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When Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh turned 91, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus of George Washington University, greeted him by saying, “Father Ted, I hope you’re going to live forever!” Father Hesburgh, the president emeritus of Notre Dame replied, “Steve, I already have!”
U.S. bishops have warned about the potential for abuses in family detention centers, and now abuses are occurring. An editorial argues immigrant children should live without barbed wire fences while their legal status is being sorted out.
Between the recent executive orders on deferred deportation for immigrants, a judge’s blockage of the plan and entrenched congressional opposition, Father Gus Puleo believes Republicans and Democrats share blame for failing to reform the system.
Karen Osborne wonders why teen girls give up doing things they love. She condemns the pressures put on boys and girls to do and like things based on gender, which denies opportunities for positive experiences.
When thinking of big numbers of people — 114 million who watched the Super Bowl or the millions who will watch Pope Francis in Philadelphia — you can touch them and really help them with your prayer, writes Jesuit Father William Byron.