Notre Dame

The Immaculate Heart Prevents Modern Errors on the Sacred Heart

By John B. Manos / June 24, 2017 /

Notre Dame is still pushing the fantasyland of McBrien and Rahner’s process theology. But, this one thing about the Immaculate Heart of Mary prevents the delusional errors of making the Sacred Heart into a mere force of the universe that we must merge ourselves into. Rather, it is a real human heart that loves you.

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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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Who is Laughing Now? R.I.P. Rev. Richard P. McBrien

By John B. Manos / January 25, 2015 /

Years and years ago, I remember listening to Bill Marra and Fr. Micelli talk on the Catholic shows they did, and frequently they’d discuss Fr. McBrien and nearly every time the topic of his work came up, they’d compare the past of Notre Dame to what it had become. I miss those kinds of guys, with…

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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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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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Footnote 42: Christians Suffering in the Middle East

By Christopher Manion / August 24, 2013 / Play in new window | DownloadTen years ago, President George W. Bush invaded Iraq to “end evil in the world.” How has that worked out for Christians in the Middle East?

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Footnote 40: Professor Charlie Rice on His Book, Right or Wrong

By Christopher Manion / August 17, 2013 / Play in new window | DownloadFootnote discusses Right or Wrong, the impressive new book by Bellarmine Forum Chairman Charles E. Rice, professor of Constitutional Law at Notre Dame Law School. What is Notre Dame’s approach to Church teaching, especially Humanae Vitae?

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From Under the Rubble…Two Views From The Golden Dome

By Christopher Manion / August 9, 2013 /

Right or Wrong – 40 Years Inside Notre Dame Charles E. Rice; St. Augustine’s Press, $35.00 For Notre Dame Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C., St. Augustine’s Press, $17.00 Today the Rubble features two books that offer serious and uniquely informed insights into Notre Dame. Dr. Charles Rice has taught at Notre Dame Law School since 1969. His…

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From Under The Rubble…Notre Dame, Obama, And The Death of Dialogue

By Christopher Manion / June 1, 2013 /

It’s been four long years since Notre Dame welcomed Barack Obama to campus, awarding him an honorary degree and the opportunity to address the graduating class of 2009. Among the reasons for the award, according to university President John Jenkins, C.S.C., one was central: “He is a leader who has respect for the role of…

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Notre Dame’s Fr. Jenkins Wants to “Dialogue” When He Should Condemn

By wffguest / January 22, 2012 /

(picture courtesy of the Associated Press) The declining reputation of the flagship Catholic university in the United States continues. Since Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. cozied up with the most pro-abortion President in United States history two years ago, the University–in the person of her President–has been an open apologist for the leader of a post-Christian…

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