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May 13, 2014 - 10:45 PDT

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Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, Awards Degrees for the First Time as University President

STEUBENVILLE, OH (May 13, 2014) - Dignitaries at Franciscan University of Steubenville's 66th commencement implored graduates to use their knowledge to share the Gospel and to embrace God's call for their lives. The 2014 commencement exercises, which sent forth 692 graduates from the University's 40 undergraduate and 8 master's programs, marked Father Sean O. Sheridan's, TOR's, first as president of Franciscan University.

In his homily at the May 9 Baccalaureate Mass, His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, focused on the readings, which he described as "boldly intelligent about what it means to live a Christian faith and to be passionate in your convictions about that faith."

Cardinal DiNardo asked the graduates to consider the conversion of Paul in Acts, Chapter 9. "Is it a conversion? Is it a vocational call? I think it's both," he said, noting that Paul, upon losing his sight, "has to be led into town like a little kid, like a child. The obsessive, almost violent Saul needs the simplicity of the heart of a child. Have we heard that before from Someone?"

He then reflected on the Gospel of John, Chapter 6:52-59, in which Jesus reveals himself as the Bread of Life. "You will look on that mystery in the Body and Blood of the Lord, and you will be fed, and you will be united with one another," he commented.

Cardinal DiNardo made known his pride and confidence in the new graduates: "[You have] Paul behind you. You have the Bread of Life with you. And in feeding upon Him, you will abide in a way that no scholarship, no degree, no honor, no fame could ever give to you."

Prior to the Mass, Cardinal DiNardo received an honorary doctorate in sacred theology for serving the Church both nationally and internationally, and for steadily guiding one of the country's fastest growing sees.

Born in Steubenville, Cardinal DiNardo's family moved to Pittsburgh when he was 2 years old. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1977, serving there and in Rome for many years. In 1997, he was named coadjutor bishop of Sioux City, Iowa. In 2004, he was named coadjutor bishop of Galveston-Houston, becoming Archbishop of the same diocese in 2006. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2007.

Franciscan University's graduate commencement was held the morning of May 10. His Excellency Jeffrey Monforton, bishop of Steubenville, received an honorary doctorate of sacred theology honoring his commitment to the Diocese of Steubenville and his unwavering friendship with Franciscan University.
In his speech, Bishop Monforton asked the graduates to ponder the definition of a Christian attitude and to serve as ambassadors of Christ.

He discussed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's assertion that education is integral to the Church's mission in proclaiming the good news. Each aspect of learning "reverberates within the ecclesial life of faith," Bishop Monforton explained, and he cautioned the graduates against hiding their faith under a "bushel basket."

"Franciscan University cannot keep the truth up on a hill. We must get out to the people of God," he urged.

"We should be aware constantly that to teach, to lead, to serve is nothing more than an act of love," Bishop Monforton stressed, invoking the words of St. Teresa of Ávila, who reminded the faithful that God does not simply want deeds, but the love that prompts them.

Bishop Monforton was installed as the fifth bishop of Steubenville in September 2012, following service as rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and as pastor of St. Andrew's Parish in Rochester. He previously served the Archdiocese of Detroit in several pastoral and administrative positions, also serving as personal priest secretary to Adam Cardinal Maida.

In his remarks during his first commencement ceremony as president of Franciscan University, Father Sheridan encouraged the graduate degree recipients to continue developing their relationship with Christ.

"That is how we begin to serve the Lord--through our own personal conversion, by deepening our own efforts to grow in holiness, and by living the joy of the Gospel in all that we say and do," he said. "Like St. Francis, the Poverello of Assisi, may you always be the presence of Christ to all people that God sends into your lives."

During the undergraduate commencement later that morning, Michael P. Warsaw, chairman of the board and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network, the world's largest religious media network, received an honorary doctorate of communications for his leadership in helping Catholic media become a voice of truth in a hostile culture.

Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and went on to hold senior management positions in television production, satellite operations, and technical services. He was named president of EWTN in 2000, and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009.

