Priest, Former Dorm Rector at Notre Dame: Student Housing Policies Must Foster Moral Development

Posted July 6, 2016 2:00 am by Adam Wilson

Priest, Former Dorm Rector at Notre Dame: Student Housing Policies Must Foster Moral Development

Father Ronald Vierling served as rector of the University of Notre Dame’s Morrissey Manor, an all-male dormitory serving 240 students, for 11 years. He just stepped down from his position, and this summer he’s transferring to a Catholic boarding school in New England where he’ll serve as chaplain.
Fr. Ronald VierlingThe Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke with Fr. Vierling about his time at Notre Dame and the importance of strong residential life policies for Catholic universities.
Having spent over a decade ministering to students at America’s most recognizable Catholic university, Fr. Vierling stated that Notre Dame’s dedication to its Catholic identity is

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