Patrick Gallagher '83 | Summer 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
Commencement at Notre Dame. Pomp. Circumstance. And a little tension, because the speaker was somewhat controversial. But this wasn’t four years ago with President Obama — it was 30 years ago, the commencement of my graduating class.
Joseph Bernardin, cardinal archbishop of Chicago, spoke at the 1983 ceremony shortly after the release of the U.S. bishops’ pastoral letter on nuclear weapons, the writing of which Bernardin had led.