Drowning in BS

.@NotreDame sociologist Christian Smith holds that the accumulated effects of all the academic BS are contributing to this country’s disastrous political condition #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet Introduction We reproduce below a searing indictment of American higher education by Dr. Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at Notre Dame.  During his time at Read More

Civil Discourse Double Standard

.@NotreDame's Unequal Justice Under the Golden Dome: Protect Chinese students from malicious slander but not faithful Catholics. #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet Introduction After its utter silence in response to a horrific poster and video attacking faithfully Catholic members of the university this past fall, the Notre Dame administration responded to an incident of racist hate Read More

Call for Unity and Justice

.@NotreDame calls for an end to racism and violence and pays tribute to police officers amid protests spurred by #GeorgeFloyd's death #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet A few days ago on June 1, several hundred members of the Notre Dame community gathered on campus in prayerful reflection on the death of George Floyd while in police Read More

COVID-19 Turnabout

.@NotreDame in a turnabout finally joins other wealthy schools in declining its share of #COVID relief funds – flushing another opportunity to lead by example #GoCatholicND  Click To Tweet Several weeks ago, there was a burst of publicity when a number of wealthy universities declared they wouldn’t apply for federal grants to help them defray Read More

Gender Studies Program on the Loose

.@NotreDame's Gender Studies Program with @KinseyInstitute panelists promotes anti-Catholic gender ideology with administration acquiescence. Click To Tweet Gender Studies Program on the Loose With regret, we follow our recent sunny report about the law school with an uncommonly discouraging report about the Gender Studies Program (“GSP”) and the administration. The episode we describe below centers Read More

Easter Message

At Sycamore Trust, we unite with the Notre Dame community and all the Church as we celebrate this Easter Like None Other! Click To Tweet An Easter Like None Other!!! by Father John Raphael, ’89 I believe that it is fair to say — an understatement even — that this year’s was truly a Holy Read More

Remembering Joe Reich, ’57

Remembering Joe Reich ( July 22, 1935 – March 2, 2020) #NotreDame Class of 1957 and #SycamoreTrust Charter Member. Click To Tweet Joe Reich, ’57, a founding board member of Sycamore Trust, our long-serving Vice President, and good friend to many, has died, and we want to say a few words in tribute and gratitude Read More

Good News at the Law School

.@MarcusCole continues the tradition of strong Catholic leadership as Law School Dean @NotreDame. #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet As Sycamore Trust has often observed, the Notre Dame Law School, with a much stronger Catholic faculty presence than the University’s other schools, is both the most Catholic and one of the best law schools in the country.  Read More

Diversity Disruption

Substituting the Gender Unicorn for Theology of the Body — diversity disruption @NotreDame. #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet Our recent reports have described a growing number of actions and events that are hostile to Church teaching on sex and gender. In this respect, the University is rapidly coming to embrace one of the most corrupting features of almost all of Read More

Woke Dorms?

.@NotreDame woke say parietals “protect white, cis-heteronormative hegemony,” and is “an institutional attack against womxn, gender nonnconforming students and the poor.” Huh? #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet In our last bulletin we reported that one of the goals of Student Government’s new Director of Gender Relations is “PARIETALS ‘reform’ (REMOVAL).” Within a few days, some 30 students Read More