Category Archives: Education

Five Questions with Fr. Bill Miscamble

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC, a priest and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, who spoke with CV’s Stephen Kokx about his new book For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart & Soul of a Catholic [...]

The Priest and the Pop Star

“I wouldn’t be sitting here right now if not for him.”  You don’t often hear a pop music star credit a Catholic priest in this way, so it is worth taking notice when it happens.  The pop star in question is Dion–that is, Dion Dimucci, who rose to fame in the 1950s as the lead [...]

Guttmacher Study Shows Reductions in Teen Sexual Activity

Recently, a pair of researchers affiliated with the Guttmacher Institute published a study in the public health journal Pediatrics. (The article is behind a paywall.) The researchers used data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to track teen sexual activity over time. The study found that sexual activity among young teens is rare.  According [...]

Video: Obama Calls for an End to Catholic Schools

Earlier this week in Northern Ireland, Notre Dame honorary-degree holder President Obama called for an end to Catholic schools, in front of an audience of about 2,000 young people — many of them Catholic: This was part of his official prepared remarks which are now available on the White House website: “…Because issues like segregated [...]

The hookup culture perverts human relationships

Last week I compiled a list of cities I think are the  most harmful to a person’s Catholic faith. I put Cambridge, Massachusetts on that list because it is home to Harvard University. Harvard, in their choice of faculty and through the scholarship those faculty produce, has indicated that it has next to no interest in [...]

Top 10 Quotes from Paul Ryan’s Commencement Address

“I want to answer this question: How does a Catholic public servant apply Catholic social teaching?” Paul Ryan told graduating seniors on Saturday (video here) at Benedictine College, where I work. Outside, a MoveOn.org demonstration gathered a handful of demonstrators. Ryan acknowledged them and said he wanted to disagree with them. “Now, Good Catholics can disagree. [...]

Cardinal O’Malley to Boycott Boston College Commencement Over Pro-Choice Speaker

In a statement released Friday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has announced that he will not be attending the commencement ceremonies at Boston College this year.   The Cardinal Archbishop of Boston traditionally delivers the benediction at the Jesuit school’s graduation. Cardinal O’Malley’s decision came after Boston College refused to rescind an invitation to Enda [...]


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