Education: Fighting Irish

When all the cows in the field are sitting down, the one standing up is an Irish bull.—Definition.

Last week a Catholic philosopher was hooked by an Irish bull. Notre Dame University's Associate Professor Francis Elmer McMahon had not resigned, but President Hugh O'Donnell had accepted his resignation. Major reason (according to Father O'Donnell): Notre Dame was being identified with individual, controversial pronouncements. Major reason (according to McMahon): He had "called Franco a Fascist," had declared that Communism has been a minor menace compared to Fascism.

McMahon. a pre-Pearl Harbor interventionist and President of the Catholic Association for International Peace, commented: "I have...

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