What's really behind University of Notre Dame's controversial decision to present President Obama with an honorary degree and ask him to deliver the commencement address on Sunday? The decision has infuriated Catholic conservatives who say the university's actions are shocking proof of the failure of a true Catholic culture on the university campus, reports U.S.A. Today.

But could it be that these folks -- outraged that someone who supports abortion rights will have the microphone at Notre Dame -- may themselves partly to blame? That "Catholic culture, where it existed, has been largely routed," and conservatives were part of that...

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