So, a priest walks into a bar…

…and makes an amazing cocktail. Fr. William Dailey is the Thomas More Fellow at Notre Dame. He is also, according to this account on the website Munchies, a “cocktail geek” who makes a great martini and likes to talk about it. From the interview: Drinking is often part of religious rites. How do you separate [Read More...]

Ohio State President on Notre Dame: “You Can’t Trust Those Damn Catholics…”

I’m sure he meant it in jest. Details:  The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university’s priests are not good partners, joking that “those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year. At the [Read More...]

Who’s the Longest-Serving Priest in the United States?

Well, here’s a look at one who’s up there, and holds at least one distinction among many: Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh is one of 22 members of Holy Cross celebrating anniversaries of Ordination or Religious Profession during this year’s Jubilee. A celebratory Mass is scheduled for today at the Basilica of the Sacred [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan’s Commencement Speech: “Let Me Tell You the Secret of Notre Dame…”

This is pretty wonderful: Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s 2013 commencement speech at Notre Dame: Thank you, Notre Dame, for the joy of your company, the gracious invitation, the warm welcome, and the high honor of this degree. It was so obvious I almost missed it . . . See, ever since, almost a year ago, Father [Read More...]

Notre Dame announces winner of Laetare Medal

Details:  Sr. Susanne Gallagher, Sr. Mary Therese Harrington and Rev. James H. McCarthy, founders of the Special Religious Education Development Network (SPRED), will receive the 2013 Laetare Medal during the Commencement ceremony May 19. The Medal, established at Notre Dame in 1883, is the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics. It is awarded annually [Read More...]

How Catholic is Notre Dame?

Fr. Joe Corpora was once a student at the legendary university, and now lives and works there.  He offers his perspective in the Observer, Notre Dame’s newspaper: During my years away, I began to hear rumblings about the Catholic nature of Notre Dame. The controversy surrounding the commencement visit of the President of the United [Read More...]

On the blue tongue of Brian Kelly: "Hypocrisy at the highest levels of Catholic academia"

Did Notre Dame coach go too far during a recent f-bomb attack on national television? Peter Finney, Jr., of the Clarion Herald newspaper in New Orleans, thinks so: Just a pooch punt from the towering icon called “Touchdown Jesus” in athletic homage to Christ’s eternally upraised arms, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, with bulging [Read More...]


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