Tag: University of Notre Dame

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 the current Duke, Richie the Lesser, William M. Daley, has come to the defense of Notre

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 Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Deo gratias! Lila Rose is an impressive young lady.  A few

What does honoring Obama with a law degree communicate about our view of law and morality?

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 universities (and again, all universities). In exceptional cases, it breaks down. Surely these cases are

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 he is being worn down by the grind of writing on politics and religion.  For

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 in that they had not had Clinton — another pro-abortion non-Catholic president who had been

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.  One distinguishes Cardinal DiNardo from the previous three bishops is that he is the highest

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 had this to say: “I, along with many other Catholics, express great disappointment and sadness

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 priest as the center of worship back to Jesus Himself, ie, both the priest and

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 that President Obama had accepted his invitation to speak to the graduating class at Notre

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 this would not be his first clash with the powers that be at Notre Dame. 

Notre Shame

The pic above certainly sums up the damage this scandal by the president of the University of Notre Dame Fr. John Jenkins has caused. Seems the President of Notre Dame, Fr. John Jenkins, comprimised everything he lives and stands for for a few pieces of silver.