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Top 20 Catholic Universities and Colleges in North America

New Free App on Pope Francis by Vatican

08/07/2014


(Vatican Radio/PCCS) Pope Francis has expressed his appreciation for the work being done by all the Vatican’s media services in enhancing their presence and participation in the digital world. The Pope’s words came on Monday as he was given a personal viewing of the new updated version of  “The Pope App”, developed by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. 
Council President Archbishop Claudio Celli, accompanied by project coordinator, Thaddeus Jones, met with the Pope to demonstrate features of the app, which was released in the iTunes and Google Play stores on July 4th. Available in five languages, the Pope App 2.0  is free and can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices.  Powered by News.va, it features the latest papal news and information as produced by the Vatican’s own media services – including Vatican Radio. Its new design simplifies access to content and, according to Archbishop Celli, allows people to be in ever closer contact with the Pope, his ministry and his message of God’s love....

50 Robbers Attack Catholic Church in Bangladesh - Please Pray

ASIA NEWS REPORT: by Sumon Corraya
With the help of local elements, thieves rounded up PIME priests and nuns and took everything of value. In the past, a group of Muslims tried to seize Church land by force. At that time, the attack by Islamic extremists against the same parish left 50 people wounded.


Dinajpur (AsiaNews) - A mob of some 50 robbers attacked the Catholic Church in Boldipukur on Sunday. The village is located in the Diocese of Dinajpur, some 440 km northwest of Dhaka.
With the help of local elements, the thieves rounded up the priests and nuns and then seized anything of value, like computers, laptops, cash, furniture, worth a million Bangladeshi taka (approximately US$ 13,000). After the robbery, priests and nuns were let go free.
Yesterday Bishop Sebastian Tudu (pictured), PIME Fr Livio Priest, and TOR Fr Jarom Rozario visited the parish church along with Robuil Islam, local deputy chief of police.
"It is a typical attack against us," a sad Mgr Sebastian Tudu, bishop of Dinajpur toldAsiaNews. "Muslims are trying to put pressure on Christians because we are a minority. We want security from local authorities. We want peace and justice."
As priests and nuns now live in fear, scared after what happened, local police have been looking for the culprits, but so far, no one has been arrested.
The latest incident is nothing new. On 20 March 2010, a group of Muslims tried to seize Church land by force.
At that time, other attacks by Islamic extremists against the parish left 50 people injured, ten of them seriously. This caused panic and tensions in the area. In one case, the matter has lasted since 2010.
The parish includes about 2,000 people, mostly tribal Santal, Oraon and Mahali. From a social and financial point of view, most of them are poor, illiterate and do not have the papers to prove they own their ancestral lands. As local Muslims occupied their lands, disputes ensued.

