Robert F. Griffin C.S.C.
Fr. Robert Griffin, C.S.C. (1925–1999), was a beloved member of the Notre Dame community, writing for Notre Dame Magazine between 1972 and 1994. With his cocker spaniel, Darby O’Gill, he was instantly recognizable on campus. He was well known for his priestly work counseling students as university chaplain for thirty years, his summer ministry to the homeless and parishioners in New York City, and his weekly columns in the student newspaper, The Observer, in which he invited the campus community to reflect with him on the challenges and joys of being Catholic in a time of enormous social and religious change.