Thursday, April 07, 2016

Let's face it. Notre Dame is not a Catholic school anymore

Our Lady of LaSallette

A lot of people say that Notre Dame isn't all bad and that there are still Catholics there. So what? A dose of poison in a gallon of water could still kill you and there were decent people living in Nero's Rome. Publicly, Notre Dame is no different than State U. In fact, it's worse. At State, you expect certain things but parents are being lulled into a false sense of safety by Notre Dame, Georgetown, Marquette, and Catholic University among others.

On the Feast of the Annunciation, (c'mon, you know that was deliberate), Notre Dame University forgot who it is named after and  invited Wendy Davis, to speak on campus. Wendy is an abortion lover. She killed her own child and is publicly unrepentant. A little while ago, Notre Dame gave Joe Biden the Latare award. Joe is a fascinating figure and I suspect he's only playing the part of the fool but he's Catholic like a Kennedy and I don't mean Rose. Why are serious Catholic parents still sending their kids there? Is it for the name? Is it for the football team? Oh please! Okay, so everybody in your family has been going there since Knute Rockne was a shiny faced lad that is no reason to send your kid now. Picking a school that is unsuited to your individual child can ruin his life. My father-in-law was in love with a particular school and insisted that his younger son go there. My brother-in-law was not happy and  but he stayed and graduated, broken inside in ways we wouldn't even realize until decades later, but his father got his way.

If you are going to work a second job, mortgage the house and put a financial strain on your marriage in order to send your kid to a big name school*, why do it for a one that is Catholic in name only and cheerfully spits on your precious Faith?

*P.S. Skip the big name schools altogether. South Texas College, is the most affordable school in the U.S.A. with an  annual base tuition under $4000. With all the money you save you can afford  the cable TV sports package so you can watch every Notre Dame game wherever you are and buy all the fan gear you want.


Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Neither is Georgetown.

Lynne said...

Neither is Boston College (or Barely Catholic as I like to call it). MOST of the Catholic colleges aren't.

newguy40 said...

Excellent advice and I completely agree with you. When we were looking for schools for our then young children, the local Catholic grade school was an abyss of heterodoxy. In fact, we ended up sending both boys to a private Christian school that was much closer to our Catholic values. The cost of that Catholic grade school was prohibitive.

Also, wanted to mention that both boys now in a local community college. Costs are reasonable and the faculty appears to be reasonable too....

Sal Sal said...

I would like to know what the catholic kids who go to these schools think. Are they shocked, have they ever tried to take a stand? Do they just lose the faith? Is their faith strong enough that they just want to finish and get their degree?

We only hear from parents and fellow catholics but I'd really like to know what the kids in the middle of this fray are going through. They are conspicuously silent.