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Notre Dame Law Professors’ Book: Cities Need Catholic Schools
8/28/2014
Notre Dame law professors, Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig, recently published a book based on their studies of Catholic school closures in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.


Professors from Catholic Universities Sign Plea for End to Genocide in Iraq
8/14/2014
Thirty-eight prominent Catholic university professors and others have signed a plea calling for “the United States and the international community [to] act immediately and decisively to stop the ISIS/ISIL genocide".


Prof. Laments Notre Dame’s Denial of Group Promoting Catholic Teaching on Marriage
8/6/2014
The Irish Rover recently published an article from Robert Oscar Lopez who gives his perspective on the debate surrounding Students for Child Oriented Policy at the University of Notre Dame and argues for the necessity of the group.


Sen. Bob Casey Gives Graduation Speech for Notre Dame’s Catholic Education Program
7/14/2014
The Alliance for Catholic Education program hosted U.S. Senator Bob Casey to deliver the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for master’s degree recipients this past weekend


Notre Dame Could Be ‘Only Catholic Litigant’ Held to HHS Mandate, Warns Alumnus
6/16/2014
The chairman of the Sycamore Trust, a group of Notre Dame alumni committed to strengthening its Catholic identity, wrote a letter arguing that the University should remove a recently appointed board member who supports the HHS mandate.


Alumni to Notre Dame: Arrange for Departure of Trustee Who Supports HHS Mandate
6/9/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society broke the news last month that Notre Dame named to its Board of Trustees Katie Washington, who has publicly supported the HHS mandate and criticized the U.S. bishops’ opposition to it.


Trinity President Ironically Criticizes Commencement Season Controversies
6/3/2014
Patricia McGuire, who once accused those who protested President Obama’s commencement honor at Notre Dame of "religious vigilantism," is now calling for an end to the “bread-and-circuses spectacle” of celebrity commencement speakers.


Online Broadcast to Consider ‘Challenges to Notre Dame’s Catholic Identity’
5/29/2014
The Sycamore Trust, an organization committed to strengthening the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic identity, is inviting people to join them online for a live broadcast of their annual breakfast.


Notre Dame Grad: University Failing in Duty to Bear Witness to Truth
5/28/2014
Michael Bradley is one of the founding members of the group Students for Child-Oriented Policy which, although upholding Catholic teaching on marriage, was recently denied recognition by the University.


Notre Dame Selects Trustee Who Advocated HHS Mandate, Criticized Bishops
5/22/2014
Notre Dame, which sued the federal government over the HHS mandate, has just named a new member to its Board who has publicly supported the mandate and criticized the U.S. bishops’ opposition to it.


‘New Political Correctness’ Evident at Notre Dame
5/22/2014
The National Catholic Register recently published an article drawing insights from Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly regarding a student club that was denied official status by Notre Dame. 


Catholic Schools ‘Switching’ to Charter Schools, Study Finds
5/19/2014
Charter schools must strip themselves of any Catholic identity during the school day.  Because of that, some have attempted to offer religious after-school programs.


Notre Dame Denies Recognition for Group Promoting Catholic Teaching on Marriage
5/9/2014
The University of Notre Dame recognized a “gay-straight alliance” student group last academic year, but it has now denied recognition to a student organization created to uphold the Church's position on marriage.


Alumni Urge Gonzaga to Focus on Catholic Identity amidst Quest for Top Rankings
5/8/2014
“Can Gonzaga be highly ranked in U.S. News and World Report and still be faithfully Catholic?” the alumni asked. “We say yes, but not if the university stays on its current trajectory.”


Notre Dame President Marks Papal Canonizations with Promotion of Nuclear Disarmament
4/30/2014
Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C., recently said that the canonization of the two pontiffs was “fortuitous timing” as he hoped they would hear the prayers of those pleading for nuclear disarmament and intercede on their behalf.


Catholic College Presidents Speak in Praise of Canonized Popes
4/28/2014
Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said that the College is rejoicing “at the elevation of these two outstanding popes to sanctity.”


