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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies at 97

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. Read full article >>

CATHOLIC PAGAN: 10 Questions For Camille Paglia. “I have very little contact with American academi…

CATHOLIC PAGAN: 10 Questions For Camille Paglia. “I have very little contact with American academics, who are pitifully trapped in a sterile career system that has become paralyzed by political correctness. University faculties nationwide...Show More Summary

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President of Notre Dame University, Dies

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

SLU Alters Plans for Anti-Police “Occupy” Monument After Fierce Backlash

In October far left #OccupySLU protesters marched to Saint Louis University campus during their Ferguson October weekend rallies. They never left. The squatters set up a tent city on the Catholic campus in St. Louis City. And they camped out for … Continue reading ?

Former Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh dies at 97

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who reshaped the University of Notre Dame from a Catholic college known for its football team into an academic force, died late on Thursday night, the school said in a statement. Hesburgh, one of the premier Catholic...Show More Summary

Catholic School President On A Mission To Designate First 'Compassionate University'

(RNS) Since she was installed as president of Spalding University, Tori Murden McClure has encouraged students and faculty to feed the hungry and repair houses for the needy, helping the Louisville, Ky., school clock in 1.6 million service...Show More Summary

Sister Joan Chittister's Powerful Definition Of Humanity Is The Only One You Need (VIDEO)

At 78 years old, Sister Joan Chittister has been a devoted Roman Catholic nun for six decades. The author of nearly 50 books, she also publishes a candid online blog and travels the world spreading her universal message of peace, justice...Show More Summary

Three Notre Dame professors condemn school for backing what majority of US Catholics already support

last weekLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Three Notre Dame professors have taken to the increasingly hostile Public Discourse site (which is edited by increasingly hostile marriage inequality activist Ryan Anderson) to chastise their own university and its president for extending benefits to legally married same-sex couples....

Literature and the moral question

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Over the weekend, the National Catholic Reporter reported on a literary award to be administered by America Magazine, in conjunction with Yale University’s St. Thomas More Chapel: the George V. Hunt, SJ Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts and Letters, which will bestow $25,000...

Purpose of College is Not to Get a Job, is to Instill Ethical Responsibilities, Say Presidents of Catholic University, Yeshiva University

The presidents from three leading American faith-based universities convened Wednesday to discuss the role of faith-based colleges in an increasingly secular society and agreed that faith-based schools, more so than secular schools, stress the importance of living lives filled with morals, ethics and responsibility to others.

SLU to Build Monument to Anti-Cop Marxist “Occupy” Movement on Campus

In October far left #OccupySLU protesters marched to Saint Louis University campus during their Ferguson October weekend rallies. They never left. The squatters set up a tent city on the Catholic campus in St. Louis City. And they camped out for … Continue reading ?

Catholic Loyola Marymount University Offers Pro-Abortion Internship, None for Pro-Lifers

The political science department at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, despite its Catholic identity, is promoting internships for abortion advocacy organization Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) through a listing on a department website, the group RenewLMU reported. Show More Summary

The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashedly liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut after a lengthy illness, according to the school. He was 78.

Fr Richard McBrien RIP

I have just seen a report that Fr Richard McBrien has died after a lengthy illness. (Also here, at the website of Notre Dame University, where he formerly taught.) Fr McBrien was a prominent presence in the American Catholic world from the 1970s on, often called upon by the media to comment on Catholic issues. Show More Summary

Rick Santorum Says Pope Francis Is ‘Hard To Listen To’

Pope Francis is the leader of the Catholic church, and according to the church’s catechism, we’re supposed to listen to every single thing he says. To be more specific, “For the Roman Pontiff…has full, supreme, and universal power over...Show More Summary

Catholic Loyola University Invites Speaker Who Thanked God for Abortion

In 2013, MSNBC host Touré Neblett, garnered criticism from pro-life advocates after thanking God for abortion in what he called an “abortion rant” on his show “The Cycle.” He said, “I thank God and country” that abortion was there when he wanted it. Then he mentioned that abortion “saved” him from an awkward relationship with […]

New President of Catholic Charities Supported Pro-Abortion Obamacare

The new president of Catholic Charities USA was a special assistant to the president of Georgetown University before serving six years as prioress of the activist Adrian Dominican Sisters in Michigan.  She also led an association of women religious that was the subject of a recent Vatican investigation and publicly undermined the bishops’ efforts to […]

Beauty Queen Died During Liposuction Procedure She Won As Prize 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Catherine Cando, a 19-year-old Ecuadorian model who was crowned the Queen of Durán last fall, died during a liposuction surgery that she won with her title. She was studying medicine at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. Read more...

U-M Experts Can Discuss Papal Visits to Sri Lanka, Philippines

Pope Francis on Thursday visits the Philippines--one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in the world. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the pope's leadership challenges and the Church's influence in the country and other parts of Asia.

Governor Mario Cuomo, Catholic Politician Who Respected Separation of Church and State, Dies at 82

As the stories about former New York Governor Mario Cuomo pour in following his death earlier today, I'm reminded of a speech the famously Catholic politician gave at the University of Notre Dame in 1984. In it, he reminded the audience...Show More Summary

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