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

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"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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