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Bishops on Obama: Strong views, no consensus

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At the bishops’ spring meeting in San Antonio today, I also spoke with Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry of Los Angeles about the Notre Dame’s controversial decision to invite President Barack Obama to commencement. Curry is chair of the bishops’ Committee on Education, and thus likely to be a key player in discussions about the Notre Dame case and in future discussions with Catholic university presidents. I asked him:

You say there will be discussion of the Notre Dame case, but do you think there will be a decision of some sort?

Curry:It would be wonderful if we could have a decision that everyone would agree on, but I would doubt very much that everybody is going to come to a consensus at the moment. I would see it as a continuing discussion and exchange of views, and some of the views are very strong and passionate.

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Read the full interview here: ‘No consensus’ on follow-up to Notre Dame flap

Read also my interveiw with bishops' conference vice president Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson: No push to punish Notre Dame for Obama invite.

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