Fair Catch Corby
There are monuments all over Notre Dame’s campus but none may have as much significance to Notre Dame and American history. Father William Corby was a ND grad, served as the president of Notre Dame twice, was a priest, and best known for his involvement in the bloody battle in Gettysburg, Pa. Father Corby led his min in a moment of prayer on July 2nd pronouncing general absolution. A picture was captured of this moment as Corby was delivering the absolution with his right hand raised, like a fair catch.
The first statue was placed in the same spot where Corby delivered the absolution in Gettysburg. Outside of Corby hall, another was erected on Notre Dame’s campus. After the war, Corby was Notre Dame’s president from 1866-72 and 1877-81. Corby past away in 1897. Corby made his mark in American history and at Notre Dame as his statue was raised just 14 years later. If you want to show respect to someone who truly had an effect on Notre Dame, then I would recommend seeing Fair Catch Corby.
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