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Editorial

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…

Reclaiming Conscience

A preliminary note: This editorial is intended as a reflective response to Judge Michael McConnell’s recent lecture at Notre Dame…

Independent Journalism at Notre Dame: The Telos of The Irish Rover

I am beginning the year as Editor-in-Chief of The Irish Rover with a return to first principles. As a sign…

The Need for “Consistency”

Nearly a year has passed since pro-life activists protesting President Obama were arrested on Commencement Day last spring. Every member…