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Mr. Bachmann is the father of Rev. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B. (’82), a priest and the guestmaster at Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey in Hulbert, Oklahoma.

Last weekend the campus of Thomas Aquinas College, California, was blessed with a visit from a new friend, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Text and audio of a lecture by Dr. Timothy B. Noone, professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America

When the March is over, friends are welcome to enjoy a free concert by the St. Paul’s Choir, courtesy of an invitation from alumnus Eric Maurer (’98).

“As a sophomore at the recently opened east coast campus of Thomas Aquinas College … Kelly volunteered to help plan the college’s first trip to the March for Life.”

On Saturday evening the students and faculty families of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, gathered in Olivia Music Hall for the first-ever Epiphany Dance.

Commencement speaker, Annual Report, photos and more

Dozens of students traveled to Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for OneLife LA — the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ event to promote dignity of human life.

The Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, has agreed to serve as the College’s 2020 Commencement Speaker.

The Walk for Life West Coast has released a video featuring footage from last year's walk, and Thomas Aquinas College students can be seen throughout.

Having recently completed his flight training for the Apache helicopter, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Alex Potts (’14) is now stationed in Katterbach, Germany.

Sr. Maria Kiely, OSB (’77) serves on the editorial committee for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.

“These are the things that human beings were made to do, and these are what can bring them happiness.”

Thomas A. Alexander (’99) has been named the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict.

In Humble Servant of Truth, Mrs. O’Reilly tells the story of the Angelic Docto. 

“The mystery of Christmas was made known to us at night.”

Robert Barbera is founder of the Mentoris Project, which publishes biographies and novels based on the lives of prominent Italians and Italian- Americans.

The Greenfield Reporter has named the opening of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, as one of its biggest stories of 2019.

A regular writer on Catholic Exchange, alumna author Suzie Andres (’87) opens her latest column with a timely question: What is the Perfect Christmas Gift?

"When I look at the beauty of these grounds, it just cries for a presence, a human presence here."

A festive celebration among many of the dear friends who have given generously to the College and its students over the last year.

“The whole pioneer experience is something that I am very much familiar with,” says new tutor Dr. Benjamin Block.

Amazon Smile gives .5 percent of the price of all eligible purchases to the charitable organization of its customers’ choice — including Thomas Aquinas College.

Thomas Aquinas College invites alumni, parents, benefactors, and other friends to walk and pray for the unborn with its students in January.

In this, his first year as a member of the Thomas Aquinas College faculty, Dr. Peter Cross is teaching on the College’s California campus.

The best book on American democracy is written by a French nobleman, Alexis de Tocqueville.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Winifred Catherine Buckley, sister-in-law of Chaplain Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J.

It’s finals week at Thomas Aquinas College, and students are supplementing their academic preparation with various forms of spiritual preparation.

The legal-news website Law360 has identified 160 lawyers as its 2019 MVPs, including Raymond Tittmann (’94).

The students of Thomas Aquinas College, California, transformed St. Joseph Commons into a formal ballroom for the annual Christmas dance.

Chaplain Rev. Greg Markey and the Thomas Aquinas College Choir led a service of “Advent Lessons & Carols” in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel.

New crest, a time of Thanksgiving, photos & more!

On Friday night students at Thomas Aquinas College, California, gathered in St. Joseph Commons for a campus-wide contest based on the TV gameshow Jeopardy!

Miss Walsh is the founder and director of Secret Garden Educational Pathways, an online tutoring and remediation service for students with special needs.

The Washington Examiner recently featured a profile of alumnus Matt Valliere (’05), executive director of the Patients Rights Action Fund.

With the addition of the New England campus in August, the College had reason to revise its official crest and, as a result, it has now adopted — for the first time — a motto.

Writing in the National Catholic Register, Patrick J. Reilly considers a question often raised by Thomas Aquinas College’s prospective students.

The Thomas Aquinas College, California, Choir and Orchestra hosted a Thanksgiving Concert as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series.

For three decades, the students of Thomas Aquinas College have come together on a weekend in November for the Turkey Bowl, an annual flag-football game.

Just as the Pilgrims celebrated their safe arrival in New England with a Thanksgiving feast in 1619, so, too, did Thomas Aquinas College’s new campus on Saturday evening.

On Sunday evening President Michael F. McLean hosted students, faculty, and staff at an all-College Thanksgiving dinner.

“We should give thanks not only with our words but with our deeds as well, especially now as the semester draws to a close.”

The first of last year’s graduates to answer God’s call to the priesthood or religious is Sr. Mary Catherine Eddyblouin (’19).

The College has bid farewell to an alumnus who has been instrumental in establishing the New England campus, and who is now devoting his energies to editorial cartooning.

