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Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M.Conv, chaplain, was quoted in a Cardinal Newman Society story on colleges and marriage. See below.

Catholic Colleges Must Tell Story of God’s Vision for Marriage, Says CUA Chaplain

From: Cardinal Newman Society
Date: Oct. 16, 2015
Author: Kimberly Scharfenberger

Modern culture often “presents marriage as a convenience, a good financial arrangement, or simply a lark,” Father Jude DeAngelo, chaplain and director of campus ministry at CUA, told The Cardinal Newman Society. As a response, “our Catholic colleges need to continue to teach the beauty and truth of this profound sacrament.”

It is especially important for young people to fully understand marriage as not just a vocation to holiness, but as the integral framework for Christ’s relationship to the Church, said Fr. DeAngelo. “Jesus himself defines marriage and speaks about the fidelity of the husband and wife. His first sign is performed at the wedding feast at Cana. The marriage bond is shown as a sign of the relationship of Christ to his body in the epistles.”

Fr. DeAngelo shared that many marriages take place between alumni, whom he has helped to prepare for marriage. This past year, he prepared a couple in their junior year who then married over the summer. And each year, the University’s Office of Alumni Relations hosts a St. Valentine’s Day event to celebrate married alumni couples.

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