“I believe it is wrong for Notre Dame to honor any ‘pro-choice’ public official with the Laetare Medal”— Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes

Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a statement from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes that first appeared on the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend website on March 14. FORT WAYNE, IN — In response to many inquiries, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the diocese where the University of Notre Dame is …

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University of Notre Dame Shuts Down the Fund to Protect Human Life

By Tim Drake  Both The Irish Rover and The Sycamore Trust are reporting that the University of Notre Dame has shut down the four-year-old Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life. The decision appears to have been made so that direction of the Fund could be placed under control of a University department rather than …

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Judge again cites timeliness in rejecting lawsuit challenging Obama mandate

By Dave Andrusko Once again citing “timeliness,” a federal judge has dismissed a challenge to the Obama mandate requiring employers to purchase health insurance for their employees that includes coverage for items and procedures, such as contraceptives, that they have moral or religious objections to. Last Friday  U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. dismissed …

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“Archbishop Chaput on Notre Dame and the issues that remain”

By Dave Andrusko It’s been over two years now since the tremendous row over the decision by the University of Notre Dame to invite pro-abortion President Barack Obama not only to give the commencement address but also (and to many worse) to award him an honorary law degree. Charles Chaput, Archbishop of the Diocese of …

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The University of Notre Dame and EMILY’s List

By Anthony Lauinger National Right to Life Vice President Wednesday’s South Bend Tribune article about the resignation of Roxanne M. Martino from the University of Notre Dame’s board of trustees was a source of both encouragement and alarm. Ms. Martino resigned due to public criticism of the fact that she has been a major financial …

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