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  • Catholic Caucus: 2nd Notre Dame Football death this year

    10/28/2010 10:10:04 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    CNN, Cincinnati Enquirer, Yahoo | October 28, 2010
    In April, 6' 8" football recuit Matt James fell off a 5th story balcony in Florida. He was scheduled to attend Notre Dame this fall. Later blood alcohol tests found him to have blood alcohol levels twice the legal limit. On October 26, 2010, student manager for the football team died when the tower he was on fell over. The conditions were unsafe for the student to be on the platform -- the platform was unsafe for winds over 25 mph. Winds were gusting to 50+ mph. This was the tragedy of Delcan Sullivan. It seems odd that there have...
  • An Academic “Ruling Class” [about ND88]

    10/25/2010 9:41:15 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    The Irish Rover ^ | October 3, 2010 | Prof. Charles E. Rice
    An Academic “Ruling Class” Fr. Norman Weslin, O.S., at the complaint of Notre Dame, was arrested in May 2009 and charged as a criminal for peacefully entering the Notre Dame campus to offer his prayer of reparation for Notre Dame’s conferral of its highest honor on President Obama, the most relentlessly pro-abortion public official in the world. The university refuses to ask the St. Joseph County prosecutor to drop the charges against Fr. Weslin and the others arrested, still known as the ND 88 although one, Linda Schmidt, died of cancer this past March. Judge Michael P. Scopelitis, of St....
  • Catholic Caucus: Thomas More Society Charges Forward in ND88 Case

    10/04/2010 8:30:20 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    Thomas More Society ^ | September 22, 2010 | Press Release
    Thomas More Society Charges Forward in ND88 Case, Winning the Right to Take a Deposition of Former Notre Dame Official Posted by Thomas More Society (September 22, 2010 at 9:03 am) For Immediate Release South Bend, Ind.—Late Monday, a St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge ruled that attorneys from the Thomas More Society may depose a former official recently fired by the University of Notre Dame—a key ruling for the defense in the case of the “ND88,” the 88 pro-life demonstrators arrested at the University for protesting President Obama’s receiving honors at the commencement ceremonies in 2009. Chief Judge Michael...
  • Former Notre Dame Official Will Now Testify in ND 88 Case

    09/23/2010 12:18:39 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies · 1+ views -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | September 22, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Wednesday September 22, 2010 Former Notre Dame Official Will Now Testify in ND 88 Case By Peter J. SmithSOUTH BEND, Indiana, September 22, 2010 ( – Attorneys representing the 88 pro-life demonstrators arrested at the University of Notre Dame for protesting President Barack Obama at the 2009 commencement ceremonies, won the right Monday to require a former ND official to testify under oath about the treatment of the pro-life protestors.In St. Joseph County Circuit Court, Chief Judge Michael Scopelitis ruled that Thomas More Society's (TMS) special counsel, Tom Dixon, may depose William Kirk, former associate vice president for residential life...
  • Notre Dame Protesters Win Right to Individual Jury Trials [ND88]

    09/21/2010 4:43:42 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies ^ | September 20, 2010
    Monday September 20, 2010 Notre Dame Protesters Win Right to Individual Jury Trials SOUTH BEND, Indiana, September 20, 2010 ( – The 88 pro-lifers (known as the ND88) who were arrested on the campus of the University of Notre Dame last year during President Obama’s controversial visit have won the right to have their own individual jury trials, thanks to the efforts of the Thomas More Society. The prosecution had sought instead to consolidate the cases, and thus expedite the legal process - a request that was denied by Chief Judge Michael Scopelitis.According to the TMS, the longer the trials...
  • Notre Dame Law School professor emeritus unhappy with niece Kathleen Rice's campaign statement

    09/13/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 11 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 9-13-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Noted Catholic scholar and Notre Dame Law School professor emeritus Charles Rice is not happy about a Labor Day e-statement issued by his niece, Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney and a candidate for New York attorney general. Sadly, Kathleen Rice is pro-abortion. When asked by Paul Likoudis, news editor of The Wanderer, for comment on the candidate's e-statement, Charles Rice responded as follows: Dear Mr. Likoudis: You asked my opinion about Kathleen Rice's e-mail statement for Labor Day. Kathleen, as you know, is my niece. She is the district attorney of Nassau County and is running for New...
  • A day for Notre Dame? "Kelly's green" trumps Boilermakers' "Hope" 23-12

