Father Bill Miscamble of the University of Notre Dame will deliver the commencement address at Ohio Dominican University (ODU), according to the University’s website.
“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. “Fr. Miscamble will share his perspectives on how our students can use their faith-based education for personal, professional and spiritual growth.”
Fr. Miscamble has long been a defender of Catholic identity at Notre Dame since joining the University named after Our Lady in 1988.
An Australian native, he received his doctoral degree from Notre Dame in 1980, and was ordained a priest with the Congregation of the Holy Cross on April 9, 1988. He chaired the history department between 1993-1998, has served as rector and superior of Moreau Seminary, and has published a number of books. His most recent is For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart and Soul of a Catholic University.
Fr. Miscamble spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society last year about For Notre Dame and discussed the opportunities and threats to Notre Dame’s Catholic identity. The interview is available here.
In his book “Keeping the Faith, Making a Difference,” Fr. Miscamble wrote, “… our religion, our faith, does not take us out of life, but energizes and gives meaning to everyday life. It links us in solidarity to a community that stretches back 2,000 years.”
Founded in 1911, Ohio Dominican University has approximately 2,600 students.
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