Good Fridays w/Padre: Working Mercy

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Pope Pope Pope Pope. Is no one aware that we have a football season underway? Well, certainly not the Pope, since his idea of a football is round, you can’t touch it, and you play with it on a pitch. Yes, for Catholics (and, strangely, also for non-Catholics) a Papal visit is very exciting. It is an element of our religion, of our belief system, to recognize the supremacy of the Pope. But it’s also an important element of faith for both Catholics and many, many others, to recognize the supremacy … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: Candid Dates

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There’s been a lot of talk in the last few days about the debate among the candidates who want to be President. I was President and I didn’t have to debate anybody for the position – I just had to buy the land, build the buildings, bring in students, burn it down, start over…you know, those sort of things. When I retired, I became Superior General so I could give the President orders. I highly recommend this course of action to those seeking higher office. The only debate I had while I was … [Read more...]

FWIW: ND Number Nine With a Bullet


Following an opening weekend five days of incredible college football action, your Fighting Irish are up two spots to number nine in the most recent AP poll, the first in-season poll of the season. Ohio State is a consensus number one. 'Bama is in at two, Michigan State is at five, and USC is at eight. Clemson is slotted at twelve, Georgia Tech is at fifteen, and Stanford is at twenty-OH THAT'S RIGHT, they lost to Northwestern. Bad for ND's Strength Of Schedule but good for our Schadenfreude … [Read more...]

Tarean Folston Tears ACL, Out For Season

of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against the LSU Tigers at LP Field on December 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

As the near perfection of Saturday's home opener against Texas continued to dance in the heads of Notre Dame fans everywhere, the other shoe seemed like it had to drop just around the corner. That shoe came in the form of Tarean Folston's injury news. The junior running back has officially been ruled out due to a torn right ACL for the rest of the season following his Sunday MRI. The injury occurred during Notre Dame's second offensive possession and the 2014 leading rusher never returned to … [Read more...]

Magic Malik: The Irish Impress, 38-3

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Before following the leads sparking and arcing from last night's impressive win over Texas, it is important to take a breath and appreciate Notre Dame's win as just that. Home and season openers have not always been smooth operations under Coach Brian Kelly. Yesterday, though, the Irish were mostly spectacular. The story was quarterback Malik Zaire, who had his way with the Longhorn defense and carried himself with a swagger that never seemed ready to implode in a cascade of … [Read more...]