LMU president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.   It was one of … [Read more...]

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Fresno Catholic school to close

Declining enrollment, rising debt force St. Helen’s School in southeast Fresno to close its doors at the end of the school year

St. Helen’s School in southeast Fresno will close its doors at the end of the school year after 60 years of teaching children in the community. The school, which has faced declining enrollment, has struggled over the last seven years to cover the cost of employee benefits, incurring about $850,000 in debt to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, which has been covering the … [Read more...]

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LMU ethics professor appointed consultant to U.S. bishops

Professor Christopher Kaczor named as one of four doctrinal consultants to the USCCB's doctrine committee

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor as a doctrinal consultant to its Doctrine Committee. Kaczor will be one of four doctrinal consultants who advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching. Kaczor will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics. Kaczor is a … [Read more...]

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Will Lake County campus of Marymount California University survive?

The college, which opened in 2014, has just 26 undergraduate students

The lighted windows of the elegant, 1920s-era former hotel beckoned through the gloom of a recent rainy night in Lake County. Inside the castle-like building were four students in an undergraduate abnormal psychology course at what is a satellite campus of Marymount California University. The students, in their mid- to late-20s, work during the day. Most have young children. … [Read more...]

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Smart investment by Catholic high school

Saint Francis High School in Mountain View earns nearly $24 million after investing $15,000 in Silicon Valley technology company

A high school in Mountain View, California, has made millions from Snap's initial public offering (IPO) less than four years after investing $15,000 in the Los Angeles-based technology company. Saint Francis High School was one of the first investors in the company behind the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, having invested a small proportion of its endowment fund in Snap … [Read more...]

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Mike Pence to deliver Notre Dame commencement address

Will be first time a sitting vice president has delivered the university's commencement address

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will be this year’s commencement speaker at the University of Notre Dame, it was announced Thursday. This will mark the first time a sitting vice president delivers the commencement address at the university. Pence will also receive an honorary degree at the May 21 ceremony. “It is fitting that in the 175th year of our founding on Indiana soil … [Read more...]

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Santa Clara hosts theologian who said Jesus may have been hermaphrodite

“We cannot know for sure that Jesus was male”

Santa Clara University has announced it will be hosting theologian Susannah Cornwall from the University of Exeter, who once suggested that Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, to discuss “Gendered Theologies and the Common Good.” It is part of the “Gender Justice and the Common Good” program of Santa Clara’s Bannan Institute. Cornwall is scheduled to speak at the Jesuit … [Read more...]

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