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Obama Offends Catholics in UK: Says Religious Schools Divisive

President Barack Obama angered some proponents of Catholic education during his visit to Northern Ireland this week when he told a Belfast audience that towns will remain divided “if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs.” An article, which subsequently appeared in the Scottish Catholic Observer, carried the headline, “U.S. President Undermines Catholic Schools […]

Barack Obama’s first official trip to Berlin was short on substance but rich in symbolism. For a few hours in the searing summer heat, his relaxed charm and eloquent idealism triggered memories of the heyday of “Yes we can,” before drone attacks, Prism and realpolitik. What a scorcher! And no one felt it more on […]

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