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CUA's administrators, faculty, staff and students are often quoted or featured in a wide variety of print, online and TV interviews. Below are stories featuring members of the CUA community.

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  • July 24, 2014

    Profile of Law Professor in Register

    Law Professor Mark Rienzi was profiled in a National Catholic Register story on July 24. The story talked about his recent Supreme Court victories.

  • July 24, 2014

    Capital Punishment Protocol

    Associate Professor of Law Cara Drinan was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on the death penalty.

  • July 23, 2014

    Strong Values for a Strong America

    On Wednesday, July 23, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosted a forum on family values featuring Senator Marco Rubio. Thirty media outlets attended the event, including the Washington Post, Washington Times, AP, Catholic News Service, EWTN, CNN, Fox News, ABC and NBC.

  • July 21, 2014

    Shipping Container Housing

    Architecture Lecturer Travis Price and several CUA graduates were the focus of a Washington Post story on apartments being built out of shipping containers.

  • July 21, 2014

    Journey of Migrants to U.S. Border

    Martha Cruz Zuniga, clinical assistant professor, economics, discussed the journey Central and South American migrants make to the U.S. border on the July 18 edition of EWTN News Nightly.

  • July 15, 2014

    Baptism for Children of Same-Sex Couples

    Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on baptisms of the children of same-sex couples.

  • July 15, 2014

    Hobby Lobby - Owner's Individual Rights

    Robert Destro, professor of law, was quoted in a story on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case in the National Catholic Reporter.

  • July 15, 2014

    Theology of the Body

    CUA Student Amber Henry was quoted in a Catholic News Service story on the Theology of the Body.

  • July 11, 2014

    Vatican Bank Reforms and Catholic Media

    Lucia Silecchia, professor of law, appeared on EWTN News Nightly July 9 to discuss the topics of Vatican Bank reforms and Catholic media.

  • July 10, 2014

    Professors on EDNA

    Robert Destro, professor of law, and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies were interviewed by the National Catholic Register on July 10 on the implications of the White House's promised EDNA executive order on Catholic organizations.

  • July 1, 2014

    Victory for Religious Liberty

    Robert Destro, professor of law, published an op-ed in America Magazine on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court case.

  • June 30, 2014

    Convicted Vatican Diplomat

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor of philosophy, appeared on EWTN News Nightly discussing the conviction of a Vatican diplomat

  • June 30, 2014

    Legal Experts Divided on Hobby Lobby

    University President John Garvey commented in the National Catholic Register on the Hobby Lobby decision’s implications for HHS lawsuits brought by religious nonprofits.

  • June 30, 2014

    Philosophy and Law Professors on SCOTUS Ruling

    Michael Gorman, associate professor of philosophy, and Bob Destro, law professor, were interivewed on Kresta in the Afternoon on Ave Maria Radio regarding the Hobby Lobby decision announced by the Supreme Court on June 30.

  • June 26, 2014

    United States Intervention in Iraq

    V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, was quoted in a June 25 National Catholic Register article about U.S. involvement in Iraq as fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria advance across the country.

  • June 26, 2014

    Unreasonable buffer zones at abortion clinics struck down by Supreme Court

    On June 26, the Supreme Court held 9-0 that a Massachusetts law providing a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in the state is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. That case, McCullen v. Coakley, was argued personally by Law School Professor Mark Rienzi before the Justices in January.

  • June 25, 2014

    Use of Drones by the United States

    Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor, politics, discussed the United States' use of drones to kill foreign terrorists on the June 24 edition of EWTN News Nightly.

  • June 25, 2014

    Hobby Lobby: The Cost of Not Offering Health Insurance

    Dean of the School of Business and Economics Andrew Abela published an op-ed on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in the Daily Caller.

  • June 19, 2014

    March for Marriage

    John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology, was interviewed about traditional marriage.

  • June 13, 2014

    U.S. Bishops and Pope Francis

    President John Garvey was quoted in a June 12 New York Times article about how U.S. bishops are attempting to match the tone of messages from Pope Francis.

  • June 10, 2014

    Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

    Cara H. Drinan, associate professor, law, was quoted in a June 9 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about mandatory life sentences for juveniles.

  • June 5, 2014

    Estonian Composer Arvo Pärt

    Stephen Gorbos, assistant professor, music, and Sara Pecknold, doctoral candidate, music, were quoted in a June 4 Catholic News Agency/EWTN News article about Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

  • June 2, 2014

    Washingtonian Features Students' Work

    CUA architecture students were challenged to rethink the Washington, D.C., skyline if current building height limitations didn't exist.

  • May 30, 2014

    Unity in the Holy Land

    Theology Professor Pim Valkenberg was interviewed by the National Catholic Register on the Pope's recent visit to the Holy Land.

