pp. xiii-xxxi in What
Happened to Notre Dame? by Charles E. Rice (Author), Alfred
J. Freddoso (Introduction)
(South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2009). (This file
contains my Introduction along with the front material and first
chapter of Charlie's book. The title link is to the Amazon.com
page for the book.)
to Today's Catholic, May 31,
2009. This letter was written to the newspaper of the
Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese in the wake of the 2009 Commencement mess.
at the Palm Sunday Prayer Rally, April 5, 2009. This
talk was given at a prayer rally in response to the University of Notre
Dame's announcement that it would honor President Obama in person at
its May 2009 Commencement Ceremony.
Review of Romanus Cessario, O.P, A Short History of Thomism
(Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2005), The Thomist 72
(2008), pp. 147-154. This
review of a spiffy little book contains a few remarks at the end about
the future of Thomism.
and Demons." Faith
Essentials (Online Journal of the
Association of Students at Catholic Colleges), January 2005.
"Christian Faith as
a Way of Life." This essay appears in William E.
Mann, ed., The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of
Religion (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Co.,
"One Way to Understand the Significance of Blessed Josemaría
Escrivá." This short paper was
delivered in June 2002 at
a conference entitled "The Teaching of Blessed Josemaría
Implications for a New Milennium," and was given as a comment on
paper entitled "Work: A Path to Holiness" by Janne Haaland
of the University of Oslo. The
conference was held just three months before the canonization of the
founder of Opus Dei.
Church and Art." This is a brief commentary on
paragraphs 2, 12, and 13 of Pope John Paul II's Letter to Artists.
It appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of Logos, the
journal of the Catholic Studies Program of the University of St. Thomas
in St. Paul, MN.
John Kavanaugh, SJ, Who Count as Persons?
review that appeared in the January-February 2002 issue of the Houston
News, Your Soul Hasn't Died Quite Yet" -- a paper
I read at a plenary session of the 2001 meeting of the American
Catholic Philosophical Association. I link it here because of its
relevance to faith/reason issues.
Ratio: A 'Radical' Vision of Intellectual Inquiry" -- a slightly revised version of a paper I read at the American
Maritain Society Meetings in October 2000. (This version was
delivered as the 2002 Edith Stein lecture at the Franciscan University
of Steubenville.) There is some overlap with "Whose Standards of
Excellence?" in the discussion of modernism and Nietzscheanism, but
this paper begins with an exposition of Pope John Paul's conception of
inquiry and also includes a section on pragmatism.
Standards of Excellence? Secularity and the Mission of the
University" --an earlier version of this paper was
presented to a conference on
"Faith and Reason and a University's Stated Purposes," sponsored by the
American Public Philosophy Institute, March 1999. The paper still needs
work, and so comments are welcome.
Church in the 21st Century, Catholic Dossier
Difference of Opinion,
Notre Dame Resources (September 6-12,
Roles for Catholic Philosophers (1998) (revised
Message of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, National
Catholic Register, March 15-21, 1998.
Vision of the Church in the 21st Century (1996): On
November 13, 1996 I participated in a Common Ground discussion. (Sadly
and ironically, this was the very night during which Cardinal Bernadin
died.) Each of the panelists prepared a brief (seven-minute) talk on
the Church in the 21st century. Here's mine.
Problem with Undergraduate Education at Notre Dame
Church Tradition and
the Catholic University: A Response (1995): In the
Fall of 1995 I was invited by the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars to
give a reply to a paper by Fr. Robert Sokolowski entitled "Church
Tradition and the Catholic University".
On Being a
Some Thoughts on our Present Predicament (1993):
Fall of 1993 I addressed a group known as the Conversation on the
Character of Notre Dame. My remarks were a comment on a paper by
Lawrence Cunningham of the Theology Department on the meanings of the