Entries by Newman Society Staff

Catholic College Scholarship Contest Invites Applications

The Cardinal Newman Society is pleased to announce its fourth annual Essay Scholarship Contest. The winning essay writer will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending a college recommended in The Newman Guide in the fall of 2020. In addition, several Newman Guide colleges have agreed to supplement the Newman Society’s scholarship with additional $5,000 grants to […]

How to Make a Good Campus Visit

We cannot overstate the importance of making a thorough campus visit before choosing to attend a college! This visit should include an official tour, during which you can ask the questions that matter to you. Try to also talk to other students and professors off the tour to get their take on various aspects of […]

EWTN: Vatican Insider Interview, Part 2

In the second segment of an interview with Vatican Insider with Joan Lewis on EWTN Catholic Radio, Newman Society President Patrick Reilly and Joan Lewis discuss the work, outreach and challenges of The Cardinal Newman Society, the experience of attending Newman’s canonization in Rome, and the importance of Newman today. Reilly explained that after decades of secularization, […]

EWTN: Vatican Insider Interview, Part 1

Newman Society President Patrick Reilly was recently hosted on Vatican Insider with Joan Lewis, on EWTN Catholic Radio. During this segment of the interview, they discussed a number of topics, including what inspired Reilly to begin The Cardinal Newman Society and why he chose Cardinal John Henry Newman as a patron for the organization. Reilly discussed […]

Faithful College Graduate Defends Celibacy for Priests

Amid new challenges to priestly celibacy at the Vatican’s Amazon Synod and from other corners of the Church, the graduates of faithful Catholic education—by their deep formation and understanding of Church tradition—are well-prepared to dispel errors and misconceptions about this important discipline of Catholic priests. One such graduate is Father Gary Selin, S.T.D., author of Priestly […]

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Honors Newman Society in Rome

Editor’s Note: On October 15, 2019, a reception was hosted in honor of The Cardinal Newman Society and the canonization of St. John Henry Newman at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome. Dignitaries present included ambassadors to the Holy See from England (Sally Axworthy), Honduras (Carlos Avila Molina) and South Korea (Joseph […]

Swaffords ‘Paying it Forward’ After Faithful Catholic Education

Today Dr. Andrew Swafford teaches students the same theology course that inspired him to convert to the Catholic Church years ago. He and his wife, founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries, are grateful for their life-changing experiences at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. They both graduated from the Newman Guide-recommended college and say that their experience at […]

Sister of Life: ‘You Will Never Regret’ Attending a Faithful Catholic College

Sister Mariae Agnus Dei of the Sisters of Life is one of many religious sisters whose vocation was nourished by faithful Catholic education. Founded in 1991, the Sisters of Life now have more than 100 sisters serving across the country and in Canada. The sisters take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, plus a special vow to […]

EWTN Radio: Newman Society Discusses Recent Pew Study Findings and More

Newman Society President Patrick Reilly was recently hosted on The Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan on EWTN radio. During the first hour of the show, they discussed a number of topics, including the recent Pew Study that found that only 26 percent of U.S. Catholics under age 40 believe in Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. Faithful Catholic education […]