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Editorial

There is nothing noble in the middle

Earlier this semester, The Observer’s Ryan Williams penned a vitriolic editorial condemning those who take a definitive stance on abortion….

An open letter to Fr. Jenkins on the pro-life movement at ND

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University President University of Notre Dame Office of the President 400 Main Building Notre Dame,…

A grounding in the classics

Anyone enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters is painfully aware that his major is considered to be useless….

Where’s the Proof? Restoring Trust in a Pro-Life University

As I watched the characters of Catherine and Hal interact two weeks ago when the play “Proof” was performed at…

Escaping the clutches of the culture of comfort

We live in a culture of comfort. The way some go on about it, “comfortable” is a state of being…

Vocation, identity, and the pursuit of happiness

What is a vocation?  In many Catholic circles, the term “vocation” generally refers to a calling to the priesthood or…

Defending the Spirit of Inclusion

With Solidarity Sunday two weeks behind us, we might ask, “As a Catholic university, how can we love the homosexual…

Thanksgiving, without the pumpkin pie

In the spirit of Kathleen Kelly, one of the charming characters in You’ve Got Mail, I’d like to begin this…

Great Books at Notre Dame: How Catholic is PLS?

 I chose PLS for its uniquely Catholic label. Though I deeply love PLS for its close-knit community and intellectual life,…

On Learning to Love Rightly

Ponder with me the following three scenarios, based on real life events.  Scene one: You’re at a luxurious media retreat…