Notre Dame Alumni Report Feeling Disenfranchised: Concerned Students Are Not Learning Catechesis

A Notre Dame alumni coalition is entering phase two in the program to replace the university’s leadership, using their pocketbooks as leverage. David DiFranco, ’95 graduate and spokesman of, told ZENIT that although the initiative materialized amid the public protest of the school’s decision to honor President Barack Obama at the May 17 commencement ceremony, the work is far from being over. The coalition launched the national outreach effort in April appealing to alumni and benefactors to hold back donations until the university’s president, Father John Jenkins, is replaced. “Our endeavor is entering a new phase,” he said. “We did not establish ourselves to prevent Obama from speaking” at the university’s commencement ceremony.