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Editorial

Value-neutral journalism?

“Freedom OF religion cannot coexist with freedom FROM religion,” declared Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at the August 2011 World Youth…

Dialogue between Notre Dame and President Obama on religious freedom?

Should Notre Dame be forced to offer contraception to its students and employees?   A September 28 letter by University President…

Trustee’s silent departure points to need for pro-life leadership

Though recent attention has been paid to the departure of Roxanne Martino from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, only…

Handling of controversial trustee appointment raises questions about the university’s mission

In the wake of President Obama’s 2009 honorary degree and commencement speech, a flurry of university press releases asserted Notre…

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…