People in Basillica and Seal of Newman GuideBelmont, NC (July 15, 2019) – Once again The Cardinal Newman Society has recognized Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., in its annual edition of The Newman Guide for 2019-2020, the flagship project of The Cardinal Newman Society that recommends 28 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for excellence in faithful Catholic education.

The Newman Guide colleges respect their important role as “integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News.” They strive to carry out Pope Benedict’s charge, that “each and every aspect of your learning communities reverberates within the ecclesial life of faith.” Each college listed on the guide has a searchable profile with photos, videos, and social media links and users of the online guide can sort the list by major and activities offered.

“Our Catholic identity is integral to who we are, to be recognized by The Newman Guide is a clear indicator that the academics and the whole environment at Belmont Abbey College is one that our Catholic students thrive in and enjoy,” said Rolando Rivas Executive Director for College Marketing & Communications. “With new majors like Pastoral Ministry, Theology and Philosophy, and Great Books our Catholic students have a broad repertoire of majors to choose from to chart their futures.”

A printed Newman Guide resource will be available in the fall.

As part of its Newman Guide program, The Cardinal Newman Society has expanded its innovative “Recruit Me” program, which invites The Newman Guide colleges to recruit interested high school students, shares college search tips, and allows seniors to participate in the Newman Society’s $5,000 Essay Scholarship Contest.

For graduates of Newman Guide colleges and others, the Newman Society’s new website connects faithful Catholic schools and colleges with qualified job candidates dedicated to their Catholic faith and the mission of Catholic education.

Founded in 1993, the mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education at all levels, including elementary, secondary and higher education. The Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supported by individuals, businesses, and foundations.