When someone as great as Father Ted Hesburgh, CSC, lives deep into his 97th year, you begin to wonder if he might just live forever. So news of his death today has come as a sudden blow, a punch to the stomach, even though reports had him in severe decline over the past few weeks.
He walks into the library somewhere around noon, takes the elevator to the eighth floor, then gets off and climbs the next five flights to his office. That’s exactly 100 steps.
Whenever it was possible, Father Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, liked to make a short stop on Holy Cross Drive near Saint Mary’s Lake if he was traveling around the Notre Dame campus.
Measles is highly contagious and willful ignorance is reigniting its spread.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 71st strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends.
This is the 20th letter I’ve written asking for contributions to Notre Dame Magazine. That’s hard to believe.
The book is their story, too — a tale of the broken parts that remain when children miss out on affection and parental affirmation.
Our fellow tourists seem too busy digitalizing their presence at a monument to be anxious about handing down faith and tradition. Granted, few of them are likely Catholic. Do they know the history of this place, of this particular house of worship?
Alive Hospice. What an ironic name, I thought while entering through the white French doors of a deceptively small one-story building.
Desperate for distraction, I inserted myself into various awkward social situations with strangers. I played tennis with strangers; I salsa danced with strangers; I joined a Meetup group full of strangers. Each conversation made me feel shallow and forgettable. I hated all of it.
A valiant return…and a less valiant one.
Without disseminating treatment throughout the country, many more people will die unnecessarily of treatable cancers as they wait for spaces to open up in the few treatment programs that are available.
I do this thing where I talk to my baby girl even though she’s too young to talk back. Plus, she’s not real.
Simon Rich’s take on the world of such millennial touchstones as participation trophies, helicopter parents, artisanal foods, blogs, hipster cool, student loans and Adderall is inventive, satiric and often simultaneously hilarious and touching.