Don’t Drop Theology Requirements

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The Jesuit priest and professor of theology, Brian Daley, writes about the University of Notre Dame’s plan to drop the undergrad theology requirements and why theology is at the heart of Catholic education, “Intelligent reflection on the content of faith—on the being of God, on the historical experiences of Israel and the church, on the person of Jesus and the activity of the Spirit—is of fundamental importance to the life of a Catholic intellectual culture.” Read it in America here: Don’t Drop Theology Requirements

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Irreconcilable Differences

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Cherry blossoms in China

“I could not wait to return to China to share my stories [about] the beauty of Catholicism as I had experienced it.”

April Feng, grew up in an atheist country. She writes about attending a Catholic college in the US, as an atheist, and how fascinated she is by watching people pray. Read her essay in The Notre Dame Magazine here: Irreconcilable Differences

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Misc: Fr. Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

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Fr. Hesburgh

Fr. Ted, championed peace, Civil Rights, and care for the poor. He influenced popes and presidents, and was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years. He died yesterday at the age of 97. Read about his life in The New York Times here: Fr. Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

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