The parish is served by diocesan priests and PIME nuns. ASIANEWSIT

RIP Bishop Jobst of Australia - Age 94

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 
7 Jul 2014
Bishop John Jobst, SAC, Emeritus Bishop of Broome who died in Innsbruk Australia aged 94
According to his carers at his nursing home in Innsbruk, Austria the final words of the Most Rev John Jobst, the Bishop Emeritus of Broome were about the people of the Kimberley and the region he not only loved but where he served for just under 37 years.
Bishop Jobst died on Friday evening, 4 July. He was 94.
"I was told by his carers that is last words were about the Kimberley and wanting to return there. 'I must go back to the Kimberley. I want to see them (the people). I want to see they are cared for,'" the Most Rev Christopher Saunders, the current Bishop of Broome told Catholic Communications this morning.
Regarded with great affection by those in the diocese of Broome and in particular for his work amongst the aboriginal people, the missionary priest was made Vicar-Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia in January 1959 and Bishop of Broome in 1966.
"As the first Bishop of Broome and during his years as Apostolic Vicar of the Kimberley, he broke new ground in education in the north of Australia and he served us well with his selfless commitment to the people and to the region," Bishop Saunders said.  "I give thanks to Almighty God for taking the Kimberley forward in faith and establishing the Diocese as a particular and vibrant Church dedicated to the ministry of Aboriginal people."
Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Bishops Conference remembered the German born prelate with deep affection and gratitude as a man of "integrity, priestly goodness and a true missionary."
Bishop Christopher Saunders with Bishop John Jobst at celebrations for 60th anniversary since Austrian bishop's ordination as a priest
"His care of the Diocese of Broome and its Aboriginal people was highly esteemed. May the Lord grant him the reward of his labours. May he rest in peace," he said.
A Pallottine missionary, Bishop Jobst's love and care for Australia's first peoples is well known, with many remarking that the man who did so much for Aboriginal people and passed away as the Diocese of Broome began early celebrations for NAIDOC week, this week, and which celebrates Aboriginal culture, history and achievements.
Bishop Jobst's passing also took place on the eve of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday which is celebrated on the first Sunday of July each year.
Instrumental in helping establish Pallottine scholarships and study grants for Aboriginals and concerned for the welfare and pastoral care of Australia's first peoples after his retirement to Europe in 1995, Bishop Jobst continued regular visits to his former diocese and his beloved Kimberley.
First Bishop of Broome, the Most Rev John Jobst was a champion and advocate for Australia's Indigenous people
Bishop Saunders also kept in close touch and while overseas in March this year was able spent time with Bishop Jobst at his Innsbruk nursing home. While physically frail he found the prelate alert and vitally interested in what was going on in his forcer diocese, and keen to know about the people, the region and the strides being made in the pastoral care as well as in education, health, housing and employment of Australia's first peoples.
Now on a sadder mission, Bishop Saunders is about to return to Europe to attend the Requiem Mass for German-born Bishop Jobst which will be held at Bavaria's Frauenzell Church at 10AM on Friday 18th July. 
The Mass will be followed by burial at Bishop Jobst's birthplace of Brennberg which lies west of Regensburg.
First Bishop of Broome John Jobst seen here with current Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders in 2005
Born in 1920 and baptised Johannes - John when translated to English - he was the son of  devout Catholic parents and on leaving school joined the Pallottines as a seminarian, only to be drafted into the German Army at the outbreak of World War II.
Attached to a Panza Regiment, Bishop Jobst served as a medical officer. He was wounded during service at the Russian Front. Hospitalised as a result of the injuries, he would later spend time as a prisoner-of-war under the Americans.
"As a POW he was also in charge of a detail that collected the bodies of German soldiers who had died from cold or starvation overnight," Bishop Saunders said.
But despite enduring such difficult times, Bishop Jobst never lost his faith and when World War II finally ended, he resumed his studies with the Society of the Catholic Apostolic, otherwise known as the Pallottines, the missionary order founded by St Vincent Pallotti.
Bishop John Jobst with St John Paul II
Ordained a priest on 9 July 1950, Bishop Jobst was appointed to Australia together with Father John Lenmann with a specific mission to help Aboriginal people. He began his first ministry at Beagle Bay, north of Broome. Later, he was appointed Spiritual Director of the Pallottine Australian House of Studies and in late 1958 was named Apostolic Vicar of the Kimberley.
In charge of a sprawling Vicariate of 773,000 square kilometres, and later one of the largest dioceses in Australia, Bishop Jobst became the first Bishop of Broome when the Vicariate was raised to a diocese in 1965.
Bishop Saunders was just 21 years old when he first met Bishop Jobst and as a young man was "at the cross-roads".
Constantly on the move while growing up, he attended eight different schools in Sydney, Melbourne and the UK before beginning training with the Columbans Missions Congregation. But after three years of study, he had left.
"I knew I wanted to continue in the priesthood but I realised I didn't want to be a priest overseas," Bishop Saunders recalls and says this is when a friend suggested he meet Bishop Jobst who happened to be in Melbourne at the time.
Bishop Jobst's Requiem Mass will be held at Frauenzell Church near his birthplace of Brennberg in Bavaria
The student missionary priest and Bishop Jobst talked many times over the next few weeks which led to Bishop Saunders discovering his true calling and offering himself as the newly formed Diocese of Broome's first student priest.
Sent by the Diocese of Broome to a provincial seminary in Adelaide to study for the priesthood he  was ordained by Bishop Jobst in 1976 and became the first priest for  Australia's youngest diocese.
Bishop Saunders has been there ever since.
Ordained a Bishop in February 1996, he became the second Bishop of Broome after Bishop Jobst retirement the previous year.
During his time in Broome Bishop Jobst also attended all four sessions of Vatican 11 but his affection for the "top-end" and the people of the Diocese of Broome was well known, returning to Broome on several occasions following his retirement.
However  on 9 July 2011 which marked the 60th anniversary of the German prelate's ordination as a priest, Bishop Saunders flew to Germany to participate in the celebrations in the village of Brennberg, and to be among the concelebrants at the Diamond Jubilee Mass.
Among those who attended included Bishop Jobst's sister, Amanda, a Pallottine Sister who for many years worked in South Africa with orphans and AIDS victims.
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Attack on Cathedral in Central African Republic - Many Killed - PRAY

