMI 4hr 39m Los Angeles, CA 1hr 59m New York City 1hr Washington,33m D.C. 1h 52m St. Louis, MO 1hr Jacksonville,28m FL 2hr Dallas,30mTX Toronto, Dallas,Miami,Jacksonville,NewAtlanta,Nashville,St.LosCincinnati,Chicago,Detroit,Cleveland,Pittsburgh,Boston,NewPhiladelphia,Baltimore,Washington,CanadaDCMDPAYorkCity,NYMAPAOHMIILOHAngeles,CALouis,MOTNGAOrleans,LAFLFLTX How close are you? 1hr 56m 1hr 33m 1hr 33m 1hr 41m 1 hr 59m 2hr 23 m 1 hr 23m 1hr 38m 1hr 58m 2 hr 5m 1hr 29m 4hr 39m 1h 52m 1 hr 24m 1hr 2hr1hr2hr17m2m28m2hr1m30m 7 Daily Direct Flights 21 Daily Direct Flights 9 Daily Direct Flights 6 Daily Direct Flights 30 Daily Direct Flights 9 Daily Direct Flights 6 Daily Direct Flights 4 Daily Direct Flights 7 Daily Direct Flights 6 Daily Direct Flights 6 Daily Direct Flights 6 Daily Direct Flights 4 Daily Direct Flights 3 Daily Direct Flights 5 Daily Direct Flights 3 Daily Direct Flights 6 Daily Direct Flights 12 Daily Direct Flights 7 Daily Direct Flights

Institution: Franciscan University of Steubenville offers an academically excellent education rooted in pas sionately Catholic faith formation and the search for truth. Students are not only educated but evangelized and then sent forth as joyful, Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus Christ ready to respond to God’s unique personal call on their lives and meet the challenges of a secular world. Ninety-nine per cent of students are Catholic, as are 94% of faculty. Students are prepared for a wide range of careers and voca tions through more than 90 programs of study, including the newest majors in biochemistry, criminal justice, engi neering, software engineering, human development and family studies, Mas ter of Catholic Studies, music minis try (minor) and entrepreneurship (mi nor, 2022). Special programs include a study-abroad semester in a restored 14th-century Carthusian monastery in Austria, a priestly discernment program, science internships, Leader ship Institute, Great Books Honors Program, and mission trips across the U.S. and five countries. Watch “You Belong at Franciscan” via YouTube.

The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Comments: Mass and Confession: Yes, including an adoration chapel Dorms: Our host provides us with our own dorm building. Other dorms used by our host are single-sex by floor. Our host has a fairly robust and enforced visita tion policy, while ours is more strict. CONTINUES ON PAGE B6

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Dorms: DMU is a commuter campus. Health Services: DMU does not pro vide health services.

Faculty and Board: Board and faculty members are Catholic and non-Catholic. Confession and Dorms: FranU does not offer confession or dorms.

DONNELLY COLLEGE

The-collegium.org Enrollment: 30 in the first year (2021) who works for The Collegium must be a practicing Catholic and must sign the “Oath Against Modernism,” which

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Divine Mercy University Underwood Lane Sterling, VA 20166 (703) 416-8300 Institution:Comments:

Mass: Monday-Friday, 12:20pm Confession: Tuesdays, 2-3pm, and Fridays, 11:30am-12:15pm Adoration: Tuesdays, 2-3pm, and Fridays, 11:30am–12:15pm Clubs: Anime Club, Math Club, ProLife Club, Salsa Dancing Club, Soccer Club, STEM Club, Students for Social Justice, Study Abroad Club, Travel Club, Intramurals

ous, Catholic liberal arts educations in the nation for the past 45 years. In complete faithfulness to the magis terium, the college has been giving its students the opportunity to learn the truth, live the faith, and thrive as Catholics. They are being given the education and the tools they need to become leaders in society, as they work to fulfill the college’s mission of “restoring all things in Christ.” Our curriculum and committed faculty are complemented by a culture of unmatched personal attention, help ing each student discern and develop his academic and vocational goals.

Donnelly College 608 North 18th St. Kansas City, KS 66102 (913) 621-8700 Donnelly.edu Enrollment: 350

(M.S.) in counseling.

Donnelly College is a Catholic institution of higher education that seeks to continue the mission of Jesus Christ in our time by making the love of God tangible in our world. Specifically, the mission of Donnelly College is to provide educa tion and community services with personal concern for the needs and abilities of each student, especially those who might not otherwise be served.

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School’s Comments: Oath, Board and Faculty: The presi dent and all members of the Board of Trustees of Franciscan University of Steubenville “Profes sion of Faith” and the “Oath of Fi delity” their adherence to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. In addition to the theology faculty and pastoral ministry person

Enrollment: 2,500, or 3,400, including online enrollment

nel, who are required to do so, phi losophy, education and sacred music faculty take the “Oath of Fidelity” and make a public “Profession of Faith.”

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Harmel Academy of the Trades

Campus Culture: All courses taught from distinctly Catholic worldview; 99% of student body population is Catholic. There is daily Mass, confes sion and adoration; family-friendly stu dent life policies; semester in Rome; and no dorm intervisitation.

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36 S. Potomac St., Suite 203 Hagerstown, MD 21740 (412) 913-2985

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 5414 Brittany Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 768-1700 FranU.edu Enrollment: 1,300

the rich theological traditions of both the East and the West. The ITI strives “to breathe with both lungs of the Church” (Pope St. John Paul II). The Greek Fathers and Thomas Aquinas serve as particularly central points of reference.

