Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. (May 25, 1917-February 26, 2015) served a checklist time period of 35 years (1952-1987) as president of the collage of Notre Dame. thought of for plenty of a long time to be the main influential priest in the United States, Hesburgh performed vital roles in larger schooling, the Catholic Church, and nationwide and overseas affairs. American Priest examines his existence and his many and sundry engagements on the college he led and in locations a ways past it. It additionally evaluates the level and value of his legacy.
This biography of Fr. Hesburgh tracks his existence and paintings at Notre Dame and sheds mild on major advancements within the usa within the postwar period. Hesburgh was once a key player within the transformation of Catholic greater schooling within the usa after international battle II and a tremendous and much-celebrated voice in American larger schooling extra quite often. His greater than one hundred fifty honorary levels recommend the level of his popularity. He additionally contributed in major how one can broader American advancements, together with these on such momentous concerns as civil rights, immigration, and refugee coverage, via his provider as an adviser to each president from Dwight Eisenhower to invoice Clinton. additionally, realizing Hesburgh's existence and paintings enables a deeper appreciation of the adventure that the Catholic Church traveled over the second one 1/2 the 20 th century.
Exploring and comparing Hesburgh's significance then, contributes not just to the colourful historical past of Notre Dame but in addition to the yank Catholic experience.
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