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August, 2019

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Jone Dowd
, associate athletic director and chair of the NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions, was quoted in a Sept. 22 Inside Higher Ed (Washington, D.C.) article regarding Division III restrictions on summer practice sessions.

Business and Economics

Kevin Forbes, chair and associate professor, was quoted in a Sept. 21 story issued by the Associated Press regarding a congressional task force that was formed to study high gas prices. This story appeared in more than two dozen publications across the nation.


He was quoted in a Sept. 30 article that appeared on the Platts Gas Daily Web site ( about the impact on the global market of the work slowdown at gas processing plants in the Gulf of Mexico following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


He was interviewed Sept. 31 by the Beijing Review about possible long-term effects of the current economic climate on world energy supplies and the global economy.


He was interviewed Oct. 3 by Forward magazine (Rolling Meadows, Ill.) for an article about the impact of natural gas pricing and supply on the industrial sector.

Campus Ministry

Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., director, Campus Ministry, was quoted in a Sept. 22 Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) article regarding the power of prayer in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Canon Law

Monsignor Brian Ferme, dean and professor, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Washington Post article that likened the job security of an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to the lifelong commitment a man makes when entering the priesthood.

Monsignor Ronny Jenkins
, assistant professor, was quoted in a Sept. 20 story issued by the Associated Press regarding the Vatican’s decision to revisit the question of the legitimacy of common-law unions. This article appeared on and in more than a dozen publications across the country.


Glen Johnson
, professor, gave an interview about Alfred Hitchcock and psychoanalysis that aired Oct. 2 on WCPN radio (Cleveland, Ohio).


Christopher Wheatley, vice provost and professor, was quoted in a Sept. 29 Baltimore Sun article regarding a quote by CUA alumnus Martin O’Malley, mayor of Baltimore and Maryland gubernatorial candidate, that referenced F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Irish Studies


Christina Hunt Mahony, director, Center for Irish Studies, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Irish Times (Dublin) article regarding the Irish Forum for the future of Irish studies programs, that was held Oct. 26 to 28 at the European University Institute, Fiesole (Florence, Italy).


CUA’s Columbus School of Law was mentioned in a Sept. 5 Legal Times (Washington, D.C.) article regarding the high demand for quality writing in the law profession and how professors are structuring their curriculums accordingly.

Robert Destro, professor, participated in an interview that aired Oct. 14 on Reuters TV regarding a proposed draft of the Iraqi constitution.


The work of director Jane Pesci-Townsend, co-chair of musical theater,  and the CUA cast of “The Pirates of Penzance” was praised in an Oct. 3 Washington Post review of the university’s production of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical.


A lecture delivered by Stephen Schneck, chair and associate professor and Life Cycle Institute director, as part of CUA’s observance of U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day, was previewed in a Sept. 16 article in The Washington Times.

Dennis Coyle, associate professor, wrote an op-ed piece in the Oct. 17 National Review Online (New York) regarding President George W. Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court. An excerpt of Coyle’s article appeared in an Oct. 18 column in the opinion section of The Wall Street Journal.

John Kenneth White, professor, participated in an interview that aired Sept. 30 on the Bloomberg radio program, "Simply Put," to discuss the values divide in the United States in the context of recent controversial remarks made by commentator Bill Bennett.

White published a commentary in an Oct. 9 issue of The Polling Report regarding the dwindling support for President George W. Bush among the American people following his handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina and his nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington Post syndicated columnist David Broder quoted White on the subject. Broder's column appeared in more than 50 print and online publications.

Social Service

Cathleen Gray, associate professor, participated in an interview that aired Sept. 9 on WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) “News at 4” regarding the emotional toll and socioeconomic impact of Hurricane Katrina.


William V. D’Antonio
adjunct assistant professor, and Dean Hoge, professor, published the results of a study regarding the attitudes of U.S. Catholics toward Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI in the Sept. 30 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.).

Hoge also was quoted in a Sept. 2 story issued by the Associated Press regarding a Vatican team that will investigate the potential need for reforming U.S. seminaries. This story appeared in more than 25 publications across the country.

He was quoted in a Sept. 11 Des Moines Sunday Register (Iowa) article regarding a study he conducted about a recent rebound in priest morale.

He was quoted in a Sept. 13 story issued by Catholic News Service that appeared in several Catholic papers regarding a symposium held at CUA on Sept. 12 titled “The Spirituality of the American Priest.”

He was quoted in a Sept. 30 Associated Press article that appeared in The Washington Post regarding the question of optional celibacy for Catholic priests and the possible effects that the change in such a policy might have in recruiting new priests. This story was reprinted in several hundred print and online publications.

He was quoted in an Oct. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding Catholic Church closings and a national study he conducted regarding trends toward a decline in Mass attendance among U.S. Catholics.


CUA sophomore field hockey player Michele Repass was profiled in an Oct. 10 Maryland Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.) article.

Theology and Religious Studies

Joseph Capizzi, associate professor, wrote an op-ed article titled “The Grinch Who Stole New Orleans” that appeared Oct. 5 on, a social policy Web site sponsored by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute and the Culture of Life Foundation.

Rev. Francis W. Danella, O.S.F.S., associate dean for seminary and ministry programs and clinical associate professor, provided commentary for a special Sept. 25 online issue of the ecumenical newsletter “Vital Theology” that examined Hurricane Katrina from a theological perspective.

Rev. Francis J. Moloney, the Katharine Drexel Professor of Religious Studies, was quoted in Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 articles that appeared on the Catholic News Agency (Washington, D.C.) Web site regarding the 11th General Synod of Bishops held in Rome in October to re-examine the role of the Eucharist.

CUA in General

On Sept. 14, CUA hosted a conference on Catholic education that featured addresses by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, and Bishop Bernard J. Harrington, chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Education. An account of the day’s events appeared in a Catholic News Service (Washington, D.C.) story and was picked up by several Catholic newspapers in the week that followed. 

Victor Nakas, university spokesperson, appeared on a Sept. 17 WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) broadcast and a Sept. 18 WTTG-TV (Washington, D.C.) broadcast regarding CUA’s concern about crime off campus and the steps the university has taken to ensure a higher level of police service in the affected area.

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