Notre Dame Alumni: Fr. Jenkins Comments on HHS Mandate ‘Startling’
4/14/2014
Fr. Jenkins said, according to The Irish Rover, “We feel this is an infringement on religious freedom, but we have a variety of factors to consider, like legitimate government authority.”


Notre Dame Petitions Court for Rehearing in HHS Mandate Case
4/9/2014
The petition filed by the University argues that Notre Dame seeks to provide health coverage to its employees “in a manner consistent with its Catholic beliefs.” 


Notre Dame Students Petition University to Make Clear Stand for True Definition of Marriage
4/7/2014
The petition was created by members of the newly formed Students for Child-Oriented Policy, made up of undergraduate and graduate students at the University named after Our Lady.


Notre Dame Honors Congressman Chris Smith with Evangelium Vitae Medal
4/7/2014
“In their work and in their persons, Congressman Chris and Marie Smith are extraordinary witnesses to the inalienable dignity and matchless worth of every member of the human family, born and unborn.”


Notre Dame’s Fr. Miscamble to Deliver Ohio Dominican U. Commencement
4/4/2014
“Fr. Miscamble is a courageous and compelling proponent of Catholic higher education and the need for all Catholic universities to work to restore and strengthen their Catholic identities,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.


Nuns’ Coalition Voices Support for HHS Mandate, Criticizes Those in Opposition
3/18/2014
The letter states that the group is “dismayed that the Little Sisters of the Poor-Colorado, the University of Notre Dame and other Catholic organizations are challenging the Affordable Care Act.”


Notre Dame to Host Event on ‘Civic Engagement’ Featuring Pro-Abortion Rights Mayor
3/18/2014
The Catholic Mayor of San Antonio who once said of abortion, “We disagree on this, the pope and I,” will be coming to the campus of the University of Notre Dame next month.


Notre Dame Professor, Monsignor Swetland on ‘Heart and Soul of a Catholic University’
3/12/2014
“The secular world thinks that ‘Catholic University’ is an oxymoron.  I say, in fact, a University isn’t truly a University unless it’s fully Catholic...”


Notre Dame Announces Strategic Plan Making Catholic Character a Priority
3/6/2014
“We place at the forefront of this new strategic plan the University’s Catholic character and the need for it to touch every aspect of our life and work,” the plan states.


Pope Francis’ Words to Note Dame May Be ‘Rallying Cry’ for Catholic Universities, Says Writer
2/28/2014
Nicholas G. Hahn III wrote that many Catholic universities have fallen into secularism, but “now they have a pope telling them they can't have one foot in each world.”


‘Countercultural’ Message on Love, Relationships at Notre Dame Student Conference
2/24/2014
“One of our main goals is to combat the secular pop culture and ‘so-college’ images of femininity,” said Notre Dame senior Madeline Gillen.


Federal Appellate Court Denies Injunctive Relief, Questions Remedy Desired by Notre Dame
2/24/2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in a 2-1 decision on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling and rejected the relief desired by the Catholic university.


Notre Dame’s Performing Arts Center Shows NC-17 Rated Movie
2/20/2014
The University of Notre Dame’s Debartolo Performing Arts Center recently showed a NC-17 rated movie about a 15 year old girl’s lesbian relationship with an older woman.


University of Notre Dame Professors Discuss Authentic Love, Human Person
2/19/2014
Peter Casarella and Patrick Deneen, respectively professors of theology and political science at Notre Dame, reportedly spoke alongside David Schindler, the dean emeritus of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.


Obama Administration Court Defends HHS Mandate, Cites Compliance at Notre Dame
2/10/2014
The Obama administration has responded to the University of Notre Dame’s request for injunctive relief from the HHS mandate, according to Life News.


Alumni Want Notre Dame to ‘Disavow’ Cooperation with HHS Mandate
2/5/2014
The Sycamore Trust is calling on the University to explain or disavow the actions of its Human Resources Department which voluntarily participated in providing contraceptives and abortifacient benefits to employees.


Notre Dame Professors, Others Cheer Pope Francis' Call to Catholic Identity
2/5/2014
Pope Francis’ words to the University of Notre Dame might have come as a surprise last week, but his message is both encouraging and challenging to the University.


