Here, a thoughtful response to Pope Benedict’s lifting of excommunications (etc…), and to Notre Dame’s invitation to Obama: A Shepherd’s Message, from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.
I sometimes receive letters from people who mar their otherwise intelligent or well-taken arguments by such nasty invectives that the whole argument or point of view is put in jeopardy. Vigorous and heartfelt discussion, even debate, needs to be placed in the arms of charity for effectiveness.
Particularly troubling is the Honorary Law Degree since it recognizes that the person is a “Teacher,” in this case of the Law. I think that this decision requires charitable but vigorous critique.