Commencement ceremonies recognize students' academic achievements at The Catholic University of America alongside faculty, families, and friends. It is a celebration of students' educational journey as well as the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.


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Aleteia’s Jesús Colina to Give 2019 Commencement Address

Internationally prominent journalist Jesús Colina, 51, founded two groundbreaking Catholic news sites―ZENIT (1997) and Aleteia (2013). He will address the Class of 2019 at the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, where he will also be presented with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

Colina is the global editor of Aleteia, a multi-language Catholic website that has won the Catholic Press Association’s award for “Best General Publisher Website” three years running. The site is the largest Catholic website in the world. It registers 15 million monthly unique users across eight languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, French, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian.

Learn more about Jesús Colina and Catholic University's 2019 Commencement.

Watch video of other 2019 honorary degree recipients.