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Cardinal Burke to Chair Christendom College's 35th Anniversary Honorary Dinner Committee
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, has graciously agreed to serve as the Chairman of the Honorary Dinner Committee.
Cardinal Burke, who in 2007 received an honorary doctorate from Christendom College, is deeply impressed with how Christendom's education is making an impact on its alumni and the culture at large.
"I always think that the ultimate test of the excellence of a Catholic college is the quality of Faith in Christ and in His Church of the alumni, and Christendom certainly stands out in that regard," he said.
Joining Cardinal Burke on the Honorary Dinner Committee, so far, are Senator George Allen, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Rev. Robert Barron, Rev. Shenan Boquet, Governor Sam Brownback, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Robert Carlson, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Hon. Ken Cuccinelli, Bishop Everard de Jong, Archbishop Joseph Di Noia, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Dr. William A. Donohue, Cardinal Francis George, Dr. Robert George, Mother Assumpta Long, Archbishop William Lori, Patrick Madrid, Bishop John Nienstedt, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, Bishop David O'Connell, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Bishop David Ricken, Rev. George Rutler, Bishop Michael Sheridan, and Bishop David Zubik.
All Honorary Dinner Committee members have sent notes of congratulations and praise to the College.
Committee member Archbishop William E. Lori of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, says:
[Christendom College] continues to guide young people at a critical juncture in their lives to strengthen their relationship with Christ through the sacraments and prayer, to grow in virtue, and to develop a deeper understanding of all that the Church believes and teaches.
Committee member Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, says:
Since its founding in 1977, Christendom College has sought to be an example in Catholic higher education through fidelity to the Magisterium and intellectual tradition of the Church. In addition to providing students with the academic skills to become capable professionals, Christendom College also strives to offer its students the opportunity to grow in their love for Christ. I am grateful for the mission of Christendom College and for the blessing that its graduates are to our communities as well as to the universal Church. As we celebrate the Year of Faith, we give thanks to God for the dedication of those who teach, administer, and study at Christendom College, contributing to the important work of the New Evangelization.
The Gala dinner, which will be emceed by a former original "Mouseketeer"