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Notre Dame Students Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

April 15th, 2014 No comments

by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014

A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…

Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room in all-male dorm

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

by Eric Owens

A transgender student at a smallish Christian liberal arts college in small-town Oregon has filed a federal Title IX discrimination claim that would force the school give the student a dorm room in an all-male residence hall, thus violating its theological principles. Read more…

College Athletics and the Common Good

March 20th, 2014 Comments off

by Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, and the author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and Ironies of Faith. He is also a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member.

This article was first published February 7, 2014, at

If we looked at actual young men and women, and not abstractions, we might begin to think of other things besides the ratio of members of each sex participating in this or that activity. We might think about love. Read more…

God’s Not Dead: In Theaters This Friday

March 18th, 2014 Comments off

All of us here at American Family Association are eagerly anticipating the nationwide release of the culture-changing film GOD’S NOT DEAD, in theaters this Friday, March 21.

God’s Not Dead is cut out of today’s headlines. The courage of a university student who takes on his atheist professor makes for a gripping story that reflects how Christians and Christian groups suffer severe discrimination on most college campuses today.

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The link between student debt and divorced parents

March 10th, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Student loans are ruining your life. Now they’re ruining the economy, too.

With graduation around the corner for the class of 2014, many students are beginning to ponder what kind of job will pay off their mountain of debt. And well they should. TIME reported last week that the average amount of student debt for the class of 2012 was $29,400. Over the past ten years, the amount of student debt nationwide has grown from an already staggering $253 billion to a suffocating $1.08 trillion—a 300% increase. Read more…

Respecting Life, Rejecting Life

January 28th, 2014 Comments off


I recently returned from my first March for Life in Washington, DC.

I loved the experience. I loved being gathered together with so many young people to defend the dignity of all human life, and to collectively pray for an end to the scourge of abortion. I especially loved seeing the signs that read, “I am the pro-life generation.” Read more…

Why do parents fork out $230,348 to learn their child’s gender is “ze”?

December 26th, 2013 Comments off

by Kelly Bartlett

Tuition, room, board and other fees to attend Mills College in Oakland, CA is $57,587 per year, not counting health insurance fees of $3,600 per annum, (assuming you graduate before you reach the age of 26 and that your parents, who are helping you pay for school, are also footing the bill for your insurance).  Multiply that by four years of college (assuming you don’t need an extra year to complete the requirements of your major in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and your minor in Queer Studies), and your educational price tag can cost upwards of $230,348. Read more…

Hook-up culture is ruining our marriage prospects

November 1st, 2013 Comments off

Why our generation can’t handle commitment


Why does an unanswered text message elicit so much angst? Why are we attracted to people we don’t even like? And why do we shrug off people who show an incessant interest in us? Because we do not want commitment, we want a scandal. We do not want to settle down, we want a chase and a casual hook-up. Read more…

Love and Fidelity Network Conference

October 25th, 2013 Comments off
In case you hadn’t heard, we have extended registration for our 6th annual conference Sexuality, Integrity, and the University through FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1. We already have 225 students and recent alumni registered; spaces are filling fast, so don’t forget to sign up before it’s too late.

Thank you very much to all who have agreed to sponsor this year’s conference. This conference – the largest annual event  in the movement for sexual integrity on college campuses - would not be possible without your generosity. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please see below. Read more…

Come Out and Celebrate?

October 18th, 2013 Comments off
by  , a Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2013 alumnus

National Coming Out Day’s emphasis on “celebrating” students’ self-identification as LGBT undermines Notre Dame’s pastoral responsibility to help students develop an integrated sexual identity and a true understanding of human dignity. Read more…