Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cardinal Newman Society publishes 2014 edition of "The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College."

Published by the Cardinal Newman Society, The Newman Guide identifies faithful Catholic colleges.

(Scroll down for the list of authentically Catholic colleges and links to school profiles)

Additional information on The Newman Guide, including a free on-line edition of the book, can be found here.

From the CNS website:
The Cardinal Newman Society today published the newest editions of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College and My Future, My Faith magazine, including updated information and new online resources. These new editions make searching for and getting advice on faithful Catholic colleges and universities easy for Catholic families. Both publications are available to read online for free, and printed copies are also available to be ordered at TheNewmanGuide.com.
“Because every Catholic college is unique, families need more than simple checklists or government-collected data to make decisions,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “Whereas most other guides rely on the same data, The Newman Guide digs deeper and draws upon our 20 years of promoting and defending faithful Catholic education.”
The Newman Guide recommends 28 colleges, universities and online programs for strength of Catholic identity and academic excellence, with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Primary sections include in-depth information on academics, spiritual life, residence life and student activities. Twenty-two of the recommended colleges are in the United States, while 4 are English-language instruction programs in other countries, and 2 programs are online.
My Future, My Faith, a full-color companion magazine to the Guide, provides advice to Catholic parents and students on how to navigate the transition from high school to college on everything from admissions, paying for college and conducting the all-important campus visit to keeping one’s faith on campus and rules for campus dating.

“For those students seeking a college education, I cannot recommend enough that they take a close look at the broad range of faithful colleges recommended in The Newman Guide,” said Thomas Mead, Executive Vice President of the Newman Society and managing editor of the guide and magazine.  “While strong Catholic campus ministries at secular colleges can minimize the well-documented and too often destructive secular influences at public colleges and universities, only at a faithful Catholic college will a student be able to find a truly Catholic education.”

“I am excited to recommend the fine academic institutions in the 2014 edition of the Guide and to help parents and students put the college search into context with the articles in My Future, My Faith magazine, the ultimate roadmap for successfully carrying, and holding onto, the faith in college,” Reilly said.
TheNewmanGuide.com website offers all of the content contained in The Newman Guide and My Future, My Faith and more than 400 pages of additional material about the recommended colleges. New for the 2014 edition is a news feed of recent stories about each college and updates to each recommended college’s photos, videos and social media links.
In addition, and at the request of countless Catholic families, the Newman Society asked nearly 100 questions of each college on everything from Mass and confession times to what majors are offered, and from visiting hours in the dorms to a list of campus clubs and activities, and everything in between. Updated answers from the colleges are now available.
“For those students seeking a college education, I cannot recommend enough that they take a close look at the broad range of faithful colleges recommended in The Newman Guide,” said Thomas Mead, Executive Vice President of the Newman Society and managing editor of the guide and magazine.  “While strong Catholic campus ministries at secular colleges can minimize the well-documented and too often destructive secular influences at public colleges and universities, only at a faithful Catholic college will a student be able to find a truly Catholic education.”
“I am excited to recommend the fine academic institutions in the 2014 edition of the Guide and to help parents and students put the college search into context with the articles in My Future, My Faith magazine, the ultimate roadmap for successfully carrying, and holding onto, the faith in college,” Reilly said.
TheNewmanGuide.com website offers all of the content contained in The Newman Guide and My Future, My Faith and more than 400 pages of additional material about the recommended colleges. New for the 2014 edition is a news feed of recent stories about each college and updates to each recommended college’s photos, videos and social media links.
In addition, and at the request of countless Catholic families, the Newman Society asked nearly 100 questions of each college on everything from Mass and confession times to what majors are offered, and from visiting hours in the dorms to a list of campus clubs and activities, and everything in between. Updated answers from the colleges are now available.
- See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/2591/New-Resources-to-Help-Catholic-Families-Find-Faithful-Colleges.aspx#sthash.IoJOCVCz.dpuf
U.S. Colleges and Universities
Aquinas College (Nashville, Tenn.)
Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, Fla.)
Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, N.C.)
Benedictine College (Atchison, Kan.)
Christendom College (Front Royal, Va.)
DeSales University (Center Valley, Penn.)
Holy Apostles College (Cromwell, Conn.)
Holy Spirit College (Atlanta, Ga.)
Mount St. Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, Md.)
Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, Calif.)
University of Dallas (Irving, Tex.)
University of Mary (Bismarck, N.D.)
University of St. Thomas (Houston, Tex.)
Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio)
Wyoming Catholic College (Lander, Wyo.)

Founded in 1993, The Cardinal Newman Society is dedicated to promoting and defending faithful Catholic education. The Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.
In addition to publishing The Newman Guide, the Society administers the Catholic High School Honor Roll, which recognizes high schools across America for excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civics education.
The Cardinal Newman Society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education works to support and foster collaboration among those presidents, faculty and staff interested in strengthening and protecting their colleges’ Catholic identity.
The Society’s online publication and regular e-mail service, Campus Notes, reports on developments on Catholic campuses and works to defend Catholic identity by shining a light on scandal.
Additionally, the Society promotes Eucharistic Adoration and for The Real Presence Association is the national coordinator of the Vatican’s International Exposition “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World” on college campuses.
For those who prefer paper in their hands, a hard copy of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College can be ordered HERE.

 

2 comments:

  1. Problem is, not a single one of these colleges is recognized as a "premier" degree in the real world. Not to say that they don't give a great education, but the degrees have little cache' in the real world of business. Sad situation.

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  2. The problem in looking at that list is trying to understand why so many truly wonderful Catholic colleges and universities are NOT on it. Perhaps they can't spell magisterium correctly.

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