Inviting a pro-choice president of the United States to speak at the country’s premier Catholic university may be highly charged at the level of symbolism and political fallout, but that does not make its advisability a matter of dogma. There’s no heresy implied in either supporting or opposing the move, so Catholics ought to be able to disagree without casting one another as enemies of the faith.Read his All Things Catholic column for both charity and perspective on this issue.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Charity and Perspective: those two virtues ought to guide discussion about the Notre Dame invitation to the President to speak at its commencement. Mr. John L. Allen Jr. notes it is an event not without worries to Catholics, but it is not without hope either. Mr. Allen notes at the outset: