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Spot reflects true feelings

Observer Viewpoint | Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I respectfully but totally disagree with the Kearney-Mullaney letter concerning the Notre Dame television ad. Maybe I do not have the background in theology that they do, but it seems to me that there is nothing “theologically unsound” about praying to the Lord for our dreams to come true. That is all that the young lady in the commercial was doing. Her prayers reflect her faith and her belief that God plays a direct role in human affairs.

The fact that not every application can be accepted does not mean that God did not listen to the prayers of those applicants – it simply means that in His mysterious ways He had other plans for those young people.

As a Notre Dame grad, and as the father of a freshman, I can state that the commercial touched my heart and reflected exactly how our family felt when the mail man brought the large envelope to our home this past April.

Tom NeedhamalumnusClass of 1981Sept. 12