    09/05/2010 7:22:09 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 9-5-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "You are already satisfied, you have already grown rich; you have become kings without us...We are fools on Christ's account...we are weak but you are strong; you are held in honor, but we in disrepute" --1 Cor. 4: 7-13. "I saw a lot of kelly green shirts. It's cool. It was nice to have that crowd of 81,000...[so] obviously into it, rooting for your team" --Fighting Irish Coach Brian Kelly, when asked what struck him the most about coaching his first game at Notre Dame Stadium. Sitting in Mass Saturday morning, and listening to the day's first reading from Paul's...
  • Swaying from Our Lady? Is Manti's "domed" Mormon mission doomed?

    09/01/2010 10:36:43 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 16 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 8-31-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "There is, however, another angle. For many people, Notre Dame symbolized more than just 'the Catholic thing.' It symbolized the need -- in a culture of meaninglessness -- for a champion, for somebody to stand for 'the permanent things.' The Fighting Irish are my team on Saturday, many would say, because Notre Dame means something. When you pulled for Notre Dame, you pulled for a truth...[for] the one place that held fast" --Charles E. Rice, Notre Dame Law Professor Emeritus, from his book What Happened to Notre Dame? "This school, even though it's a Catholic church school, it's created...
  • Notre Dame says professor fired for pornography

    08/26/2010 12:50:14 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 8-26-10 | Unknown
    The University of Notre Dame says it has fired an electrical engineering professor because he improperly spent more than $190,000 in federal grant money and matching university funds to buy cameras and accessories to take pornographic pictures. But the professor, Oliver M. Collins, contends the university fired him unjustly and cannot prove he took the sexually explicit and pornographic images, only that the photographs were stored on computers for which he was responsible. Collins filed a lawsuit last month in federal court in South Bend alleging he was improperly fired. He seeks more than $75,000 in damages.
  • Catholic University Turns Down Obama Appearance Over Timing Issues

    08/12/2010 5:54:55 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 12, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Thursday August 12, 2010 Catholic University Turns Down Obama Appearance Over Timing Issues By Kathleen GilbertAUSTIN, Texas, August 12, 2010 ( - St. Edward's University, a Catholic institution of higher education that shares its founder with the University of Notre Dame, has rejected a request by President Obama to give a speech at the school. University spokeswoman Mischelle Diaz stated that "St. Edward's University is honored to have been considered a potential venue for President Obama's recent visit to Austin," but "Regretfully, it was not a good time for us to consider this." "With the short notice provided -...
  • Of "Rice" and (Real) Men: What [the hell] Happened to Notre Dame?

    08/11/2010 7:22:51 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 8-11-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "The University is where the Church does its thinking" --former president of Notre Dame, Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh. "The Catholic university today must be a university in the full modern sense of the word...[it] must have a true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of any kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself" --from the 1967 "Land O'Lakes Statement," sponsored and co-written by Fr. Hesburgh, which severed Notre Dame and many Catholic universities' juridical ties with the Church. "The fundamental dogma of the Enlightenment is that man must overcome the prejudices inherited from tradition;
  • Notre Dame athletes arrested at party

    07/18/2010 3:15:02 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies
    FoxSports ^ | Jul 17, 2010
    SOUTH BEND The son of former Notre Dame standout Joe Montana was among 11 Fighting Irish athletes arrested on misdemeanor charges of underage drinking at a party Friday night. A total of 44 people were arrested after city police responded to a call about a fight near a roadway and discovered the party, said St. Joseph County Police assistant chief Bill Redman. Two non-athletes face a misdemeanor charge of providing alcohol to minors. The arrests were handled by state excise police, who didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on Saturday. The most recognizable athletes arrested were Nate Montana, a...
  • "Playin' for Our Lady?" My reply to Coach Kelly [Notre Dame]

