Kathleen McChesney, a leading trailblazer in the fight against clergy abuse, will receive the highest honor in the U.S. Catholic Church.
Some of the leading figures in the American Catholic Church responsible for the response to the clerical sex abuse convened on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 25 with a consensus that while the church has been slow to reform, change is underway.
The University of Notre Dame Sept. 21 released a groundbreaking report that looked at sexual harassment in U.S. Catholic seminaries, revealing that just six percent of seminarians reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment or misconduct, while 90 percent reported none.
Praised for their “heroic and tireless efforts” to affirm a culture of life, the Knights of Columbus received Notre Dame’s Evangelium Vitae Medal.
MANY YEARS AGO, during the summer before my last school year as a seminarian, I took a six-week course at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., on the social teaching of the Church. The course was organized by Msgr. George Higgins, who was perhaps the most informed priest in the country. Msgr. Higgins, who became […]
RECENTLY, HOLY CROSS Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, passed away at the age of 97. During my years at Notre Dame, Father Ted, as some of us called him, became a mentor and a friend whose guidance has been imprinted on every decision I made since our first meeting in 1997.
Dear Editor: I am sure that the recent passing of the longest-serving president of the University of Notre Dame, Father Theodore B. Hesburgh, touched many in the Catholic collegiate world. Although I am a graduate (1951) of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, I was deeply impressed by one of his comments that I quoted periodically in my high school teaching career, as well as my catechetical stint at St. Pius X, Rosedale.
It is sometimes possible to reverse a chemical abortion if a woman comes to regret her decision soon after taking the abortion pill.
The Supreme Court ordered the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its previous ruling and review whether the University of Notre Dame must pay for coverage of contraceptives in health insurance plans.
Father Hesburgh led the university through a period of dramatic growth during 35 years as president and held sway with political and civil rights leaders.