Pope Francis Praises Notre Dame, Asks Them to Protect Catholic Moral Teaching

Notre Dame

Notre Dame University, said Pope Francis this morning,"has made an outstanding contribution to the Church in your country through its commitment to the religious education of the young and to serious scholarship inspired by confidence in the harmony of faith and reason in the pursuit of truth and virtue." The Pope spoke about the vision of Father Edward Sorin, founder of the university, and the missionary dimension which should be evident in Catholic universities.  He further called for … [Read more...]

Two Catholic Institutions Sustain Major Damage in Weekend Storms

Ursuline College - tornado damage

Mount St. Mary’s (Emmitsburg, Maryland) and Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, Ohio) both sustained major damage this weekend:  One from a fire, the other from a tornado. *     *     *     * At Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, a Friday evening lightning strike ignited a fire which damaged the historic Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.  A student reported the lightning strike and subsequent fire, which was largely confined to the chapel’s bell tower.The Chapel of the Imm … [Read more...]

SAY WHAT? Georgetown’s Catholic Identity “Has Never Been Stronger”?

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Tim Drake, writing in the Catholic Education Daily, reports that Georgetown University has responded to the canon law petition submitted last week to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.  The petition, originated by The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, called for the University to either comply with canon law or be stripped of its right to call itself a “Catholic” institution.Drake explains: "Our Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger," Rachel Pugh, d … [Read more...]