With the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family revealing fissures in the hierarchy concerning the indissoluability of the Sacrament of Marriage (among other matters), The Motley Monk performed a search of the University of Notre Dame's (UND) Bookstore. The purpose of his search was to identify what books UND theology faculty are using as textbooks to discuss the topic of the indissoluability of marriage.
Concerning orthodox teaching, one would expect to find the volume, Remaining in the Truth of Christ, being used as a textbook. Arguably, it is THE definitive text.
What did The Motley Monk's search reveal?
Father Sorin staked Notre Dame’s academic success on the Catholic
tradition’s claim that faith heals and elevates reason, rather than impeding
its progress. I would like to offer my testimony as proof that Fr. Sorin’s
wager was successful. I have been at Notre Dame as long as I was an
undergraduate at Yale. And I can sincerely say that Notre Dame’s core
curriculum makes students better thinkers.
Perhaps Blume is correct and UND's core curriculum does make students better thinkers. But, that's not evident when it comes to textbooks UND faculty select for their students concerning the Church's teaching about the indissoluability of the Sacrament of Marriage.
Let the discussion begin...