The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS CONTINUES ON PAGE B9 JOHN PAUL THE GREAT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Preparing for a successful, meaningful life starts here. •More than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs • Merit-based and need-based scholarships available •Test-optional admission process 97%availableofrecent graduates are employed or furthering their education •Catholic, Benedictine values-based 24communityNCAADivision III athletic programs and more than 50 clubs and organizations TOGETHER, WE RISE. LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA | 800-782-5549 | stvincent.edu/visit yourSchedulevisitorapplytoday! 3065 QUEST Discover your purpose. Live it with courage. Drawing on stories from Scripture, history, and literature, this five-part video series explores the Christian life as a narrative of joyful courage in troubled times. Living courageously, persevering through adversity and discovering the ultimate truth in God are hallmarks of a UD education that we are excited and proud to share with is a wonderful production that helps us to look at our lives, discern what our calling is and the purpose that God has given us in life, and to really get the most Watch this free series now at quest.udallas.edu/guide 6.15” x 21” through the study of the greatest works of Western and Catholic tradition, in fidelity to the Church and in constructive dialogue with the modern world. with the University of Dallas. udallas.edu the world through e Quest.” “ out of life.” “

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Health Services: Health insurance for students is organized differently in Austria and does not involve the school in any way.

John Paul the Great Catholic University 220 W. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA 92025 (858) 653-6740

Holy Apostles College & Prospect Hill Road Cromwell, CT 06416 (860) 632-3010 654

Also offered is a one-year “Studium Generale” program, an affordable way to study abroad and earn college credit. Faithful to the magisterium, ITI brings together students from all over the world. It seeks to be a place of interchange between diverse cultures and a living experience of the universal Church. Since students come from both Roman and Byzan tine Rites of the Church, ITI draws on

ITI Schlossgasse 21 2521 Trumau, Austria +43 2253 218 08 ITI.ac.at 90

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AspireNationalogywithinWetojuniorsmentthem.theyregardlesseducationlearning632-3026.admissions@holyapostles.edu;Office:(860)TheflexibilityofonlineplacesafaithfullyCatholicwithinreachofanyone,ofwheretheylive,wherework,orthetimeavailabletoThe“TakeCredit!”dual-enrollprogramallowshigh-schoolandseniorstheopportunitybegintakingcollegeclassesearly.alsoofferabioethicscertificationourMasterofArtsinTheoldegreeinpartnershipwiththeCatholicBioethicsCenter.higheratHolyApostles!

HolyApostles.edu Enrollment:

School’s Institution:Comments: Founded at the direct re quest of Pope St. John Paul II, the ITI is an ecclesiastical theological faculty housed in a 12th-century castle just 20 miles outside of Vienna, Austria.

School’s Institution:Comments:“Ultimately, the truth we seek at Holy Apostles is an encounter with Jesus Christ, ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life.’” — Very Rev. Peter S. Kucer, M.S.A., S.T.D., president/rector Holy Apostles College & Seminary offers an authentic and academi cally excellent Catholic liberal arts education. Rooted in the Thomistic tradition, we provide students with the tools to relentlessly pursue the truth in evangelization, develop a thoroughly Catholic worldview based in faith and reason, and grow in love to become faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ. Holy Apostles has been cultivating Catholic leaders for evangelization since the 1950s on our quiet and beautiful campus located in Cromwell, Connecticut. Undergradu ate, graduate and personal interest programs are available on campus or 100% online. Admissions

Mass and Confession: ITI liturgical life provides students with access to both Holy Mass and the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Both liturgies are celebrat ed daily, and priests are available at all times for confession and spiritual direction.

As an international school, classes are conducted in English, and degrees are granted by the Holy See, both in theology and specialized studies on marriage and the family. New is an interdisciplinary three-year bach elor’s in liberal arts. The curriculum includes philosophy, theology, natural science, literature, rhetoric, history, law, and government and economy, as well as music, fine arts and the classical languages.

Catholic University

JPCatholic.edu Enrollment: 300

U NI V ER S IT Y OFMARY

We are dedicated to forming students into joyful, courageous, virtuous leaders through a vibrant campus culture with 18 NCAA D-II teams, 40+ student organizations, and abundant service opportunities.

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We are an innovator in higher education with our Year-Round Campus option, which o ers tremendous economic benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years and a master’s in 4. Because of generous donors who believe in the value of a Catholic education, eligible graduates from Catholic high schools receive free room and board.

We are faithful.

We are the University ofMary – the nation’s most a ordable, serious Catholic university –

for Life.

We are grateful.

We are joyful.

Faithful. Joyful. Grateful.

We are a Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine community with a rich sacramental life, including daily Mass, adoration, and prayer. We integrate career preparation with solid Catholic teaching in our world-class, top-ranked programs in health care, education, the humanities, business, and engineering.

‘True Knowledge and True Freedom Are in Jesus’

My first greeting on arriving at this campus is for you! To all of you I offer the peace and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am told that you have held an all-night prayer vigil to ask God’s blessing on my visit. Thank you most cordially for such a wonderful expression of communion with me, and for such a beautiful gift. I would like to talk to you at length: I would like to lis ten to you and know what you think about yourselves and the world. But the time I have been given is so short.

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Cre ator, true source of light and foun tain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance.

free indeed” (John 8:36).

One thing you have told me already: By choosing to welcome me with the offering of your prayers, you have demonstrated that you understand what is most important in your lives — your

Dear students of The Catholic University of America,

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Materialistic concerns and onesided values are never sufficient to fill the heart and mind of a human person. A life reduced to the sole dimension of possessions, of con sumer goods, of temporal concerns will never let you discover and enjoy the full richness of your humanity. It is only in God — in Jesus, God made man — that you will fully understand what you are. He will unveil to you the true greatness of yourselves: that you are redeemed by him and taken up in his love; that you are made truly free in him who said about himself:

Address to the students of The Catholic University of America, Oct. 7, 1979

Prayer for Students

BY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

I know that you, like students all over the world, are troubled by the problems that weigh on society around you and on the whole world. Look at those problems, explore them, study them and accept them as a challenge. But do it in the light of Christ. He is “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). He put all human life in the dimension of truth and of authentic love. True knowledge and true freedom are in Jesus. Make Jesus always part of your hunger for truth and justice and part of your dedication to the wellbeing of your fellow human beings.

