Four Newly Ordained Priests

The Most Reverend Arthur J. Colgan, C.S.C., D.D., Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of the Diocese of Chosica (Peru), conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Rev. Felipe Campos Reséndez, C.S.C., Rev. Robert Lisowski, C.S.C., Rev. Geoffrey Mooney, C.S.C., and Rev. David Smith, C.S.C. as priests in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Father Corby Drops Back

Statue of Notre Dame priest who gave general absolution at Gettysburg restored to its place in front of Corby Hall.

Five Profess Final Vows in Holy Cross

With joy and thanksgiving, the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated the Perpetual Profession of Vows of five men. Br. Joseph DeAgostino, C.S.C., Mr. Vincent Nguyen, C.S.C., Mr. M. Joseph Pedersen, C.S.C., Mr. Zachary Rathke, C.S.C., and Mr. Gilbrian Stoy, C.S.C., all professed Perpetual Vows at 9:30 a.m. ET, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

Five Ordained Holy Cross Priests in 2019

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. 

Final Profession of Vows

On Saturday, August 25, five members of the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated the final profession of vows during Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame.

Three Ordained Holy Cross Priests

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, three Holy Cross priests were ordained to the priesthood - Rev. Christopher Brennan, C.S.C., Rev. Brendan McAleer, C.S.C., and Rev. Timothy Weed, C.S.C.

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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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.  




Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., and Others Reflect on Father Ted's legacy

On June 21, 1964, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., attended a civil rights march where he was photographed standing hand in hand with Martin Luther King, Jr.  In 2016, Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., as well as others from the University of Notre Dame community, reflected on this important moment, memorialized in a community mosaic.

Rev. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., Delivers Moreau Lecture at King’s College

Father Kevin Grove, C.S.C., Distinguished Fellow of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, discussed the growing number of Americans who identify themselves as “not religious” during two free public lectures titled “Being Religious: A School For Desire,” at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.Monday, Feb. 1, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, at King’s College.

Rev. Matthew Hovde, C.S.C., Ordained a Priest

On Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Rev. Mr. Matthew Earle Hovde, C.S.C., and Rev. Mr. Dennis Anthony Strach II, C.S.C.

Rev. Jim Foster, C.S.C. - A Notre Dame Priest Tells His Story

Fr. Jim Foster, C.S.C., M.D., directs the Center for Health Sciences Advising and serves as chair of the preprofessional studies program. He closely monitors developments within the health profession admissions process including new schools, course requirements, and curriculum developments.