School For Scandal


#NotreDame Students distribute condoms on the heel of President Jenkins's new contraception policy. #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet


Please join us in person or online at Reunion 2018 for a discussion of “The Church and Notre Dame” by Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C., Sarah Drumm (’18), Kevin Angell (’20), and Bill Dempsey (’52).

An award-winning historian and former chair of the History Department and Rector of Moreau Seminary, Fr. Miscamble, our principle speaker, has been a central figure in the debate about Notre Dame’s Catholic identity. He has recounted the earlier history of that debate in his book “For Notre Dame: Battling For the Heart and Soul of a Catholic University,” and at our breakfast he will discuss the current challenges to Notre Dame’s Catholic identity and ways to meet them.

Fr. Miscamble will be joined by Sarah Drumm, the past President of the student Right to Life club, Kevin Angell, the past Managing Editor of The Irish Rover and current Deputy Grand Knight of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, and Bill Dempsey, the President of Sycamore Trust.

The Church and Notre Dame
Saturday June 2, 2018
Conference Center at McKenna Hall
Room Lower Level
Complimentary breakfast opens at 7:15 a.m.
Program 8:00 am – 9:30 am



Join Our Petition Opposing Father Jenkins’s “Contraceptive Culture”

This is the fourth time Fr. Jenkins has publicly brushed off the objections of his and the University’s bishop, the Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades. Recall The Vagina Monologues and Queer Film Festival and the honoring of President Obama and Vice President Biden. It is time for all alarmed by the growing breach between Notre Dame and the Church to speak up.

We invite all members of the Notre Dame community – alumni, students, family, faculty, staff – and all concerned Catholics to join the petition we have prepared urging the Fellows and the Trustees to maintain the existing exclusion of contraceptives from Notre Dame’s policies and to end promptly the provision and subsidy of abortifacients.



Kate Hardiman
We’re pleased to introduce to you a new contributor, Kate Hardiman, who co-authored this bulletin and will be writing others in the future. Kate currently teaches high school English and Religion in Chicago as a member of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) M.Ed program and free-lances for the Washington Examiner on education issues. She graduated from Notre Dame in 2017 with a major in the Program of Liberal Studies and a minor in the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) Program. While at Notre Dame she was the campus editor of the Irish Rover and also wrote for the national publications The College Fix and Minding the Campus. 

4 Responses to “School For Scandal”

  1. Joe Casey '79 May 22, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Golden Dome now a sand castle. And the tide is rising…

    Genesis 19:27-28

    Sad. Not looking back.


  2. "HOOP" ROCHE ND'67 May 21, 2018 at 11:51 am


  3. Nancy D (@AnnDanielD) May 21, 2018 at 10:27 am

    “675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, “a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.”

    No doubt, this “mystery of iniquity” has been exposed, a religious deception due to Ecclesiastical corruption that has infiltrated into Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. For a time this counterfeit church was able to eclipse Christ’s True Church, making it appear as if a Baptized Catholic who affirms the Sanctity of human life from the moment of conception, and affirms the Sanctity of Marriage, and a Baptized Catholic who denies the Sanctity of Human Life from the moment of conception, and the Sanctity of Marriage, could both be in communion with Christ, and His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

    We can know through both Faith and reason, that “It is not possible to have Sacramental Communion without Ecclesial Communion”, thus it is not possible for a counterfeit church to subsist within The True Church, Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. It Is Through, In, and With Christ, In The Unity Of The Holy Ghost (Filioque), that Holy Mother Church exists.

    This denial of The Unity Of The Holy Ghost, this apostasy from Ecclesisl Communion and thus Sacramental Communion, “begins at the top”; for Catholics, there is no such thing as a “private relationship”, apart from God.

    “If there is a union of a private nature, there is neither a third party, nor is society affected.Now, if this union is given the category of marriage and they are given adoption rights, there could be children affected.”

    “Or know you not, that your members are The Temple Of The Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God; and you are not your own? For you are brought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.”

    Our Lady’s University was not created as “A School for Scandal”, but rather for the purpose of being, “one of the most powerful means for doing Good in this country”, and “a Great University in honor of Our Lady”.

    “Let it be written, let it be done.”

    Why not A Consecration of Our Lady’s University to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart; only Good can come from that.

    Our Blessed Mother, who through your Fiat, affirmed The Unity of The Holy Ghost, Pray for Holy Mother Church, Pray for Notre Dame.

  4. STEVEN MARTINEK (ND 1971, NDL 1974) May 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

    The ironic photo is tragic brill altogether–a Free Trojan truck by the CSC cemetery. (If only it had been driven by a scantily clad USC cheerleader…;-) Yet, our righteous opposition is too verbose, disingenuous, and lacking in both prayer and whimsy. Remember the Memorare and invoke and engage Our Lady, Notre Dame in every article, posting, or effort. Most of us, like the idiot federal judge, never thought Father Jenkins was sincere or earnest in the complaint and pleadings and affidavits–did we? Come Holy Spirit. Steve