Media Room

Catholic Distance University supports the media in its effort to inform the public about CDU, online education, and the Catholic Church as a whole.  The office of the communications director oversees this effort to demonstrate how the dynamic mission of CDU succeeds at serving the community by educating future leaders, promoting the search for truth and intellectual discipline, and transforming hearts and mind through the living word of God.

The office of the communications director also assists the media in locating faculty experts who can provide a disinterested, third-party statement to clarify contemporary issues in the news.

Thank you for your interest in helping us to communicate with the public at large.

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How visiting prisoners can change your life (and theirs)

By Therese Bussen / Denver Catholic

Denver, Colo., Aug 31, 2017 / 06:15 am (Denver Catholic).- Sometimes people surprise us for the better.

For Lorenzo Patelli, leader of one of the Communion and Liberation (CL) communities in Denver, and a man called “J,” a former inmate who is now on parole, the surprise of friendship turned into a deep encounter with Christ through one another — all in the setting of prison ministry.

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CDU on Relevant Radio

Click below to hear interviews with Sister Mary Brendon Zajac on Relevant Radio's Morning Air program

February 15, 2017 (advance to minute 44)

February 23 (beginning of stream)

Steve Hemler on Seize the Day

Listen to Professor Steven Hemler on Gus LLoyd's Seize the Day radio show on the SiriusXM Catholic Channel.

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Catholic Distance University Honors Order's Commitment to Education

At it's annual dinner and awards ceremony Nov. 5 in Arlington, VA., Catholic Distance University (CDU) bestowed its Founder's Award on Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori for their contributions to Catholic education.


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.

Archbishop Lori, Knights honored for commitment to Catholic higher education

November 08, 2016

By Christopher Gunty

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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.

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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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 the image below to hear Dr. Brown speak about the three stages of spirituality.


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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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