“A Notre Dame Witness for Life”

“I appreciate that for some people, the idea of Notre Dame as an unequivocal witness for the unborn would be a limit on her work as a Catholic university. The truth is just the opposite. The more frank and forthright Notre Dame’s witness for life, the more she would be given the benefit of the doubt on the many judgment calls that the life of a great university entails. At this hour in our nation’s life, America thirsts for an alternative to the relativism that leaves so many of our young people feeling empty and alone. This alternative is the Catholic witness that Notre Dame was created to provide – that Notre Dame is called to provide – and that in many ways,only Notre Dame can provide.” (CCI NOTES: This is one of the most outstanding addresses by an ND alum we’ve ever seen.)