Our take on the Obama-at-ND outrage

The editorial from our forthcoming issue (dated April 10) is now online.

It would be helpful for those currently leveling charges of disloyalty at the University of Notre Dame and its president, John Jenkins, CSC, to revisit the Buckley imbroglio. The universitys invitation to President Barack Obama to give this years commencement address has ignited a kind of inquisition, which has more than a passing resemblance to what Garry Wills called the brutal use of doctrinal suspicion against Buckley.

What imbroglio, you ask? The rest is here.

Mollie Wilson O’​Reilly is editor-at-large and columnist at Commonweal.

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