What’s a tenured associate professor of government teaching at a Catholic university to do when he believes the institution isn’t really Catholic? It’s pretty easy to say “Give up your tenure and go where you will find what you are
The peaks of Notre Dame history are shrouded in the mists of war. Father Hugh O’Donnell, President, Notre Dame-1941 I think it was in 1964 when I read my first book on the Civil War, The American Heritage Golden Book
Hattip to Ignatius Insight. Father Norman Weslin, arrested at Notre Dame for protesting Obama Day, faces trial on October 1. Notre Dame has refused to drop the charges. Now that Father Jenkins is trying to get some pro-life street
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
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
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
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
"I can assure you of my prayers for your conversion, and for the conversion of your formerly Catholic University."
Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, a personal hero of mine, sends a letter to Jenkins that is blunt and to the point regarding Obama Day at Notre Dame on May 17, 2009:
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
Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, takes Jenkins to task for the homage to Obama to Obama scheduled at Notre Dame on May 17, 2009 and also addresses the sophistical defense mounted by Jenkins of his
Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein sends a sharp note to Jenkins at Notre Dame about Obama Day on May 17, 2009:
Hattip to my friend Feddie at Southern Appeal. In a scathing letter Archbishop Eusebius J. Beltran of Oklahoma City denounces the decision of Notre Dame to pay homage on May 17, 2009 to President Obama.
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
Over at New Catholic, Mark Stricherz expresses his doubts about the ‘dialogue model’ of engagement with culture, as mounted by some in defense of Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame: But the dialogue model can’t, doesn’t, and shouldn’t entirely govern Catholic
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.
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
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