Central African Republic: Many killed as rebels storm Cathedral | St Joseph's Cathedral,  Banbari, Central African Republic
ICN Report: Following our earlier report ICN has now learnt that rebel fighters and armed Muslim civilians have killed 'many' people , in an attack on St Joseph's Cathedral in Banbari, Central African Republic where thousands of mainly Christian civilians had taken refuge.
Church officials said fighters from the Seleka rebel movement and armed civilians from the town's Muslim community entered the Cathedral around 3pm local time yesterday.
Fr Jesus Martial Dembele, vicar general for the archdiocese of Bangui told Reuters: “We don't have the exact death toll yet, but many people have been killed. As I'm speaking to you, they are still there.”
A nun inside the compound said in a brief phone call: “They came in. They are killing people.”
Source: Archdiocese of Bangul, Fides
-------Earlier Report
Fides Report: Bangui (Agenzia Fides) - The Cathedral of Saint-Joseph in Bambari, in the area where there are more than 12,000 displaced people, is surrounded by the rebels of Seleka, said the local Bishop launching an appeal to Fides Agency (see Fides 01/07/2014). 
According to local Church sources contacted by Fides Agency in the capital Bangui, "the little information we have received, there are no reports of injuries among the displaced, but it is difficult to get more information, because the phone lines with the region of Bambari are blocked".
Some agency sources claim that the siege began in the early afternoon yesterday, July 7. The attackers fired at the Cathedral complex, which includes a school and the Episcopate. According to the testimony of a priest, several people have taken refuge in the sanctuary, but some of them were reached by firearms. It seems one person died. 
In the city there are the French military of the Sangaris force, who clashed with the rebels. The population has been living in tension for a week in Bambari due to the presence of the rebels of Seleka and anti-Balaka groups. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 08/07/2014)

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Today's Mass Readings Online : Tues. July 8, 2014

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 384


Reading 1HOS 8:4-7, 11-13

Thus says the LORD:
They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority;
they established princes, but without my approval.
With their silver and gold they made
idols for themselves, to their own destruction.
Cast away your calf, O Samaria!
my wrath is kindled against them;
How long will they be unable to attain
innocence in Israel?
The work of an artisan,
no god at all,
Destined for the flames—
such is the calf of Samaria!

When they sow the wind,
they shall reap the whirlwind;
The stalk of grain that forms no ear
can yield no flour;
Even if it could,
strangers would swallow it.

When Ephraim made many altars to expiate sin,
his altars became occasions of sin.
Though I write for him my many ordinances,
they are considered as a stranger’s.
Though they offer sacrifice,
immolate flesh and eat it,
the LORD is not pleased with them.
He shall still remember their guilt
and punish their sins;
they shall return to Egypt.

Responsorial Psalm PS 115:3-4, 5-6, 7AB-8, 9-10

R. (9a) The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Our God is in heaven;
whatever he wills, he does.
Their idols are silver and gold,
the handiwork of men.
R. The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
They have mouths but speak not;
they have eyes but see not;
They have ears but hear not;
they have noses but smell not.
R. The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
They have hands but feel not;
they have feet but walk not.
Their makers shall be like them,
everyone that trusts in them.
R. The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Gospel MT 9:32-38

A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus,
and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke.
The crowds were amazed and said,
“Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
But the Pharisees said,
“He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages,
teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom,
and curing every disease and illness.
At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them
because they were troubled and abandoned,
like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.”

Saint July 8 : St. Gregory Grassi and Companions in China

St. Gregory Grassi & Companions.jpg

St. Gregory Grassi and Companions
(d. 1900)
Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1833, ordained in 1856 and sent to China five years later. Gregory was later ordained Bishop of North Shanxi. With 14 other European missionaries and 14 Chinese religious, he was martyred during the short but bloody Boxer Uprising of 1900. 

Twenty-six of these martyrs were arrested on the orders of Yu Hsien, the governor of Shanxi province. They were hacked to death on July 9, 1900. Five of them were Friars Minor; seven were Franciscan Missionaries of Mary — the first martyrs of their congregation. Seven were Chinese seminarians and Secular Franciscans; four martyrs were Chinese laymen and Secular Franciscans. The other three Chinese laymen killed in Shanxi simply worked for the Franciscans and were rounded up with all the others. Three Italian Franciscans were martyred that same week in the province of Hunan. All these martyrs were beatified in 1946 and were among teh 120 martyrs canonized in 2000.

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Saint July 8 : St. Priscilla and St. Aquila - Friends of St. Paul


Today, July 8, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Priscilla and St. Aquila(first century),disciples and friends of Saint Paul. Priscilla and Aquila were a Jewish couple who had been exiled to Corinth, and hosted Saint Paul on his visit to that city. Likely converted by Saint Paul, they are later mentioned in the New Testament several times as “co-workers in Christ” and went on to preach and evangelize throughout the region. Holy legend tells us that Saint Priscilla was martyred by an angry mob at the end of her holy life.

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them. (Romans 16: 3-4)


19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. 20 All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. (1 Corinthians 16:19-20)
Saints Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers, sharing the same profession as Saint Paul, which is likely why he stayed with them. Priscilla and Aquila had likely been exiled from Rome by the order of Emperor Claudius who forbade Jews to live within the city walls. Following his time in Corinth, we learn in Acts of the Apostles that the holy couple—who Paul likely converted—accompanied him to Ephesus and worked alongside him for three years. It was in their home that Mass was likely celebrated.
1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. 


18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. (Acts 18: 1-3; 18-19)
Upon Saint Paul’s departure, Aquila and Priscilla stayed behind, where they continued the work of the Lord.

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. (Acts 18: 24-26)

Saints Priscilla and Aquila, as evident in the writings of Saint Paul, later met up with Paul in Rome, where they were likely martyred around the same time as Saint Paul. Catacombs in Rome are named for Saint Priscilla, where many holy men and women are buried.
It is interesting to note that Aquila and Priscilla are mentioned six times throughout the New Testament, and in half of those references, Aquila is listed first, whereas in the other half, Priscilla is mentioned first. This is likely indicative of Paul’s love of both, and his consideration of their being on equal terms in ministry and the eyes of the Lord. It is clear from the descriptions of this holy couple that Saint Priscilla was an effective teacher and evangelist without usurping or undermining her husband's ecclesial authority.

God of grace and might, we praise thee for thy servants Priscilla and Aquila, whom thou didst plenteously endow with gifts of zeal and eloquence to make known the truth of the Gospel. Raise up, we pray thee, in every country, heralds and evangelists of thy kingdom, that the world may know the immeasurable riches of our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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Top 20 Catholic Universities and Colleges in North America

 In order to promote Catholic Education JCE, Catholic News World, has featured this Catholic Educational Institution GUIDE YEARLY.These Colleges and Universities are in no particular order since they serve different needs, talents and gifts. They have been chosen from an examination of numerous Catholic guides of Catholic higher education. The difference of this Guide is that these are onlyaccredited universities.
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SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II's encyclical on Education states:  

In the world today, characterized by such rapid developments in science and technology, the tasks of a Catholic University assume an ever greater importance and urgency. Scientific and technological discoveries create an enormous economic and industrial growth, but they also inescapably require the correspondingly necessary search for meaning in order to guarantee that the new discoveries be used for the authentic good of individuals and of human society as a whole. If it is the responsibility of every University to search for such meaning, a Catholic University is called in a particular way to respond to this need: its Christian inspiration enables it to include the moral, spiritual and religious dimension in its research, and to evaluate the attainments of science and technology in the perspective of the totality of the human person.
EX CORDE ECCLESIAE 
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae_en.html


1. St. Thomas

University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character 
Academic excellence attracts students from all over the world to the University of St. Thomas, located adjacent to Houston’s Museum District. Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers, the University remains Houston’s first and only Catholic university. 
Bachelor of Arts, Science, Theology, Fine Arts, Master's of Arts, Education
  • 40 states and 54 foreign countries represented
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 94% of full-time faculty have earned the top degrees in their fields
  • A variety of degrees offered
  • Worldwide respected doctorate in philosophy from the University’s Center for Thomistic Studies
Contact Us

University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
713-522-7911 Web: http://www.stthom.edu/

2. University of Dallas

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers
A private, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university founded in 1956



  • One of only 16 Catholic universities in the nation to earn a Phi Beta Kappa chapter
  • Located in Irving, Texas, (population: 216,290) on the northwest boundary of Dallas; 10 miles from DFW International Airport, 10 miles from Dallas Love Field and 15 minutes from downtown Dallas
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, American Academy for Liberal Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Enrollment Fall 2013 - 1,380 undergraduate; 1,218 graduate
  • Undergraduate Students - From 49 states and 22 countries; 28% minority; 82% Catholic
  • Graduate Students - From 40 states and 35 countries; 40% minority; 31% Catholic
  • Academic Profile Freshmen 2013 - Middle 50% Score Range: SAT 1090-1330; ACT 24-30
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty - 139 full-time; approximately 90% hold a doctorate or highest degree in their field
  • Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio - 11:1
  • Average Class Size - 17 in the undergraduate program, 21 in Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduate programs, 16 in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and nine in the School of Ministry
  • Degrees Offered - B.A., B.S., M.A., M.B.A., M.C.S.L., M.C.S.T., M.F.A., M.P.M., M.R.E., M.S., M.T.S., Ph.D., D.B.A.
  • University of Dallas Logo
    1845 East Northgate Drive
    Irving, Texas 75062-4736
    972.721.5000
3. Benedictine College



DEGREES GRANTED   

Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of ArtsExecutive Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Arts in School Leadership
Bachelor of Science in NursingMaster of Business Administration
Bachelor of Art EducationMaster of Arts in Education
4. St. Gregory's UniversityLogo

 is a private, co-educational Catholic liberal arts university. It has its main campus in Shawnee, and an additional campus in Tulsa. Sacred Heart College was founded with the permission of the Vatican in 1877, in 1922 the name was changed to St. Gregory's College. 
Fr. Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B., serves as chancellor of SGU and Abbot of St. Gregory's Abbey.
Enrollment
St. Gregory's University serves 692 students in two colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences and the College for Working Adults. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are provided with a solid foundation in the liberal arts through a common core curriculum. The College for Working Adults is located in two cities – Shawnee and Tulsa – and offers evening degree programs at the associates, bachelors and masters levels. St. Gregory's has a student/faculty ratio of 12 
5. University of Mary: 
About Us
The University of Mary is a private, Catholic university based in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Preparation for the Professions with a Strong Liberal-Arts Base
    58 Undergraduate Majors • 10 Master's Degrees • 1 Doctoral Degree
  • A Flourishing University More than 3,000 Students • Locations in
    North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona ... and Rome, Italy • Vibrant Online Offerings
  • An Exceptional Value One of the most affordable private colleges or
    universities in the nation
  • A Strong Community Education for Leadership and Moral Courage • Challenging Academics • NCAA Division II Athletics, with 17 Varsity Sports •
    A Caring Environment

