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  • Notre Dame student passes out after allegedly breaking into spa to eat Hot Pockets

    04/07/2014 1:47:48 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | April 7, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    SOUTH BEND , Ind., April 7 (UPI) -- Notre Dame student Brian McCurren probably would have been better off ordering pizza. McCurren was arrested for burglary, vandalism and minor consumption after he allegedly broke into a South Bend spa so he could eat Hot Pockets, Drumsticks and macaroni and cheese while intoxicated. McCurren used a flower pot to break a stained glass window at Therapeutic Indulgence and reportedly inflicted thousands of dollars worth of damage to the business. "Then he grabbed a hammer and pounded his way through a wall to get inside," Therapeutic Indulgence owner Sara Ros Frazier told...
  • Paluch Lecture: What is the Future For Notre Dame?

    02/27/2014 1:08:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Mundelein Seminary ^ | 2/26/2014 | Rev. Robert Barron
    Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC, Paluch Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, presents his case for the future of Notre Dame with a lecture entitled "What is the Future For Notre Dame? The Battle For the Soul of America's Foremost Catholic University." Very Rev. Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary gives the formal response, entitled "Why Authentically Catholic Education Matters." Cost | $50.00 Includes lunch Location | Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 Date | Tuesday March 11 at 11:30 AM and concludes by 1:30...
  • Court: Notre Dame must adhere to ObamaCare birth control mandate (goes to Supremes)

    02/22/2014 3:27:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/14 | Tim Devaney
    The University of Notre Dame must provide birth control to employees and students after a federal appeals court ruled Friday, a move the school says will force it to violate its religious beliefs. In a blow to religious colleges and universities across the country, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago denied Notre Dame's request for an injunction to the ObamaCare birth control mandate that requires the school to provide coverage for contraception. The injunction would have given Notre Dame a temporary reprieve from the birth control mandate, as the Roman Catholic school challenges the rule in court....
  • UCONN assistant football coach resigns following Jesus (pro) Jesus comment

    02/17/2014 10:59:26 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 17 replies
    www.wfsb.com ^ | 2/17/14 | Rob Polansk
    An assistant football coach at the University of Connecticut who made a reference to Jesus in huddles has resigned, the school said. Ernest T. Jones's resignation was effective immediately, according to a statement released Monday from UConn Athletic Communications. "The University or the Division of Athletics will have no further comment on the matter as it is personnel related," officials said. Jones made headlines when he said that UConn's players will understand that, "Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle." The comment created a firestorm of controversy that forced President Susan Herbst to release a statement on...
  • Pope Tells Notre Dame to 'Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Identity

    01/30/2014 7:02:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 1/30/14 | CNS Staff
    In a powerful statement encouraging fidelity and strong Catholic identity in Catholic higher education, Pope Francis today urged the University of Notre Dame to be an “uncompromising witness… to the Church’s moral teaching” and to resist “efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness,” according to a translation by Vatican Radio.
  • Notre Dame professor: Hey, maybe the Pope should rethink abortion

    01/26/2014 4:12:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    I missed this until late yesterday, but the New York Times offered space on Thursday to Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting on the topic of abortion. Gutting, who also edits the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews for the Catholic university in Indiana, argued that Pope Francis really should get with modern times and show love to women by allowing for abortion. According to Professor Gutting, the lack of “an all-out effort to prevent spontaneous abortions” and the “purely biological” humanity of the fetus means that the Catholic Church shouldn’t really care whether babies get aborted or not. Small wonder the...
  • 43 Catholic organizations, including Notre Dame, sue Obama administration over HHS mandate

    05/21/2012 2:59:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 21, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, May 21, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a coordinated defense of religious liberty, at 11 a.m. 43 Roman Catholic organizations filed a dozen lawsuits nationwide to strike down the HHS mandate. The plaintiffs include some of the most significant organs of the U.S. church, including the Archdioceses of New York, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis; the Dioceses of Dallas, Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ft. Worth, the Michigan Catholic Conference, Pittsburgh, and Rockville Centre; the University of Notre Dame, Catholic University of America, and the Franciscan University of Steubenville; and Our Sunday Visitor. The Archdiocese of Washington has created a...
  • Notre Dame Complies With Contraception Mandate

