I am an alum of the U of I. I obtained my BA in 79 and my JD in 82. My wife is also an alum of the U of I, obtaining her MA in Spanish in 82. Our eldest son will be entering the U of I as a freshman in August. I therefore found the news that Professor Kenneth Howell, an adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois, has been fired for teaching in a course about Catholicism basic Catholic doctrine on homosexuality quite alarming:
Hattip to the Curt Jester. Dr. Charles E. Rice is a Professor Emeritus of Law of the University of Notre Dame. (He is also a Marine, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, so you know he already has a warm spot in my heart.) He has written 13 books and hundreds of articles. He helped found the Conservative Party in New York. He has been a champion of the pro-life cause. In the old Notre Dame he fit right in. The new Notre Dame, not so much.
Professor Rice writes a bi-weekly column in the student newspaper, The Notre Dame Observer, entitled Right or Wrong. Here is a column he wrote recently remembering his late colleague Professor Ralph McInerny.
Recently Professor Rice wrote a column that you will not be reading in the student newspaper. Here is the column: