Franciscan University Presents
Catholic Higher Education in America
During the latter half of the 20th century, it’s arguable that America’s most influential Catholic clergyman was a university president: Father Theodore Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952-1987, and then president emeritus until his death in 2015. Who was Father Hesburgh? How did he shape Catholic higher education and Catholic political life in America?
Father Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC, author of the book American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh, offers a critical perspective on these and other questions in this discussion with Franciscan University Presents host Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, president of Franciscan University, and panelists Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Regis Martin of Franciscan University’s Theology Department.