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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.
  • ND recruit dies in spring break accident

    04/02/2010 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 23 replies · 1,273+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | April 2, 2010
    Offensive lineman Matt James, one of the top prospects in new Notre Dame coach Brain Kelly's first recruiting class, died Friday in Panama City, Fla., after falling from a third-floor hotel balcony, according to WKRC-TV in Cincinnati and the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune.
  • Former ND President-Priest Worked with Pelosi to Secure Health Care Votes [Notre Dame]

    03/30/2010 7:49:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies · 594+ views
    American Papist ^ | 3/30/10 | Thomas Peters
    In case you were wondering whose in Nancy Pelosi’s deck of cards, it includes Catholic priests who used to run the most influential Catholic universities in America: In the tense hours Sunday leading up to the House vote on a historic healthcare bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time to call the former president of Notre Dame, Father Theodore Hesburgh.The House Democrats’ leader was not seeking spiritual guidance. What she wanted was Hesburgh to help lock up the vote of Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from South Bend, Ind., who was wavering over the abortion issue.Donnelly ultimately pressed the “yes”...
  • University of Notre Shame?

    03/18/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 236+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 18, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    University of Notre Shame? Deborah Lambert, March 18, 2010 Is there nowhere to turn these days for solid information, untainted by the veneer of left-wing political correctness? Time was that private religious colleges and universities offered a “safe haven” from such propaganda, but according to teacher and author Mike Adams, those days might be over. In a recent column on, he pointed out that one particular offender in this regard was The Observer, the student paper of the University of Notre Dame. At issue was the paper’s refusal to print a column expressing views of the Church concerning homosexuals,...
  • ND 88 Member Dies of Cancer, Court Case Continues

    03/05/2010 5:53:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies · 425+ views
    Chicago, Ill., Mar 5, 2010 / 06:46 am (CNA).- The St. Thomas More Society reported on Wednesday that one of the 88 pro-life protestors who was arrested at the University of Notre Dame last year has died. Linda Schmidt passed away on Tuesday night after a terminal battle with cancer, said Tom Brejcha, president of the St. Thomas More Society in a statement yesterday. In spite of her illness, of which the prosecutors were given proof before her death, Brejcha said she still faced charges for protesting President Obama's speech at Notre Dame in May of 2009. “It is with...
  • Notre Dame Fails Again

    03/03/2010 10:43:39 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 634+ views
    cmr ^ | March 3, 2010 | matthew archbold
    This is bad news for those who have hope for Notre Dame University. Dr. Charles Rice has been writing a column for the Notre Dame Observer for many years. But this week, the editors refused to run his column on the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Joe from Defend Us In Battle writes:Notre Dame... fails again. This is hitting just now in a few well respected Catholic News outlets: Dr. Charles Rice (Notre Dame Law School - Bio) recently wrote a column/piece for the Notre Dame Observer, as he does every few weeks. The topic this week is: The Church's Teaching...
  • Notre Dame Fails...Again

    03/02/2010 5:20:42 PM PST · by marcbold · 13 replies · 405+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 3-02-10 | Matt Archbold
    This is bad news for those who have hope for Notre Dame University. Dr. Charles Rice has been writing a column for the Notre Dame Observer for many years. But this week, the editors refused to run his column on the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Joe from Defend Us In Battle writes: Notre Dame... fails again. This is hitting just now in a few well respected Catholic News outlets: Dr. Charles Rice (Notre Dame Law School - Bio) recently wrote a column/piece for the Notre Dame Observer, as he does every few weeks. The topic this week is: The Church's...
  • Notre Dame Observer Rejects Rice Column on Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

    03/02/2010 1:16:44 PM PST · by mlizzy · 29 replies · 919+ views
    E-mail | 03-02-10 | Bill Dempsey
    Here is an exchange between Dr. Rice and the Editor-in-Chief of The Observer respecting the latter's refusal to publish Dr. Rice's essay, the latest in his regular series, in which he describes the Church's teaching on homosexuality. We will issue a bulletin shortly on the current student campaign to include sexual orientation in the University's anti-discrimination clause, which was triggered by a crude and offensive cartoon in The Observer. While apologizing for the cartoon, The Observer promptly published an editorial in support of the campaign. The current issue of The Irish Rover points to factors suggesting The Observer's publication of...
  • French Catholics Force Homosexualist "Kiss-In" Away from Notre Dame

