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  1. Jim Seeberg
    January 10, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Great, great piece. Also,

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  2. Tom Seeberg
    January 10, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Nice work – so very well stated. I try to stay away from the comments sections on the various stories on Lizzy, but am very aware that the trashing of Lizzy and the whisper campaign against her is so very alive. Its nice to see someone address these cowards in a thoughtful manner. So interesting that none of these people will speak out publicly and identify themselves – except of course for the soft spoken Joe Power.

    You also discuss “truth.” At Notre Dame, each year at their commencement proceedings, they bestow their highest honor, the Laetare Medal, to an individual. Inscribed on the medal is the Latin phrase “Magna est Veritas, et Prevalebit”, “Great is the Truth, it Shall Prevail.” This phrase is supposed to be central to their mission. At least in Lizzy’s case, perhaps they need to add the parenthetical (“Our”) before the word “Truth.”

    Though the scars of Lizzy’s tragic death and the continued poor treatment of her character by ND and its surrogates remain with us, they don’t define us. Rather, hold our heads up and even smile that truth has largely prevailed here – that Lizzy and our efforts have lived out her wishes in initially pursing her charges – that it be better for “the next woman.” We pray that is indeed the case, and we live each day guided by love in action, rather than bitterness and resentment.

    Lizzy only got 19 years. Some of us get 80, 90, even 100, but we are all on the journey to eternity. My wife and I are comfortable that Lizzy’s story and our efforts hold up well when we each meet our Maker and see Lizzy again. Truth matters a bit more up there!

    God bless,
    Tom Seeberg
    (Forever, Lizzy’s proud dad)

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    • kate
      January 10, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

      Tom, God bless you and your family. It took a great amount of courage for your daughter to stand up for justice. The slings and arrows she got and continues to get are a testament to how powerful were her actions and how intact was her integrity. She is now a part of a narrative that is becoming a sea change of attitudes on how we respond to such cases. Though Lizzy gave her own life, she will be saving lives for decades to come. Of that, I have no doubt.

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