May 27, 2021
Cover of spring issue featuring an image of Wilton Gregory

We are so proud to call him a “Cardinal” that we put him on the cover. 

CatholicU magazine’s spring 2021 edition features a cover story on Catholic University Chancellor Cardinal Wilton Gregory. The archbishop of Washington led the national news cycle last November when he became the Church’s first African American cardinal. “A Cardinal Makes History” offers readers the opportunity to get to know Cardinal Gregory by reading about him and his life story. 

The spring issue also includes the winning essays in the magazine’s first-ever student writing contest. The essays reflect on “A Year Like No Other” as students and members of the Class of 2020 share their experiences of being a college student during the COVID-19 pandemic. These essays are compelling, creative, and at times, comical.

It was also an unprecedented year for teachers across the country who were suddenly forced to pivot to virtual education in the wake of pandemic lockdowns. In “Teachers of the Year,” readers meet several alumni educators who made it work through ingenuity, determination, and passion.

Rounding out the spring magazine are alumni profiles, class notes, and University news. 

CatholicU magazine was recently awarded second place in the Alumni Magazine of the Year category of the Catholic Media Association’s alumni magazine awards program. The spring edition is in the mail and online now.