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February 20, 2024

Dr. Sophia Aguirre’s Visionary Conversation on Guadalupe Network Radio

In a recent episode of "Catholic Lunch Break" on Guadalupe Network Radio, Dr. Sophia Aguirre joined host Wyatt Goolsby for a compelling conversation that highlighted her journey in Catholic Distance University’s mission, education and her innovative vision for the future of Catholic Distance University. Dr. Sophia Aguirre, renowned for her expertise in economics and higher education brings a unique perspective to the dialogue. As an educator, author, and advocate for the marginalized, her insights resonate deeply with those seeking to integrate their faith into their daily lives and societal interactions. They talk about the transformative potential of technology, and how CDU is pioneering the integration of AI and big data design into the curriculum, providing students with cutting-edge skills that are essential for success in the digital age. However, unlike secular institutions CDU remains deeply committed to ensuring that these advancements are guided by a Christian anthropology—a framework that recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of every human person. CDU also prepares to launch new initiatives in online education, including an exclusively Spanish-language program on Catholic social teaching. By offering students a holistic education that integrates faith, reason, and technological innovation, CDU seeks to empower them to become leaders in their fields while remaining steadfast in their Christian identity. In conclusion, Dr. Sophia Aguirre's goals for Catholic education, as shared on "Catholic Lunch Break," offers a compelling glimpse into the future of online learning. With a focus on liberal arts education, AI, Ecclesial administration management and big data design that prepares students for success in their careers. As we embark on this journey together, may we draw inspiration from CDUs vision and strive to build a world where education nurtures both minds and souls. To listen to the full episode please visit Guadalupe Radio Network To watch the full interview please visit Catholic Distance University (
January 25, 2024

Discussion Night

You’re Invited: Virtual Discussion Night on Home and Identity with Dr. Aguirre Join us for an intellectual deep-dive on Creating Home and Identity with Dr. Maria Sophia Aguirre, President of Catholic Distance University. Mark your calendar for this enlightening virtual Discussion Night on February 7th at 7:30 p.m. EST on Zoom. About Dr. Maria Sophia Aguirre With years of dedicated academic research in the subjects of home, economics, and identity, Dr. Aguirre’s insights promise to illuminate the role that home plays in shaping successful societies and fostering authentic happiness, a conversation that so desperately needs to happen in our rapidly changing society. We’ll Explore
  • The impact and consequences of introducing new technologies into our lives and homes
  • The why and how of creating a person-centered home for forming a healthy relationship with identity and self
  • The profound impact of family dinners and relationships on the building of human and social capital
  • The significance of actions, even those within the safety and sanctuary of our own homes
Details Date: February 7th Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom  
January 3, 2024

New Year Message

Joyous New Year’s To You and Yours

Dear CDU community, As we wrap up one year and start another, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year behind us and extend warm wishes for the one ahead. To you and all of your loved ones, I wish you a new year filled with the blessings and joy of the Lord. May we all draw nearer to the heart of God and grow in holiness this year. Let us continue to pray for peace, hope, and love throughout the world for 2024. It has been a wonderful experience hitting the ground running and getting to know the university community in 2023 as I started my tenure as president. There are big things in store for the university in 2024. We look forward to sharing exciting news with you in the coming months, including the development of new undergraduate and graduate programs and a rebranding of the university. I am so grateful for the blessing that you are to Catholic Distance University. Your support of our community is immeasurable. May God bless you in 2024. Know of my prayers for you and your loved ones each day. New Year’s Blessings, Sophia Aguirre
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