    01/09/2014 6:51:32 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 43 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 1/9/14 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    ...But on Jan. 2, 2014, Notre Dame told faculty and staff that a third-party administrator would notify them about access to “free” contraception and other mandated provisions of the federal law. The news marked the university’s failure to obtain emergency relief from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, after a U.S. district court refused to issue a temporary injunction before the Jan. 1 deadline. “Having been denied a stay, Notre Dame is advising employees that, pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, our third-party administrator is required to notify plan participants of coverage provided under its contraceptives payment program,”...
  • Fighting Irish Stiff-Arm Barack

    12/16/2013 10:34:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Leave it to the Fighting Irish to vanquish the sheepish, the snobbish and the priggish. This month, the University of Notre Dame (UND) re-filed its lawsuit “for relief against” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which is set to take effect January 1, 2014. Forget the Audacity of Hope. There’s nothing audacious or courageous about a president who flits about, attacking religious freedom, while he poses for selfies during funeral ceremonies. Let’s come together under the Courage of Catholics at the University of Notre Dame. Certainly, the Catholic Church and some of her leaders have stumbled....
  • Notre Dame President: ‘Creation of the GLBTQ Group Is a Big Step Forward’ Towards Priority…

    12/04/2013 1:25:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/4/2013 | Kelly Conroy
    The Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, explained in a recent article in The Observer that he created an Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion to create a welcoming atmosphere on campus that “go[es] across all areas” of campus for students, faculty, and staff. He said that the committee “seeks to implement concrete changes on campus, but noticeable progress will not occur overnight.”In the article, Fr. Jenkins is quoted lauding the steps already taken towards this goal:I think that we have made progress. The creation of the GLBTQ group [Prism-ND] is a big step forward, and I hope that’s successful…...
  • Notre Dame to host Catholic-Mormon conference

    11/30/2013 2:52:50 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 319 replies
    Notre Dame News ^ | November 27th, 2013 | Michael O. Garvey
    An ecumenical group of religious historians and other scholars will convene at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall on Dec. 5-6 (Thursday-Friday) for a conference titled “Catholics and Mormons: A New Dialogue.” The conference will explore relationships among Catholics and Mormons as their churches are increasingly allied in common social, political and relief efforts. Its themes will include “The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Mormonism and Catholicism,” “Catholicism and Mormonism in Historical Context,” “Revelation: Scriptures, Traditions, and Authoritative Teachings” and “Theologies of Encounter, Unity, and Diversity.”
  • Frank Tripucka, first Denver Broncos QB, dies at 85 years old

    09/13/2013 10:09:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 12, 2013 | Josh Katzowitz
    When Frank Tripucka first arrived in Denver in 1960 to work for the newly-formed Broncos of the newly-formed American Football League, he was only supposed to help assist head coach Frank Filchock in a coaching capacity. Funny thing about that. Tripucka was apparently the best option the team had at quarterback. Thus, though he hadn't played in the NFL since 1952, he took over the starting spot and proceeded to throw for a career- and league-high 3,038 yards that season. Tripucka -- who died Thursday morning at the age of 85 -- started for two more seasons (and led the...
  • Ohio State University president jabs Notre Dame, says 'those damn Catholics' can't be trusted

    05/30/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30 May 2013 | Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
    The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university's priests are not good partners, joking that 'those damn Catholics' can't be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year. Gordon Gee also took shots at schools in the Southeastern Conference and the University of Louisville, according to the recording of the December meeting of the school's Athletic Council that The Associated Press obtained under a public records request. The university called the statements inappropriate and said Gee is undergoing a 'remediation plan' because of...
  • Notre Dame QB Golson Allegedly Kicked Out For Academic Violation

    05/26/2013 9:07:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 5-25-13 | n/a
    Notre Dame QB Golson Allegedly Kicked Out For Academic Violation Everett Golson, whose heroics under center last season led the Fighting Irish to the BCS Championship game, is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame due to academic violations, according to the Chicago Tribune. The news broke late Saturday night, with sources telling the Tribune Golson had committed a Residence Life violation before clarifying to reporter Brian Hamilton that an academic violation was the reason for Golson's departure from Notre Dame. That's an important distinction, because as NCAA bylaws expert John Infante points out, an academic violation would render Golson ineligible...
  • The reasons for a voluntary death

    05/22/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT · by annalex · 35 replies
    Nouvelles de France ^ | May 21, 2013 | Dominique Venner
    I am healthy in body and mind, and I am filled with love for my wife and children. I love life and expect nothing beyond the perpetuation of my race and my mind. However, in the evening of this life, in front of huge dangers for my French and European country, I feel the duty to act while I still have strength. I think I need to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that plagues us. I offer the rest of my life with the intention of protest and foundation. I chose a highly symbolic place, Notre Dame de Paris...
  • Notre Dame Professor Tackles ‘Myth’ of Christian Martyrdom

    05/03/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 152 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/3/13 | Liz Goodwin
    Candida Moss, a professor of early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame and a practicing Catholic, wants to shatter what she calls the “myth” of martyrdom in the Christian faith. Sunday school tales of early Christians being rounded up at their secret catacomb meetings and thrown to the lions by evil Romans are mere fairy tales, Moss writes in a new book. In fact, in the first 250 years of Christianity, Romans mostly regarded the religion's practitioners as meddlesome members of a superstitious cult. The government actively persecuted Christians for only about 10 years, Moss suggests, and even then...
  • Rockne and the Resurrection: celebrating Easter and the Irish "feast"

    03/31/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 3-31-13 | Tom O'Toole
    Two weeks ago, you could say St. Patrick got the short shrift, for because March 17 fell on a Lenten Sunday, the patron saint of Ireland was not celebrated in church, at least not liturgically. Of course, while some priests did in fact mention Patrick (the wise ones, that is) I doubt on this greatest Christian feast of the year, that few will even think about the "feast" of that other great (Fighting) Irish icon, Knute Rockne. For as 3-31-31 (the day Rockne died) flips around to 3-31-13, Christ's triumph over death and evil certainly trumps over Rockne's victories over...
  • Notre Dame gets new bells for her 850th birthday

    03/26/2013 8:41:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    History Blog ^ | March 26, 2013
    Notre Dame de Paris, the Gothic cathedral that is one of the most famous churches in the world, turns 850 years old this year and has gotten a new set of nine bells for a birthday present. The new bells range in size from 767 kilos (1691 lbs) to 1.91 tons. They were blessed in a ceremony at the cathedral on February 2nd (see this YouTube for the full ceremony; the top comment lists the times they were rung), but since they were lined up in the nave, their rings were only heard individually when their clappers were struck against...
  • Notre Dame to join ACC next season

    03/12/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/12/13
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's football schools and seven Catholic schools that are leaving to form a basketball-focused conference. Notre Dame announced the move Tuesday, six months after it surprised the college sports world by opting to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey.
  • Notre Dame Seniors Have Mixed Feelings on Cardinal Dolan as Commencement Speaker

    03/11/2013 1:26:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 3/7/13 | Tim Drake
    According to an article in The Observer, graduating seniors at the University of Notre Dame have mixed feelings about New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivering the 2013 Commencement address. While the article profiled three students who were supportive of the address, and three who were not, it gave more space to the students who were disappointed with the selection. Some are concerned that Cardinal Dolan's address won’t be relevant for students. Said senior Camille Suarez: I feel like this choice isn’t perfect for this moment. I was hoping Notre Dame would use this opportunity to kind of move the University...
  • 'Femen' activists go topless [in Paris's Notre Dame] to hail pope's resignation

    02/12/2013 3:53:50 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2/12/2013 | n/a
    Eight feminists flashed their breasts in the heart of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation announcement. The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar. "Pope no more!" they cried. "No more homophobe" and "Bye bye Benedict!" Scandalised visitors voiced their disapproval. "This is a sacred place, you can't strip here," said a Frenchwoman....
  • Analysis: Dr. Phil attempts to unravel Tuiasosopo's role in Te'o saga

    01/31/2013 4:33:58 PM PST · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Sound Bend Tribune ^ | Jan. 31, 2013 | Eric Hansen
    Of course it ended in a cliffhanger -- and also raised more questions than it put to bed. As the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax saga entered its third week, and with America seemingly desperate to finally look away, Part I of Dr. Phil McGraw's two-part grilling of admitted hoax mastermind Ronaiah Tuiasosopo turned out to be largely an appetizer for Part 2. The Dr. Phil show ended Thursday with McGraw confronting Tuiasosopo about the latter's assertion he was the actual voice of Lennay Kekua. Kekua is the character Tuiasosopo created and Te'o purportedly fell in love with, through on-line contact...
  • Lizzy Seeberg or Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend: which ghost haunts Notre Dame the most?