Amen.

‘IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST.’ During his papal journey to America in 1979, Pope John Paul II addressed the students of The Catholic University of America on Oct. 7. The Catholic University of America photo

BY JOHN PAUL II

I leave you now with this prayer: that the Lord Jesus will reveal him self to each one of you, that he will give you the strength to go out and profess that you are Christian, that he will show you that he alone can fill your hearts. Accept his freedom and embrace his truth, and be mes sengers of the certainty that you have been truly liberated through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. This will be the new experience, the powerful experi ence, that will generate, through you, a more just society and a better world.God bless you, and may the joy of Jesus be always with you!

Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abun dant grace in expressing myself.

contact with God, your searching for the meaning of life by listening to Christ as he speaks to you in the Scriptures. I am pleased to know that reflection on spiritual and reli gious values is part of your desire to live fully this time of your lives.

This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with you and the Father, forever and ever.

Enjoy the privileges of your youth: the right to be dynamic, cre ative and spontaneous; the right to be full of hope and joy; the oppor tunity to explore the marvelous world of science and knowledge;

Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion.

and above all the chance to give of yourself to others in generous and joyful service.

“If the son frees you, you will be

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Dorms: In reference to our residence halls, students are divided by secured floors, with women on one floor and men on another — or they are in sepa rate, private apartments. Additionally, we enforce a strong visitation policy wherein students and guests are not al lowed on opposite gender’s floors after midnight on weekdays and after 2am on weekends. This policy allows the Mount to successfully develop students capable of living in an adult community while practicing the highest moral standards.

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Pontifex University 4465 Northside Drive NW (official office; no physical campus) Atlanta, GA 30327 (302) 572-9044

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Campus Culture: Maryvale is part-time and distance learning. Students only at tend a maximum of three times a year, mostly on weekends, for residential study periods, and they stay in single study/bedrooms, not dorms. Health Services: Health services are not provided.

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JPCatholic is the “Catho lic University for Creative Arts and Business Innovation.” We’re shaping the next generation of artists and innovators with academic excellence, unparalleled creativity, and an au thentic community centered on Jesus Christ. Develop your creative talents in filmmaking, animation, graphic design, illustration, acting, entrepreneurship, marketing, creative writing, and more at an authentically Catholic university in Southern California. Our unique academic model prepares students for their careers with a focus on hands-on projects, mentorship, and portfolio preparation, combined with a Catholic liberal arts education in humanities, theology and philosophy. Our programs are structured on a year-round quarter system, and students graduate with their bachelor’s degree in just three calendar years.

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

Maryvale Institute Old Oscott Birmingham,HillB44 9AG +44England121 360 8118 Maryvale.ac.uk Enrollment: 750 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS N/A NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments: Maryvale Institute is a distance-learning education institute whose mission is to provide authentic Catholic formation for laypeople and for

its seminary programs, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology offers certificates and master’s degrees in biblical studies, Catholic studies, pastoral ministry and theology.

JohnPaulII.edu Enrollment: approximately 74

undergraduates) The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS * NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments: Mount St. Mary’s University is dedicated to liberal learning in the pursuit of truth. Mindful of our role in the Catholic Church’s mission to the world and welcoming to all, regardless of religious background, we affirm the values and beliefs central to the Catho lic vision of the person and society. We deepen understanding of our faith and its practice in just and compassionate engagement with the world. Our cam pus environment — with a beautiful, natural setting, historic architecture and active student life — lifts the spirit and cradles the heart. We graduate ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of signifi cance in service to God and others. President’s Oath: President Tim Trainor made the public “Profession of Faith” and took the

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School’s Institution:Comments: Imagine yourself wak ing up in a dorm nestled among the majestic mountains of New Hampshire. A panorama sweeps before your eyes. Valleys and mountain peaks extend for miles beyond the lofty bell tower, iron lampposts, the Marian grotto, and rolling fields that dot the 135-acre New England campus you call home. Soon you’ll be launching out into the deep on a nearby, pristine lake, with your five best friends on the rowing team. Why are you on your way so early? You don’t want to be late for class — Dr. Anthony Esolen’s discussion on Dante always stirs the poetic imagination. Afterwards, as the bell strikes noon, you’ll assist at a beauti ful High Mass, singing ancient Gregorian chant while the smell of incense drifts heavenward. This is your first experi ence singing in a choir, but the joy and unity of raising your voice together with the entire student body has enkindled your faith anew. Lunch with the presi dent follows — the intimate size of the college makes this a regular occurrence — and then you’re off to a class in your major. After some downtime in the student lounge, you’ll rehearse for next week’s Shakespeare performance in the large, indoor gymnasium before cross ing campus to your dorm to change into evening attire. Tonight is a swing dance under the stars! Imagine yourself here in this joyful, transformative college community. This is an education of the whole person. This is Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts.

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religious at both the further-education and higher-education levels by offering courses in theology, catechesis and philosophy. It is based in the historic Maryvale House, which has been a center of Catholic faith, worship and spirituality for more than 400 years, and it was the first home of St. John Henry Newman following his reception into the Church. Maryvale offers eccle siastical degree programs validated by the Pontifical Faculty of Notre-Dame, Paris, as well as undergraduate and post-graduate degrees through the Open University.

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School’s Institution:Comments: Online graduate pro grams are available for credit or au dit, for Master of Sacred Arts, Master of Sacred Arts in the theology of the body (in partnership with Christo pher West and the Theology of the Body Institute); theology doctorate and master’s in theological stud ies; Master of Education in Catholic school administration and educa tion doctorate in Catholic education. Pontifex University is almost 100% online; we have institutional partners who offer residential workshops, e.g., the Theology of the Body Institute, but our operations are all online.

