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Alumni Column

Evangelization at Princeton and Notre Dame

Gabby Speach, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus After graduation last May, my classmates and I dispersed across the globe—some to teach, some to…

Inalienable rights: Just for Americans?

Jonathan Liedl, Managing Editor Emeritus Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These “inalienable rights,” described by our Founders in…

Vignettes of Vegas: Love letter to the LVV

“This city is advertising all the wrong things,” I tell anyone who will listen, and now read. When is the…

The best is yet to come

“These are the best 4 years of your life.” How many times does an undergraduate have to endure these words…

Guillermo O’Donnell: Teacher, scholar–and firing squad survivor

Argentinian native inspired generations of Notre Dame students Eight years ago, I was sitting in politics class at Notre Dame’s…

The Discourtesy of tolerance

No one reforms that which he is indifferent to. No one preaches to the sea. By definition, reform requires that…

Putting the “Plato” back in “platonic”

Valentine’s Day in America is an occasion that simultaneously disturbs the stomach and befuddles the mind. How the legend of…

Rethinking – and reclaiming – progress

Ask almost anyone, and they’ll tell you that ours is the most progressive of eras. We live longer than we…

Pope Benedict: The great unifier?

On September 14, Vatican officials met with the leaders of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), a breakaway group…

Lessons I’ve learned from ACE

At mass this Friday, the first reading told of a group of men who seek to test the holiness of…