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.   

Journal Corporate Citizenship Website


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

Notre Dame Avenue Entrance

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.

Notre Dame’s Father John Jenkins responds to a postage stamp to honor Father Hesburgh

USPS stamp honoring Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Responding to the United States Postal Service’s announcement Tuesday (Sept. 20) that it will issue a stamp next year honoring the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said: “It’s fitting that the United States recognizes Father Hesburgh’s contributions to our nation and the world in a medium that will literally transport his legacy to households across America and around the world.”

ILS Collaborator Joseph Corpora, C.S.C., Receives Papal Recognition

ILS congratulates our dear friend and frequent collaborator, Father Joseph Corpora, CSC, on his selection as a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis. Read the full story by Michael O. Garvey below.

Rev. Joseph Corpora, C.S.C., director of university-school partnerships for the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), has received a mandate from Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy.

The Missionaries are some 800 priests worldwide selected by the pope to be special confessors and “living signs” of God’s forgiveness during the Holy Year of Mercy officially proclaimed in his letter, Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy), last year.

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. 


Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., appointed to direct campus ministry at Notre Dame

Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.

Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., associate director of campus ministry, has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Campus Ministry, effective Feb 1.

As director of Campus Ministry within the Division of Student Affairs, Father McCormick will oversee a staff of some 30 clerical, religious and lay ministers tending to the spiritual needs of all Notre Dame students. He will replace Rev. James B. King, C.S.C., who has served as director since April 2012, and who will continue as religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame.