Christendom College Commencement Address

Dr. Charles E. Rice’s commencement address at Christendom College

When President O’Donnell asked me to give this address, I expressed one concern: “Will there be a protest? And will you prosecute the protestors? Or at least 88 of them?” He made no commitment. I accepted anyway.

So what can I tell you? This is a time of crises. The economy is a mess, the culture is a mess, the government is out of control. And, in the last three years, Notre Dame lost 21 football games. But this is a great time for us to be here, especially you graduates of this superbly Catholic college. This is so because the remedy for the general meltdown today is found only in Christ and in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Let’s talk bluntly about our situation and what you can do about it.

Complete Speech here

Really Enjoyed Dr Rice’s Comments. So many wonderful points!

You can also find it on You tube in 4 parts:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Joe B

Thank you for posting. I’m looking forward to watching on YouTube.

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