Entries by Newman Society Staff

Newman Society Grateful for Federal Defense of Religious Freedom

Two actions by federal agencies this week have great importance to Catholic educators seeking relief from hostility to Catholic beliefs and protection of their religious freedom. On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed a brief at the Indiana Supreme Court, defending the Constitutional right of an Indianapolis Catholic high school to uphold moral standards. The action […]

Newman Guide Colleges Increase ‘Recruit Me’ Scholarship to $20,000

Several faithful Catholic colleges recommended by The Cardinal Newman Society have generously chosen to supplement the Society’s “Recruit Me” scholarship, potentially increasing the amount from $5,000 to $20,000 over four years. The Newman Society’s annual Essay Scholarship Contest rewards a U.S. high school senior with a one-time $5,000 scholarship toward the cost of attending one of […]

Catholic University Founded to be ‘Guiding Light’ for Higher Education, Says Provost

“Catholic University was founded to serve the Church and the nation as a comprehensive research university — to be a guiding light for higher education,” says Dr. Aaron Dominguez, provost at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. At Catholic University, which is recommended for its strong Catholic identity in The Newman Guide, students […]

Supreme Court Rulings Affecting Catholic Schools

Over the summer, The Cardinal Newman Society hosted webinars and provided key points about recent Supreme Court rulings. Catholic schools should take preventative steps to strengthen their Catholic identity in the face of possible litigation. Key Points on Supreme Court’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Ruling on Ministerial Exception Key Points on Supreme Court’s Bostock Ruling […]

School Re-Opening Guidance

Director of The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Identity Standards Project, Michael Kenney, JD, collaborated with Gabrielle Mercurio from the Napa Legal Institute to create guidance for the reopening of schools in wake of the COVID-19 closures. Their guidance includes legal issues such as the use of liability waivers and other liability protections, insurance concerns, legality […]

Newly Recognized Honor Roll Schools

We are pleased to welcome seven new schools to Catholic Education Honor Roll list. St. John Paul II Catholic School, Houston, TX (K-8), The St. Austin School, Chesterfield, MO (K-8), St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, San Antonio, TX (K-8), Sacred Heart Academy, Grand Rapids, MI (K-12), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School, Newport News, […]

Parish Music Director Draws Upon College Experience of Beautiful, Reverent Music

Katelyn Stumler was exposed to beautiful and reverent liturgical music while a student at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, N.H., which is recommended in The Newman Guide. Now as the music director at a Catholic parish in Indiana, she shares this gift with parishioners—even throughout the COVID-19 shutdown. The Newman Society recently […]

Dominican Sister Says Newman Guide College ‘Opened My Soul’ to Vocation

Opportunities for public Masses and other spiritual offerings have been limited over the last several months for Catholics across the globe due to COVID-19. To help fill the spiritual void and provide consolation, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, have been livestreaming their daily Masses and other prayers […]

Good Seed: Standards for Christian Anthropology Released

Two weeks ago, on a video call from Rome to Florida, Dr. Joan Kingsland and Dr. Denise Donohue wrapped up a most important project: educational standards for grades K-8 based on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body teachings. The Standards for Christian Anthropology provide a solid basis for incrementally transmitting a vision of […]