Monday, May 19, 2008
Martin Sheen honored at Notre Dame
Notre Dame awarded Martin Sheen the school's Laetare Medal for his humanitarian work as a peace activist yesterday at the commencement ceremony. The annual award is conferred on a Catholic annually.
The award is Notre Dame's top honor and is given annually to a Catholic "whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the church, and enriched the heritage of humanity."
"While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive," Sheen told the crowd during commencement Sunday at Notre Dame. via msnbc.com
[visual description: Sheen is shown at the podium, wearing dark blue and gold trimmed robes.]