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by Carla Hinton Published: October 26, 2012
Everywhere I turn, people are talking about the University of Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame football game set for Saturday.

I had an interview with Tim O’Connor, executive director of Catholic Charities, this afternoon and he told me that he and several members of his staff and a board member visited Notre Dame this week for a workshop. He said he wore blue and gold, Notre Dame’s colors, as he told other workshop participants about Catholic Charities’  work in Oklahoma.

 O’Connor said at the end of his talk, he took off his gold sweater with a flourish … to reveal an OU jersey.

He said he just had to reveal that crimson and cream after all.

The crowd loved that … a jolt of humor about what everyone is talking about these days any way… the BIG game.

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor  

Actually, O’Connor said he has many reasons to root for both schools. He said he has always had great respect for Notre Dame. He said a few years ago, the university presented him with an award for his community service in Oklahoma City.

As for OU, O’Connor said three of his four children attended the university.

“You love ‘em both,” he said, chuckling.

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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