National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

World's bishops can't seem to agree on Obama

 |  NCR Today

Catholic News Service is reporting that:

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver has taken issue with a retired Vatican official's positive assessment of President Barack Obama's speech last May at the University of Notre Dame.

In an essay published by the Italian newspaper Il Foglio Oct. 6, Chaput said Swiss Cardinal Georges Cottier, the papal theologian under Pope John Paul II, had been overly generous in his appraisal of the president's words.

Read more about it here: Chaput rejects cardinal's upbeat appraisal of Obama

Our senior correspondent, John L Allen Jr, reported yesterday that the prelates from Africa are much taken with the American president: Without even showing up, Obama's a force at African Synod.

Francis-cartoon-book.jpgGet NCR's newest book: The Chronicles of Francis, the Cartoon Strip, featuring cartoons from the popular series Francis.
Buy it now!

Catholic News Service reported a similar story yesterday titled "President Obama being cited at African synod." The story was first posted early in the morning (by our time zone), and CNS updated the story later in the day, adding this as a second paragraph:

"And the laudatory citations continued, even when African bishops were told that some U.S. bishops have problems with Obama's stances on abortion and other life issues."

Enjoy this article?
Help support more like it by donating today!

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Friends of NCR 300x80 web ad.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

August 28-September 10, 2015

08-27-2015.jpg

Some articles are only available in the print newspaper and Kindle edition.