6. Dominican University College, Canada (Bilingual English/French)

The Dominican University College, first established in Ottawa in 1900, by the Canadian Province of the Dominican Order, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital. Its educational roots lie in the studium generale of 1260 at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, Dominican University College is devoted to the search for truth in an environment which nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue and a unique educational experience.
http://www.dominicanu.ca/ 


Address:
Dominican University College
96 Empress Ave
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Phone: 613-233-5696
7. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts 
Thomas More College launches 'New World' scholarship in honor of Pope
Thomas More College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college that combines intensive reading of the Great Books with lectures and seminar discussions placing those works in their historical, cultural, and theological context. Students are trained to see in the many facets of Beauty the single face of Truth. The College welcomes students of all faiths.
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Founded: Thomas More College was founded in 1978 by Catholic laymen.
Campus: Thomas More College is housed on a 14-acre campus in Merrimack, NH on the original lot of the “Brenton Grant,” which is a piece of land given to William Brenton by the Massachusetts Court in 1658.  The campus is 45 minutes north of Boston and one hour from the Atlantic Seacoast and the White Mountains.
Academic Program: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.  Our Program includes tutorial classes that are tailored to student interests, a semester in Rome and an optional Oxford Program.
Student Ratio: 48% women, 52% men
Student Body Size: 96
Freshman Retention Rate: 81% (compared to 71% nationally)
Graduation Rate: 65% (compared to 52% nationally)
Average class size: 18
Alumni: Over 60% of alumni continue on to professional or graduate school – a percentage comparable to that at Ivy League schools.
Graduate Schools: Over 80 Graduate Programs and 30 Schools of Law have accepted our graduates for admission.
Chapel: Thomas More College is faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. Mass and Confession are offered daily.  The Rosary and the Divine Office are recited daily.
Faculty: Student/Teacher ratio is 10:1.
Rome Campus: 100% of Thomas More College students study in Rome for one semester.  Students reside in an historic villa with the Maronite monks of Saint Anthony Monastery–just 5 miles from the Vatican.
Geographic Breakdown: Students come from 30 US States and 3 Foreign Countries
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: 47%
South: 17%
Midwest/West: 31%
International: 3%
Students Living on Campus: 95%
Freshmen Average GPA: 3.6
Freshmen SAT Midranges: V: 610-680, M: 520-600
Tuition Cost: $19,200
Room and Board: $9,400
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. 
Six Manchester Street, Merrimack, NH 03054
Ph (603) 880-8308 

8. Mount St. Mary's University 
Mount St. Mary's University

    Quick Facts About the Mount

    Private, coed college (nonprofit)
    Established in 1808
    Located in Emmitsburg, Maryland - 1,400 acres, mountain, rural
    Roman Catholic religious affiliation

    Academics

    Academic calendar - by semesters
    Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
    • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
    Total enrollment - 2,240

    Student Body

    2,083 Total FTE enrollment
    1,630 Traditional undergraduate students
    345 Graduate students (without Seminary)

    Undergraduate Student Body

    • 44% male
    • 56% female
    Student-faculty ratio - 13:1
    Classes with fewer than 20 students - 46%
    30 majors offered
    38 minors offered
    106 full-time faculty
    89% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field
    82% Undergraduates living on campusCosts and Financial Aid
    Tuition - $33,674
    Fees - $970
    Room - $5,635 ($6,270 for apt./suite)
    Board - $5,879
    *
    16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727 Map & Directions | admissions@msmary.edu | 301-447-6122
    http://www.umary.edu/


    9. Fisher & More College

    Address

    3511 W. Biddison St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76109 Phone (817) 923-8459

    What is today the College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More was first established in 1981 as the Saint Thomas More Institute in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1991, it became The College of Saint Thomas More.
    The founders  Dr. James Patrick, who led the Institute and then the College through all of its first thirty years, Dr. Ronald Muller, and Dr. Judith Shank, who is presently the senior member of the College faculty. 
     In December of 1999 the College received a Level II accreditation to award a Bachelor of Arts degree.