Upon accepting his honorary degree, Warsaw recounted the friendship between Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, and Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Franciscan University's fourth president. The relationship "led to much, much collaboration that continues to this day," Warsaw said. "We, and our audiences around the world, have been blessed greatly by that collaboration, and I thank you for that wonderful gift to EWTN and to the Church." "Franciscan University Presents," the monthly television program produced on campus, has aired on EWTN for more than two decades.

In his address, Warsaw shared anecdotes about Mother Angelica who overcame the challenges of age, poor health, and inexperience in founding the network.

"Everyone thought she was crazy and they told her so," he said. "So why take on this important work, this impossible task? She took on the work because she was called by God to do it. It wasn't her idea--it was his--and she embraced it."

"We can all change the world in varying ways, but this will not mean that the world will necessarily acknowledge what we do, or thank you, or care, or think that what you contribute to your family and to the Church is anything meaningful or worthy of praise," he remarked. "What the world thinks is not our concern. The important thing, as Mother Angelica's life and the lives so many of the saints have shown us, is to be faithful and to persevere."

The top five states represented by the 2014 graduating class, in order, are Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Michigan, and Virginia. The most popular majors among the graduates are theology, business (six majors combined), nursing, psychology, and communication arts.

Complete audio and video of Cardinal DiNardo's homily and of the commencement addresses can be found at http://www.franciscan.edu/Commencement2014/.

Contact

Franciscan University of Steubenville
http://http://franciscan.edu/
OH, 43952 US
Tom Sofio - Associate Director of Public Relations,

Keywords

Franciscan University, Graduation, Commencement, Cardinal DiNardo, EWTN

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Catholic Schools & Religious Education

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Pope Francis Imparts Apostolic Blessing to Fifth Annual Global Rosary Relay For Priests
Worldpriest
June 06, 2014 - 8:21 PDT

Media Advisory - PBS to air special on Benedictines of Mary's hit album Lent at Ephesus
Carmel Communications
June 02, 2014 - 11:43 PDT

Catholic Organists finally get their own hymn book.
Frog Music Press
May 30, 2014 - 9:47 PDT

Survey Points to Growing Impact of Franciscan University Youth Conferences on Priestly Vocations
Franciscan University of Steubenville
May 30, 2014 - 6:45 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air throughout the U.S. this weekend
May 29, 2014 - 8:35 PDT

RENEW International's Spanish Publication Recognized for Excellence
RENEW International
May 28, 2014 - 8:45 PDT

Scott Hahn's Angels and Saints Blog Tour: May 27 - June 7
Image Books/Random House
May 26, 2014 - 3:41 PDT

Franciscan University Chancellor Honored by Christendom College
Franciscan University of Steubenville
May 23, 2014 - 6:09 PDT

Six Franciscan University Graduates to Enter Seminary, Religious Orders
Franciscan University of Steubenville
May 23, 2014 - 6:02 PDT

Israel welcome Pope Francis with special stamp sheet
Israel Postal Company
May 22, 2014 - 11:58 PDT

The CatholicTV Network to air coverage of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the Holy Land
May 20, 2014 - 12:58 PDT

Renowned boys of St. Paul's Choir School ink international recording deal with AimHigher Recordings
May 19, 2014 - 7:12 PDT

The CatholicTV Network to Air Ordinations to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston
The CatholicTV Network
May 16, 2014 - 7:55 PDT

Damon Owens to Appear on The CatholicTV Network
The CatholicTV Network
May 15, 2014 - 7:54 PDT

The Catholic University of America Baccalaureate Mass to air LIVE on The CatholicTV Network
May 15, 2014 - 7:32 PDT

Clean comedy cleans up at box office
May 13, 2014 - 12:59 PDT

Cardinal, Bishop, and EWTN CEO Address the Class of 2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville
May 13, 2014 - 10:45 PDT

Saint Benedict Press Named Exclusive Publisher for Catholic Scirpture Study International
Saint Benedict Press, LLC/TAN Books
May 12, 2014 - 1:40 PDT

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow to Appear on The CatholicTV Network
The CatholicTV Network
May 12, 2014 - 7:53 PDT