    02/15/2010 4:08:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 879+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/10 | James Tillman
    PARIS, FRANCE, February 15, 2010 ( -- French homosexualist demonstrators had planned to have a "kiss in" in front of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris this Valentine's day.  But in response to the protests of a group of young French Catholics and patriots, it was moved away from the church of Our Lady.The kiss-in was ostensibly meant to combat “homophobia.” The organizer of the kiss-in, Arthur Vauthier, had nevertheless said that it was a "way to challenge the Church, to question the Church on the question of love and marriage between gays and between lesbians."  He had furthermore boasted that...
  • Show Lets Viewers Decide If 'Reality Stars' Get Abortions

    02/01/2010 9:10:34 PM PST · by It's me · 34 replies · 667+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb 1, 2010
    The "Bump" was conceived after President Obama's commencement address at Note Dame University last year where he said he wanted "to find ways to communicate about a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies." First it was the Real World, then came the Jersey Shore. Now, a new pseudoreality show is hoping to make an impression – only this time the cameras are following three actresses pretending to have unwanted pregnancies, and whether or not they decide to get an abortion is up to the viewers. The "Bump" was conceived after President Obama's commencement address at Note Dame University...

    01/30/2010 10:41:25 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 496+ views
    Zna ^ | January 29, 2010
    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, JAN. 29, 2010 ( Prominent Catholic author, professor and cultural commentator Ralph McInerny died today at the age of 80. "I have no voice or words to speak our loss. Not yet. Not today," Joseph Bottom of First Things wrote today on the magazine's Web site. Ralph McInerny was a professor of philosophy and the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He held degrees from St. Paul Seminary, University of Minnesota and Laval University, and had taught at the University of Notre Dame since 1955. He directed the Jacques...
  • Jenkins, students head to D.C. for march - (Notre Dame Right to Life Club sends students to DC)

    01/23/2010 1:26:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 342+ views ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010 | Madeline Buckley
    Almost 400 students will participate in this year’s national March for Life Friday in Washington, D.C. — doubling last year’s participation. The Notre Dame Right to Life Club sends students to the nation’s capital every year to march in the annual pro-life rally, the group’s co-vice president Mary Daly, a senior, said. But this year, for the first time, University President Fr. John Jenkins will join the marchers. Jenkins created a pro-life task force in September to “broaden and deepen the pro-life culture” at Notre Dame to help “strengthen the Notre Dame community’s witness to Catholic teaching on life.” One...
  • Muslim scholar rouses support over visa revocation

    09/22/2004 9:12:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies · 763+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | September 16, 2004 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Muslim scholar whose visa to teach at the University of Notre Dame was revoked shortly before the start of the school year has roused the support of Christians and Muslims who say he would add a valuable voice to religious understanding. Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Islamic theologian, was to have started work at the Catholic university in Indiana in August. In February, he was issued an H-1B visa, a category reserved for professionals. In late July, after his family had already shipped their belongings to Indiana, the State Department revoked the visa and told Ramadan he...
  • Muslim (professor) banned from US offered post at Oxford

    08/27/2005 4:09:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies · 755+ views
    expressindia ^ | London, August 27
    London, August 27: A Muslim scholar banned from the United States is to take up a post at Britain's prestigious University of Oxford, his college said today. Tariq Ramadan has been elected to a visiting fellowship (general) at St Antony's College for the coming academic year and is expected to begin work in October. "Professor Ramadan is an internationally-recognised scholar," St Antony's College, Oxford, said in a statement. "He was named by Time magazine as one of 100 innovators of the 21st century for his work on creating an independent European Islam. "He was recently appointed to a prestigious chair...
  • When US bars its door to foreign scholars

    11/22/2005 7:25:22 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Concern is mounting that the US government is using antiterror laws - namely, the Patriot Act - to revive a now-discredited practice common during the cold war: the prevention of foreign intellectuals who are critical of administration policies from entering the country and sharing their views with Americans. The practice, called ideological exclusion, became illegal in 1990. But a recent lawsuit - brought by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the PEN American Center under the Freedom of Information Act - is asking the Bush administration to explain its decisions to revoke or deny...
  • Clinton lifts U.S. ban on Muslim scholar

    01/20/2010 8:45:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies · 1,505+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 1/20/10 | rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted a U.S. ban on a planned visit by a leading European Muslim critic of the Iraq war, in a move rights groups hailed as a victory for civil liberties. Clinton signed orders which ended the ban on Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, who was barred due to alleged terrorism ties which he denies, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Wednesday.
  • Notre Dame Uproar Over Anti-Gay Cartoon In Student Newspaper