    For their Bachelor of Arts degree, students may concentrate in one or more of the academic disciplines: Theology, Philosophy, Literature, History, Classical Studies, and Finance & Economics.
    Campus life at the College is centered around the traditional Sacred Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, which features the Holy Sacrifice of the Traditional Latin Mass daily.
    10. Belmount Abbey College 

    Home to more than 1,700 students, Belmont Abbey College is a small, Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution. We find our center in Jesus Christ, and believe in the development of the whole person—in mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to provide an education that will enable our students to lead lives of integrity, succeed professionally, become responsible citizens and be a blessing to themselves and others.
    Founded in 1876 by Benedictine monks we continue to celebrate the 1,500 year old Benedictine monastic tradition. 
    Offers Bachelors of Arts, Science, Theology, Education

    BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

    11. AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY 
     Ave Maria University is a vibrant university located in beautiful southwest Florida. It is an academic institution that pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Church and is committed to offering one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available, as well as opportunities for specialized study in all of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
    Ave Maria University
    5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
    Ave Maria, FL 34142



    SEE http://jceworld.blogspot.ca/2011/10/america-usa-ave-maria-university.html
    12. CATHOLIC DISTANCE UNIVERSITY:
    CDU was founded in 1983 as the first catechetical institute in the United States to award the Catechetical Diploma and teach the Catholic faith to adults using distance education. 2008 marked CDU’s 25th year as a Catholic institution of higher learning. Location: The school’s academic and administrative offices are located in Hamilton, Virginia, about 50 miles west of Washington, DC. CDU students are located in all 50 states and over 40 countries.
    Chairman of the Board: The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, DD
    Contact Information: Our web site can be reached at http://www.cdu.edu/ . Contact us at admissions@cdu.edu , 1.888.254.4238 ext. 700 or you can write CDU at 120 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton, VA 20158.
    SEE: http://jesuscaritasest.blogspot.ca/2010/03/catholic-world-news-wed-march-10-2010.html
    13.
    CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA: Located near the heart of Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America is unique as the national University of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. It is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning.
    Today the private and coeducational campus has approximately 3,694 undergraduate and 3,144 graduate students from all 50 states and 86 countries enrolled in 12 schools of architecture and planning, arts and sciences, business and economics, canon law, engineering, law, music, nursing, philosophy, professional studies, social service, and theology and religious studies. Eighty percent of undergraduates and 57 percent of graduate students are Catholic.

    School of Architecture and Planning

    School of Arts and Sciences

    School of Arts and Sciences

    School of Business and Economics

    School of Engineering

    Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

    School of Nursing

    School of Philosophy

    National Catholic School of Social Service

    Pre-Professional Studies

    Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
    • General Contact Information
    • The Catholic University of America
      620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
      Washington, DC 20064
      Phone: 202-319-5000






    14. JOHN PAUL THE GREAT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

    JP CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY RELEASE: John Paul the Great Catholic University, which opened in September 2006, is a visionary teaching institution focused on and dedicated to molding students into future innovators and creators, leaders and entrepreneurs. Students have the opportunity to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values provide a guiding compass for everything we do.
    SEE: http://jceworld.blogspot.ca/2011/11/america-usa-john-paul-great-university.html
    15. FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF STEUBENVILLE





    Why Franciscan? Get the Facts

    Our 42 undergraduate majors and 32 minors, as well as seven graduate programs, offer a variety of academic challenges within the spirit of Christian humanism that educates you as a whole person. Inside and outside the classroom, you’ll experience the joy-filled Franciscan spirituality that enables you to answer the call of the Holy Father to evangelize the culture through volunteer work, mission trips, and community service. Our dynamic campus life, where unique faith “households” create a family away from home and lifelong connections, encourages your participation in everything from intramural sports and NCAA Division III athletics to Chapel Ministries, student government, clubs, and organizations for faith, fun, and friendship.
    Admissions Office
    1235 University Boulevard
    Steubenville, Ohio 43952
    800-783-6220 toll-free
    740-283-6226 voice
    740-284-5456 fax
    admissions@franciscan.edu
    www.franciscan.edu
    SEE : http://jceworld.blogspot.ca/2011/09/america-usa-franciscan-university.html
    16. REDEEMER PACIFIC COLLEGE CANADA
    Redeemer Pacific College (RPC) is a Catholic liberal arts college with a unique partnership with Trinity Western University (TWU), providing students with a solid foundation in Catholic liberal arts as they work towards an undergraduate degree in any one of the 40 + undergraduate majors offered by TWU. RPC functions in fidelity to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church as we lead our students to grow in knowledge and love of Christ and His Church.
    http://www.redeemerpacific.ca/
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    SEE http://jceworld.blogspot.ca/2012/06/america-featured-university-redeemer.html
    17. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE

