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December 10, 2012

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I think theologians, Catholics and atheists alike would agree that Notre Dame's sudden rise from the dead in college football is no miracle at all. Instead, this unbeaten season has been a combination of good recruiting, good coaching and a little bit of luck.

Rev. Jeffrey Kaderabek, Orland Park, Ill.


Tim Layden's article (Modern Irish) was both honest and humanizing. The university has never claimed to be perfect. What matters most is its commitment to do better. Past missteps should not cause the school to have a dark cloud hanging over its head.

William Michael Bruno, Cheney, Wash.

The refusal of Notre Dame's president, Rev. John Jenkins, to meet with Lizzy Seeberg's family to discuss what allegedly happened to her at the hands of an Irish football player is yet another example of the unchecked power of college football. High graduation rates have become an excuse for turning a blind eye to corruption, and the well-being of the team seems to always trump common sense.

Andrew Kensley, Fort Collins, Colo.

In reading about Declan Sullivan's tragic death, I found it refreshing to hear that his parents did not sue Notre Dame. While it appears that the Sullivans could have had a strong case, they instead decided to forgive all those involved and accept that what happened was a tragic accident. Their restraint should be commended.

Fran Egan, West Chester, Pa.

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