The Charlemagne Institute: Reawakening Western thought

The staff of Intellectual Takeout (, a website promoting the rational discussion of a wide range of cultural issues, has launched The Charlemagne Institute, a nonprofit educational institution “rooted in the Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman tradition [working] to lay the intellectual groundwork for the

A New England space for students to grow in faith

Northeast Catholic College is located in Warner, New Hampshire, and has 90 students and five majors: great books, literature, philosophy, politics and theology. Most of the student body and faculty are practicing Catholics. The college first offered classes in 1974, director of

A pilgrimage to heaven, on and off campus

Last September, 70 students out of a total of about 90 attending Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire, piled into a charter bus and headed to New York for the three-day Pilgrimage for Restoration in New York. They joined

Ave Maria promotes faith at every step

Ave Maria University in southwest Florida is a newer Catholic college, having been established in 2003, but it has a vibrant campus ministry program, which includes five priests serving the needs of its 1,052 students. Students are encouraged to participate in daily Mass

Marriage apostolate serves couples before, after ‘I do’

In 2012, Arlene Milon met with her parish priest, then-Father Jay Donahue, to brainstorm ideas to revitalize the marriages of their parish, St. Mary of the Assumption in the Pittsburgh suburb of Glenshaw. After brainstorming some ideas, they decided to host a date night that

New film a modern story of the miraculous

  Franklin Entertainment and producer DeVon Franklin (“Miracles from Heaven,” “The Star”) will release “Breakthrough” on April 17. The film tells the miraculous story of the survival of a boy who fell through the ice on a frozen lake near St. Louis. Fourteen-year-old John Smith

Catholic experts offer 8 tips to improve marriages

At a time when Americans are waiting longer to marry, or choosing not to marry at all, many dioceses and parishes nationwide are working to promote and strengthen marriage. Our Sunday Visitor interviewed a variety of experts in the area of marriage

Colorado celebrates life in all its beauty

The Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Denver was to have presented the fifth annual Celebrate Life Rally and March in downtown Denver on Saturday, Jan. 12. The event has grown from 800 to 5,000 participants over the past five years

California pro-life march marks 15 years

The 15th annual Walk for Life West Coast will be held in the streets of downtown San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 26. The central events of the event include a 12:30 p.m. rally at Civic Center Plaza, followed by a 1:30 p.m.