    Campus Beauty Shot


    It Roman Catholic with Lay Administration. They offer Bachelor of Arts degree.
    Tuition$22,850
    Room & Board$7,550
    Other Costs$450 (books & supplies, no additional fees)

    10,000 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, California 93060
    (805) 525-4417 | contact
    map
    http://www.thomasaquinas.edu/
    18. DE SALES UNIVERSITY 
    Affiliation
    A private, four-year Catholic university for men and women administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. http://www.desales.edu/

    Student/Faculty Ratio
    15:1

    Average Class Size
    18

    Enrollment 
    1,576 full-time undergraduate day students. Total full-time enrollment for traditional, graduate, and evening
    (ACCESS) students: 2,468.

    Student Profile
    45% male, 55% female; 11% minority; 24 states and 4 other countries represented.
    Faculty 
    103 full-time faculty members; 76% have the highest degree attainable in their field.

    Center Valley Campus
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034
    Telephone: 610.282.1100

    Expenses (2011-2012)


    Tuition$28,000
    Room & Board$10,520
    Student & Technology Fee$1,200
    Total$39,720


    SEE http://jceworld.blogspot.ca/2011/12/america-usa-university-featured-de.html
    19. HOLY APOSTLES COLLEGE AND SEMINARY
    Holy Apostles College and Seminary is Approved by The Cardinal Newman Society. Holy Apostle's commitment to fostering a strong sense of Catholic identity.
    CONTACT:
    Holy Apostles College & Seminary - 33 Prospect Hill Road Cromwell, CT 06416-2027, USA





    HOLY APOSTLES WEBSITE: Holy Apostles College & Seminary is a regionally accredited, co-educational Catholic college located in historic Cromwell, Connecticut. We welcome and serve lay commuter students, distance learning students, as well as seminarians.
    We offer undergraduate, graduate, and seminary degrees in philosophy & theology, in on-campus, on-line, and blended formats.

    SEE: http://jceworld.blogspot.ca/2011/10/america-usa-holy-apostles-college.html
    20. 


    CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE 

    Basic Statistical Data for the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Academic Year 

    Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
    Year Founded: 1977
    Degrees: Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Total Undergraduates: 388 (from 45 States and 5 foreign countries)
    Male/Female Ratio: 42:58

    Freshman Class Stats: 105 freshmen:
    48% are siblings of either current Christendom students or alumni, 13% are legacy students, 47% attended one of the College's Summer Programs, from 33 US States, UK, Canada, Greece, and Ireland, 35% of them are on academic scholarship.
    Freshman SAT Midranges: 
    Reading: 560-700
    Math: 510-640
    Writing: 570-690
    Average SAT score: 1820
    Tuition: $21,000
    Room & Board: $7,970
     

    What is Christendom College?

    Christendom College is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College with undergraduate and graduate programs offered on three campuses in Front Royal and Alexandria, Virginia, and Rome, Italy.
    Founded in 1977 in response to the devastating blow inflicted on Catholic higher education by the cultural revolution which swept across America in the 1960s, Christendom's goal is to provide a truly Catholic education in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and thereby to prepare students for their role of restoring all things in Christ.

    Mailing Addresses

    Front Royal Campus
    Christendom College
    Recipient's Name
    Department/Office
    134 Christendom Drive
    Front Royal, VA 22630-6534
    Alexandria Campus (Graduate School)
    Christendom Graduate School
    Recipient's Name
    4407 Sano Street
    Alexandria, VA 22312-1555


    Phone


    Main Number: 800.877.5456 or 540.636.2900
    Fax: 540.636.1655 / Email

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