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Faculty Column

The crisis in Wisconsin and the wisdom of Irish bishops

The recent crisis in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana over the rights of public unions will potentially lead to a major…

SOME ADVICE FOR CATHOLIC POLITICIANS OF THE FUTURE

his first encyclical letter  DEUS CARITAS EST (God Is Love), Pope Benedict XVI reminded us, “Building a just social and…

Rediscovering the Carrolls

I recently took special notice of one of the museum cases in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This…

Lies and the Pro-life Movement

Christopher Tollefsen, PhD Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity from the…

Making Walls: An Ode to the Office Cubicle (by R. Smith with apologies to R. Frost)

Something there is about an office that loves a wall, That wants it up full to the ceiling, Not halfway…

Liberal Education and the Research Ideal

As an advancing research university, Notre Dame faces a unique challenge: to pursue knowledge while remaining committed to the framework…

Drawing wisdom from St. Ignatius of Loyola on the Solemnity of Christ the King

Delivered in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on November 21, the following homily concluded the Notre Dame Center for…

Taking on ‘Notre Dame, Our Mother’ in a New Way: Sociology professor becomes Catholic

What led sociology professor Christian Smith and his wife Emily to embrace the Catholic Church and convert from Protestantism this…

Does Catholic liturgical music have a universal value?

In Mozart’s The Magic Flute, an opera we study in my music class, there is a funny and yet quite…

An Academic “Ruling Class”

Fr. Norman Weslin, O.S., at the complaint of Notre Dame, was arrested in May 2009 and charged as a criminal…