A look back at President Kennedy’s historic visit in 1963 and President Obama’s meeting with Benedict XVI in 2009.
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COMMENTARY: Under Father Hesburgh, and continued by his successors, Notre Dame was clearly pro-life but chose not to use its prestige to that end in the public square.
President Obama’s recent visit generated goodwill between the two former antagonists, but the communist nation still seems unwilling to allow basic rights.
COMMENTARY: Catholics are asking whether there’s an irresolvable tension between our duty to act with charity toward migrants and our duty to respect duly-enacted immigration law.
President Obama insists his nominee deserves confirmation, but pro-life leaders endorse Senate Republicans’ pledge to derail the nomination.
UPDATE: Notre Dame's bishop, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, on March 14 criticized the Catholic university's decision to honor Biden, seven years after generating national controversy by bestowing commencement honors on President Barack Obama.
COMMENTARY: Compassion without prudence would be a recipe for disaster.
The conversation “continued the goodwill evident during the visit of Pope Francis,” a USCCB statement said.