Mission Accomplished or Mission Adrift? Notre Dame Alumni Seminar Challenges ND to Embrace Catholic Tradition Rather Than Reject It

CCI had the great pleasure to be in attendance during the Notre Dame Alumni weekend seminar series addressing the Catholic culture at Notre Dame, “Mission Accomplished or Mission Adrift?” All four of the speakers did an outstanding job outlining the steps required to restore Notre Dame’s Catholic identity through the increased recruitment of faculty who respect that identity, and actions by alums and students to demand that Notre Dame not abandon the faith. The seminar was hosted by www.projectsycamore.com President and Notre Dame alum William Dempsey and featured presentations by Summa Cum Laude Philosophy graduate Jonathan A. Buttaci (ND 2009), ND grad and founder of several on campus pro-life organizations Arina M. Grossu (ND 2006), Walter J. Nicgorski, Ph.D., Professor, Program of Liberal Studies, Concurrent Professor, Political Science, and Professor David Solomon of the ND philosophy department, a last minute substitution for Ralph M. McInerny, Ph.D., Michael P. Grace Chair in Medieval Studies, who was ill. Videos of the speeches will be avaiable shortly at www.ndresponse.com.