    01/16/2010 5:47:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,728+ views ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 | DARA KELLY
    Notre Dame uproar over anti-gay cartoon in student newspaper By DARA KELLY Staff Writer The University of Notre Dame is being rocked by a controversy over an anti-gay cartoon printed in the student-run newspaper, The Observer. The cartoon depicts a conversation between two figures that reads: “What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?" “No idea.” “A baseball bat.” Earlier, the cartoonist, who has not yet been named, posted the original version of the cartoon on his blog. In this version, it shows the punch line as “AIDS” instead of “a baseball bat.” The paper, he...
  • CINO Conflict of Interest

    01/14/2010 8:47:49 AM PST · by bs9021 · 192+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 14, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    CINO Conflict of Interest Malcolm A. Kline, January 14, 2010 What can courts do that most Catholic colleges can’t? Take their employees off the job when they have a conflict of interest. “The trial judge assigned to the legal case involving 88 pro-life activists arrested for demonstrating at the University of Notre Dame recused herself from the case last week,” the Catholic News Agency reported on January 12, 2010. “The activists had demonstrated against the university’s decision to host President Barack Obama as a commencement speaker and award him an honorary degree.” “Defense attorneys had appealed Judge Jenny Pitts Manier’s...
  • Judge recuses herself from trial of Notre Dame pro-life protesters

    01/12/2010 3:46:01 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 593+ views
    cna ^ | Januay 12, 2010
    Judge Jenny Pitts Manier South Bend, Ind., Jan 12, 2010 / 06:05 pm (CNA).- The trial judge assigned to the legal case involving 88 pro-life activists arrested for demonstrating at the University of Notre Dame recused herself from the case last week. The activists had demonstrated against the university’s decision to host President Barack Obama as a commencement speaker and award him an honorary degree.Defense attorneys had appealed Judge Jenny Pitts Manier’s ruling denying their request that she recuse herself. In Indiana the standard for recusal states that the judge must be shown to have actual bias or the...
  • Notre Dame's Jenkins Would Do it Again – Calls Obama Visit “Successful”

    01/06/2010 4:30:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 583+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/6/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, January 6, 2010 ( - The unprecedented controversy that rent the U.S. Catholic community over President Obama's abortion-themed commencement speech and his reception of an honorary law degree at the University of Notre Dame last May has apparently not fazed the school's president, who called the climax of the scandal "a successful" day that he does not regret.When asked in a South Bend Tribune interview published December 27 whether he would do it all over again, Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins answered, "Yes, I would." "He is the president of the United States, and there was...
  • Cincinnati's Gilyard Says Kelly 'Went for the Money'

    12/12/2009 8:50:13 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 35 replies · 1,145+ views
    FanHouse ^ | 12102009 | Ray Holloman
    Kelly's character is a LOSER and a SELLOUT! At the very least he should have been man enough to stand by his team and see them through the bowl game. He should have told Notre Dame that he would be the coach and that they would simply have to wait until the bowl game was finished. NO INTEGRITY!
  • Kelly to be new Irish coach

    12/10/2009 6:33:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 47 replies · 1,217+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12.10.09
    Notre Dame has settled on Brian Kelly as the man who can restore its faded glory, just as he turned Cincinnati into a national title contender. Just 10 days after Charlie Weis was fired, it's up to Kelly to revive the fortunes of a team that just completed the worst decade of football in the history of the storied program with a 70-52 record and three losing seasons. ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported Kelly would take over in South Bend.
  • Notre Dame football: Kelly to be next coach

    12/10/2009 2:29:07 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 50 replies · 1,191+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 12/10/09 | Eric Hansen
    SOUTH BEND — The search is finally over. According to two university sources familiar with the search process, University of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly will be named Charlie Weis' successor at Notre Dame. Kelly is expected to meet with his team Thursday night before the Bearcats' football banquet to inform them of his decision. The media were suddenly banned from the banquet Thursday afternoon. Kelly, 48, is 34-6 in his third full season at UC. He is 160-54-2 in his 19th year of coaching at Cincinnati, Central Michigan and Grand Valley State. Weis was officially fired Nov. 30 following...
  • Call US Senators NOW! Plus Notre Dame Update

