Notre Dame’s new president

Notre Dame’s new president

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
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  • Fr. Jenkins’ appointment represents a departure from the habit of appointing a theologian as president, although only a slight one, as Dan points out that his Ph.D is in philosophy. 

  • To help Notre Dame be truly Catholic, as opposed to so many ‘Catholic’ universities which are locked in full embrace of the world, would be wonderful news.  My wife and I are actually frightened by the prospect of sending our kids off to college – and the ‘Catholic’ colleges, for the most part, frighten us just as much.  Notre Dame has teetered for some time on the brink of lowering itself to the world.  Let’s hope the new president will pull it back from the edge of the precipice.

  • I was a student at Notre Dame (97-2001) and I was a seminarian in the Congregation of Holy Cross, a philosophy major, and a part of the Catholic Underground Resistence (we were the crew that got Adoration started on campus).  Anyway, in all of those years we could count on the support of a few priests in the Congregation of Holy Cross.  Fr. Jenkins was one of them.  He is orthodox, intelligent, and a man of courage.  I pray that these virtues will grow in him and that he will lead Notre Dame to the renewal it desperately needs.

  • “Fr. Jenkins was one of them.  He is orthodox, intelligent, and a man of courage.  I pray that these virtues will grow in him and that he will lead Notre Dame to the renewal it desperately needs.”

    How wonderful to hear…

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