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Misc: Fr. Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

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Fr. Hesburgh

Fr. Ted, championed peace, Civil Rights, and care for the poor. He influenced popes and presidents, and was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years. He died yesterday at the age of 97. Read about his life in The New York Times here: Fr. Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

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TCC Playlist: Take Up Your Spade by Sara Watkins

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Sara Watkins We first heard Sara Watkins when she was a teenage fiddle player with the platinum selling bluegrass group Nickel Creek. She sings, write songs, plays ukulele and guitar and even played percussion while touring with The Decemberists. She’s now a solo artist on Nonesuch Records. She’s said of her faith, “You try being aware of your faith at all times.” Listen to “Take Up Your Spade” from her newest album “Sun Midnight Sun” here. On the track she sings, “Forgive and be forgiven . . . give thanks for all you have been given . . . take up your spade and break ground.” Listen after the jump:

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ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross

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Crucifixtion

Fr. Robert Barron on ISIS‘s killing of Christians and the true meaning of the cross. “What a strange kingship! The new David reigns, not from a throne, but from a cross; the one who trumps Caesar doesn’t lead an army, but embodies the divine forgiveness.” Read it on Word on Fire here: ISIS and the Meaning of the Cross

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TCC Films: Sister Helen

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Sister Helen This documentary tells the story of Sister Helen, a tough as nails nun, who lives in and runs a home for men in recovery, in the South Bronx. Helen became a nun after losing her husband and three children to violence and addiction.  She herself is a recovering alcoholic.  She says in the film, “There’s nobody here who’s all pure and holy  . . . I try to do for other peoples’ sons what I couldn’t do for my own.” More and a clip after the jump:

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