Butterfly is the story of 14-year-old Plum Coyle and the world around her, from family to neighbors to friends and the relationships that bind them. Sonya Hartnett paints raw, engaging 14-year-old girl emotions. Reading it, I felt as if I were back in middle school.
C’mon, it’s reunion, relax. You’re with family.
Notre Dame Magazine congratulates Ted Barron on the announcement of his appointment as executive director of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Back in 2011, when Barron was the director of the center’s popular Browning Cinema, we asked him to compile this list of his favorite films.
Sometime earlier this year when we were planning our Fun issue, editor Kerry Temple ’74 smiled and said “Clowns.” But how do you find a real, live clown among the 150,000-plus alumni in the Notre Dame family?
Football, the Grotto and Mass at the Basilica were the only antidotes for the bleak fall and winter of 1961-62, my freshman year at Notre Dame. Then, one football Saturday the following fall, a friend suggested I try out for the Glee Club.
As summer travel plans go, you could hardly beat the itinerary laid out before the Notre Dame Folk Choir this year. Just don’t call them tourists.
Pope Francis is not the first person to suggest that the story we all know as “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” is not named well.
In Finding Livelihood, Nancy Nordenson explores the quandary of following a deeply felt spiritual calling while the need to make a living in tough times exerts its own pull.
Love in the digital age is as rough as it ever was.
After my mother’s funeral and, perhaps more urgently, with the onset of my 50s, I’ve thought about my own sendoff, and my thinking includes Notre Dame. I’m hardly alone and I have wondered how Domers include ND in their final bow.
Understanding your practice regarding publishing of letters is limited to those referencing articles in your most recent publication, I nonetheless write in anticipation of the upcoming visit of the U.S. vice president to campus. And I refer you to a related editorial by William McGurn in the April 5, 2016, edition of _The Wall Street Journal_ entitled "The Little Sisters vs. Notre Dame.":http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-little-sisters-vs-notre-dame-1459811818 The article points to the fact that the University, once joined with the Little Sisters in their legal action to avoid Affordable Care Act requirements to fund abortifacients and other life-ending methods of birth control for employees, has caved to the law’s opt-out provision, which allows an employer’s insurer to provide the objectionable service. The Little Sisters have held firm.
A few words regarding Joe Biden and the disheartening award of the Laetare Medal.
I am quite disturbed by the “outrage” over my friend, and my vice-president, Joe Biden, sharing the Laetare Medal with former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
When Paul Fritts opened his own pipe-making shop in 1984, the organ building world took notice. Today he and his craftsmen are still innovating — in this case by borrowing a technique he learned in Europe.
Reading Jon Meacham’s engaging new biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, my mind keeps returning to an earlier newspaper article that portrayed a frustrated Bush seeing his son Jeb out-polled by a candidate whom the elder Bush regarded as unworthy of the presidency.
Then, one day in the spring of 1981, things got personal.