ND in the News


The Washington Post

October 18, 2021

Biden administration moves to curtail toxic ‘forever chemicals’

“These results are particularly concerning when you consider the risk of exposure to the consumer combined with the size and scale of a multibillion-dollar industry that provides these products to millions of consumers daily,” Graham Peaslee, a physics professor and one of the study’s lead authors, said in a statement.

The Daily Beast

October 15, 2021

This Breast Cancer Charity Is the Big New ‘Scam’ in Politics

Lloyd Mayer, a nonprofit law expert at the University of Notre Dame Law School, explained why the change poses a new hurdle.


October 14, 2021

U.S. Church strengthening support for marriage

Timothy O’Malley, director of education at the University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life who researches and teaches in the areas of marriage and family, explained that he believes society might be reaching a point of stasis in how far marriage will decline in the U.S.


October 14, 2021

In the US there is "an electoral denial without real foundation", says expert (En EE.UU. hay "un negacionismo electoral sin fundamento real", dice experto)

José Antonio Montenegro talks with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, professor of political science and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame, about the electoral denial in the United States without any real basis and the doubts about the 2020 elections. (José Antonio Montenegro conversa con Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, profesor de ciencia política y asuntos globales de la Universidad de Notre Dame, sobre la negación electoral en Estados Unidos sin fundamento real y las dudas sobre las elecciones de 2020.)


National Catholic Reporter

October 13, 2021

Theologians affirm 'Black Theology Matters' at symposium

Theologians, scholars and clergy gathered for the 2021 Black Catholic Theological Symposium at the University of Notre Dame Oct. 7-9 in South Bend, Indiana, where speakers affirmed the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement and called for an embrace of an "authentically Black and radical" Catholic tradition.

The New York Times

October 13, 2021

Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil

Sophie Shive, an associate professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame, said more stringent transparency rules would help good private equity firms differentiate themselves in a murky industry and win new investors. 

Catholic News Service

October 12, 2021

Perpetual adoration is the ‘fuel that runs this parish’

Kimberly Belcher, an associate professor of liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame, said the practice of eucharistic adoration stemmed from people gazing at the Eucharist at Mass and having a spiritual experience.

Our Sunday Visitor

October 11, 2021

Opening the Word: The final misunderstanding

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

Associated Press

October 10, 2021

GOP senator backs Ex-Sen. Donnelly’s pick for Vatican post

Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins called Donnelly “an ideal choice to represent the United States at the Vatican.”


October 09, 2021

Biden taps pro-life Democrat as US Ambassador to the Vatican

Notre Dame President Father John I. Jenkins extended his congratulations to Donnelly on Friday.

Rolling Stone

October 09, 2021

QAnon's Deadly Price

QAnon has had a hold on white evangelical communities, in part because of its apocalyptic message, and the focus on Trump as a messianic figure who will usher in a new era, says Dr. Jason A. Springs, a professor of religion at the University of Notre Dame. 

Catholic News Service

October 09, 2021

Joseph Donnelly, pro-life Democrat and former U.S. senator from Indiana, is Vatican ambassador nominee

"Joe has been an exemplary public servant in Congress, an invaluable friend of Notre Dame and of me personally, and he is an ideal choice to represent the United States at the Vatican," said Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins.

Religion News Service

October 08, 2021

Biden to nominate Joseph Donnelly as Vatican ambassador

Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, celebrated Donnelly’s nomination in a statement published on the school’s website.

Associated Press

October 08, 2021

Texas judge says abortions can resume, but future uncertain

“It does feel novel for the federal government to sue a state on this relatively diffuse basis,” said University of Notre Dame law professor Samuel Bray. “But novel things happen. The way the Texas statute is set up is novel. Novel serve, novel return.”


October 08, 2021

State Secrets That Are Not Secrets in Black Site Case (Podcast)

Professor Jimmy Gurulé of Notre Dame Law School, discusses Supreme Court oral arguments over state secrets in the torture of Abu Zubaydah, the first “War on Terror” detainee subjected to torture abroad by U.S. intelligence.

The Economist

October 07, 2021

America’s political scientists are worried about “lethal partisanship”

Erin Rossiter, of the University of Notre Dame, has found that even imagining a conversation with an opponent can cause at least a temporary reduction in hostility to supporters of the other party. 

USA Today

October 06, 2021

'Relic of the past': Why women don't need Roe v. Wade to flourish now

Mary Ann Glendon and O. Carter Snead, professors of law at Harvard and Notre Dame universities, brilliantly argue the court should return abortion policy to the states to allow for a more harmonious human response to the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy.

Our Sunday Visitor

October 04, 2021

Opening the Word: Give it up

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

The Hill

September 30, 2021

US innovation and manufacturing is vital for national and economic security

Purdue University is leading a Department of Defense initiative (SCALE) that includes the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, and another dozen leading universities from around the nation to develop talent through research, internships and work experience.

The Wall Street Journal

September 29, 2021

‘Originalist’ Judges Lose Sight of Truths That Precede Law

As Notre Dame’s Gerard Bradley observed, the federal government has had ample reason to deal with the question of abortion—say, in the military and diplomatic outposts abroad or in the District of Columbia—despite the Constitution’s silence on the subject.