National Media Watch
Support for Bishop Bruskewitz
In late March, Patricia O’Donnell Ewers, chairwoman
of the National Review Board appointed by the
Bishop Bruskewitz responded March 30 with a strongly worded letter. It stated that his diocese “has always been in full compliance with all laws of the Catholic Church and with all civil laws,” and said that “Ewers and her board have no authority in the Catholic Church.”
In an e-mail interview with the Journal Star in late April, Bishop Bruskewitz said that response from Catholics to his position as been “extremely positive and supportive.”
Said the bishop, “I have received only a few negative remarks from very few people who oftentimes have made their negative remarks out of misunderstanding and misinformation.”
Young Folks Flocking to Faith
AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, April 22 — An
article distributed by Knight Ridder Newspapers has
reported that young people in the
The Knight Ridder article cited a recent Harvard University Institute of Politics survey of religious attitudes among 1,200 college students nationwide. It found that seven in 10 students say religion is somewhat or very important.
Another national survey of 112,000 college students conducted last year by UCLA had similar findings, with 80% saying they believe in God.
“No one can determine the genuineness or depth of anyone’s faith,” the article concluded. “But the signs for a younger generation are encouraging.”
Bishop D’Arcy: ‘Stress’ With Notre Dame
NOTRE DAME AND ST. MARY’S OBSERVER,
April 24 — During an April 21 visit to the
Father Jenkins April 5 that the controversial play can continue to be staged with some restrictions, the Observer reported. Bishop D’Arcy said at the time that he was “deeply saddened” by the decision.
Bishop D’Arcy told law school faculty and students that Father Jenkins’ decision has affected his connection with the current administration, the Observer reported.
“I’ve always had a very good relationship with three [university] presidents,” said Bishop D’Arcy. “It’s under stress now. I don’t enjoy that.”
ASSOCIATED PRESS, April 20 — Last month
Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill April 20 authorizing the Bible classes, Associated Press reported.
Under the new law’s provisions, elective classes on the Bible can be taught to high school students. Local school systems will decide whether to offer the courses.
- May 7-13, 2006