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Community Members Celebrate Final Profession of Religious Vows

On September 15, three seminarians of the United States Province made their Final Profession of Religious Vows. The Mass of Final Profession was held in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.  

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Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., reflects on Land O'Lakes Statement in "America"

The controversy over the Land O'Lakes Statement has served as a proxy war for conflicting narratives about the legacy of Vatican II, the contemporary state of Catholic higher education and the exercise of authority in the church. From the perspective of 50 years on, with new controversies and a very different papacy, we can perhaps better understand the context, vision, limitations and legacy of the Land O’ Lakes Statement for Catholic higher education and for the church generally.  

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Truth to Power

Father Bob Pelton went to Latin America to serve the people there, but he didn’t envision his work for social justice would put his life in danger — as subversive to government efforts there, and here.  


 

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Notre Dame theologian and Holy Cross priest to address U.S. bishops on refugees and migration

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology, will address the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the theology of migration during the bishops’ annual Spring General Assembly, June 14-15, in Indianapolis. Groody’s talk, “Passing Over: Migration, Theology and the Eucharist,” draws on his research around the world mapping the many sides of the current conversation on migration.

Father Bob Pelton, C.S.C., Helps Lead Class Trip to Cuba

Havana, Cuba—Following the visit of Pope Francis to Cuba, a theology class took part in a conference convened by the Institute for Latino Studies and LANACC. Cuban expert Father Bob Pelton, C.S.C., along with Professor Peter Casarella, director of Latin American/North American Church Concerns at Notre Dame brought the class to Cuba. Casarella joined the University’s Institute for Latino Studies to host the first intercontinental conference examining the significance of Pope Francis’ visits to the Americas. 

 

Special Issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Guest-edited by Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C.

Guest-edited by the Reverend Oliver Williams, C.S.C., director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, this special issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship brings together contributions from researchers examining the real-world impact of the UNGC and the LS, and practitioners seeking to advance the vision of the two documents.   

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Elections & the Common Good

Earlier this week, Commonweal contributing editor John Gehring spoke with University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins. The conversation touched on the tone and tenor of this year’s election, speeches given at Notre Dame by President Obama and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, and why New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan was the best thing about this year’s Al Smith dinner. This interview was conducted by email.  

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Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., and others to Participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

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A statewide torch relay, which kicked off on Sept. 9 as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, is scheduled to pass through St. Joseph County this weekend. On Saturday (Oct. 8), the torch will travel through parts of St. Joseph County, including the University of Notre Dame campus, in the hands of five Notre Dame representatives who have been selected as local torchbearers, including University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.