Monday, April 23, 2012

Retaking Notre Dame

In a war, sometimes you lose ground temporarily, only to eventually retake the ground once reinforcements arrive or a new strategy is put in place.

I've chronicled on this blog the disaster that is currently Notre Dame.  They have essentially shed much of their Catholic identity and of course the invitation to President Obama has been blasted consistently here.  However, one of the many people who contacted me in the wake of the "I Have a Say" video was an influential Notre Dame alum who called me and talked to me at length about how there are a lot of alums, including extremely influential ones, who are equally distressed over the direction of the University.  Some of these alums have been documenting the abuses of Catholic identity in great detail, and they have been publishing their findings at an awesomely-titled website..."Back Off, You Monsters!"

You can access their website by clicking here.

It seems that the real Notre Dame alums are starting to take back some sacred ground.  How awesome would it be if Notre Dame truly embraced its Catholic identity once again?  I would LOVE to be able to watch ND football again and to pull for them and to visit the campus and to take a class there and go to Tenebrae on Good Friday and visit the Basilica for Mass...but it is a forsaken place at the moment.  It is good to see that there is hope, and it sounds like, as one of my favorite songs notes "here come the Irish of Notre Dame".  Please God, let it be so!


  1. Thanks for the site. Bookmarking now. While you are at it, check out independent ND paper Irish Rover. I found their recent "Cheers and Jeers" section to be particularly timely considering your recent post on grinding:

    This just in: Secular humanists and befuddled teenagers across our watery orb have effectively overturned centuries, nay, millenia, nay, eons of philosophical groundwork with the proclamation: to judge is judgmental. Through sheer force of number and mental inertia, they have succeeded in negating the basic dictums of rational responsibility. Rather than a fecund flip of the shovel, however, this overhaul stinks of detritus better left undisturbed. Vacuous gaze on face and packet of pills in hand, these unfortunate farmers query, “Like, why are you so down on me, man?” The rationally-inclined commit themselves Sparta-style to their respective philosophical shields, and vanish into the dim twilight of the soulless.

  2. Pray like a champion today

  3. War? I'm curious about this war your referenced in the first sentence of this post. Against whom is Notre Dame fighting a war? Is it our President? Other Americans? Non-Catholics? Or is it *you* or some of your friends fighting this war?

    You do know that war is about killing other people and taking over their country, right? So, how does that fit in with the supposedly peaceful work of Catholicism?

    1. The war is referring to the war that is being waged AGAINST the Church by secularism in all of its manifestations. We've temporarily lost Notre Dame to them with all the garbage that goes on at ND, but I'm encouraging Catholics to realize we can take it back, and that many prominent alums are also fighting to do just that.