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Our Sunday Visitor

November 30, 2020

Opening the Word: Awaiting redemption

Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.

Bloomberg

November 28, 2020

Decades of Gains Over U.S. Poverty At Risk of Being Wiped Out

Keeping a flow of government assistance open to poorer families will be crucial to ensure that the recovery from the pandemic doesn’t further exacerbate inequality, according to James Sullivan, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Crux

November 27, 2020

U.S. bishops ‘working group’ on Biden divides Catholic opinion

University of Notre Dame history professor John McGreevy is less concerned about the timing of the announcement and more with the creation of the working group in the first place.

The Wall Street Journal

November 27, 2020

The Resurrection of the Office Phone Call

Susan Blum, a professor who specializes in linguistic anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, says Zoom fatigue was inevitable given how unnatural conversational patterns can get there: “Video calls do not allow any conversational overlap. You can’t say ‘mmm-hmm’ to assent because that would interrupt and put you on screen as the main speaker.”

Bloomberg

November 27, 2020

Covid Order Shows Barrett Fortifies Court on Religious Rights

“In the broader context, what this signals is that we have a court that continues to be very protective of religious liberty, and also we have a court that is looking really carefully at whether government is acting in an even-handed way when it comes to how it is regulating religious exercise compared to other sorts of comparable secular conduct,” said Notre Dame law school professor Stephanie Barclay.

RTE Radio 1

November 27, 2020

The partition of Ireland: chaos, secrecy and confusion

Dr Stephen O'Neill is a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Catholic News Service

November 25, 2020

Study leads to benchmarks for sexual misconduct policies at seminaries

The study was conducted in spring 2019 by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University in Washington.

Crux

November 25, 2020

Catholic schools will emerge from pandemic stronger, officials say

“I think the pandemic has served to amplify and/or accelerate what you could consider pre-existing conditions in Catholic schools,” John Schoenig, senior director of teacher formation and education policy at the University of Notre Dame told Crux.

America

November 24, 2020

Experts: Seminaries need clear sexual harassment guidelines to prevent clerical abuse

According to the working group, assembled by the University of Notre Dame theologian John Cavadini, seminary and formation house leaders should strive to implement five benchmarks when it comes to protecting faculty, staff and students.

The New York Times

November 24, 2020

Watching What We Flush Could Help Keep a Pandemic Under Control

For starters, the amount of virus an infected person sheds in stool “can vary by six orders of magnitude,” says Kyle Bibby, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences at the University of Notre Dame. 

USA Today

November 24, 2020

As Treasury chief, Yellen may be a calming influence in a Washington split over stimulus and everything else

“She’s a moderate and a centrist,” says Jeffrey Bergstrand, a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame and a former Fed economist.

The Washington Post

November 24, 2020

The Finance 202: Yellen will face host of political problems as Biden's treasury secretary

“When you’re head of the Fed, you’re in charge of monetary policy. At Treasury, you have to work with Congress — they control both the spending and the taxes,” said Jeffrey Bergstrand, a former economist at the Federal Reserve now at the University of Notre Dame.

Quartz

November 23, 2020

Meet the company that’s tracking your location to study Covid-19

Public health and national security issues are some of the most valuable applications of aggregated location data, says Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame.

The Wall Street Journal

November 23, 2020

White House Weighs New Action Against Beijing

“This would be a Cold War-like division of the world,” said Eugene Gholz, a University of Notre Dame national security expert. “We expect (China) to behave badly, so we’ll prepare a defense.”

Business Insider

November 23, 2020

China just launched a mission to the moon to collect rock samples — the first time a country will have done so in more than 40 years

"The moon is small, so its heat engine should have run out a long time ago," Clive Neal, a geoscientist at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, told Nature.

ABC News

November 23, 2020

Joe Biden's presidential transition allowed to proceed after 16-day standoff

"Best available is the way this has been done in transitions over many decades," said Denis McDonough, who is leading a study of the transition at the University of Notre Dame.

The Guardian

November 22, 2020

'Whatever it takes': how Black women fought to mobilize America's voters

Then there were a number of prominent Black women in leadership roles – like Abrams, Nikema Williams, who took on John Lewis’ congressional seat and is chair of Georgia’s state Democratic party, and Atlanta’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms – helped fuel mobilization efforts among Black women this election, suggests Dianne Pinderhughes, a professor of political science and the chair of the department of Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Business Insider

November 20, 2020

When the $600 weekly bonus unemployment payments stopped, poverty rates in the US increased, new research shows

The US poverty rate rose by 2 percentage points during the summer, with about 7 million people now living below the poverty line, according to new research from the University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, and Zhejiang University in China.

The Hill

November 20, 2020

The 10 countries most likely to survive the imminent threats of climate change

This was hypothesized by the University of Notre Dame’s ND-Gain Index — a report that analyzed 181 countries based on a variety of factors that contribute to vulnerability to climate change, as well as their readiness to adapt to a warming planet. Factors considered include healthcare, food supply and government stability.

Our Sunday Visitor

November 20, 2020

Knowing Christ through Matthew — Part 11: Peter and the Church

Anthony Pagliarini is an assistant teaching professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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