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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 the 2009 invitation to President Obama, the nation’s most pro-abortion president, Father Jenkins scuttled his […]

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 future actions, and the many current controversial political issues, we described how in any event […]

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 affect the Church and Notre Dame, and in our next bulletin we’ll describe the […]

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 about. Founded in 2003, the school teaches the classical curriculum of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. […]

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 the showers, dressing rooms, restrooms, and dormitories of the sex that they claim. He has […]

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 an honorary degree at the 2017 commencement. He said he will decide “sometime during the […]

“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 learning that continue to grace the University of Notre Dame and for the rich opportunities […]

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 view that  transgenders’ demands for their choice of showers, locker rooms, dormitories, and bathrooms present […]

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 baseless charge against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, one of the Church’s most respected […]