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A Study in Contrasts: Ave Maria University and the University of Notre Dame Comments

The other University named for Our Lady honors only those who recognize and embrace the truth concerning the dignity of every human life at every age and stage. Continue Reading

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  1. Nancy
    5 years ago

    Perhaps if President Obama had offered millions he would be honored. TG's associations and values are similar to the president's. Hypocrites!!

  2. Reemberto Parada
    5 years ago

    It's my most valuable oppinion that the Catholic Church today nees to renew it's relationship with the new generation. More and more people are losing faith in our church and moving towards other religions. We have preachers and religious persons that have turned their back on the Church and God to live their lives in sin. Preachers and Fry's getting married to siners after the promesss to dedicate their live to our Lord. So is the case of Rene P. Serrato of Colombia, who after to dedicate his life to Christ betrayed his religion and when to live together with a woman out of wedlock. That shows that even those who are supposed to lead and guide us are turning their backs to GOD and ignoring Moral principals and showing weekness of character. So how can we judge others when we are our selves living in sin.

  3. I applaud those that stood up for life at ND!
    5 years ago

    Over 50% of the students at Notre Dame are not even Catholic, for starters. Now that we see what ND is all about these days maybe Ave should not strive to be like ND but like itself. Father Frank Pavone vs. Barack Obama. You tell me who truly soars like an eagle between those two.

    I say that Ave Maria had a SUPER STAR for a commencement speaker. I'd also say that ND's choice of commencement speaker speaks volumes about who and what they are. My college student was deferred at MIT, wait listed at ND, offered over $44,000. four year free ride to Stonehill and for RPI, also awarded over $44,000. complete 4 year scholarship to attend; we chose Ave Maria over all of that. They talk the talk AND walk the walk.

    We're suckers for the Truth and Ave Maria University is one of the few colleges around this country where you can be sure you will find that. I realize that RPI is not a Catholic school and that there is such a thing as being a light in the darkness but at this point in appears that the darkness is toooo dark and that it is simply the wise choice to put yourself where you can be nourished and strengthened and not yet have to constantly do battle against the forces of the world..That will come, to be sure.

  4. Jeremiah
    5 years ago

    As an alum of AMU, I will say that the school is well intentioned, but the administration is borderline obsessed with becoming Notre Dame. By that I mean becoming the first school people think of when they think Catholic school, with academics and athletics, nationwide.

  5. amu2008
    5 years ago

    Ave Maria is a well-intentioned school, but as a student, it's not hard to see our administration is trying as hard as they can to be the next Notre Dame. As in the most recognized Catholic school in the nation, and possibly the world.

  6. Joan Marie Eltringham of Cape Coral, Florida
    5 years ago

    Ave Maria University is a bright light shining in the darkness. Congratulations to the graduates of Ave Maria University and to the fifty Notre Dame graduates who remained in the grotto of Our Lady at Notre Dame University with Father Pavone of Priests for Life. Those fifty students and their families will be rewarded by God for standing on the side of Jesus and Mary. God bless them for what they did. They give me hope.

  7. Robert, UK
    5 years ago

    Congratulations to Ave Maria for standing by the rights of the unborn child. It may be that Notre Dame is a bigger university in numbers and size of campus, but Ave Maria has proved itself in faithfulness much bigger than Notre Dame. Thanks for this article drawing attention to the contrast.

  8. Robert Matzinger
    5 years ago

    Congratulations to the graduates of Ave Maria, and to the university itself that has maintained it's Catholic beliefs and teachings in a world that would have it otherwise!

  9. Peter Barker-Morton
    5 years ago

    A fine article,Deacon. From afar,Australia, I am keeping a close watch at doings @ "Notre Shame" Uni.
    Its heartening to find out that "little" AVE MARIA espouses the CATHOLIC culture and has not bowed to the secularists.
    I too join with the many countless thousands in praying that "God'Will be done" @ UND
    (Note..NOT to be confused with comments from Peter.)

  10. CB
    5 years ago

    Congratulations to the graduates of Ave Maria and to the university. Wherever even a few are gathered in His name, there is light, there is hope, there is life.

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