'MOMS' NIGHT OUT' DEBUTS TODAY: MOM-COM FOR THE WHOLE FAM NO. 3 IN TICKET PRE-SALES
Carmel Communications
May 09, 2014 - 10:18 PDT

SoulCore Founders to Appear on The CatholicTV Network
The CatholicTV Network
May 08, 2014 - 11:57 PDT

It's now or never to build a just and humane society
May 08, 2014 - 8:50 PDT

3 Nat'l Catholic Leaders Elected to Nonprofit Board of Directors
Catholic Leadership Institute
May 08, 2014 - 8:46 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo
May 07, 2014 - 10:48 PDT

Father Rocky Hoffman to Appear on The CatholicTV Network
The CatholicTV Network
May 06, 2014 - 9:59 PDT

Catholic Novel Wins National Secular Award
Little Flower Strategies
May 05, 2014 - 12:53 PDT

Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Saint John Paul II
The CatholicTV Network
May 05, 2014 - 9:58 PDT

Nat'l Catholic Leader Frank Hanna Joins Catholic Leadership Inst. Board of Directors
Catholic Leadership Institute
May 02, 2014 - 6:24 PDT

Father Jim Martin to Appear on The CatholicTV Network
The CatholicTV Network
May 01, 2014 - 9:56 PDT

TAN Books Named Exclusive Publisher for Confraternity of the Precious Blood
Saint Benedict Press, LLC/TAN Books
April 30, 2014 - 11:31 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air in Denver and Colorado Springs
April 30, 2014 - 10:39 PDT

What happens when you realize that God's not dead?
April 29, 2014 - 10:20 PDT

CAMPAIGN FOR AWARD-WINNING CATHOLIC DOCUMENTARY LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER
April 28, 2014 - 12:20 PDT

World Apostolate of Fatima Co-Hosting Marian Eucharistic Conference
April 28, 2014 - 4:31 PDT

Veritas Conference Champions Authentic Religious Freedom
Franciscan University of Steubenville
April 26, 2014 - 10:18 PDT

Walsh University Hosts Spring Commencement Ceremony, Sunday, May 4 Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love to Keyn
Walsh University
April 24, 2014 - 9:38 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air in San Francisco
April 24, 2014 - 7:22 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air throughout South Carolina
April 24, 2014 - 7:19 PDT

Franciscan University Solidifies Ties With Historic Landmark- Kartause Maria Thronus Iesu
Franciscan University of Steubenville
April 23, 2014 - 7:26 PDT

FOUR PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA TITLES AMONG ACP AWARD FINALISTS
Pauline Books & Media
April 22, 2014 - 2:14 PDT

Picking Up Where John Paul II Left Off
Saint Luke Productions
April 22, 2014 - 11:12 PDT

Concert Series Concludes with Let's Sing!
April 22, 2014 - 6:14 PDT

Saint Faustina Drama Comes to Historic Baltimore Church
April 21, 2014 - 7:18 PDT

Massive Online Open Seminar on Women Deacons June 9-July 8, 2014
Hofstra University
April 20, 2014 - 8:27 PDT

Irish Indie Chart Topper for Good Friday 2014
One By One Ministries
April 17, 2014 - 3:06 PDT

Dr. Ben Carson Praises Vitae's 'Compassionate' Efforts
Vitae Foundation
April 17, 2014 - 1:28 PDT

Akron General Hosptial namesWalsh University Student is 2014 Outstanding Student Nurse of the Year
Walsh University
April 17, 2014 - 6:58 PDT

'Life as a Sister'--A Unique Website Goes Live
Sisters of Bon Secours
April 16, 2014 - 1:21 PDT

The CatholicTV Network to Provide Canonization Coverage
The CatholicTV Network
April 16, 2014 - 8:18 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air in Montana
April 15, 2014 - 10:47 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air in South Dakota
April 15, 2014 - 10:45 PDT

Media Advisory - Messenger of the Truth documentary to air in Oklahoma
April 15, 2014 - 10:44 PDT

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