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.
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.
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.
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.
Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., Director of University-School Partnerships and of the Catholic School Advantage Campaign, recently wrote a book, The Relentless Mercy of God.
Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., the Hackett Family Director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives says,“We are working with AICSN to strengthen and sustain schools that offer the best educational opportunities for the children they serve.”
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Father Joe Corpora, C.S.C., is the director of the Catholic School Advantage campaign within Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. He is one of 700 priests whom Pope Francis has appointed to serve this year as Missionaries of Mercy. He has been writing about his experiences throughout the year in Notre Dame Magazine. You can find more of Father Joe's reflections on their website.
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.
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.
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. Robert Pelton, C.S.C., received an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland in recognition of his exemplary career as a “noted filmmaker, scholar, author, theology professor, and globetrotter.”
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.