  • May 28, 2014

    Catholic-Orthodox Communion

    Msgr. Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, was interviewed by John Burger with aleteia.org on the pope's trip to the Holy Land.

  • May 17, 2014

    Archbishop of Manila Addresses Graduates

    Religio Magazine covered CUA's Baccalaureate Mass and the Homily by Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle.

  • May 14, 2014

    Divorce

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor of philosophy, appeared on the Stossel show on Fox discussing whether the government should make it harder to get a divorce.

  • May 13, 2014

    Black Mass and Tolerance

    Assistant Professor of Theology Chad Pecknold was interviewed by Catholic News Agency and Vox.com on the Black Mass re-enactment at Harvard University.

  • May 9, 2014

    AP Story Profiles Men's Tennis Coach

    A May 8 Associated Press profiled Marty Dowd, head men’s tennis coach. Dowd has been at CUA for 53 and is leading the team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament.

  • May 9, 2014

    The Pope and the UN

    Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly to discuss Pope Francis' meeting with the UN. See below around the 15 minute mark.

  • May 6, 2014

    View of Death Penalty

    Associate Professor of Law Cara Drinan was quoted in a National Catholic Register article on the death penalty.

  • May 2, 2014

    Pope Francis' Tweet About Inequality

    IPR Graduate Fellow Robert Christian examines a recent tweet from Pope Francis for Time Magazine.

  • April 24, 2014

    450th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Birthday

    Michael Mack, associate professor, English, was interviewed about the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birthday on the April 23 edition of EWTN News Nightly.

  • April 23, 2014

    Environmental Ethics

    Law Professor Lucia Silecchia appears on EWTN News Nightly for an Earth Day discussion.

  • April 22, 2014

    Legislation Targeting Sex Crimes

    Mary Leary, associate professor, law, was quoted in an April 21 New York Times article about Congressional legislated targeting a variety of sex crimes.

  • April 16, 2014

    Way of the Cross

    Catholic News Service covered CUA's traditional outdoor Stations of the Cross.

  • April 16, 2014

    A Champion of Catholic Business Ethics

    Andrew Abela, dean, business and economics, was featured in an April 16 Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald article about his career and the relationship between ethics and the business world.

  • April 14, 2014

    Faculty Member Speaks About Swiss Guard

    Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship, was interviewed by EWTN Nightly News about his former job as a member of the Swiss Guard serving under Pope John Paul II.

  • April 7, 2014

    School of Business and Free Market

    How business leaders, graduates and students associated with the CUA School of Business and Economics say their goal is to transform how America does business.

  • April 7, 2014

    40 Days of Prayer

    Senior Catilin Porter was interviewed by Catholic News Service on her Lenten devotion to prayer.

  • April 7, 2014

    Expert on Suicide

    David Jobes, professor of psychology, was quoted in a April 4 Newsweek article on suicide.

  • April 4, 2014

    Archbishop Lori on Being Pro-Life

    Catholic News Service ran a story on a lecture by Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori at Catholic University on what it means to be Pro-Life today.

  • April 4, 2014

    Provost Profiled in Home State Newspaper

    An April 3 Rhode Island Catholic article profiled Provost James Brennan’s life and career.

  • April 4, 2014

    Pope's Call for Simplicity and the Good Pope

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor, philosophy, was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on April 2 about remarks Pope Francis made on simplicity. Rev. Richard DeLillio commented for a story on Blessed John XXIII - "The Good Pope."

  • April 3, 2014

    The First 1,000 Days

    Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics, was quoted in an article on a congressional hearing, “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition,

  • April 3, 2014

    D.C. Democratic Primary

    John K. White, professor of politics, was quoted in an April 2 Washington Times story on the D.C. democratic primary.

  • March 28, 2014

    The Pope and The President

    Politics Professor Stephen Schneck appeared on PBS Newshour March 27 to discuss the meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis.

  • March 28, 2014

    Catholics in Ukraine

    Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a March 26 Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind.) article about fears of Catholic persecution in Ukraine.

  • March 28, 2014

    Washington Post Reviews Art Exhibit

    A Washington Post article reviewed the exhibit “Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School,” which is sponsored by the Department of Art.

  • March 25, 2014

    Businesses and Religious Freedom

    Andrew Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics, and Joseph Capizzi, associate professor of theology and religious studies, were interviewed recently about their book A Catechism for Business.

  • March 25, 2014

    Police Searches of Cell Phones

    Clifford Fishman, professor, law, was quoted in an ABA Journal article about two Supreme Court cases involving whether the police may search the contents of a cellphone seized incident to the lawful arrest of a criminal suspect.

