|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.