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Defending Sacred Places

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Imagine if Notre Dame lost legal ownership of its campus, and the Main Building with its Golden Dome was bulldozed to make way for the golden arches of McDonald’s.

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Sacramental Sites

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You don’t have to be an indigenous person living close to nature — or a Catholic worshipping at a grand cathedral — to be moved by sacred places.

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The Teachings of Rome

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It’s still early on a cold March morning that threatens rain, yet Rome’s Piazza Navona teems with life.

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Lifelong Friend

By G. David Miller '79

As a nurse wheeled my gurney into the glaring light of the operating room, it dawned on me that I might be gathering the last memories of my mortal life.

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Brainwashing our children properly

By Brendan Rielly '96J.D.

An important part of parenting is brainwashing our children, otherwise known as instilling in our children the appropriate level of devotion to the correct teams (Notre Dame, University of Maine, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs).

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Opening Mass and Picnic

By Matt Cashore '94

8.25.09, 6:38 p.m.

Picnic
Photo by Matt Cashore

Notre Dame students, facutly, staff and families celebrated the opening of the school year with the annual Mass and picnic. What does it take to feed the Notre Dame family? Here is the picnic by the numbers:

10,320 meals served

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Move-In Time

By Matt Cashore '94

8.21.09 11:37 a.m.

Move-in

“It didn’t look like that much stuff in the car,” said first-year student Salina Sambar after she and her parents unloaded their minivan outside Pasquerilla West. Sambar is from Madison, Alabama.

Photo by Matt Cashore…

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Frank McCourt at Notre Dame

By Robert Schmuhl ’70

The invitation provoked incredulity and irony in equal measure. “Me?” inquired Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes and ’Tis. The first word of his letter was set off as a paragraph unto itself.

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I wanted to be part of that

By John Monczunski

Amber Herkey recalls with awe meeting Father Hesburgh the first time she came to campus as a high school participant in Notre Dame’s summer African-American Catholic Leadership Seminar.

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Band Crossing

By Matt Cashore '94

August 20, 2009, 9:43 a.m.

Band Crossing

The University of Notre Dame Band kicked off the 2009-10 school year with its annual marchout. Although it did in fact rain on their parade, hundreds of visitors, staff and early arriving students lined campus sidewalks to watch the event.…

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August 5, 2009, 1500 feet over God Quad

By Matt Cashore '94

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August 5, 2009

President Barack Obama made another appearance on the Notre Dame campus—or more accurately OVER the Notre Dame campus. Air Force One passed over God Quad as President Obama left the South Bend Regional Airport after a visit to Elkhart County.…

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Eye of the Needle

By Terrence Keeley ’81

In The Divine Comedy, Dante accompanies Virgil through purgatory and hell. Up until about a year ago, one could be forgiven for presuming only a smattering of bankers and financiers would be found in the inferno’s depths, somewhere between the second and fourth circles, where those overcome by lust and obsession with material goods are forever damned. Now it’s apparent some Wall Street professionals deserve to be sentenced to far worse.

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Twittering Your Life Away

By John Monczunski

I have the dubious distinction of ramming my car (actually gently bumping might be more accurate, since I was traveling about 3 mph at the time) into a telephone pole as I cleverly attempted to change the ring tone on my cell phone. I do not recommend this.

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Ode to Sunburst

By Dar Cutrona '91MCA

I didn’t see Louis until he ran past me. When I recognized his backside I yelled, “Stay strong!” I searched but never saw Vince. I waited a few minutes, certain he must have already come by in the mass of runners finishing the Sunburst 5K.

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Calling the shots

By Amber Travis ’09

Quick, name some female head coaches of college teams. If you love women’s basketball, Muffett McGraw, Pat Summitt, Sharon Versyp and the late Kay Yow might come to mind. Now name a woman who coaches a men’s team. Hmmm.

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