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Mass and Confession: An institute Mass is celebrated weekly; the adja cent Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception also offers Masses and confession daily. Health Services: We offer a student

School’s Comments: Mandatum: Our bishop has indicated that he approves of our theologians teaching theology, is confident that they teach with the mind of the Church and wishes them to continue doing so; and we are working to give this a formal embodiment in the Canadian context.

Magdalen.edu Enrollment: 85

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SeatofWisdom.ca Enrollment: 95

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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College P.O. Box 249 18 Karol Wojtyla Sq.

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Mount St. Mary’s University 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (800) 448-4347 msmary.edu Enrollment: 2,561 total (2,072 “Oath of Fidelity” at his inauguration Oct. 23, 2017.

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology 6616 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230 (513) 231-2223 Athenaeum.edu Enrollment: 200 Institution: Institution:Comments: to

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philosophy, certificate programs, and regular free virtual events. One of our primary emphases is that of reunit ing theology, prayer and sanctity. We want to be sure that when we study we don’t just address the mind, but we also address the heart. If you come here, we hope you’ll find not only intellectual answers to some of the questions that you have, but also answers to existential questions — questions that arise from the depths of the heart. St. Charles Borromeo Seminary 100 E. Wynnewood Road Wynnewood, PA 19096 (610) 667-3394 SCS.edu Enrollment: 133 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments: St.

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The Josephinum’s beautiful 75-acre campus is home to classrooms, of fices, residence halls, four chapels, gymnasium, full-size basketball court, weight training and cardiovas cular facilities, pool, the and Catholic. St. Bernard’s of Theology and Ministry is a Catholic graduate school seeking to assist students of all ages in com ing to know and to love Our Lord and his Church through theological, philosophical and pastoral engage ment. Men and women, cleric and lay, ecclesial ministers and those seeking personal formation and edification enroll in our programs, seeking the good, the true and the beautiful alongside one another. We offer on line graduate degrees in theology and Charles Borromeo Catholic of Philadelphia.

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Francis Patrick Kenrick, third bishop of Philadelphia, at his home on Fifth Street in Center City. There were only five students. After four subsequent moves, St. Charles settled at its present location in Overbrook in 1871. The purchase of the Overbrook property by Archbishop James Wood for $62,000 was criticized in the local newspaper as “Wood’s Folly” because the ground was considered to be located too far into the country to be a practical setting. St. Charles occupies 75 acres of ground and is comprised of 19 buildings measuring 630,000 square feet. The buildings are affectionately referred to as be ing located on the “upper side” or “lower side” of campus. The original upper side building, sitting on the highest point of the property, was completed in September 1869 with adjacent buildings added later; lower side buildings were completed in 1928. The renovated Ryan Memorial Library opened in 2005. The fine arts collection of more than 400 pieces is distributed throughout the seminary and includes European paintings, original prints and portraits. St.

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The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED (CONFERENCES) N/A UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY Institution: The mission statement can be found at https://Dunwoodie. edu/mission. Read about the history at: diverseandThreepriestsgraduateclassesic-bulletin.at:Thehttps://Dunwoodie.edu/history.academicbulletinmaybefoundhttps://Dunwoodie.edu/academOnlineandin-personareoffered.Theseminaryandschoolservequalifiedlaity,andconsecratedreligious.sitesinYonkers,HuntingtonDouglaston,NewYork,serveastudentbody. Campus Culture: The student hand books may be found via: woodie.edu/student-handbooks.https://Dun Mass and Confession: There is daily Mass for students, faculty and staff Saint Vincent College 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650 (724) 532-6600 StVincent.edu Enrollment: 1,560 The Institution: N/A PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS * NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY CONTINUES ON PAGE B11 ST. BERNARD’S SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY U A R Thomas More College of Liberal Arts www.ThomasMoreCollege.edu Join Us This October For Our Fall 2022 Open House

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A.T. Wehrle Memorial Library. Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary 558 South Ave. Weston, MA 02493 (781) Enrollment:899-550048 PSJS.edu The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology 7335 S. Hwy 100 (U.S. 45) Franklin, WI 53132 (414) 425-8300 SHSST.edu Enrollment: 170 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments: In addition to provid ing sound formation of religious and diocesan seminarians, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology of fers Master of Arts programs with a concentration in spirituality, Scripture or theology for seminarians, priests and laity. We also offer English and culture studies, accent modification, Hispanic studies, an annual Holy Land archeological expedition and inter faith dialogue through our Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theol ogy is an apostolate of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry 120 French Road Rochester, NY 14618 (585) 271-3657 StBernards.edu Enrollment: 125 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY Faculty: All are

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NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 B10 health-insurance plan but no health services (i.e., a student clinic). Pontifical College Josephinum 7625 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43235 (614) 885-5585 PCJ.edu Enrollment: 57 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3* MANDATUM REQUIRED 3* THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 * NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Comments: From the Seminary: “The priests of the Pontifical College Josephinum bring to this seminary an integrated vision of priestly formation that understands the pastoral realities of our current times and prepares seminarians to serve people im mersed in a postmodern world. We take seriously our role in form ing holy, generous, adaptable and resilient priests for the 21st century — men with good hearts who want to be saints and who want to help others to become saints,” says Very Rev. Steven P. Beseau, STD, rector/ president. As a national seminary not staffed by a particular religious order or diocese, the Josephinum welcomes seminarians from dioceses across the country. Since its found ing in 1888, more than 1,900 priests have received their formation at the only pontifical seminary in the United States. Seminarians in the freestand ing College of Liberal Arts experience a fully integrated seminary formation program. A two-year pre-theology program prepares seminarians to enter a graduate theology program. An undergraduate pre-theology pro gram meets the needs of men who have been out of secondary school for some time and who have limited or no college education. In addition to Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degrees, seminarians in the School of Theology may earn a baccalaureate in sacred theology degree through an affiliation with the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. The Josephi num’s Hispanic Ministry Program prepares seminarians for ministry in the Latino community. Its Youth and Young Adult Ministry Certification Program provides seminarians with the knowledge and tools they will need to enter the vital work of evan gelization and catechesis of youth and emerging young adults.

