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2019 Magazine Columns

  • John and Jeanne Garvey welcome guests during the Campaign launch event at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

    The Ambitions of Our Founders

    CatholicU, Fall 2019

    When you are at the beginning, it’s always a small thing. Aside from the pomp and circumstance of the inaugural Mass, the opening of Catholic University in 1889 appeared to be nothing more ambitious than a few seminarians learning to master Latin on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. But to the bishops, and to Pope Leo XIII, the fledgling school was the seed of a far more significant project.

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  • A Call to Holiness

    CatholicU, Summer 2019

    It’s been one year since the Archdiocese of New York revealed allegations against Theodore McCarrick, and a state attorney general released a grand jury report on abuse in six diocese in Pennsylvania. In the wake of those revelations last summer, I wrote to the University community recalling the command heard by St. Francis of Assisi to “rebuild my Church, which is in ruins.” I didn’t know then, and I don’t know now, whether the Church is in ruins, but it does feel more like it than anything I have experienced. 

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  • Maloney, Milestones, and More

    CatholicU, Spring 2019

    After more than two years of construction, the University officially reopened Maloney Hall in January as the new home of the Busch School of Business.

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