Catholic Universities

Notre Dame Will Never See the Likes of Moose Krause Again

By Charles E. Rice / September 2, 2016 /

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 De Smet Statuary at SLU: An Alternative Approach

By wffguest / June 2, 2015 /

by Fr. Claude Pavur, S.J. Editor’s Note:  This guest commentary is by Fr. Claude Pavur, S.J. on the recent controversy surrounding the Fr. De Smet statue at St. Louis University. Fr. Pavur is a well-respected Jesuit priest and scholar–formerly of St. Louis University, now at Boston College–and the Bellarmine Forum is honored to have his contribution here. The two…

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From Under the Rubble…Is College Football a Cash Cow or a White Elephant?

By Christopher Manion / April 15, 2014 /

Fifty years ago, Father Ted Hesburgh, President of Notre Dame, launched a campaign to make the school measure up to “Ivy League” academic standards. Alas, students did not jump for joy. They did not appreciate the underlying notion that they were being educated at a Catholic intellectual backwater in need of a makeover. A campus…

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Port and Cookies

By John M. DeJak / November 22, 2013 /

I have long wanted to compile a collection of anecdotes by graduates of Catholic colleges and universities from (roughly) 1967-2000 as to how they survived the reigning agnostic materialism on campus.  To what underground bunkers did they flee?  Between which dusty old stacks in the university library did they repair?  To which neighborhood bar–away from the…

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Holding Back the Secularist Tide that Threatens to Overtake Our Lady’s University

By wffguest / September 29, 2013 /

by Guest Author, Daniel J. Kelly, Esq. For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart and Soul of a Catholic University Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C St. Augustine’s Press Paperback, $17.00 Academia is certainly a major front in contemporary culture wars.  Academics who dare trespass the politically correct positions espoused by the mainstream masses of tenured…

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From Under the Rubble…Big Brother Makes It Personal

By Christopher Manion / August 31, 2013 /

Four years ago, Obama’s Chicago crew borrowed a page from the Three-Card-Monte hustlers in Manhattan’s Central Park. With the nation distracted by the perils of Obamacare, Democrats quietly hijacked the student loan program from the private sector and handed it to the federal government. “We’ve eliminated the middleman,” they cawed, “and the savings will go…

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Sucha Flake Has Curious Reception at Georgetown

By Christopher Manion / September 6, 2012 /

It goes to show how far we’ve “progressed” that a student at a “Catholic” institution becomes celebrated there for advocating rampant promiscuity.

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Bait and Switch

By Charles E. Rice / November 20, 2011 /

[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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