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TCC Video: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize by Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen medals

“I’ve got my hand on the Gospel plow.”

On the album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen covers the American hymn and Civil Rights anthem, “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize.” Listen and watch him speak about his Catholic faith with Stephen Colbert after the jump:

3.23
TCC Playlist: Were you there when they crucified my Lord by Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke

The son of a Baptist minister, and one of eight childrenSam Cooke got his start singing in church. Even as a pop star, Cooke continued to be a voice for peace and justice with songs about the Civil Rights movement like “A Change is Gonna Come.” Listen to “Were You There” after the jump:

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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

1.15
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Fr. Hesburgh and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 15th would have been the 86th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who used nonviolence, civil disobedience, and Christian teaching to advance the cause of civil rights in America. Honor his legacy by re-reading his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in which he urges actions consistent with Christ’s “extremist” love, and quotes St. Augustine who said that, “An unjust law is no law at all.” Read it in The Atlantic here: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail