I am Christian, but not Catholic. I have had no problems as a non-Catholic at ND. I enjoy mass in the dorm on Sunday nights, and find the focus on social concerns appealing. Most of my friends are Catholic, and I find that none of them agrees with every teaching of the church or stance taken by the university administration (probably typical of most universities.) The student body is very tolerant of diverse opinions and lifestyles, and most of my professors welcome discussion that may not always follow Catholic doctrine as long as it is well thought out and respectful. I came for the great education, strong emphasis on ethics, and high-achieving fellow students. I have not been disappointed in those aspects. The lack of tolerance and compassion at the official level makes me sad, but I came here knowing what the university stood for and I respect the many positive things the school does.