Charles E. Rice

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Notre Dame Will Never See the Likes of Moose Krause Again

Ed. Note:  This weekend begins one of the great American pastimes–college football. It is always an exciting time of year and one which we relish. Beer, brats, wings, tailgating, and cheering for our favorite teams! In particular–even though the principal authors here generally hail from Jesuit institutions–we at the Bellarmine Forum have always been Notre Dame fans. Our Chairman, the late Charles […]

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The Obamacare Decision: A Fix By Voter Fraud

THE OBAMACARE DECISION: A FIX BY VOTER FRAUD By Charles E. Rice Section 455 of the United States Code provides: Any justice, judge or magistrate judge of the United State shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances: xxxxx (3) […]

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Dear Supporters, Friends, and Allies for the Truth, We have changed our name from The Wanderer Forum Foundation to The Bellarmine Forum. Our publishing name remains The Wanderer Forum Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation founded in 1965 to advance the teachings of the Catholic Church. Among the efforts the Wanderer Forum Foundation has encouraged over […]

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Obama’s “Accommodation”

The February 10th statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops noted that President Obama, in revising his health care mandate, “has decided to retain HHS’s nationwide mandate of insurance coverage of sterilization and contraception, including some abortifacients.” His decree “would still mandate that all insurers must include coverage for the objectionable services in […]

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The HHS Mandate: Obama Regime Claims the Prerogative of God

On January 20, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ordered that, effective August 1, 2012, health insurance must cover preventive services including all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity, without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible. “Nonprofit employers,” said Sebelius, “who, based […]

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Christmas as Real History

Ed. Note. In this 2005 article authored by WFF President Charles E. Rice, he suggests to Notre Dame students and to all of us a new approach in considering Christmas. In the face of the secularization that continues to get worse with each passing year and in the midst of an increasingly hostile federal government […]

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Bait and Switch

[Ed. Note. The ubiquity of scandal given by so-called Catholic universities is too much to recount here. One need only to surf the web, find a Catholic college or university and preview its lecture series, theological offerings, campus ministry departments or the general tenor of its university life. With only a few exceptions can one […]

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The Natural Law

THE NATURAL LAW Charles E. Rice Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School Address, Canon Law Conference Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe LaCrosse, Wisconsin August 9, 2011 What is the natural law and why do we need it? The “September Pope,” John Paul I, at his general audience on September 6, 1978, gave us a […]

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