Great graduation service. Fr. Jenkins gave a terrific introduction for President Obama, who then directly addressed the controversy of the past few months. Nice acknowledgment of Fr. Hesburgh's role in the civil rights movement too. I was particularly proud of the graduation class who chose John Jenkins as the 2009 Senior Fellow for his tenacity in this situation, and for their unified response when hecklers interrupted the President.
Here's a link to Obama's speech: http://commencement.nd.edu/commencement-weekend/commencement-videos-recorded/commencement-address/
And to John Jenkins' charge to the class of 2009: http://commencement.nd.edu/commencement-weekend/commencement-videos-recorded/charge/
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