    12/08/2009 10:18:06 AM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies · 442+ views
    Citizens for a Pro-Life Society e-mail | 12-08-09 | Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D.
    From Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D. Director of CPLS Click here to see the video (The Foot Soldiers) on left (some graphic content!). Narrated and reported by Damien Cave, New York Times. Photos by Stephen McGee.---SEE BELOW--UPDATE ON NOTRE DAME PRO-LIFERS WHO WERE ARRESTED PROTESTING OBAMAACTION MUST BE TAKEN NOW REGARDING THE NELSON AMENDMENT TO THE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL -- CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY!See link below for contact info. The Nelson Amendment calls for the Hyde Amendment to be attached to the health care bill. If the amendment is passed, tax-payer money will not be used to fund abortion...
  • Judge in Notre Dame/Obama Graduation Speech Case Allows Appeal over Possible Pro-Abortion Bias

    12/03/2009 9:12:06 PM PST · by rhema · 3 replies · 501+ views
    Chicago-based Thomas More Society attorneys appeared in St. Joseph County Criminal Court today to argue for dismissal of trespass charges against pro-life advocates because campus police acted improperly. The charges were brought by local prosecutors based on complaints by University of Notre Dame security police during Obama protests last May at the University. In addition to the motion to dismiss, Thomas More Society attorney Tom Dixon argued that Judge Jenny Pitts Manier had an actual or perceived bias based on her prior rulings, her husband's outspoken criticism of Catholic pro-life teachings as a philosophy professor at Notre Dame and other...
  • Cincinnati football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for Notre Dame, according to

    12/02/2009 2:58:16 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 59 replies · 1,664+ views ^ | December 02, 2009, 3:03PM | Starting Blocks
    One of the greatest football seasons in University of Cincinnati history may end on a sour note. According to, UC's Brian Kelly will be the next Notre Dame coach. is also the Internet home of Irish Voice and Irish America magazines. Reporter Sean O'Shea writes that a well-informed person says that Kelly is expected to sign a deal soon. UC (11-0) plays at Pittsburgh on Saturday, with the winner claiming the Big East Conference championship and a spot in a BCS bowl game.
  • Weis out at Notre Dame

    11/30/2009 12:01:24 PM PST · by pburgh01 · 47 replies · 1,545+ views
    Cheeseburger Charlie out at Notre Dame....
  • Notre Dame job is mere death trap

    11/30/2009 1:47:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies · 1,425+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 30, 2009 | Stewart Mandel
    As Notre Dame begins yet another search (its fourth this decade) for yet another coach in its never-ending quest to wake up the echoes for longer than a year or two, potential candidates should take a hard look at Charlie Weis' failed tenure. When they do, they'll see a man who hit South Bend with all the bravado of a man at the height of his profession -- three Super Bowl rings in four years; universal reverence for his role in developing Tom Brady from sixth-round draft pick to future Hall of Famer -- only to leave five years later...
  • Butch Davis Named Notre Dame Candidate by Chicago Tribune

    11/30/2009 12:12:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Tribune's list of coaching candidates include the usual suspects, like Brian Kelly, Bob Stoops and Gary Patterson. However, Butch Davis is also listed as a Notre Dame favorite by the Tribune, and ESPN Insider picked it up as well. But Butch Davis is still a sleeper for the Notre Dame job at best, assuming he even wants to leave North Carolina. A while back, Butch Davis was the big name Notre Dame would want right now. When Davis ran the Miami Hurricanes, he was among the most well known and successful coaches in college football. But since he left,...
  • Notre Dame fires head football coach Charlie Weis

    11/30/2009 11:14:11 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 102 replies · 1,958+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/30/2009
    Charlie Weis is out as Notre Dame head football coach, a source close to the program told the Daily News. AD Jack Swarbrick has decided to make a change after Weis finished the season with a 6-6 record and four straight losses to Navy, Pitt, Connecticut and Stanford. Weis coached Notre Dame for five years and leaves with a 35-27 record. He has told friends in South Bend he has at least six offers from NFL teams to become their offensive coordinator. Read more:
  • NFL Teams Contacting Charlie Weis (KC Chiefs)

    11/29/2009 11:53:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies · 1,713+ views
    Sporting News ^ | 11.29.09
    Embattled Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is saying NFL teams already have contacted him regarding offensive coordinator positions, Adam Schefter reports. As Sporting News contributor Mike Florio points out on, the first teams to come to mind are the Chiefs and Patriots. Browns coach Eric Mangini also might want to tap Weis, who worked with Brady Quinn during the quarterback's record-setting career at Notre Dame.