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An article in the Sept. 9 issue of the Catholic Standard (Washington, D.C.) highlighted the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. The article quoted President John Garvey and students Melissa Ayers, Elizabeth Brown, Kathryn MacMillan and Chris Richard. The Mass of the Holy Spirit was broadcast live on EWTN-TV.

President Garvey was profiled in a Sept. 10 Sharon (Pa.) Herald article. Garvey is from Sharon.

He also was featured in a Sept. 17 Catholic News Service article on what Cardinal John Henry Newman's ideas can lend to modern Catholic universities. That same day, Catholic News Service also ran an opinion article by President Garvey on how the controversy over building a mosque near New York’s Ground Zero may be a test of the commitment of Catholics to religious freedom. That article ran in the Sept. 23 issue of The Catholic Standard & Times (Philadelphia).



Architecture and Planning

The Spirit of Place program of CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning was praised in the Swedish news media following their installation of “The Shaman’s Haven of the Kalevala” in Helsinki the last two weeks of August. The installation was covered by Helsinki Sanomat newspaper, Suomi TV, WeAreHelsinki web magazine and ThisIsFinland web magazine.




Education Archivist Maria Mazzenga and Associate Archivist John Shepherd were quoted in a Sept. 10 Catholic News Service article about Monsignor John O’Grady, the former chief executive of Catholic Charities USA. The organization, which was founded at Catholic University, celebrated its 100th anniversary in September. Monsignor O’Grady served as dean of CUA’s National Catholic School of Social Service from 1934 to 1938. The article ran in the Sept. 16 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald and on the American Catholic website.



Business and Economics


Andrew Abela, chair and associate professor of marketing, was quoted in an Aug. 28 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on how the company Get Motivated can charge low admission prices to seminars that feature well-known speakers.


Canon Law

Opinion pieces by Kurt Martens, associate professor, on the June 24 raids by Belgian police on the Cathedral of Mechelen and the palace of the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel ran in the Brussels publications De Morgen on Aug. 16 and Tertio on Aug. 25. He was interviewed in Knack (Brussels) on Aug. 18 on the same issue. He wrote an opinion piece for De Morgen on Sept. 14 on canon law and the clergy sex abuse crisis in Belgium. 


Diane Bunce, professor, was quoted in an article in the September issue of Shape magazine about the prevention and cure of hangovers.


Paul Morella, adjunct professor, was quoted in a Sept. 8 Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.) article about the play “Dinner with Friends,” which is being performed at the Olney (Md.) Theatre Center. Morella is one of the actors in the play.


Jerry Muller, chair and professor, gave an hour-long interview on “Capitalism and the Jews" for the website “New Books in History” on June 25.

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies

Stephen Schneck, director and associate professor of politics, was a guest on “The Drew Mariani Show” on Relevant Radio on Sept. 1 to discuss the First Amendment in relation to religious protests at military funerals. Schneck also was quoted in a Sept. 14 National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) article about the issues facing Catholic groups active in progressive politics. He was quoted in a Sept. 27 Postmedia News article about pressure on President Barack Obama to hire Washington outsiders for recent vacancies in the White House.

Most Rev. Thomas Rodi, archbishop of Mobile, Ala., appeared on WALA-TV (Mobile) on Sept. 2 to discuss a report on the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Mobile. The report was drafted by John Convey, fellow and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education, and Leonard DeFiore, Brother Patrick Ellis Professor of Education and research assistant professor. The two professors were mentioned in the interview with Archbishop Rodi.

Convey also wrote a brief essay in response to a Sept. 13 America magazine article by New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan who argued that Catholics should recommit themselves to the mission of Catholic education. Convey argues in his essay, which appeared on America’s website, that the problems with Catholic education are even more severe than Archbishop Dolan states.

William D’Antonio, fellow and adjunct professor of sociology, was quoted in a Sept. 19 Cincinnati Enquirer article about the drop in Mass attendance over the years.

Robert Destro, fellow and professor of law, was a guest on the Aug. 31 edition of National Public Radio’s “Diane Rehm Show” about stem cell research. He was a guest on the show again on Sept. 9 to discuss the history of religious and racial intolerance in the United States.

Matthew Green, fellow and assistant professor of politics, was a guest on Relevant Radio’s “The Drew Mariani Show” on Sept. 15 to discuss the results of recent primary elections.

Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, S.S., fellow, adjunct assistant professor of sociology and faculty member at Theological College, was a guest on Relevant Radio’s “The Drew Mariani Show” on Sept. 8 to discuss the plans by a Florida pastor to burn copies of the Koran.


Veryl Miles, dean, wrote an article titled “The Uniform Bar Examination: A Benefit to Law School Graduates” for the August issue of The Bar Examiner magazine.

Marshall Breger, professor, was one of several authors of an Aug. 31 “On Faith” article on The Washington Post’s website about the increasing prejudice against Islam. 

Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor, law, wrote a Sept. 20 Huffington Post article about the length of time it takes the U.S. Senate to approve federal appointments.

Library and Information Science

David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, was featured in a Q-and-A article in the September issue of EContent magazine about his career.   


Murry Sidlin, professor, music, was quoted in a Sept. 28 Jewish Week (New York, N.Y.) article about the Oct. 6 performance of “Defiant Requiem” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Sidlin will conduct the performance.


David Jobes, professor, was quoted in a Sept. 13 Forbes magazine article about the U.S. military’s suicide prevention efforts. He also was quoted in two Forbes blog articles about suicide prevention.

Theology and Religious Studies

An article in the Sept. 3 issue of the National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, Mo.) quoted remarks written by Monsignor Kevin Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies, on the 20th anniversary of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the impact the apostolic constitution has had on Catholic higher education. His original written remarks appeared in the newspaper’s “Distinctly Catholic” blog. 

Monsignor Irwin also was interviewed for a video series titled “Become One Body One Spirit in Christ,” produced by the Sisters of Mercy of Australia. The project focuses on exploring the Mass through the ages, receiving the English translation, crafting the art of liturgy, celebrating the Eucharist and living the Eucharistic life.

Rev. Michael Witczak, assistant professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a Sept. 23 St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times article about the importance of relics to Catholics. The relics of Saint Don Bosco stopped in St. Petersburg recently as part of a worldwide tour.


Sophomore Mike D’Agostino was quoted in an Aug. 25 Long Island (N.Y.) Catholic article about a theater camp run by a local parish.

Junior Kristine De Leon appeared in a Sept. 10 WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) segment about her mother Lynn De Leon, who manages the band Ivy Rose. De Leon and her two sisters are part of the band.

Sarah Scanlon, a master’s student in viola performance, wrote a Sept. 23 National Public Radio online article about making a career as a musician.

CUA in General

An Aug. 26 Arlington Catholic Herald story described CUA’s freshman class, the largest in university history.

WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) featured a CUA 9/11 memorial ceremony in a Sept. 10 segment about local ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The Catholic University of America was noted as a school that is “rigorously faithful” to teachings of the Catholic Church in a Sept. 12 Chronicle of Higher Education article about the 20th anniversary of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the impact the apostolic constitution has had on Catholic higher education.

CUA was referenced in two recent Washington Post articles: a Sept. 24 article on university branding and a Sept. 27 article about university faculty who live in residence halls.

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