WNDU-TV Remembers Fr. Ted Hesburgh

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University of Notre Dame President Emeritus Rev. Theodore Hesburgh has died.
 
According to the university, Hesburgh passed away at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. He was 97 years old.
 
Hesburgh served as president from 1952-1987.
 
“We mourn today a great man and faithful priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame and touched the lives of many,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president in a news release. “With his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned a relatively small Catholic college known for football into one of the nation’s great institutions for higher learning. “In his historic service to the nation, the Church and the world, he was a steadfast champion for human rights, the cause of peace and care for the poor. Perhaps his greatest influence, though, was on the lives of generations of Notre Dame students, whom he taught, counseled and befriended. Although saddened by his loss, I cherish the memory of a mentor, friend and brother in Holy Cross and am consoled that he is now at peace with the God he served so well.”
 

 by Daily Domer Staff

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