A year ago, Christopher Ruddy reported for us on the most pressing crisis in American Catholicism. I refer, of course, to the losing record of the Fighting Irish and Notre Dame's underperforming football coach, Charlie Weis. Now I see Weis has been dismissed, so there's one fewer thing for the bishops to worry about. No word yet on whether the order came directly from Rome, but I expect our operatives in South Bend will keep us informed.

Mollie Wilson O’​Reilly is editor-at-large and columnist at Commonweal.

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