Movie night: The Catholic priest who shepherded civil rights
Political Theater bonus: Episode 72
By Mike Magner and Toula VlahouPosted May 14, 2019 at 4:28pm
A documentary about the late Notre Dame president Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, a real life “Forrest Gump” who challenged presidents and popes in the last half-century, resonates in today’s turbulent times, the director of the film tells CQ Magazine managing editor Mike Magner, who grew up hearing about Father Ted’s work and causes. The film, directed by Patrick Creadon, explores the challenges Father Ted faced with Republican and Democratic administrations in advancing civil rights.
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