Charles Borromeo Seminary features a college seminary, a theology semi nary, a School of Theological Studies and a School of Diaconal Formation. Over the past 150 years, we have been blessed to have hosted many notable figures in our hallowed halls, including: Pope Francis, Pope St. John Paul II, St. Teresa of Calcutta and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Now in our third century of continuous forma tion, we humbly and gratefully affirm our motto of our seminary: Exiit Qui Seminat, “The Sower Went to out to Sow.” Today, we are proud to be edu cating and forming future priests for 15 dioceses and religious orders from across the United States and around the world, including the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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For 175 years, Saint Vincent College has been steadfast in its mission to provide students with an education that prepares them for suc cess in their careers and to lead lives of purpose and meaning by serving the communities and the world in which they — and we — live. At the heart of a liberal arts and sciences education is the dialogue between student and teacher; learner and scholar; among learners who are discerning the wisdom and knowledge of their discipline and of life; and an emphasis on how to think, not what to think. In his holy Rule, St. Benedict prioritizes hospitality. When the person is welcomed with hospital ity, the stranger becomes a friend. At Saint Vincent, our rigorous majors and challenging core engage our students with topics and ideas with which they may be unfamiliar. The “hospitality of the mind” encourages students to en tertain new ideas in this academic com munity and make these ideas friends. Embracing this concept of hospital ity of the mind uniquely prepares graduates for the world after college where a combination of technical and people skills is required. Regardless of career, there will always be a need for strong analytical and research skills, the ability to distill and communicate new information, and the willingness to embrace innovation and technology that moves the world forward. This also teaches all of us to learn more about that which we do not know so that we may become stronger friends, colleagues, family members and contributors to our world. In 1854, our founder, Boniface Wimmer, wrote: “To those who knock, the door is opened.” We continue to move forward in this manner. When we are together to live, learn, worship, play, compete and grow, our community thrives. We invite our students to seize this opportunity for transformation — academic, spiritual and/or social — and appreciate the role of a liberal arts education with lifelong value. Watch “At SVC, We Succeed ... Together” via YouTube.

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sisters seeking a Master of Arts in Theology. Mandatum: Theology professors (undergraduate and graduate) take the “Oath of Fidelity” and make the “Profession of Faith” publicly before the archbishop and receive the man datum Thomas Aquinas College 10,000 N. Ojai Road Santa Paula, CA 93060 (805) 525-4417 231& Main (800)Northfield,StreetMA01360634-9797 ThomasAquinas.edu Enrollment: 530 students (360 in California and 170 in New England) The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments: Though Thomas Aquinas College opened its doors 20 years prior to the promulgation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, its founding document foreshadowed in many ways Pope St. John Paul II’s directives to Catholic universities and colleges. Our mission is to provide a genuinely Catholic liberal education under the light of CONTINUES ON PAGE B13 THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE Christendom College sets a standard for fidelity and traditional education against which other Catholic liberal arts colleges are measured. —The Cardinal Newman Society FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER NOW AT WWW.CHRISTENDOM.EDU/VISITS OR SCAN THE CODE September 10 Open House October 29 Homeschool Visit Day November 19 Open House JOIN US FOR ONE OF OUR VISIT DAYS Discover how students learn the Truth, live the Faith, and thrive as Catholics! “ CAN’T MAKE A CAMPUS VISIT? REQUEST OUR VIEWBOOK TO LEARN MORE: WWW.CHRISTENDOM.EDU/INFO Discover your path.

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When not in class, students shouldn’t shy away from seeking out non-academic intellectual nourishment. If they read only for class, reading will quickly feel like homework at all times, no matter what book they have in hand. But reading and studying shouldn’t always result in a grade.

investing in a relationship with God: “A faith without deep, personal con nection can’t do that.”

Try going on lots of walks. Stay active by going on a walk with a friend — and use the time to catch up in the Collegeprocess.campuses typically offer a variety of opportunities for staying active. Go for a swim in the college pool, play pickleball on the tennis courts, or add an exer cise class to your schedule. And remember: Your fitness doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s.

library. But for others, freshman year may feel far easier than senior year of high school.

Hannah Cote, a senior at Hillsdale College, was the Register’s summer 2022 intern.

The Key to Discernment

If a student loves music or art or science but isn’t majoring in it, he or she should create a time and space to study and discover more about such subjects; otherwise, reading, writing and studying may only feel like an assignment and burden. Especially for spiritual reading, check out the Register’s latest “Book Picks.” When in class, be prepared for that intellectual work. Maybe in high school notetaking wasn’t a common practice, but it’s a good habit to start in col lege. Come with an open mind and open heart to learn.

“An old friend of mine introduced me to a simple prayer: three Hail Marys followed by intentions and brief meditation. The prayer is easy to learn and allows me to get right to the heart of my troubles and figure out a way to reorient myself to God.”

Feeling like one is slipping away or struggling in prayer isn’t a cause for dejection, Coulter added.

Prayer Is a Relationship

Don’t let prayer become a checklist item; set aside time in the presence of God. He will help all of us, including college students, live a balanced, whole lifestyle.

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Hudelson agreed that prayer is more than just checking off a task, but

Students must keep the reality from 1 Corinthians in mind — our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and they should be taken care of Don’twell.let a regular sleep sched ule fall to the wayside amid dorm life. Sleeping enough will serve everyone on campus better.

