Profiles in Faithful Catholic Education

Wyoming Catholic College Graduates Help Others Experience ‘God’s First Book’

For a young adult used to spending time in a classroom or online, encountering God’s grandeur in the mountains of Wyoming can be a profound spiritual experience. Now graduates of Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., are sharing what they experienced with others through an exciting outdoor retreat program. In […]

Faithful Catholic College Prepared Nurse to Make Daily ‘Gift of Self’

When Clare Held (née Stiennon) graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 2012, she knew she wanted to be a nurse—but what she didn’t know was what that path would look like. She chose to attend the University of Mary in Bismark, N.D., one of the faithful Catholic colleges recommended in […]

Catholic College Graduate Launches Online Film Camp for High School Students

“The Church has long realized that art speaks to the human soul in a uniquely powerful way,” says Tara Stone, a graduate of John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., who has launched an online film camp this summer for high school students that offers college credit through […]

Leading Bioethicist Formed by Faithful Catholic College

One of the nation’s leading Catholic bioethicists, Dr. Joseph Meaney, navigates tough ethical questions as president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center—and he relies every day on the strong formation he received at a faithful Catholic college. The world is undergoing a massive scientific revolution, and the 21st century may […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Catholic College Student Assists Homeless During COVID

A college student is serving the homeless during COVID-19 in New York, and he says that his faithful Catholic college is helping him “stay focused on God” through it all. Philip Swanson is serving as a missionary this year at the St. Anthony Shelter for Renewal, a homeless shelter founded […]

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With Mission to ‘Impact Culture for Christ,’ JPCatholic University Won’t Settle for Mediocrity

George Simon spent his first two years in college at a state university, but he wasn’t satisfied with the education he was receiving. He transferred to John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., which is recommended in The Newman Guide, and the University made a “huge impact” on […]

Catholic College Prepared Youth Minister to Overcome COVID Separation

At Walsh University in Canton, Ohio, which is recommended in The Newman Guide, Cari Shell was able to pursue her interests, especially theology and digital media. Now—less than a year after graduation—Shell has been able to put her knowledge into action in an important way. Shell currently serves as the director […]

Dr. Mark Kissinger

Catholic College Graduate Directs County’s Response to COVID-19

Dr. Mark Kissinger, a graduate of Newman Guide-recommended Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, is now responsible for the health of Steubenville residents as well as others in the surrounding Jefferson County. As the medical director of the Jefferson County Health Department, he oversees the response to COVID-19 but has not […]

Daniel Torres

FOCUS Missionary: Strong Catholic Education Offers ‘Lifechanging’ Experience

“Catholic education that is authentic, alive and abundant can be a lifechanging experience,” says Daniel Torres, a graduate of a faithful Catholic college. For Torres, Belmont Abbey College, in Belmont, N.C., which is recommended in The Newman Guide, certainly made an impact. At the College, Torres met his wife and was […]

Maura Roan McKeegan

Children’s Author Inspired by Faithful Catholic College

Catholic families are always looking for beautiful Catholic books for children. An alumna of a faithful Catholic college is giving families more timeless options. Maura Roan McKeegan says that her education in the theology graduate program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, inspired her to become an author. Now she’s […]

Unique College Prepared Artist to ‘Impact the Culture for Christ’

Although truth and beauty are often lacking in the creative arts today, graduates of John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., are working to buck that trend and positively impact the culture. JPCatholic, which is recommended in The Newman Guide, provides students with a solid formation in the liberal […]

Thomas Alexander

Pentagon Leader: Faithful Catholic Education Provided ‘Fundamentals to Succeed’

When Catholic education is done well, it benefits not only its graduates, but also society at large. Thomas Alexander is a top leader in the Pentagon who is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on special operations, counterterrorism, and more around the world. He credits his education at Thomas Aquinas […]

Successful Businessman Says Faithful Catholic College ‘Changed My Life’

All too often, students go off to college and lose their faith on campus — but the opposite is true in the case of Mike McGrath, who is forever grateful for the influence of a faithful Catholic college on his life. After spending a semester at a state university in […]