Quick Notre Dame Update

American Papist reports that 46 bishops have responded to Notre Dame’s Obama invitation. Bishop John D’Arcy (Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the diocese in which ND is located) has issued two further statements. One is on “Unseemly and Unhelpful Demonstrations at Notre Dame”. The other statement offers a response to and correction of a letter […]

Continue reading →

More on ND

Almost two weeks after Notre Dame announced that President Obama would be giving the commencement address and receiving an honorary degree, the commentary continues. A number of bishops have weighed in. Among them: Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston [scroll to the bottom] “I find the invitation very disappointing. . . . Even given the dignity […]

Continue reading →

Notre Dame’s Poor Judgment

Last Friday, Notre Dame University announced that President Obama accepted their invitation to speak at commencement this May. The University will also be awarding the president an honorary doctor of laws degree. From The Observer Online: “The invitation of President Obama to be our Commencement speaker should in no way be taken as condoning or […]

Continue reading →

Life Teen and Other Mixed Fruit

This week there have been published reports that the Diocese of Phoenix under Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has warned the faithful to stay away from a nondenominational Praise and Worship Center that has been attracting hundreds of participants each week.  The Center was started by Msgr. Dale Fushek, the charismatic priest who started Life Teen 20 […]

Continue reading →

Be on Your Guard!

Today’s Gospel from Luke 17:1-6 brings together some important teachings of Jesus. First He says that while scandals will happen, woe to the person through whom they occur. Better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone around one’s neck than to cause a little one to sin. Then He tells His disciples that even […]

Continue reading →