    06/24/2010 4:25:38 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 8 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 6-24-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "The priority for our players is to recognize they are at the University of Notre Dame to play for Our Lady" --new head football coach of Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, in his (fundraising) letter to the alumni. "Father Jenkins' decision [to invite President Obama to speak at Notre Dame and award him an honorary degree] is a deliberate thumbing of the collective nose at the Catholic Church...Notre Dame has forfeited the right to be called a Catholic University" --from recently deceased professor of philosophy, Ralph McInerny, who taught for over 50 years at Notre Dame (and who recalled when the department's...
  • Notre Dame Legend Lou Holtz Wants His Former Team in the Big Ten

    06/18/2010 7:06:31 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 15 replies · 256+ views
    bleacher report ^ | June 18, 2010 | Ryan McNish
    The conference expansion talk surrounding Notre Dame joining the Big Ten is an issue that has been mostly separated into two factions pitted against each other, there are those in the yay column and those in the nay. Those in the nay are arguing for Notre Dame to keep its traditional independence. They are usually those who cheer for one team loyally, the golden domers. Those in the yay argue for Notre Dame to join a conference. This group is usually the fans that cheer for two teams every Saturday in the fall—their personal favorite, and whoever is playing the...
  • Source: ND-Miami rivalry to resume

    05/14/2010 8:55:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies · 232+ views
    AP ^ | May 14, 2010 | Staff
    A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Notre Dame and Miami are close to a deal for a three-game series, starting with a game at Soldier Field in 2012 and continuing with a home-and-home likely in 2014 and 2016.
  • Notre Dame To Stay Independent In Football

    05/01/2010 5:44:47 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 1 replies · 272+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | April 30th 2010, 4:00 AM | Dick Weiss
    When the BCS meetings took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., recently, conference expansion was not officially on the table, but it didn't take long to notice the elephant in the room. The American Association of Universities seems focused on using the Big Ten as a vehicle to dominate and increase its revenues from college sports. Notre Dame could be the cherry on top of its expansion sundae. The Irish may no longer have their perch on top of the national rankings but they still captivate their legion of followers. They are a brand name that helped build college sports, that could...
  • Ralph's "Knights" in shining armor: can McInerny's "murders" save Notre Dame? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/28/2010 7:37:44 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 184+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 4-28-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "It's been a while since I saw a priest here in a Roman Collar. Except Fr. Hesburgh, but he's not on campus much since his retirement." "So you're at Notre Dame?" "My husband's doing graduate work." She hesitated. "In theology..." "Good God!" — Kate, to Father Dowling, from A Cardinal OffenseWhat he objected to was substituting generic excellence — conceding that was what the university was getting with these clowns... — and an excellence peculiar to Notre Dame. "They [the current faculty] would be equally happy or unhappy at Meatball Tech, providing the salary was as astronomical as here." "You...
  • CIA drone strikes: Illegal assassinations or legitimate terror operations? (Can Pilots be Arrested?)

    04/28/2010 5:45:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies · 673+ views
    AP via LA Times ^ | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the CIA's secret program of drone strikes against terrorists in Pakistan and Yemen a case of illegal assassinations or legitimate self defense? That was a central question Wednesday as the program came under fire from several legal scholars who called for greater oversight by Congress, arguing the attacks may violate international law and put intelligence officers at risk of prosecution for murder in foreign countries. The CIA strikes are "a clear violation of international law," said Mary Ellen O'Connell, law professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, who added that going after terrorists should...
  • ND 88 attorney may subpoena Notre Dame officials, judge rules

    04/27/2010 7:52:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 460+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | South Bend, Ind., Apr 27, 2010
    ND 88 attorney may subpoena Notre Dame officials, judge rules Dr. Alan Keyes is arrested on Notre Dame's campus. Credit: Thomas Uebbing. South Bend, Ind., Apr 27, 2010 / 06:08 am (CNA).- The legal defense team for the 88 pro-life protesters arrested at the University of Notre Dame may now seek testimony from university officials after a judge’s ruling lifted a stay.The protesters, called the ND88, were arrested for trespassing during their demonstrations against the May 2009 commencement speech of President Barack Obama, who was granted an honorary degree by the university.St. Joseph County, Indiana Superior Court Chief Judge Michael...
  • Police: Notre Dame recruit 'drunk' on fatal fall

    04/03/2010 5:26:30 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 72 replies · 2,587+ views
    AP (via MyWay) ^ | Apr 3, 2010 | JOE KAY
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A "drunk and belligerent" 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida, authorities said Saturday.