In response to the ongoing controversy over the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Barack Obama to deliver this year’s commencement address, Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C., superior general of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, has written an open letter to the president. While preliminary copies of his letter have been circulated on the Internet, Cleary asked America to post the official text of his letter on our Web site. That text can be found here.
Also, John R. Quinn, archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (formerly the N.C.C.B.), has addressed the controversy with the following exclusive commentary for America.
Drew Christiansen, S.J.