04 April 2007

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.