A Christendom Midsummer

CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE, May 18 — Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wis., Father Benedict Groeschel and Rick Santorum will be among the featured speakers at Christendom College’s annual Summer Institute. The one-day conference, titled “Marriage and the Family,” will be held July 21 at Christendom’s campus in Front Royal, Va. Father Groeschel will deliver the conference’s keynote address on marriage and its enemies. Santorum, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2006, will speak about the importance and centrality of the family in society. Bishop Morlino, who is chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, will deliver a talk concerning the defense of marriage and the natural law.

The Dawn of Chastity

CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY, June 5 — Journalist and Catholic convert Dawn Eden has been appointed the first director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s new Love & Responsibility Program. The program will promote chastity on Catholic campuses. Before joining the Cardinal Newman Society, Eden was a deputy news editor of the New York Daily News. She is the author of The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On.

Catholic College Moves Downtown

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, June 14 — Chatfield College, a Catholic liberal-arts institution founded by the Ursuline Sisters, has announced plans to move a campus from the suburbs of North Fairmount, Ohio, to the Over-the-Rhine section of Cincinnati. The school’s main campus is in St. Martin in Brown County. “Everybody was going to the suburbs but we chose to counter the trend,” said Georgia Bergan, assistant dean. “We hope to give people more opportunity and the belief that they can succeed at higher education.”