Is Notre Dame Catholic?
Project Sycamore, an initiative to preserve Notre Dame's Catholic identity, prepared the above chart to show the declining numbers of Catholic faculty at the University. In a 2001 survey of faculty, 57% of faculty believe Catholics should be given no preference, and the same number were unable to form a syllabus with a clear Christian perspective on the course matter. A full 30% of faculty do not think Notre Dame should offer a setting "that encourages students to develop a well-thought-out Christian philosophy of life."
Alarming. What can you do? Sign the petition urging Fr. Jenkins, President of the University, to make it a priority to restore Notre Dame's Catholic identity.