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By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 12, 2008

How to make Benedict blush.

"He is a person who could easily hold an endowed chair at Notre Dame." Sitting in a spacious office on the top floor of Notre Dame's gold-domed administration building, the university's president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, pays Pope Benedict XVI what might be the ultimate compliment around here.

Notre Dame is northern Indiana's premier Catholic university.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 14, 2008 8:51 PM ET USA

    The University of Notre Dame isn't as bad as it used to be. The professors I know, who attend the Traditional Latin Mass, are fine Catholics... of course, none of them teach in the theology department. This university is turning around, thanks in large measure to the students. Jenkins will be gone soon enough, but these students will be alumni until they die, and many of them will continue to have a positive impact on their alma mater. Things will continue to improve.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 14, 2008 4:33 PM ET USA

    most excellent posts and responses! esp: Pseudodionysius. Fr. Jenkins says he'll be attending PBXVI's talk at CUA, and the article says he'll be "listening closely." Ah, but will he be just a listener or become a "doer" of what he hears. Probably not, he's already (in the linked article "Benedict blush") starting the same old liberal spin on things.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 13, 2008 11:48 PM ET USA

    Irony is alive and well in South Bend. But lost on some.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 13, 2008 4:48 PM ET USA

    I think he meant that the Pope could hold the chair, while a dissenting radical-feminist pseudo-theologian sat down in it. Just a guess...

  • Posted by: - Apr. 13, 2008 1:02 PM ET USA

    "He is a person who could easily hold an endowed chair at Notre Dame" Uh, the See of Peter is an endowed chair. Sort of the ultimate one, if you think about it.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 12, 2008 8:46 PM ET USA

    Universitas gloriosa.

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