    01/24/2013 3:46:33 PM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 1-21-13 | Tom O'Toole
    Noting the unusual amount of online chatter linking Manti Te'o, his hoax of a (dead) girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, and Lizzy Seeberg (and perhaps connecting that to my long-held belief that the Fighting Irish would never be national champions again until Notre Dame better reflected its namesake), my wife, Jeanette, told me that "perhaps the good thing about the Kekua-Te'o tale is that it brings the Lizzy Seeberg story back out into the open." Trusting Jeanette's intuition, but not yet grasping the exact connection, I pondered the similarities (and differences) of the trusting girl naively thinking she was getting involved...
  • University of Notre Dame to lead March for Life: 700 students and faculty to join

    01/22/2013 1:11:52 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2013 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    The campus of the University of Notre Dame. January 21, 2013 (CNS) - Fr. John Jenkins C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will march in the March for Life along with about 600 students and more than a hundred faculty, according to students with the University’s pro-life student group. Fr. Jenkins has walked in the March for Life since the 2010 event. This year, however, is a little different as Notre Dame students were asked to lead the March for Life. “In addition to the faculty and students attending the March, alumni and friends of ND will also...
  • Imaginary People Are More Real Than You Know

    01/20/2013 3:37:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Who hasn’t laughed at the revelation that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o had a “fake” girlfriend? I meant to spend five minutes on the subject on my radio show and ended up doing an hour and then making fun of it randomly throughout all three hours. As funny as it is, and it is pretty funny, it’s also not foreign to me. A friend of mine (who I won’t name) has fallen for this several times. The hoaxes perpetrated against him eventually evolved to the point of fake woman needing money to get out of some horrible situation...
  • Exclusive: Woman tried new hoax in December call to Te'o

    01/18/2013 7:28:09 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 18, 2013 | Ferd Lewis
    Manti Te'o has told family and friends that the woman who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” called him in December and said she had to fake her own death months earlier to elude drug dealers, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned. The woman, who has yet to be identified, tried to re-engage a relationship with Te‘o months after she supposedly had died of leukemia in early September, the Notre Dame All-American linebacker has told the people close to him. The account was shared with the Star-Advertiser by a source close to the Te‘o family. According to the...
  • Phonies like Notre Dame's Te'o are media favorites

    01/18/2013 10:11:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/18/13 | Emma Karlin
    Just about four months ago the Democrats’ media broke the heartbreaking story of how a double tragedy had struck Manti Te’o a star football player for Norte Dame. The reports told of how Te’o’s grandmother in Hawaii had died and shortly thereafter his girlfriend, the love of his life, had died from injuries sustained in a car accident or leukemia – whichever carried the narrative better during a particular retelling of the story . Te’o’s grandmother Annette Santiago, was real and there is no reason to doubt his deep sense of loss at her death, but the “life” and “death”...
  • At Notre Dame, a fake tragedy gets more tears than a real one

    01/18/2013 4:14:45 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Melinda Henneberger
    So many tears for a fake dead girl, but none for a real one. The death of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s beautiful, brave girlfriend Lennay Kekua — widely reported by Sports Illustrated, CBS and many other media outlets — was all either an elaborate hoax or worse. And in response, my alma mater held the kind of emotional news conference for the fake dead girl they never held for the real one, Lizzy Seeberg.
  • Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend.

    01/17/2013 1:52:21 PM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Too funny! Go to link
  • Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter

    01/16/2013 7:28:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 130 replies
    daily dot ^ | 1-2013
    Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter News January 17, 2013 Fernando Alfonso III more articles | email | Twitter — Deadspin published a blockbuster investigation Wednesday night, exposing the relationship between star Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his girlfriend—who reportedly passed away last year—as a grand hoax. The story has quickly taken over Twitter, which is now inundated with praise for the sports site, jokes at Te'o’s expense, and questions as to the star player’s level of involvement. The investigative piece by Deadspin's Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey reveals how Te'o's relationship with girlfriend Lennay...
  • Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed

    01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST · by LibertyJihad · 57 replies
    Deadspin ^ | January 16, 2013
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...
  • Manti Te’o’s (ND Linebacker) Dead Girlfriend...is A Hoax

    01/16/2013 2:20:45 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    deadspin ^ | 1-16-13 | Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...
  • Alabama Wins National Championship (Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14)

    01/07/2013 9:21:36 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama Wins National Championship Cork GainesJanuary 7, 2013 In the end, it wasn't even close. Alabama blew out Notre Dame 42-14 and Nick Saban has now won three national titles in four years. Here are the final moments...(Click to the site to see the video)
  • BCS Game thread - Alabama (2) vs. Notre Dame (1), ESPN 8:30pm EST

    01/07/2013 1:28:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 313 replies
    BCS Championship Game thread - Alabama (2) at Notre Dame (1) (+9, O/U 40.5), ESPN 830pm EST. Miami Gardens, Fl. Weather, temperature around 73 degrees, chance of showers 10 percent.
  • Prediction: Notre Dame wins BCS title, and it'll echo through ages

    01/07/2013 11:30:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 113 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | BILL PLASCHKE
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The images will be vivid, history will be haunting, ghosts will be everywhere.This is Knute Rockne versus Bear Bryant, Touchdown Jesus versus Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Four Horsemen versus Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Montana versus Joe Namath, and, of course, in the battle of the little guys, Rudy versus Nick.It will be a football game bathed in a complicated mess of legend, religion and roughhousing, but most folks think Monday's BCS national championship heavyweight fight between Alabama and Notre Dame can be symbolized by a single disparity.
  • BCS title game a clash of cultures

    01/07/2013 7:56:30 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 68 replies
    http://msn.foxsports.com/ ^ | 01/06/2013 | Greg Couch
    I never had any problems in the short time I lived in the Deep South. My co-workers in Savannah, Ga., told me at times that I was nice for a Yankee, which is to say that thanks to Southern hospitality, I was very politely well-tolerated. Still, there were times I felt as if I needed a passport. I also had never seen an entire aisle at the grocery store dedicated to grits, the way they had it at the Piggly Wiggly. And while that life was a while ago, it was enough to give a sense of some of the...
  • There is Notre Dame and there is a CATHOLIC Catholic school like Belmont Abbey

    01/06/2013 8:41:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/6/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Tomorrow the national college football championship will be decided in a game that will be watched by millions of people. The combatants will be Notre Dame and Alabama. Millions of Catholics around the country will be rooting for the “Fighting Irish” but I won’t be one of them. I find it hard to support frauds whether they are in or out of politics. Notre Dame is a consummate fraud and has been for many years. The formerly Catholic school has always held itself up as the pinnacle of Catholic higher education. The “Fighting Irish” were born with a chip on...
  • Alabama's hatred of Notre Dame runs long, deep

    01/05/2013 11:01:54 AM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Jan 4, 2013 12:21 AM EST | Pat Forde
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jeremy Pike is a 37-year-old native and resident of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Like all proper fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide, he maintains an abiding hatred of Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn and Tennessee. But there is a third member of his unholy fan trinity, and always has been. "Oh, I hate Notre Dame," Pike said. "I never pull for them." On Nov. 3, Pike and about 50 other Alabama fans were in Louisiana getting ready to watch the Tide play LSU – the most anticipated game of the year. But before the game, they were glued to...
  • Irish Get Serious About Preparing For Alabama

    12/30/2012 11:37:05 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 12-30-2012 | Tom Coyne
    <p>SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Top-ranked Notre Dame finally got down to the serious business of getting ready to play defending national champion Alabama in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.</p> <p>After weeks of some players and coaches traveling the nation for award shows, players finishing up the school year with finals and making trips home for Christmas, Notre Dame had its hardest hitting practice Saturday since its 22-13 victory over USC on Nov. 24 in the regular-season finale. Kelly plans another physical practice Sunday.</p>
  • Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts

    12/27/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by blam · 192 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Andrew Tredinnick
    Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts Andrew TredinnickDec. 27, 2012, 12:43 PM In the month leading up to Notre Dame's first trip to the national championship game in more than two decades, Irish faithful have created a series of T-shirts bashing their opponent, Alabama. Notre Dame is winning the trash-talking battle with the series of racy shirts, but the last thing Notre Dame needs is to provide a feisty Crimson Tide team and fan base with any source of motivation before the game. Maybe Alabama will take the shirts for their comedic value. Eleven...
  • Notre Dame Announces Gay, ‘Allies’ Student Group

    12/06/2012 8:27:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In what the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper is calling “a historic decision,” the University announced plans for a University- recognized homosexual student organization as well as a full-time student development staff position focused on LGBTQ issues. The announcement was made as the result of a long review of the University’s policies. According to the student newspaper, Fr. John Jenkins, the president of the university, said that the plan “grows out of our mission as a Catholic university” and is “directed by that fundamental mission in a profound way.” But although the plan describes the student organization as acting...
  • For love or luck's sake, Notre Dame will find way to BCS title game

