Pomp and Controversy: President Obama at Notre Dame

Roman Catholics divide over the pro-choice president

Friday, May 15, 2009

This Sunday President Obama will deliver the commencement address at The University of Notre Dame. Given his support for abortion rights and stem cell research, his upcoming appearance has inflamed what has long been a heated debate among American Catholics, especially religious leaders and alumni of the Catholic university. But what do the students think? For a look at how the national conversation is dovetailing with a very local one, we are joined by Aaron Steiner. Steiner is a junior at Notre Dame where he is also the Assistant Managing Editor of the independent daily, The Observer.

In the video below, one Notre Dame alum gives his take on Obama giving the commencement speech.


Aaron Steiner

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