Notre Dame distances itself from Lou Holtz after RNC speech

Father John Jenkins, the school’s president, said that Holtz was speaking for himself.

“While Coach Lou Holtz is a former coach at Notre Dame, his use of the University’s name at the Republican National Convention must not be taken to imply that the University endorses his views, any candidate or any political party,” Jenkins said in a statement.

Jenkins wasn’t defending Biden necessarily. But the attack on Biden’s faith was not something he would endorse.

“Moreover, we Catholics should remind ourselves that while we may judge the objective moral quality of another’s actions, we must never question the sincerity of another’s faith, which is due to the mysterious working of grace in that person’s heart,” Jenkins said. “In this fractious time, let us remember that our highest calling is to love.”