Sister Rosemary Connelly, a lifelong advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, will receive the 2023 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prestigious honors given to American Catholics.
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Religious Freedom Under Fire Worldwide, Experts Warn
Experts gathered in Rome this week for a conference organized by the University of Notre Dame contend that religious freedom is under attack all over the world.
Eco-Activist Who Uses Faith to Fight Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Wins ND Award
Sharon Lavigne, a renowned environmental activist in Louisiana, will receive the 2022 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prestigious honors given to American Catholics.
Notre Dame Alum is First American to win Individual Gold in Foil Fencing
“Golden is thy fame, indeed,” the University of Notre Dame in Indiana tweeted July 25 after Lee Kiefer, class of 2017, won the gold medal in women’s foil fencing at the Tokyo Games.
New Book Says Former Notre Dame President Was ‘Church’s Public Intellectual’
Decades ago, Father Theodore Hesburgh sought answers to the issues that plagued the nation through an approach that many people preach is needed to solve the issues of today: He listened. He listened to both sides, in particular to those who were affected most.
Notre Dame Won’t Host Sept. 29 Presidential Debate; Venue Moves to Ohio
The University of Notre Dame has withdrawn as the host site for the first presidential debate, with its president saying the health precautions required because of COVID-19 “would have greatly diminished the educational value” of having the debate on campus.
Child Protection Pioneer McChesney to Receive Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal
Kathleen McChesney, a leading trailblazer in the fight against clergy abuse, will receive the highest honor in the U.S. Catholic Church.
Panel at Notre Dame Says Church Is Addressing Abuse Crisis, But More Must Be Done
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.
Notre Dame Releases Study on Sexual Harassment Among U.S. Seminarians
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.
Knights of Columbus Receive Notre Dame’s Pro-Life Medal
Praised for their “heroic and tireless efforts” to affirm a culture of life, the Knights of Columbus received Notre Dame’s Evangelium Vitae Medal.