Fr. Robert Lauder

Remembering an Influential Priest, Notre Dame Treasure

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 […]

Carolyn Woo

Letting the Spirit Lead the Way

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.

Father Hesburgh’s Legacy

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.

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Undoing a Chemical Abortion

It is sometimes possible to reverse a chemical abortion if a woman comes to regret her decision soon after taking the abortion pill.

Father Theodore Hesburgh Notre Dame

Notre Dame Mourns Death of Fr. Hesburgh

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.

Notre Dame Honors Russia’s New Martyrs

It’s sometimes hard to tell at this time of year, but there is more going on at Notre Dame than football. Spirited debate continues about the university’s Catholic identity and what that means for everything from curriculum and faculty hiring to the campus’ master plan.

Court Rules Notre Dame Must Supply Contraceptive Coverage

CHICAGO (CNS) – The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., must provide free coverage of contraceptives as required by the federal health care law despite its moral objections to doing so, said a panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling that denied the university an injunction against enforcement of […]