Christendom College President to Aid Pontifical Council

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, JAN. 9, 2003 ( John Paul II has appointed Christendom College President Timothy O’Donnell to a five-year term as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

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O’Donnell, 51, has served as college president since 1992 and has taught both theology and history at Christendom since 1984.

The father of nine, he earned a licentiate and a doctorate in ascetical and mystical theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has taught at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California, and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

O’Donnell will be joining the presidential committee of the Pontifical Council with fellow newly appointed consultors Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and Franciscan Father David Jaeger of the Custody of the Holy Land, as well as several others.

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