The Congregation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame: Educating the mind and heart with zeal and hope.
Notre Dame’s resident community of ordained priests and brothers of Holy Cross links the University to the past and to the future, as well as to other Holy Cross members around the world - and indeed to the Roman Catholic Church locally and globally. The community offers insights into the connections it fosters and their impact on one’s experience of Notre Dame.
Rev. Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C., has been appointed acting executive director of the University’s Center for Social Concerns for academic year 2017–18. Father Sandberg will serve in this role while Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director of the Center for Social Concerns is on research leave.
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.