Bulletin Archive

Bulletin Archive

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Pence’s Turn for Student Brickbats

Now it is protests by Notre Dame students against Vice President Pence as commencement speaker rather than against President Trump that have drawn national attention. Notre Dame’s honoring of President Obama in 2009 continues to dog the university. The university’s ... Read More
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The Commencement Speech That Wasn’t

Fake news: President Trump’s Notre Dame Commencement Address When the news broke that President Trump would not deliver Notre Dame’s 2017 commencement address nor receive an honorary degree despite the university’s tradition of honoring newly elected presidents in this fashion, ... Read More
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The Laetare Medal Misfire, Chapter 2

Notre Dame has chosen a dissident priest to receive the 2017 Laetare Medal. After last year's unsettling award of the Laetare Medal to Vice President Joe Biden despite his championship of abortion rights and same-sex marriage, one might have hoped ... Read More
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The Ghost of Commencement Past

Notre Dame's defense against charges of scandal surrounding President Obama's 2009 commencement address is belied by its refusal to extend the same honor to President Trump. NOTRE DAME, IN --  By declining to invite President Trump to deliver this year’s commencement address after ... Read More
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Notre Dame and the Election: Apocalypse Now!

Trump's election was met at Notre Dame with widespread dismay and hostility even though Trump is an ally and Clinton an enemy of the Church on abortion and religious liberty. NOTRE DAME, IN -- This is the last of our bulletins ... Read More
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The March for Life, the Election, and Notre Dame

The March for Life is energized by the Trump administration as Archbishop Chaput suggests Trump be invited to speak at Notre Dame's Commencement. NOTRE DAME, IN -- In our last bulletin, while acknowledging President Trump’s flaws, the impossibility of predicting his ... Read More
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The Election, the Church, and Notre Dame, Chapter One

The election of Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton improves the landscape on a number of issues important to the Church and Notre Dame. NOTRE DAME, IN -- In this bulletin we discuss how the election of Donald Trump may ... Read More
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Transgender Conformity

The following First Things article is reproduced with the publisher's permission. Nova Classical Academy, a K–12 charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the sort of school that most parents seeking a first-rate education for their children can only dream ... Read More
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Father Jenkins and Transgenders, Fact and Fiction

Father Jenkins’s wavering on transgender “rights” calls into question truths of both science and faith. NOTRE DAME, IN -- As we’ve reported in a previous bulletin, Father Jenkins has said he’s undecided about the demands of transgendered persons to use ... Read More
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Of Obama, Trump, Circuses, and Notre Dame

Notre Dame president considers breaking with more than a half-century tradition of presidential Commencement speeches. NOTRE DAME, IN -- In a recent interview, Father John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, indicated he may not invite president-elect Trump to speak and receive ... Read More
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“If It Were All Gone, I Should Not Give Up” – Fr. Edward Sorin

Notre Dame is still the best and, along with The Catholic University of America, the most Catholic of the major Catholic universities. We pause during the Thanksgiving weekend to reflect with gratitude on the many manifestations of Catholic faith and ... Read More
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God Made Them Man and/or Woman — Your Choice

Notre Dame president wobbles on transgender agenda. Father Jenkins’s public opposition to the NCAA’s action in pulling tournaments out of North Carolina because of the state transgender “bathroom law” was welcome, but what he said in explanation was not. His ... Read More
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Misrepresentation As “Civil Discourse” At Notre Dame

Notre Dame President publicly misrepresents Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, a critic of his Laetare Medal award to Vice President Biden. In a just published Commonweal interview, Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, levels a wholly ... Read More
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A Tale of Two Speeches

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput recently spoke to an appreciative audience at Notre Dame about the deterioration of morals and the unraveling of family in our society as well as the scandal of the award of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal to Vice ... Read More
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“Justice Ruth, She Speaks the Truth!”???

Despite Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's  long record of judicial activism subverting  core Catholic values, the Notre Dame administration assembled half the campus to celebrate her life and career.   NOTRE DAME, IN – At the instance of Notre Dame’s president, Rev ... Read More
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The Camel, The Tent, and The Nose

The Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's (GALA) has applied to the Notre Dame Alumni Association (NDAA) for official recognition. NOTRE DAME, IN – GALA has for some years sought, and has had some success in ... Read More
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A Half-Century Drift From The Church

For more than a half century, Notre Dame has patiently paved the way for social change, leading the way in... We reproduce below with permission an article by Bill Dempsey that appeared recently in  First Things. Bill writes about the debt owed ... Read More
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Notre Dame’s Necessary Climate Change

  Notre Dame releases "deeply troubling" findings on student rapes in its second "Student Climate" survey. The university recently released the results of a 2015 survey of the entire student body respecting sexual assaults. The report discloses the gravity of this problem ... Read More
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Land O’Lakes On Steroids

The ascendancy of the Land O’Lakes statement, the charter for the secularization of Catholic universities, over Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Pope John Paul II’s charter for the preservation of their Catholic identity. In this final bulletin on the Laetare Medal/Biden episode, ... Read More
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Graduate Like A Champion Today

While degrees were conferred on 2,163 undergraduates, one member of the 2016 class explained in a moving essay why she sat out the university’s 171'st Commencement Ceremony because of her abiding devotion to Notre Dame. In this bulletin, we reproduce from the valuable Internet ... Read More