Posts Tagged ‘Notre Dame’
Fr. John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, is proposing some pro-life initiatives at the university. He is also planning to march in the January 22 March for Life in Washington. LifeSiteNews.com has the story.
Jay Anderson has more at First Thoughts, including links to other commentary.
Barb at SFO Mom has info on a new book that looks at (among other things) how Notre Dame came to abandon Christian principles, and what might be learned from its recent scandals, and what might be done to restore this ‘Catholic’ university in the wake of its decision to defy Catholic teaching by honoring the most pro-abortion President in history with an honorary degree.
What Happened to Notre Dame? was written by Charles E. Rice, prof. emer. of Law at the Notre Dame Law School. The introduction is by Alfred J. Freddoso, prof. of philosophy at Notre Dame.
So, ladies. Are there other nonfiction books pro-lifers should know about?
Added: From the comments, Barb recommends A Civilization of Love by Carl Anderson (supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus).
David L. Schindler, in asking questions about Notre Dame’s present of an honorary degree to President Obama, puts some of the controversy into moral and historical perspective.
Schindler is an editor at Communio: International Catholic Review, and is a faculty member at John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
hat tip: Alliance Alert
Zenit has an interview with Mariangela Sullivan, the founder of a new law student coalition at Notre Dame called Notre Dame Action Coalition. In the interview, Sullivan takes a long view, addressing the years-long divisions in the Catholic church that have now come to a head, and looking forward. While the discussion is aimed primarily at Catholics, there’s some good food for thought there for all of us, I think.
hat tip: Joseph Pecar
Patrick O’Hannigan is Defending Mary Ann Glendon (The American Spectator, May 4, 2009). Not that she needs it, but that she deserves it.
Glendon graciously, and with integrity, declined an award from Notre Dame, and bowed out from speaking at this year’s graduation. There is a link to a reprint of her open letter, in the O’Hannigan article.
This post at Whispers in the Loggia has (amongst other things) more on Glendon, more on reaction to Notre Dame’s plans to honor President Obama, and notes that the graduation speaker at yet another Catholic university has sparked protest.
Hmmm. Edward T. Oakes, S.J., writing at First Things, asks Can Barack Obama Be Converted on Abortion? Well, that’s the title. What he seems to mean, seems to be more along the lines of ‘Is There Any Reason To Suspect That Mr. Obama Is Already Uneasy In His Conscience?’
My thanks to those students who are trying to find ways to constructively deal with the outrage of a pro-abortion politician being asked to give their commencement speech at a Catholic university. (You might be glad to hear that plans to hold a Mass at the same time as commencement have been cancelled, it having been decided that to use a Mass as a protest event was not a good thing to do.) LifeNews.com has the story.