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  • August 25, 2015

    Students Design Altar for Pope Francis

    Ariadne Cerritelli, Matthew Hoffman, and Joseph Taylor, 2015 architecture graduates who won a CUA competition to design altar furnishings for Pope Francis, attended an event for the media on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the workshop where the furniture is being assembled. More than two dozen reporters and photographers from local outlets attended.

  • August 17, 2015

    Pope’s encyclical said to uphold Church teaching

    Monsignor Kevin Irwin, research professor, theology, was extensively quoted in a Catholic Virginian article on a presentation he delivered on Laudato Si.

  • August 14, 2015

    Leaders Expect Pope to Address Migration

    Enrique Pumar, chair, sociology, and Julia Young, assistant professor, history, were quoted in a CNS story on how the Pope might address migration in September.

  • August 13, 2015

    Must Catholics back the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, politics, was quoted in a National Catholic Register article questioning whether Catholics in the United States should back the Iran Nuclear Deal.

  • August 13, 2015

    Dean on Virtue in Business

    Brian Engelland, interim dean, School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN Live on Rerum Novarum and the necessity of virtue within business and economics.

  • August 11, 2015

    How GOP Leaders Score on Catholic Issues

    Chad Pecknold, associate professor of theology, was interviewed on EWTN News Nightly on how GOP leaders scored on Catholic issues in the recent debate

  • August 11, 2015

    The Pope on Divorced and Remarried Catholics

    Melissa Moschella, assistant professor, philosophy, was interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU about the Pope's remarks on divorced and remarried Catholics.

  • August 8, 2015

    Carpenter Builds Second Papal Altar

    The Washington Post published a story on the building of the furniture to be used at Pope Francis's Mass Sept. 23. The furniture was designed by three CUA students.

  • August 7, 2015

    CUA and the Knights of Columbus

    University President John Garvey was interviewed by EWTN at the Knights of Columbus 133rd Supreme Convention about the relationship between CUA and the Knights.

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William Mattison

William C. Mattison, III, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of Theology and Religious Studies and Associate Professor of Moral Theology

Marriage/Family/Sexuality, Bioethics, Virtues, Catholic Education, Catholic Moral Theology (The Thought Of St. Thomas Aquinas) 

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The Pope & The CEO: John Paul II's Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard

The Pope & The CEO: John Paul II's Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard

Andreas Widmer

Former Swiss Guard, CEO and business leader Andreas Widmer gives a behind-the-scenes look into Pope John Paul II and how those memories shaped and forged his success as a corporate executive.

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