When President Obama and Pope Francis sit down at the Vatican on Thursday (March 27), the meeting may well offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic Church over the last six years: a leader of the state and a leader of the church working on the many issues where they agree while working through the issues where they don’t.
Of course, that’s not exactly how it’s gone for Obama and the U.S. hierarchy, even though Obama and the church both stress economic justice and the priority of the common good, universal health care, robust government support for the needy and comprehensive immigration reform.
Obama cordial relationship with the Pope may filter down to the U.S. Bishops
Read the full article written by David Gibson / Religion New Service
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