  • March 17, 2014

    Religious Liberty in Ukraine

    Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, theology and religious studies, was interviewed for a March 14 Catholic News Service video about the possible impact on religious liberty in Ukraine if Crimea joins Russia.

  • March 14, 2014

    Students Serve Over Spring Break

    Students are participating in Habitat for Humanity projects and mission trips with the Office of Campus Ministry.

  • March 14, 2014

    Pope Francis' First Year

    President John Garvey wrote a reflection of Pope Francis’ first year in the papacy for the National Catholic Register.

  • March 13, 2014

    Lenten Observance in Protestant Churches

    Catholic University Theology and Religious Studies professors Christopher Ruddy and Michael Root were quoted in a March 12, 2014, Catholic News Service article about the growing popularity of the observance of Lent among Protestants.

  • March 6, 2014

    Religious Groups Unite on Situation in Crimea

    Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and a priest of the Ukrainian Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, was interviewed March 4 by Catholic News Agency on how religious groups are uniting to oppose Russia's use of troops in Crimea

  • March 6, 2014

    Traditions of Lent

    Rev. Justin Ross, O.F.M. Conv., associate chaplain for liturgy and worship, was interviewed for a March 5 WJLA/News Channel 8 story about what people are giving up for Lent.

  • February 28, 2014

    Professor in National Review on Parental Rights

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy Melissa Moschella published an article in the National Review on parental rights.

  • February 28, 2014

    Professor on EWTN on Changes at Vatican

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy Melissa Moschella was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on changes in the Vatican and the election of new cardinals.

  • February 28, 2014

    Professor Quoted on Facebook's Gender Options

    John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology, was quoted in a Feb. 26 story in the National Catholic Register on Facebook's expanded gender options.

  • February 28, 2014

    Dean Quoted on Proper Use of Relics

    Rev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., dean of the School of Canon Law, was quoted in a Catholic News Service article on the proper treatment of saints relics

  • February 26, 2014

    Dean Discusses Unrest in Ukraine

    Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, theology and religious studies, was a a guest on EWTN News Nightly on Feb. 19 to discuss the unrest in Ukraine.

  • February 17, 2014

    Philosophy Professor on Ethics of Snowden

    Melissa Moschella was interviewed by Religion & Ethics Newsweekly for a story on Edward Snowden.

  • February 17, 2014

    Professor Interviewed on St. Valentine

    Associate Professor of Theology Rev. Michael Witczak was interviewed for a Christian Post story on Valentine's Day.

  • February 17, 2014

    Business Dean on Careers with Meaning

    Andrew Abela appeared on CatholicTV to speak about the school's one year anniversary.

  • February 11, 2014

    Catholic University Students Take Polar Bear Plunge

    Student-athletes raised funds for Special Olympics D.C., as they participated in the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 7.

  • February 11, 2014

    Dean Discusses Eastern Rite of Church on EWTN

    Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, theology and religious studies, was a guest on EWTN Live on Feb. 5 to discuss the Eastern Rite of the Catholic Church.

  • February 3, 2014

    Politics Professor Quoted in Chicago Tribune

    Green was quoted in a Rueters story in the Chicago Tribune including analysis on the State of the Union.

  • February 3, 2014

    Dean Writes on Concrete Love and Economics

    Abela's commentary in National Catholic Register remarks on why the idea of concrete love is useful to understanding Church teaching about the economy.

  • February 3, 2014

    Future of the Pro-life Movement

    John Grabowski, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was interviewed for a Catholic News Service video about the future of the pro-life movement.

  • January 30, 2014

    Professor on C-SPAN Discusses Young Offenders

    Cara Drinan talked about whether young criminal offenders convicted of murder and other serious crimes should be spared mandatory life sentences.

  • January 22, 2014

    Faculty Comment on the Pope and the President

    Dean Andrew V. Abela of the School of Business and Economics, and Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies comment in this Washington Post article about President Obama's plan to meet with Pope Francis to discuss economic issues.

  • January 22, 2014

    New York Times Quotes Law Professor

    Associate Professor Cara H. Drinan criticizes states that have implemented the high court's decisions in a way the 'flouts the spirit of the decisions.'

  • January 17, 2014

    Campus Minister Interviewed on CatholicTV

    Jamila Evans was interviewed on This is the Day on March for Life preparations.

  • January 13, 2014

    Faculty Comment on Pope in Wall Street Journal

    Chad Pecknold and Stephen Schneck were quoted in a Wall Street Journal story on Jan. 12, 2014, on the Pope's appointment of new cardinals.

  • January 10, 2014

    Law Professor Pens Op-Ed for Wall Street Journal

    Law Professor Lucia Silecchia published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Religious Freedom on Jan. 9.

