Some 40,000 people signed a petition condemning the removal of 1,000 historic oaks as “eco-cide.”
The basketball icon won two national championships in her 33 seasons with the Fighting Irish.
Eighty-eight faculty members at the university penned a letter saying Barrett should delay her Supreme Court nomination until after the Nov. 3 election.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is best-known for fighting for women’s rights and equality.
"Judeo-Christian moral standards are like God’s instruction manual for ... the best operation for human society," said the attorney general.
Investigators said the fire that gutted the Paris cathedral may have been started by a malfunctioning electrical system or smoldering cigarette.
The intimate service in the cathedral's side chapel will be limited to roughly 30 people, media included.
A visit to "Mars," Notre Dame, and a young climate activist meets the Pope in this week's images.
Thousands of bees in three hives atop the famed cathedral will live to buzz another day.
Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, the cathedral's chief priest, wants to build an "ephemeral" building on the Notre Dame's esplanade while construction takes place.