The love that dare not speak its name Summer 2004

The love that dare not speak its name cover


‘The love that dare not speak its name’ —Oscar Wilde

Articles on homosexuality

Editors’ introduction to the articles

God gave me a gay son:
A father’s essay

Finding me here:
A student’s essay

Resolving family differences:
The policies at Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s Point Person:
An interview with the chair of ND’s Standing Committee for Gay and Lesbian Student Needs

What the church has to say:
The teaching of the Catholic church

My alternative lifestyle:
A celibate gay male’s essay

All the way home:
A gay male’s essay

Read the reactions to the articles on homosexuality.

The Great American Road Trip

by Andrew Malcolm

Although threatened these days, the family vacation on wheels is the best way to see America—and much, much more.
Full story

Hooked on Watching

by Joseph Epstein

To enjoy sports nowadays we must forget personalities, money, bad behavior and the rest of it, and keep our eye on the ball.
Full story

Made in the USA

by Teresa Ghilarducci

When bad things happen to good jobs.
Full story

University News

Next leader of Notre Dame chosen
Father John Jenkins, CSC, profile
A look at the Jenkns family
Letter from Campus: Continuity
Deaths in the family
Seen and heard
Seen and heard: web extra
Commencement 2004: Page tells graduates race problems remain
Hall portrait: Breen-Phillips
Malloy to chair NCAA task force on gambling
Students need their bottles
Security monitors gone from women’s dorms
New professor is Muslim scholar
In a Michigan minute
Students urge ND to say “gracias, no” to Taco Bell

Online checkbacks:

What happened with that Native American tribe’s lawsuit over Notre Dame property?
What’s the latest on the proposed closing of Juniper Road?
Did the University decide to cap enrollment in the business college?


Charting the Skyscraper Dance
Finding Far-flung Planets
Are the Orange Beetles Sexier?
A Carload of Contradictions
KH 15 D: Now You See It, Now You Don’t


From print issue
Web extra letters
Comments on spring issue’s The Soul of a University

Cafe du Lac

Soprano sings sweetly to success
Staging South Bend’s Ghost Story
Books in Print
Books in Brief
Books in Brief, web extra
Picks of the week

Alumni Affairs

Alumni profile: Decoder Ring
Domers in the News
Alumni briefs

Bonus copy: Reflections

Shannon Reifsteck wrote the essay, Not a Tagalong, as a gift for her brother, Nick Reifsteck, who graduated from Notre Dame this year.

Daniel Stollenwerk ’80 offers a tribute to his mentor, Father Robert Schwenker, OMI, ’58, in The World of the Desperate and of the Saint.

Joseph Lewis Heil earned a degree in liberal arts from Notre Dame, but it is the music lessons that stay with him, he writes, in Mozart, Father Ted and Me.


Pilgrim on the Cross Road

by Gary Presley

Buster Gives Me Fits

by Ruta Paskevicius

American Woman, Gotta Get Away

by Kay Jordan

My Welcoming Embrace

by Kathleen Whitney Barr

(Cover by Anthony Russo)