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Faculty Column

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…

Obama’s Illegal Stem-Cell Policy

A year and a half ago, when President Obama signed his executive order funding embryo-destructive stem-cell research, I argued in…

So Long Captain Kirk: A Personal Reflection

The decision by Father Tom Doyle, Notre Dame’s new Vice-President for Student Affairs to fire Bill Kirk from his position…

Sixty Years at Notre Dame: Vincent de Santis as Scholar, Teacher and Friend

Vincent De Santis took up his initial appointment as an instructor in history at Notre Dame in the Fall of…