The Controversy at Notre Dame

In the August 31-September 7 issue of America two bishops look back at the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's appearance the University of Notre Dame commencement: Bishop John M. D'Arcy, of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and retired Archbishop John R. Quinn. America has published numerous articles and editorials on the controversy. A selection of our coverage appears below.

"Barack Obama and Vatican II," John W. O'Malley

"The View from Row 13," John Feister

"Sectarian Catholicism," The Editors, May 11

"A Critical Moment," John R. Quinn

"Outrages," John F. Kavanaugh, April 13

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