By stewarding her daily prayer life, Flynn found the peace and joy of her vocation.

Nourishing mind and body is key, but that nourishment becomes meaningless if it’s not rooted in Christ. To nourish one’s soul, we must go to the source — namely, God. College is busy, hectic and unpredictable at times, but daily prayer needs to be a priority in every student’s schedule, as our purpose is to know, love and serve the SpiritualLord.

“For those who live according to the flesh are concerned with the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit” (Romans 8:5).

“If you can start the day off on the right foot, and with a sound con science, you’ll be able to tackle the day’s challenges with more ease and peace,” he said. “Daily prayer gives one clarity of mind to act well and conduct yourself in a Christlike man ner, almost like a check to ensure we are living a Christlike life every day.”

“The first few years before my school had much structure to our community and access to a church, I would prioritize having a designated prayer space in my dorm room or bedroom and pray in the morning before anything else,” she said.

“Prayer must be consistent,” Flynn said. “I will be the first to admit that this challenge is very hard, but so worthwhile when lived out.”

“Yes, the homework had to get done, the internships needed to be applied for, and the club meetings had to be attended — but not at the cost of my soul, so sometimes sacrifices of good things had to be made to make prayer happen,” she stressed.

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Hannah Cote, a senior at Hillsdale College, was the Register’s summer 2022 intern.

“Simply turn back to him. Remem ber, prayer is not just a task and is not about perfection or performance. Relationship is key!”

Having finished her freshman year at Franciscan, this fall, Flynn will be joining the Dominican Sis ters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Ten nessee. “Prayer was the hinge for my personal discernment,” Flynn said. “I knew that my discernment had to be rooted in prayer, and not just based on reading books, search ing orders online and talking to mentors,” she said of discovering her call to be God’s own.

Flynn recommended picking a set amount of time to pray and sticking to that. “If it’s five minutes, stick to five minutes, nothing less,” Flynn said. “If it’s 15 minutes, stick to 15 minutes, nothing less. And if it’s 30 minutes, stick to 30 minutes, nothing less.”

Many students offered the same advice to those struggling with prayer: Keep it consistent.

A Balanced Body

nourishment can be cultivated in a variety of ways: Keep a journal, study Scripture, pray a Rosary, attend daily Mass, frequent confession, spend time in adoration, practice praise and worship or take up a fast — among many, many more options.

Prayer Balance

healthy and balanced when in the cafeteria. Don’t stray too far away from the balanced meals home offers (and don’t sneak some soft serve after every dinner). Unfor tunately, some cafeterias make it difficult to eat healthy, nutritious meals. If that’s the case, make sure to have granola bars, protein bars or oatmeal packets on hand.

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No matter the case, it’s impor tant to nourish one’s minds in and out of the classroom, and many may need a renewal of mind in just that.

This past summer, Coulter said that daily morning Mass and a daily Rosary have been keeping him in a rhythm of prayer, though his routine changed throughout college semes ters and seasons. Sometimes he’ll pray in daily Holy Hours or via the Liturgy of the Hours, or do praise and worship.ForFlynn, the sacraments were easily accessible on Franciscan’s cam pus, with Mass four times a day and adoration chapels in each dorm. “I tried to start and end my day with prayer by saying a Morning Offering before I jumped off my bunk bed and concluding my day with St. Ignatius’ examen before drifting off to sleep,” FlynnHudelsonsaid. said she didn’t always have a built-in place to pray at school, so she would make one for herself.

Hudelson said that daily Mass has been a staple for her since early col lege and now post-grad. “The graces received in the Eucharist have been undeniable,” she said.

Hooper recommended praying in the“Morningmorning.prayer will set a great tone for the rest of your day,” he said.Hudelson suggested going to Mary and entrusting all worries and struggles to her: “If you find it hard to go directly to God, start with the woman he gave us to be a mother, Mary.”

‘JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU.’ Recent graduate Elizabeth Hudelson smiles dur ing a visit to the Newman Center at her alma mater, Miami University. Courtesy of Elizabeth Hudelson

But even when he feels like his prayer isn’t enough, Coulter said it’s important to “just show up”: “It’s the best advice I have received about daily prayer. Jesus can do more in your life than you could imagine sim ply with the time that you give him. Our time is one of the greatest gifts we can give to the Lord.”

Finally, exercise is crucial. This doesn’t mean lifting for two hours each day in the gym, but finding ways to stay active that are enjoyable and easy.

influencing your time, he probably won’t be influencing your life.”

Even though it may be obvious to some why the faithful should pray, it’s still challenging to understand how to pray.Jacob Hooper, a Hillsdale College graduate who is attending Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University this fall, suggested start ing off every morning in prayer rather than waiting until the end of the day.

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“Day in and out, the Lord’s will for my life, and the timing of it all, slowly unfolded through conversa tion in prayer.”

way, St. Louis de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary and Into the Deep by Dan Burke.

During his senior year, Hooper said he took the time to find devotion als and books that were divided up into chapters that made for easy earlymorning reading. He read from Padre Pio’s Words of Hope, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiri tual Father by Father Donald Callo

“While these books offer excellent spiritual guidance, I still make sure I have direct personal time with God,” Hooper said.

Coulter said that having discipline in his prayer life is crucial.

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Especially as new friends are made and young scholars discover what to do on and off campus, adventures seem to pop up every where. But if an 8am class beck ons, go to bed early and catch up with friends tomorrow.

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And as Christians we believe that the ultimate meaning of life and its fundamental values are indeed revealed in Jesus Christ. It is he — Jesus Christ, true God and true man — who says to us: “You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am” (John 13:13-14).

