A Second Rome: Catholic Distance University Nurtures the Heart of the Church

Students get a faithful Catholic education, rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, without leaving home

It’s becoming increasingly common for colleges and universities to offer online programs. After all, these programs are often more affordable and convenient for students and allow them to continue working while pursuing a course of studies. But Catholic Distance University—a pioneer in online education—has taken online learning a step further, creating an exclusively online Catholic university with community, a rich pedagogy and vast resources.

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Catholic Distance University Will Honor Carl Anderson and Archbishop Lori with the Founders Award

NOVEMBER 5, 2016

CHARLES TOWN, WV – Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight, and Archbishop William E. Lori, S.T.D., Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus and Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will be honored with the 2016 Founders Award by Catholic Distance University (CDU).

The award will be presented by the university at its annual Gala on Saturday, November 5, in Arlington, Virginia. The announcement was made by Marianne Evans Mount, PhD, president of the university.

“Carl Anderson and Archbishop Lori are exceptional Church leaders, and Catholic Distance University is honored to recognize them with the Founders Award,” said Dr. Mount.

“The organization they represent — the Knights of Columbus — promotes spiritual renewal among Catholics by strengthening them in holiness and unity, according to Pope Benedict,” added the CDU president. “The Knights are in the vanguard in supporting the evangelization of family life through the mission of the domestic Church.”

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Dr. Carole Brown on Relevant Radio

CDU’s own Dr. Carole Brown was interviewed on Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air” talk show on September 21, 2016. Click this link to hear Dr. Brown speak about the three stages of spirituality.

Marianne Mount on Jen Fulwiler Radio Show

CDU President Dr. Marianne Evans Mount was interviewed on the “Jen Fulwiler Radio Show” on September 14, 2016. Click below to hear Dr. Mount speak about CDU and the importance of lifelong learning.

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Archbishop Lori, Knights honored for commitment to Catholic higher education

November 08, 2016

By Christopher Gunty

ARLINGTON, Va. – What started as correspondence courses by mail more than three decades ago is now an online university that awards degrees in Catholic theology to students around the world.

Catholic Distance University moved its headquarters from Virginia to Charles Town, W.V., in 2014, but continues to educate students in all 50 states and more than 60 countries in graduate certificate programs and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. CDU claims to be the only all-online Catholic university in the United States.

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Knights’ Leaders Recognized for Commitment to Higher Education

From Knightline, News for Knights of Columbus leaders, December 2016 issue

At its annual dinner and awards ceremony Nov. 5 in Arlington, Va., Catholic Distance University bestowed its Founder’s Award upon Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori for their contributions to Catholic education. This award constitutes the university’s highest honor.

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CDU in the News: 2013 Gala

Catholic Distance University celebrates three decades of faith education 


Ann M. Augherton | 11/26/13 | Catholic Herald


Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde presents the Founders Award to Barbara and Tim Murphy of St. Agnes Church in Arlington for their many years of service to Catholic Distance University and to the local Catholic community as Marianne Evans Mount (left), CDU president, and the couple’s son Brian Murphy look on. Thirty years of educating the laity in faith formation and theology was the focus of the Catholic Distance University Nov. 23 gala in Arlington.
Being likened to “the humble grain of the mustard seed” planted 30 years ago, Marianne Evans Mount, CDU president, said that seed continues to foster “an invitation 24 hours a day to the living word of God.” Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde, chairman of the CDU board of trustees, gave a blessing and spoke at the event. The bishop praised CDU for its strong mission and for being “an evangelizing voice throughout the world.”

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