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Monday, May 18, 2009

Thomas Reese SJ / Obama's ND speech

I saw today that Fr. Tom Reese SJ had a comment on Obama's speech at Notre Dame. You can read the whole thing - He Came, He Spoke, He Conquered - but here's the beginning and the very end ....

President Obama's reception at Notre Dame showed once again that a new generation of Americans, including Catholics, is looking for a different kind of leader, not one who speaks down to his audience, demands strict loyalty and demonizes opponents, but one who addresses complexity with honesty, acknowledges disagreements and tries to bring people together for the common good .....

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As the President told the graduates, "no one person, or religion, or nation can meet these challenges alone. Our very survival has never required greater cooperation and understanding among all people from all places than at this moment in history."



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