Notre Dame 88

By Charles E. Rice Fr. Norman Weslin, O.S., at the complaint of Notre Dame, was arrested in May 2009 and charged as a criminal for peacefully entering the Notre Dame campus to offer his prayer of reparation for Notre Dame’s

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McBrien to Eucharistic Adoration: Step Backward

Father Richard McBrien, Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, boy that comes as a shock doesn’t it, doesn’t think much of eucharistic adoration.  McBrien of course has been a fierce defender of the secular zeitgeist for decades, and has done

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USCCB Issues A Statement of Support For Bishop D'Arcy

Hattip to reader Rick Lugari.  The USCCB* has issued this statement of support for Bishop John D’Arcy, the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend: “The bishops of the United States express our appreciation and support for our brother bishop, the Most

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Nat Hentoff takes President Obama to task

Nat Hentoff’s characteristically blunt and ‘no b.s.’ columns used to be one of chief attractions of the Village Voice, before they made the foolish mistake of letting him go. Politically he’s not one you can apply a label to —

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What does President Barack Obama actually MEAN?

For consideration: an excerpt from President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame: The soldier and the lawyer may both love this country with equal passion, and yet reach very different conclusions on the specific steps needed to protect us

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Jenkins to Glendon: "OK, We'll Find Someone Else."

Hattip to Hot Air.  Notre Dame’s reaction to the stunning Glendon withdrawal: “We are, of course, disappointed that Professor Glendon has made this decision. It is our intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient, and we will

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Bishop D'Arcy Responds

In a prior post, I noted the defense of Jenkins, President of Notre Dame, that Notre Dame honoring our pro-abort President on May 17, 2009 wasn’t a problem because Obama wasn’t a Catholic and that the policy of the USCCB against

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Lesser of Two Evils or Worthy of Honor

Since the Notre Dame controversy has all the staying power of an inebriated relative after a dinner party, I’ll attempt one more brief comment on it. It is a disappointment to me, though hardly a surprising one, that just about

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Catholic Democrats Come to the Defense of Notre Dame

Catholic Democrats come to the defense of their leader in regard to Georgetown and Notre Dame and run into a buzzsaw named Father Z here. Update:  Good analysis of why Catholic Democrats and other Obama-philes are so concerned about the fallout from

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Jenkins to Pro-Life Students: No dialogue for you!

One of the main defenses of Jenkins in regard to Obama Day on May 17, 2009 at Notre Dame is as follows:  “However misguided some might consider our actions, it is in the spirit of providing a basis for dialogue

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Heee's Back!

Our old friend and Obama-phile Doug Kmiec, a subject of a few posts on this blog:  here, here,  here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, has come out with a column in defense of the Notre Dame decision to honor

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“but it's not all THAT bad.”

Hattip to Dawn Eden.  Yesterday Notre Dame Professor of Philosophy Alfred J. Freddoso addressed a rally of NDResponse, a student group at Notre Dame opposed to the Obama invitation to be the commencement speaker on May 17, 2009.  Here is the

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In Defense of Notre Dame

In the Land of Lincoln, when we have any great moral question to address, we often turn to the Daley clan who make their pronouncements from the Duchy of Daley, motto Ubi Est Mea, sometimes mistakenly called Cook County.  Now the brother of

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Notre Dame Professor Calls For Fr. Jenkins To Resign

Breaking story: The University of Notre Dame student paper The Observer has a piece by Dr. Charles Rice, emeritus professor of law at the University, asked that ND President Fr. John Jenkins resign. “The invitation should be withdrawn.  It implies

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 4-1-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. I recently received confirmation from Lila Rose to post here on American Catholic that a little over two weeks ago she converted to the Catholic faith on March 15 in the

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-30-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. Please pray for Father Benedict Groeschel as he suffered a stroke last week.  For the story click here. 2. Jay Anderson is contemplating leaving blogging.  It seems

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Save the Honors for Scholars

On the general outlines of the Obama-honored-by-Notre-Dame fraucus, there can be little question. It’s fairly obvious that this was a bad move on the part of the Notre Dame University leadership, especially when they already had a precedent to follow

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Cardinal DiNardo Critiques Notre Dame Invite

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo has become the latest in a series of bishops questioning the appropriateness of the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to invite President Barack Obama to address the commencement ceremony as well as to receive an Honorary Law degree. 

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Third Bishop Reproach's Notre Dame Decision

Bishop Gregory Aymond of the Diocese of Austin has reproached the decision rendered by the University of Notre Dame to allow President Obama to do the 2009 commencement address and receive an honorary law degree.  In an E-Pistle issued earlier today, Bishop Aymond

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Bishop Olmsted Accuses President Jenkins of Disobedience

Here is the text of Bishop Olmsted’s letter to President Jenkins (h/t American Papist): While I am disappointed by President Jenkin’s decision to invite President Obama to speak at commencement, particularly the decision to confer an honorary law degree, I

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-25-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. The great Cardinal Pell offered his thoughts on the future of liturgical development by stating that ad orientem will be mandatory so as to move away the

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The Bishop Speaks

Hattip to Dale Price.  Bishop John M. D’Arcy has made his statement: “Concerning President Barack Obama speaking at Notre Dame graduation, receiving honorary law degree March 24, 2009 On Friday, March 21, Father John Jenkins, CSC, phoned to inform me

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The Bishop and the President

Bishop John M. D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is planning to release a statement tomorrow, March 24, on the intention of Notre Dame to pay homage to Obama on May 17, 2009.  Assuming that the Bishop condemns the visit

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