CHICAGO — Statement from the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University, on the passing of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.
“In the pride of Catholic higher education, Fr. Hesburgh was our lion. He not only built Notre Dame into the nation’s preeminent Catholic institution of higher learning, but he became a leader and champion for all of Catholic higher education’s service to this nation. His deep faith in God and in the enduring goodness of this nation continue to inspire. May the Lord grant him good rest and grant all of us a share of his spirit.”