Georgia Snethun (’23) earned an ARCT diploma in speech arts and drama from the Royal Conservatory of Music, with the highest mark in all of Canada.

Please pray for TAC mother and grandmother Paule Ford, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

What did Shakespeare make of the philosophical and theological learning that was available to him?

Students and faculty on the California campus honored “the first First Lady of Thomas Aquinas College,” Marilyn McArthur, celebrating her 90th birthday.

Praise from Massachusetts, the Mercury Transit, photos and more!

When the first snow of the season fell on the New England campus last week, three hearty souls decided to seek out more. 

Please pray for Quincy Masteller, the College’s longtime general counsel, who is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer.

Two months after he graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2018, Thomas O’Hara married classmate Misha (Johnston ’18), and the couple departed for Prague …

Dozens watched through a telescope, outfitted with a solar filter, that was the gift of a new friend and benefactor of the College, Mr. Paul Dougherty.

Major Tulsi L. Rogers (’98) recently participated in a mock trial at famed Courtroom 600 at the Justizpalast in Nuremberg, Germany.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patricia Kessler (’87).

Fr. Markey sent an email to the College’s alumni and friends, asking for their help to make the century-old chapel on the New England campus a fitting home for Catholic worship.

Students at Thomas Aquinas College, California, performed in the first of this year’s two informal concerts — “Schubertiades” — in St. Cecilia Hall.

In this Month of the Holy Souls, please pray for all of the College’s deceased alumni, chaplains, governors, faculty, and staff.

Students prepare for, then celebrate, Halloween on the California campus.

As we approach the feast of All Saints and All Souls, please pray for the repose of the soul of Maria Fairman, wife of Michael Fairman ('87).

“One Christ Loving Himself: St. Augustine’s Theology of Deification”

In anticipation of last weekend’s “Harvest Dance,” the students of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, gathered Friday afternoon to carve pumpkins.

Each fall, during the mid-semester break for Don Rags, the students of Thomas Aquinas College host an Open-Mic Night to showcase their musical talents.

“Inspiring Heroes: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life”

“Thomas Aquinas College is offering nothing less than the chance to help ensure your child a life of faith [and] give them a broad ranging education.”

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marie Ann Dean, who worked as an assistant librarian at the College from 2007 to 2008, and whose son, Edmund, is a member of the Class of 2010.

Students on the College’s new campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, held  an outdoor social last Friday.

One year ago, Thomas Aquinas College tutor Dr. Travis Cooper and his wife, Briena (Dunkel ’06), requested prayers for their then 8-year-old son, Damian.

The Cardinal Newman Society has profiled Rev. Gary Selin, S.T.D. (’89), formation advisor and assistant professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. 

Please pray for Noreen (Barr ’79) McCann, mother of Jack (’09), Molly (’11), Maggie (’13), Martin (’16), Patrick (’17), and Bridget (’20).

There was much joy and excitement on both campuses when His Holiness Pope Francis canonized St. John Henry Newman — the latest canonized saint in the College’s classical curriculum.

“We need ethical therapists, and this is why I have come to talk to you today,” Marietta Grumbine (’14) told a group of California students at a career talk about psychology and counseling. 

Last Saturday marked the first-ever Homeric Games of Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

Perfect scores, National Review, photos & more

Over Columbus Day Weekend, Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., led a group of some 30 California students on a backpacking trip to Topatopa Bluff.

Some 28 Massachusetts priests and deacons from Franklin and Hampshire counties met for their bimonthly meeting Monday at Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

“A Traditional Catholic College in the Second-Least Religious State”

After weekly matches that lasted throughout the first half of the semester, the intramural volleyball season came to an end on both campuses last Friday.

On Friday evening, groups of about 20 Thomas Aquinas College students from all classes gathered in classrooms on both coasts for the All-College Seminar.

On Saturday, students of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, enjoyed a game night in Gould Hall.

The St. Jerome Institute, a just-opened, classical high school in Washington, D.C., has hired Will Bertain (’08) as its first assistant headmaster.

Alumnus attorney Andrew Emrich (’93) returned to the California campus last week to offer advice to students who hope to pursue careers in law or public policy.

It was a “baptism by immersion” on Monday evening as the students of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, celebrated the opening of the aquatics center in Meany Gymnasium.

 This past weekend, the California sophomores hosted an informal, country-themed dance for freshmen in St. Joseph Commons.

One week after their California counterparts, the College’s New England students gathered last Thursday for an “On Tap” forum with their campus’ assistant dean for student affairs.

The American Council of College Trustees and Alumni has released its report on the curricular strength of American institutions of higher learning, and the College is at the very top of the list.

Beginning on December 17, ending on Christmas day, the chaplains of Thomas Aquinas College will offer a novena of Masses in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.