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“Spokesmen and Prophets of the Human Family:” St. John Henry Newman’s Defense

“Spokesmen and Prophets of the Human Family:” St. John Henry Newman’s Defense

It is apparent our times are in need of St. John Henry Newman’s emphasis on persons, the personal nature of reality, life, and history. Anxieties abound over ‘systemic,’ ‘cultural,’ ‘economic’, and ‘historical’ forces, as if mankind were driven by impersonal semi-spirits rather than particular human

Saving Catholic Schools

Saving Catholic Schools

The plight of American Catholic schools over the last half-century is well known. The nuns fled, tuitions rose, Catholicity retreated. A precipitous decline in enrollment followed. In 1960, there were 5.2 million students in 13,000 Catholic schools; these numbers have tumbled to 1.7 million students in 6,200 schools in

Mayor Pete at Notre Dame

Mayor Pete at Notre Dame

In late June the University of Notre Dame announced that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend and sometime 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, had been named a 2020-21 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Meghan Sullivan, a professor of

Supreme Court rules religious schools shielded from teachers’ employment discrimination claims

Supreme Court rules religious schools shielded from teachers’ employment discrimination claims

The Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision on Wednesday that civil courts cannot get involved in employment discrimination claims brought against religious organizations where the employee served a religious function. The decision expanded on a previous ruling from 2012 which said that religious organizations have a “ministerial exception”

Righting a Historic Wrong

Righting a Historic Wrong

A century-old constitutional provision will no longer block religious schools in Montana from receiving fair treatment. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the state’s Blaine Amendment, which barred public aid from going to educational institutions “controlled in whole or in part by any