|The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame,|
in September 2007. (Joe Raymond/AP)
Certainly, many other articles and obits will fawn over his prodigious political fame and numerous academic achievements, but FIT must first and foremost concentrate on the fact that Hesburgh's many mistakes regarding the faith were not mere foibles. Therefore, we implore both the many who loved Fr. Ted and the few who were scandalized by him to now pray for his eternal soul — as Rice no doubt already is.