Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Ordinary times might ensure the convenience of peace, but these are not ordinary times. With honor and respect for our dear President Emeritus Father Theodore Hesburgh, quite possibly the most important and admirable individual to ever be associated with our University, on this, the 13th of April, Two Thousand Ten, Lefty's Last Cry has declared war on the Irish Rover.
With the power of words and the support of numbers, we will defend Father Ted and make known the unacceptable offenses of our enemy. Catholicism, by no stretch of the imagination, should ever be confounded with a far-right agenda. Catholicism, by no means, is monogamously contracted to the message or mission of the Republican Party. The University of Notre Dame- our life, our sweetness, and our hope- must not be taken hostage by factions that insist it is not Catholic to engage those with whom we disagree, it is not Catholic to support health care for all, and most importantly, that it is not Catholic to question and even challenge the authority of the church when we believe it to be mistaken.
I ask you, our dear readers, to join in the fight to defend what is right. In the comments of this post, we ask that you leave your name to show support for Father Hesburgh. And please spread the word by printing the following flyers wherever you go and standing up for Father Ted. It is your voices that will make the difference.