Skip to comments.There is Notre Dame and there is a CATHOLIC Catholic school like Belmont Abbey
Posted on 01/06/2013 8:41:58 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
Tomorrow the national college football championship will be decided in a game that will be watched by millions of people. The combatants will be Notre Dame and Alabama. Millions of Catholics around the country will be rooting for the Fighting Irish but I wont be one of them. I find it hard to support frauds whether they are in or out of politics. Notre Dame is a consummate fraud and has been for many years.
The formerly Catholic school has always held itself up as the pinnacle of Catholic higher education. The Fighting Irish were born with a chip on their shoulder and a devotion to Norte Dame Our Lady, but those days are over. These days Catholic doctrine obviously embarrasses Norte Dame.
Notre Dame is an embarrassment to the Catholic Church and to Catholics who...
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Belmont Abbey College has recently reduced its tuition cost by $10,000 per year. It’s gone from “stratospheric” to “a whole heck of a lot,” plus room and board ;-).
That said, it offers quite a good liberal arts education in a solidly Catholic environment.
Having attended a Catholic College, I 100% agree with your calling them out on this. They are no more in keeping with Catholic principles than is the Muslim Brotherhood! I admire they graduate a high rate of their football players but aside from that, there is nothing to admire from there from my perspective.
I wish more of these solidly Catholic places had engineering programs.
That really is a problem. They often don’t have business programs, either, especially ones with enough accounting and finance classes. My oldest son plans to transfer from community college to the local state university branch (UNC-Charlotte) this fall, because they have the full array of business classes he wants. He was being recruited by a number of private liberal arts colleges, in state and outside, but he wants a more comprehensive pre-professional program.
Two of my brothers graduated from this school. It’s a great school with a solidly devoted Catholic administration and teachers.
Enjoyed this. Thanks for posting.
We went to sales seminars put on by four of them. Notre Dame was one. I didn't offer the slightest opinion on any of them, but inquired as to his feelings after each one.
After the Notre Dame debacle, I asked what he thought. He said, and I quote, "Those people sound a bit arrogant." If there was ever an understatement, that was it.
The people putting on the seminar must have had training as managers for World Wrestling Federation participants.
My son chose Marquette. Later, my daughter attended Creighton. If these were anti-Catholic institutions, they hid it well, despite being run by Jesuits. I never left a meeting with any of the priests at either school feeling like I needed a shower. One of the priests at Marquette was even a member of the NRA.
I have talked theology with all of my kids from time to time. Neither of these "Catholic" educated youngsters ever parroted some heresy to me or any known violation of a Catholic canon.
These days my son is a much stronger Catholic than I am.
Maybe neither university is the same these days. Maybe all the big boys belong to the same club as Notre Dame. However, if Notre Dame in the advertisement, I sure don't think I would ever encourage a youngster to attend anything resembling a Holy Cross seminary.
Notre Dame can win or lose football games from now 'til Hades freezes over. I'll never waste two seconds watching any of them.
I’m a northern Yankee boy with Irish ancestors who went to Catholic high school.
I’ll be rooting for Alabama.
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