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of American higher educa tion. Their mission was simple — to create a college whose members were dedicated to seeking wisdom and sharing it joyfully with the world. Located in southern New Hampshire, Thomas More College continues to pursue this mission by offering its students a truly Catholic education in the liberal arts, humane letters, and the disciplines of philosophy and theology. The college offers one integrated curriculum for all its students marked by an emphasis on classroom discussion and by study ing exclusively the Great Books. The collegiate life at Thomas More is unique. Intentionally small, Thomas More offers students an intimate and authentic community united in the quest for what is

Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others. Those who have been baptized must be trained to live the newness of Christian life in justice and in the holiness of truth. The cause of Catholic education is the cause of Jesus Christ and of his Gospel at the service of man.

Graduates go on to a wide variety of pursuits: law, medicine, education, journalism, public policy, military service, business, technology, and the priesthood and religious life.

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As for the university itself, I would simply like to mention some points I have had occasion to make on this topic, to the Gen eral Conference of UNESCO, to various university groups in Rome, and in Bologna only last April. I feel that the last men tioned is particularly appropri ate, since I am told that it was the University of Bologna which provided the ancient Scottish universities with significant elements of their splendid tradition.Fromits very origins and by reason of its institution, the pur pose of the university is the acquiring of a scien tific knowledge of the truth, of the whole truth. Thus it constitutes one of the fundamental means which man has devised to meet his need for knowledge.But,as the Second Vatican Council observed, “Today it is more difficult than it once was to synthesize the various disciplines of knowledge and the arts. While, indeed, the volume and the diversity of the elements which make up culture increase, at the same time the capacity of individual men to perceive them and to blend them organically decreases, so that the image of universal man becomes even more faint” (Gaudium et Spes, 61).

Since science advances by means of the investigations pecu liar to higher scientific studies, spe cial attention should be given in Catholic universities and colleges to institutes that serve primarily the development of scientific research.

Whereas most of my address has centered on the crucial area of the school, with obvious implications for teacher-train ing, I would hope that those here present from the universities would recognize, with this for mer university professor, the rel evance of the school for the uni versity: not merely as a recruit ing-ground for students, but as an essential part of the continu ing process of education.

The university has an Our Lady of Perpetual Help Society dedicated to the preservation of Walsh’s Catholic heritage.

Since the destiny of society and of the Church itself is intimately linked with the progress of young people pursuing higher studies, the pastors of the Church are to expend their energies not only on the spiritual life of students who attend Catholic uni versities, but, solicitous for the spiri tual formation of all their children, they must see to it, after consulta tions between bishops, that even at universities that are not Catholic there should be associations and uni versity centers under Catholic aus pices in which priests, religious and laity, carefully selected and prepared, should give abiding spiritual and intellectual assistance to the youth of the university. Whether in Catholic universities or others, young people of greater ability who seem suited for teaching or research should be spe cially helped and encouraged to undertake a teaching career.

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he Church is concerned also with schools of a higher level, especially colleges and uni versities. In those schools depen dent on her she intends that by their very constitution individual sub jects be pursued according to their own principles, method, and liberty of scientific inquiry, in such a way that an ever deeper understanding in these fields may be obtained and that, as questions that are new and current are raised and investiga tions carefully made according to the example of the doctors of the Church and especially of St. Thomas Aquinas, there may be a deeper realization of the harmony of faith and science. Thus there is accomplished a public, enduring and pervasive influence of the Christian mind in the furtherance of culture and the students of these institutions are molded into men [and women] truly outstanding in their training, ready to undertake

Nor must we ignore the integ rity of the catechetical mes sage as taught: “The person who becomes a disciple of Christ has the right to receive ‘the word of faith’ (Romans 10:8) not in muti lated, falsified or diminished form but whole and entire. ...

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“It becomes necessary, there fore, on the part of all, to recover an awareness of the primacy of moral values, which are the val ues of the human person as such. The great task that has to be faced today for the renewal of society is that of recapturing the ultimate meaning of life and its fundamental values” (Familiaris Consortio, 8).

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University of St. Francis 2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 (260) 399-7700 sf.edu Enrollment: 2,400

In Catholic universities where there is no faculty of sacred theol ogy there should be established an institute or chair of sacred theology in which there should be lectures suited to lay students.

The sacred synod heartily rec ommends that Catholic colleges and universities be conveniently located in different parts of the world, but in such a way that they are outstanding not for their numbers but for their pursuit of knowledge. Matriculation should be readily available to stu dents of real promise, even though they be of slender means, especially to students from the newly emerging nations.

Faculty: In accordance with North Dakota state law, the University of Mary does not maintain a record of the religious affiliation of employees. Theologians’ Oath: Theology profes sors take the “Oath of Fidelity” at the time of their hiring.

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“The method and language used must truly be means for communicating the whole and not just part of ‘the words of eternal life’ (John 6:68; Acts 5:20; 7:38) and the ‘ways of life (Psalm 16:11, cited in Acts 2:28)’ (Cate

erhaps we could reflect on the philosophy behind education: edu cation as the complet ing of the person. To be educated is to be more fitted for life; to have a greater capacity for appre ciating what life is, what it has to offer, and what the person has to offer in return to the wider soci ety of Thus,man.if we would apply our modern educational skills and resources to this philosophy, we might succeed in offering some thing of lasting value to our pupils and students. …

BY THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL

Thus no true catechist can law fully, on his own initiative, make a selection of what he considers important in the deposit of faith as opposed to what he considers unimportant, so as to teach the one and reject the other. ...

the teaching Church and according to the doctrine and method of the universal doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas. The college has two campuses — one in California and the other in New England — and offers on both campuses one integrated curricu lum that spans the major disciplines and employs the Great Books and the discussion method in its classes.

Dorms: The college has only singlesex dorms, and visitation by the op posite sex is prohibited at all times.

