Conference on Catholic higher education to be held in Arlington

For the first time in Arlington, the Institute of Catholic Culture and The Cardinal Newman Society are co-sponsoring a presidential conference entitled "CRISIS: Catholic Higher Education and the Next Generation."

The conference will be held Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Burke Hall at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required.

With hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists descending on the nation's capital for the March for Life Jan. 22, this conference invites attendees from around the country to come head-to-head with the ever increasing crisis in Catholic higher education.

Conference speakers and topics include: Timothy O'Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, "Catholic Higher Education, the Church's View"; Michael McLean, president of Thomas Aquinas College, "Catholic Education and the Order of Learning"; George Harne, president of Northeast Catholic College, "The Human Person, Culture, and the Promise of Catholic Higher Education"; Kevin Roberts, president of Wyoming Catholic College, "False Egalitarianism: Problems with American Education"; and Father Sean Sheridan, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, "Catholic Higher Education and the New Evangelization."

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