“I Link, Therefore I Am”

These are links to an array of content by Bill Schmitt, produced for various media and treating various topics. Much of this material is recent, and some is from my days as a full-time journalist. I continue to embrace print as well as digital and broadcast formats, and I love creative collaborations and strategic management tasks that serve diverse audiences with clarity, accuracy and integrity.

News & commentary on education, everyday life and religion

Recently published in Today’s Catholic:

Divine Mercy Celebration in South Bend Area Reflects Long-Time Faithfulness (4/10/18)

“Catechism for Business” Author: Faith Belongs in the Workplace (2/22/18)

“Rekindle the Fire” Sparks Diocesan Support for Male Spirituality (2/14/18)

Visit to Catholic School Helps Students Spread Candlemas Light in Mishawaka (2/6/18)

Center for Ethics & Culture Uses Catholic Lens Probing Good and Evil (11/22/17)

Bishop Blesses New Church’s Baptistery and “Parish Life Center” (11/8/17)

Solanus Casey Beatification Resonates with Hearts in Huntington, IN (10/24/17)

“Red Mass” Invokes Spirit Amid Conflicts on Law & Leadership (10/12/17)

Witnesses of Total Faithfulness Propel Perpetual Vows (8/23/17)

Science & Religion Program Informs Teachers’ Plans (Media Outreach) (7/26/17)

A Sister’s Vocation Journey Shows “It Takes a Diocese” (7/14/17)

Jubilee Mass for Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration (6/27/17)

Knights Host Annual “Lourdes Ball” to Support Pilgrimages (6/7/17)

Earlier in Today’s Catholic:

Authors Expand Scope of Research on Catholic Schoos (10/26/14, p8)

Bishop blesses new chapel at Notre Dame (6/28/13)

Recent blog posts as Assistant Editor, St. Paul Evangelization Society :

“Divine Renovation”: Ten Tips on Parish Renewal for Bishops (5/1/18)

“Divine Renovation” Helps Transform Parishes (4/5/18)

Father John Riccardo and the “Rerouting” Program of Evangelization (3/5/18)

Business and Faith Go Together to Reach Corporate World and Beyond (3/2/18)

“Communion and Liberation” Evangelizes Around Countries and Campuses (2/12/18)

New Film on Train Terrorist Evokes Peace Prayer of St. Francis (2/1/18)

Pope Francis on “Fake News” and the Need for Purpose-Driven Journalism (1/24/18)

Making Resolutions for the New Year and the New Evangelization (1/15/18)

Mary, “La Guadalupana” (12/8/17)

“The Kingdom is Among You”: Christ the King and the Public Square (11/26/17)

If You Hear Something, Say Something: Screams and the New Evangelization (11/21/17)



Notre Dame Magazine

“Seat of Wisdom” (New ND Home for Catholic Outreach) (spring 2011)

“Victory March: 100 Years of Echoes” (autumn 2008)

“Letter from Campus: Life in the Fast Lane” (autumn 2006)

Notre Dame Magazine Online / Blog posts

“What I’m Reading: Marilyn McEntyre and Caring for Words” (5/1/18)

“Around the World and Home Again: A Scholar Celebrates the Possible” (9/29/16)

“What I’m Reading: Pope Francis” (9/2/16)

“What I’m Reading: Rev. Robert Spitzer” (1/26/16)

“What I’m Reading: Jean Vanier” (9/6/16)



Other posts online, including journals and blogs (in addition to personal “OnWord” blog)

“Pope Francis’ Franciscan Call to Journalists” — at SFO Fraternity website (1-25-18)

“A Mom’s Independence is Reborn” — at Catholicmom.com (Media Outreach) (7-24-17)

“An Affluenza Prescription from Chesterton” — at SFO Fraternity website (7-14-17)

“St. Francis & the Short-Attention-Span World” — “Cord” Journal of Franciscan Institute (Summer 2009 — see pg. 312)


Digital creativity in podcasts, radio, video, blogs and music

Podcast series: “EncounterPoints” | Co-host of 9 episodes on evangelization and joy (2018)

Podcast series: “That’s So Second Millennium!” | Co-host, several episodes discussing faith and reason (2018)

On-air appearance with drive-time radio host for musical game-show–appearance #2

On-air appearance with drive-time radio host for musical game-show–appearance #1

Interviewer in Notre Dame podcast exploring inspirations for Catholic school teachers

Videographer for local PBS program “Our Town South Bend” segment on immigrants’ faith

Asst. producer/writer for video attracting supporters for an Indiana STEM-teaching program


Published Books

Heartfelt Gifts: On Valentine’s Day, There’s More to Say  (2o18) (order directly from Bill)

Words of Life: Celebrating 50 Years of the Hesburgh Library (2013: U. of Notre Dame Press)

Football Weekends at Notre Dame: Snapshots and Traditions (2008: U. of Notre Dame Press)



News & commentary on business, science, law, public affairs

The New York Times: Black Leaders in New Jersey Assess Trends in State Politics

Dublin Business Forum (2016) a Highlight for Boston College’s Assembly of CEOs

Visionary Investments in Science Research Reflect Interdisciplinary Campus (starts p. 2)

Renowned Expert on Democracies Pioneers Research on Role of Muslim Majorities

Editor & Publisher: Society of Professional Journalists Approves New Code of Ethics (1996)

Society of Professional Journalists “Quill” Magazine: Assessing What’s “Really Real (1999)


News & commentary on K-12 Schools

See “Education Innovation” page with list of stories reported by Bill Schmitt at ace.nd.edu


Higher-Ed online content: scholarship, spirit, people, academic impact

University news releases & story-pitching (ex. Celebrating 20 Years of Service to Teaching)

Website inception collaborations: Congregation of Holy Cross, plus M. Div. program, Hesburgh History, “Gameday” site

Development, content marketing, news/data updates: Institute for Educational Initiatives

Management of annual reports, from concept to writing/editing to production supervision: ACE 20112012

Social media: Tweets @ACEatND/@cushwacenter/@wschmitt; FB @cushwacenter; Linked-In: Bill Schmitt. Blog: blogs.nd.edu/word/, expanded at current site OnWord.net.

Stories of personal adventure, virtue, loyalty for ND Echoes alumni newsletter (see pp. 1-3)

Notre Dame Magazine stories on a new law school, milliennials, and more are found here


Additional references

LinkedIn Profile containing resume and recent accomplishments with OnWord.net

Named to Who’s Who in America

Profiled by noted Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey in 2014

Two books published by University of Notre Dame Press

Leadership of annual pro-life event (2016) for Knights of Columbus Council 553