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By way of summing up, I would like to repeat what I wrote last November in the apostolic exhortation on the Family in the Modern World:

BY JOHN PAUL II

Thomas More College was founded in 1978 by a group of Catholic laymen in order to resist the increasing secularization and liberal ization true, good

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Any interpretation of knowl edge and culture, therefore, which ignores or even belittles the spiritual element of man, his aspirations to the fullness of being, his thirst for truth and the absolute, the questions that he asks himself before the enigmas of sorrow and death, cannot be said to satisfy his deepest and most authentic needs. And since it is at the university that young people experience the high point of their formation education, they should be able to find answers not only about the legitimacy and finality of science but also about higher moral and spiritual values — answers that will restore their confidence in the potential of knowledge gained and the exercise of rea son, for their own good and for that of society.

beautiful. Every student spends the second semester of sophomore year studying in Rome. By traversing catacombs and cloisters, piazzas and palazzos, our students experience the heart of the Christian West. For more than 40 years, Thomas More College has consistently graduated students who seek wisdom, speak eloquently and are prepared to engage the secular world with keen minds and hearts dedicated to the truth of the faith. Ukrainian Catholic University 17 Ilariona Sventsitskoho St. Lviv, Ukraine 79011 (773) 235-8462 (for UCU Foundation in U.S.) hello@ucufoundation.orgUCUFoundation.org;UCU.edu.ua/en/ Enrollment: 2,160 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY Universidad Católica de Ávila (Catholic University of Ávila) Calle Canteros, S/N 05005 Ávila, Spain +34 920 25 10 20 ucavila.es Enrollment: 2,500 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY University of Dallas 1845 E. Northgate Drive Irving, TX 75062 (972) 721-5125 UDallas.edu Enrollment: 2,538 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD N/A CATHOLIC FACULTY N/A MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS * NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Comments: Faculty: The university does not have those statistics. Dorms: Our one coed residence hall is segregated by wing and floor. Mem bers of the opposite sex do not have keycard access to each other’s wings. University of Mary 7500 University Drive Bismarck, ND 58504 (800) 288-6279 (MARY) UMary.edu Enrollment: Main campus: 1,850; overall enrollment 2018-2019: 3,809 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD N/A* CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3* THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY

School’s Comments: Catholic faculty is not greater than 50%, but our goal of hiring for mission will increase that percentage. Full-time priest/chaplain, retreat program, increased scholar ships for Catholic students, Catholic high-school programs, and daily sacred time (when nothing on cam pus is scheduled except for Mass). Residences are single-sex except for one, which is single-sex by floor.

Dorms: All dorms have single-sex wings and/or floors. Some residence halls have four-person apartments that are single-sex.

Mass and Confession: During the week, Mass is offered four times daily, while two Masses are offered on Sat urdays and three on Sundays. Confes sions are heard before and after each of these Masses. The first Mass of the day is said in the extraordinary form; all others are offered in the ordinary form, in English and Latin.

Enrollment: 93 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS 3 HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments:

Enrollment: 195 The Institution: 3 PRESIDENT’S OATH 3 CATHOLIC BOARD 3 CATHOLIC FACULTY 3 MANDATUM REQUIRED 3 THEOLOGIANS’ OATH Campus Culture: 3 MASS AND CONFESSION 3 SPEAKERS VETTED 3 UNOBJECTIONABLE CLUBS 3 NO COED DORMS N/A HEALTH SERVICES OKAY School’s Institution:Comments: Wyoming Catholic Col lege forms students through a rigor ous immersion in the primary sources of the classical liberal arts tradition, the grandeur of the mountain wilder ness, and the spiritual heritage of the Catholic Church. Grounded in real experience and thoughtful reflection, our graduates love truth, think clearly and communicate eloquently, engag ing with the world as it is. Health Services: We do not offer student health services. The em ployee health plan that we offer to our faculty and staff is in keeping with the Catholic Church’s teachings and therefore does not include abor tion, contraception or any other illicit procedures. This guide was overseen by Hannah Cote, a senior studying English and journalism at Hillsdale College, who was the Register’s summer 2022 intern. UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS papal address

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School’s Institution:Comments: Founded and sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the University of Mary is the nation’s most serious, affordable Catho lic university, teaching in accordance with the magisterium of the Church. With nearly 60 undergraduate majors, including degrees in engineering, and 22 graduate degrees (such as master’s degrees in Catholic studies and bioeth ics and five doctoral programs), the University of Mary continues to boast a stellar academic reputation, with a solid liberal arts core curriculum, the No. 1-ranked nursing program in the nation in 2021, and a full portfolio of graduate programs specifically geared toward the Catholic professional. It also offers a rich sacramental culture, with students flocking to daily Mass, adora tion and our beautiful fieldstone grotto dedicated to the Blessed Mother. With 18 NCAA sports, a chaplain specifically for Marauders Athletics, a beautiful campus in Rome, and other interna tional and domestic learning opportuni ties, we also have a robust “Catholic Scholars” program, with eligible Catho lic high-school seniors receiving free room and board; 24/7 dining; online and distance learning at satellite campuses; and the innovative “Year-Round Cam pus” option, allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years or a master’s in four — less time, less cost, less debt. Editor’s Note: Scholarships are now available to support pregnant students or women who recently had a baby, by providing free room and board and childcare.

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THE VALUE OF A CATHOLIC EDUCATION

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 B14 COLIN WANTED AN EDUCATION THAT WOULD CONNECT HIS FAITH TO THE MODERN WORLD. HE FOUND IT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS.

Generous Catholic and community service scholarships available. Learn more at go.sf.edu/scholarships MY FAITH HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY SINCE I’VE BEEN AT USF. I LOVE THE FELLOWSHIP WITHIN CAMPUS MINISTRY. WE HAVE DEEP FRIENDSHIPS BECAUSE WE HAVE THE SAME GOAL: TO BETTER OUR LIVES, GROW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, AND SERVE THE WORLD.” COLIN WHITE , CLASS OF 2023 “

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