    11/06/2012 6:32:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Sporting News ^ | November 5, 2012 | David Whitley
    Republicans say polls favoring Barack Obama are rigged. Democrats say polls showing Mitt Romney will win are a joke. I say any poll indicating Notre Dame won’t play for the national championship cannot be taken seriously. And yes, I mean the BCS. It cannot be immune to the insanity that strikes whenever the Irish are sniffing a title.
  • Professors Lobby Notre Dame on Sexual Orientation with Full-Page Ad

    09/27/2012 8:49:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 9/26/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Earlier this year, a group of University of Notre Dame faculty and staff drafted a letter in support of the “LGBTQ community” at Notre Dame, after the University announced it would not add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause despite pressure from some student groups and faculty. Now, a petition signed by 366 Notre Dame faculty, administration and staff was published yesterday in the campus newspaper as a full page ad urging the university to add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause. The letter said, in part: “We value the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning members of our community...
  • Lou Holtz on Marriage, His Catholic Faith and Notre Dame

    09/27/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/26/12 | Trent Beattie
    As college football nears the midpoint of its 143rd season, Lou Holtz is among the many taking it in. The 75-year-old ESPN analyst has seen more than his share of games, mostly from the sidelines as a head coach. He has coached a total of 388 games at six Division I schools. Holtz is best known for his years at the University of Notre Dame, between 1986 and 1996, which include an undefeated national championship season in 1988. What is less known, but no less important to him, are the experiences that prepared him for the Notre Dame years. One...
  • Notre Dame Invites President Obama Again

    09/25/2012 11:28:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 9/24/12 | CNS Staff
    Despite Catholic outrage over the University of Notre Dame’s 2009 invitation to President Barack Obama to address its graduates, the University has again invited the President to speak on campus as a candidate for reelection. From the Notre Dame news release: The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney to speak at the University during the fall election campaign.Continuing a long-standing tradition, Father Jenkins and Rocheleau addressed letters to each of the presidential aspirants, offering Notre...
  • Notre Dame invites President Obama to speak again

    09/25/2012 9:53:50 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9/25/2012 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    September 25, 2012 (CNS) - Despite Catholic outrage over the University of Notre Dame’s 2009 invitation to President Barack Obama to address its graduates, the University has again invited the President to speak on campus as a candidate for reelection. From the Notre Dame news release: The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney to speak at the University during the fall election campaign. Continuing a long-standing tradition, Father Jenkins and Rocheleau addressed letters to each...
  • Demoting Notre Dame

    08/16/2012 5:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 15, 2012 | Rick Reilly
    I once loved Notre Dame football. My dad went to Notre Dame and flunked out and I still loved Notre Dame football. I loved Lindsey Nelson telling me "neither team advanced the ball so we move to further action in the fourth quarter" while my mom was yelling, "Get ready for mass!" But I grew up. I don't love Notre Dame football anymore. Notre Dame football has been living a lie, as Lou Holtz likes to say. Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, nothing happened. The echoes are in REM sleep. It has failed to advance the ball.
  • Notre Dame v. Obama and the Compulsion of the Morally Unwilling

    06/09/2012 4:45:07 PM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 12 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 06/09/2012 | Douglas Kmiec
    Spurred by a controversy over a highly restrictive religious exemption which as originally announced had the net effect of mandating Catholic employers to become facilitators of contraceptive practice, the topic of religious freedom continues to roil the early 2012 presidential race. The leadership of the Catholic bishops have called the skirmishing a “war.” Now, the golden-helmeted forces of the University of Notre Dame have come onto the field of battle, asking the judiciary to protect the religious freedom of Our Lady’s university from the President who – over great controversy – was awarded an honorary degree from the institution often...
  • The Great Obama Blunder

    05/31/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    President Obama and his wife, the health nanny in chief, obviously don't know when they've gone too far in their crusade to socialize and Obamatize America. They couldn't stop pushing for the Obamacare mandate that would force religious organizations to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization for their employees regardless of the institution's moral or religious objections. Now the Obamas are sorry. They've awakened the sleeping giant -- the Catholic Church. And they're going to pay the political price. Last week the University of Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sued the administration to overturn the...
  • Notre Dame sues Obama Administration over HHS rule

    05/21/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Freddoso
    In 2009, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Now, Notre Dame is suing his administration over its insistence that Catholic schools and other institutions provide insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives, and other abortifacient drugs without any meaningful opt-out for conscientious objectors. Rev. John Jenkins, the university's president, was given much grief over his commencement invitation to President Obama in 2009. Today, he sent the following email to Notre Dame employees, announcing and explaining the lawsuit.