  • January 6, 2014

    Professors Interviewed by CNS on 2013/2014

    Catholic News Service produced two videos in which they talked to Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and Melissa Moschella, assistant professor of philosophy, about the Church in 2013 and expectations for 2014

  • December 20, 2013

    Professor's Research Discussed in Scientist

    J. Michael Mullins' discoveries of 40 years ago are now becoming understood as playing critical roles in regulating cell growth as in the formation of cancerous tumors and in growth of tissues.

  • November 26, 2013

    Professor Quoted on Exhortation in Wall Street Journal

    Chad C. Pecknold, assistant professor of theology, was quoted in a Nov. 26 story on Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel."

  • November 25, 2013

    Professor Speaks at Catholic Schools Townhall

    Dr. DeFiore presented the preliminary recommendations in the areas of Catholic identity, finance, development, governance and leadership, marketing, public relations and academics.

  • November 25, 2013

    Dean Discusses Year of Faith

    Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean, was quoted in a Nov. 22 Catholic News Agency/EWTN News article about the conclusion of the Year of Faith.

  • November 15, 2013

    President Garvey Quoted on Catholic Higher Ed

    Catholic News Service ran a story written by the Arlington Catholic Herald summarizing President Garvey's remarks on the challenges facing Catholic higher education at the recent Eastern Regional Catholic Press Association conference.

  • November 14, 2013

    ABC7, Post Cover Mass for Philippines

    WJLA ABC7 and The Washington Post covered the Mass and bilingual rosary service that FOCUS (the Filipino Organization for Catholic University Students) helped organize in solidarity with those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • November 7, 2013

    Politics Professor Quoted on Immigration Reform

    Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and associate professor of politics, was quoted in a Nov. 7 National Catholic Register (North Haven, Conn.) article about immigration reform.

  • October 29, 2013

    Law Clinic Featured in Catholic Charities Blog

    The Columbus School of Law's Immigration Litigation Clinic was featured Oct. 28, 2013, in a Catholic Charities blog.

  • October 25, 2013

    Art Chair Quoted in Story on Church's Role in Art

    "While art can inspire and delight, among its original purposes was 'explaining complex theological” ideas,' said Heimann."

  • October 8, 2013

    Team Capitol DC Featured in News

    Team Capitol DC (made up of Catholic University, George Washington, and American University students) is compteting this week in the Department of Energy 2013 Solar Decathlon. Recently they have been featured in the LA Times and on PBS Newshour.

  • October 3, 2013

    Media Buzz Surrounds Chen Announcement

    More than 50 reporters attended the Oct. 2 press conference at which activist Chen Guangcheng announced a new partnership with three organizations, including CUA.

  • October 2, 2013

    Pope's Interview with Atheist Journalist

    Christopher Ruddy, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Washington Post article about comments Pope Francis made in an interview with an atheist journalist.

  • September 30, 2013

    Solar Decathlon Blog Features Team Capitol DC

    A Sept. 28 entry on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon blog noted that Team Capitol DC was the first team to connect to the competition’s electrical systems.

  • September 25, 2013

    Babies' Sensitivity to Fighting Parents

    Ben Hinnant, assistant professor, psychology was quoted in an article in the October issue of Smithsonian Magazine about research that shows sleeping babies can sense when their parents are fighting.

  • September 23, 2013

    Eligibility to Run for U.S. President

    Sarah Duggin, professor, was quoted in an Aug. 20 Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times article about whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) can run for president of the United States.

  • September 20, 2013

    Rover's Search for Life on Mars

    BBC News

  • September 20, 2013

    Pope Francis' Interview for Jesuit Publications

    USA Today

  • September 20, 2013

    Anniversary of Oslo Peace Deal

    NBCNews.com

  • September 18, 2013

    Western Stereotypes of Buddhism

    The Washington Post

  • September 12, 2013

    Students Recall 9/11 in CNS Article

    Catholic News Service

  • August 30, 2013

    Syria and Just War Tradition

    The Huffington Post

  • August 28, 2013

    Online Education at Catholic Colleges

    National Catholic Register

  • August 27, 2013

    U.S. Bishops' Support for Immigration Reform

    Catholic World Report

  • August 22, 2013

    Common Heritage of Catholics, Lutherans

    National Catholic Register

  • August 12, 2013

    Unemployment for Millennials, Young Minorities

    Catholic News Service

  • August 7, 2013

    Former Swiss Guard on Protecting the Pope

    Catholic News Service

  • August 7, 2013

    Causes of Military Suicides

    CNN

  • August 5, 2013

    AP Article Features New Clemency CUA Clinic

    Associated Press

  • August 2, 2013

    Post Reviews Piano Performances at CUA

    The Washington Post

  • July 29, 2013

    Pope's Praise for the Elderly

    Associated Press

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