I remember my dad saying forty years ago that "Notre Dame is the alma mater of every Catholic who never went to college." He was right.But all that's changed now - read more here
Forty years ago, most Catholics, like most Americans, had not been to college, though there was a growing sense that college was a good thing to do and thus a good thing to support. More importantly, forty years ago, Notre Dame's Catholicism was still recognizable by Catholics in the pews of America, so when Catholic parents dreamed of college for a son (and later, for a daughter), they dreamed of Notre Dame.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Dr Edward Peters: Whither Notre Dame
Dr Peters writes: