Description: First Segment - Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq
Robert McGovern has a story to tell-not about himself, although he's a part of it-but about the men and women he has called friends, mentors, and heroes. From his days in Catholic school to his years as a college and professional football player to his current career as an army judge advocate general, McGovern knows an all-American when he sees one. McGovern traded his shoulder pads for legal briefs more than a decade ago. He prosecuted drug dealers while working in the office of the Manhattan District Attorney. On September 11, 2001, he was in lower Manhattan when the Twin Towers fell. After working the pile at Ground Zero, McGovern asked to be mobilized from his Army Reserve duty to active duty. He was first sent to Afghanistan, where he advised battlefield commanders on legal rules of engagement. He then went to Iraq to prosecute terrorist suspects. He returned from both tours convinced that Americans needed to hear another side of the war on terrorism-the side he saw firsthand.
Second Segment - My Most Enduring Spiritual Lesson
We continue our series entitled “My Most Enduring Spiritual Lesson.” Each day a well-known Catholic leader will join us to share their most enduring spiritual lesson learned through experiences in their lives. Today, the founding director of the Humanities and Catholic Culture major at Franciscan University of Steubenville - James Gaston.