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Catholic college in Georgia abruptly closed

April 08, 2010

Southern Catholic College, a Georgia institution that was taken over last year by the Legionaries of Christ, has announced that it will close before the end of the current spring semester. Citing financial shortfalls, the administration said that the school will shut down on April 15. Founded in 2000, Southern Catholic College has battled persistent financial difficulties. The school has about 200 undergraduate students.


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  • Posted by: Lisa Nicholas, PhD - Apr. 08, 2010 9:56 PM ET USA

    This is sad news; we need more good Catholic colleges. Unfortunately, affiliating with the Legionaries of Christ may have been the fatal move. I hope the students will be able to find other good, Catholic colleges, but in the south the pickings are slim.

  • Posted by: opraem - Apr. 08, 2010 5:52 PM ET USA

    more blowback from the failure of the legion to address the crimes of its founder.