Grads at Catholic colleges urged to work hard, ‘do good,’ be confident

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May 20, 2015

Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, poses for a photo with Laetare Medal awardee Aaron Neville at the university's 2015 commencement ceremony May 17. (CNS photo/Matt Cashore, University of Notre Dame) See COMMENCEMENTS to come.

Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, poses for a photo with Laetare Medal awardee Aaron Neville at the university’s 2015 commencement ceremony May 17. (CNS photo/Matt Cashore, University of Notre Dame)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A best-selling suspense novelist, a four-time Grammy winner, a Chicago archbishop and a New York cardinal, and lawmakers and corporate leaders were among speakers at undergraduate commencements this spring at the nation’s Catholic universities and colleges.

And at least one family had three children in the class of 2015: the Marbach triplets, Melanie, Megan and John Jr., each graduating from a different university in a different state on a different date.

In Washington at The Catholic University of America’s 126th annual commencement May 16, novelist Mary Higgins Clark told graduates to trust in God as their own life story unfolds.

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