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Hesburgh’s choice

Letter to the Editor | Friday, April 4, 2008

This morning, I thought about the Hesburgh challenge, and soon found myself wondering: when I get to the 14th floor, do I offer Fr. Hesburgh a Natty Light, or is he a Keystone kind of guy?

My first thought would be that Catholic priests prefer natural world order. And hey, Jesus was the Light of the world. But then, I realized that Keystone would definitely be the beer of St. Peter; he holds the keys to the pearly gates, and he is the rock, or stone, on which the church has been built.

Both compelling arguments, but I’d like to think Papa Hesburgh would double fist in a heartbeat, unless of course he goes Old Style. I encourage you to write in with your thoughts on this important debate.

Alex Barbuto


Keenan Hall

March 27