U.S. Bishops Urge Prayer for Catholic Education, Following Pope’s Address to Notre Dame
1/31/2014
The bishops are calling on Catholics to pray and abstain from meat, with the prayer intention that “we can continue to educate students in the fullness of our Catholic faith.”


Problematic Law Professor Kaveny Leaves Notre Dame for Boston College
1/31/2014
Last year, Kaveny strongly defended the Obama administration’s HHS contraceptive mandate by claiming that the Obama administration is not attacking religious liberty, and any attempt by the bishops to say otherwise is a “canard.”


Pope Tells Notre Dame to 'Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Identity
1/30/2014
Pope Francis today urged the University of Notre Dame to be an “uncompromising witness… to the Church’s moral teaching” and to resist “efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness."


Notre Dame Alumni Decry University’s Compliance with Contraceptive Mandate
1/28/2014
The Sycamore Trust criticizes the University’s compliance with the federal HHS mandate as “scandalous disregard of its religious beliefs” in a statement issued Sunday.


Notre Dame Professor Wants Pope Francis to Allow Some Abortions
1/27/2014
“Pope Francis has raised expectations of a turn away from the dogmatic intransigence that has long cast a pall over the religious life of many Roman Catholics,” writes Gary Gutting in his column, “Should Pope Francis Rethink Abortion?”


College Students Credited as Driving Force in March for Life
1/27/2014
Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide are featured for their participation in and efforts surrounding the March for Life in a recent article by The Catholic News Agency.


Nameless Notre Dame Students to Intervene in Lawsuit on HHS Mandate
1/17/2014
The motion brought by the students—known as Jane Doe 1, 2, and 3—argues that Notre Dame should be forced to provide insurance coverage of abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilization procedures in its student health plan.


Building up the Kingdom at Notre Dame: The Irish Rover
1/15/2014
“Notre Dame is really a beautiful institution, and beautiful things are always vulnerable, and fragile, especially where real power is involved..." Michael Bradley, the paper's editor-in-chief, told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Americans United Tries to Intervene in Notre Dame Lawsuit Opposing HHS Mandate
1/10/2014
Americans United claims to be intervening on behalf of three nameless Notre Dame students who want their health-care plan to include contraceptives.


Notre Dame Denied Relief, Will Comply with HHS Mandate
1/2/2014
The University of Notre Dame has been denied its bid for a temporary stay on the HHS mandate requiring employee coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization procedures.


Alumni of Catholic Colleges Encouraged to Organize, Promote Catholic Identity
12/23/2013
The President of The Sycamore Trust would like to see organizations rising up all across the country to protect and promote faithfulness at individual Catholic colleges and universities.


Federal Judge Rejects Notre Dame Suit Against HHS Mandate, Citing Delayed Filing
12/23/2013
A federal judge has denied Notre Dame’s request for relief from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, according to court documents, in part because of the University’s delayed filing.


Faithful Faculty Are Key to Restoring Catholic Identity at Notre Dame, Says Sycamore Trust
12/13/2013
The key to a college’s Catholic identity is “what goes on in the classroom, who’s teaching and what they’re teaching,” writes the chairman of the Sycamore Trust.


Notre Dame President: ‘Creation of the GLBTQ Group Is a Big Step Forward’ Towards Priority of Diversity
12/4/2013
The Rev. John Jenkins explained that he created an Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion to create a welcoming atmosphere on campus that “go[es] across all areas” of campus for students, faculty, and staff.  


Jenkins: ‘A Tough Decision’ for Notre Dame as They Re-file Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate
12/3/2013
The University of Notre Dame will re-file its lawsuit against the HHS contraceptive mandate today, according to The National Catholic Reporter (NCR).


University of Notre Dame Tackles Transgendered Campus Life Including Need for ‘Bathroom Activism’
11/20/2013
A faculty panel at the University of Notre Dame that included a self-proclaimed bisexual and another who called gender reassignment surgery “medically necessary” recently gathered to discuss bisexual and transgender issues.


Coming Out Day ‘Morally Problematic and Pastorally Catastrophic’
11/1/2013
The University of Notre Dame celebrated National Coming Out Day and even hung posters in dormitories encouraging participation.


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