Rev. Brian Kennedy, C.S.C., Rev. Karl Romkema, C.S.C., Rev. Brogan Ryan, C.S.C., Rev. Michael Thomas, C.S.C., and Rev. Bryan Williams, C.S.C., were ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The Most Reverend William A. Wack, C.S.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
A new documentary profiling the remarkable life and legacy of the late University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., will premiere this weekend at AMC Movies 16 in South Bend and in theaters nationwide May 3.
Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame and an award-winning author and filmmaker on international migration and refugee issues, was elected a Fellow and Trustee of the University at the Board of Trustees winter meeting Friday (Feb. 1) on campus.
Since joining the center in 2014, Father Sandberg has directed the Common Good Initiative, a Catholic social teaching immersion course for graduate students with sites in Haiti, Cuba, Uganda, Jerusalem and Detroit.
Rev. Michael Connors, C.S.C., has written a new book about the art of preaching, published by Liturgy Training Publications. The book is called Preaching Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation.
Peter Cajka is a postdoctoral research associate with the Cushwa Center. He conducted five interviews with Father Bob Pelton, C.S.C., from October 2017 to January 2018. Audio and transcripts of the interviews will be available for researchers by summer 2018 through Latin American/North American Church Concerns at kellogg.nd.edu/lanacc. Father Pelton resides at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Indiana, and has been associated with the University of Notre Dame since he first enrolled as an undergraduate in 1939.
In honor of the 175th anniversary of the University, Father Tom Blantz, C.S.C., delivered the 2017 Cushwa Center Lecture titled, “Fr. John Zahm, C.S.C., in the Founding of the University of Notre Dame” in McKenna Hall on Friday, November 3, 2017. Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, introduced Father Blantz.
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.