This News Is Too Interesting To Pass Up
According to the newspaper, Maen Llan, an important weekly Welsh paper, President Barack Obama will soon be meeting with Pope Benedict. While that should not be surprising, the talk is that the President is considering a conversion to Catholicism. The author of the article, Gwen Cooper, an investigative reporter from Cardiff, said it all comes from Obama’s up and coming commencement speech at Notre Dame. “For the last few weeks, President Jenkins has been talking to Obama about Catholicism. It really got the American President interested. Catechesis began, and Obama took it all in, and was quickly convinced that he must convert. Obama, in consultation with Jenkins, decided the best time to be confirmed was when he met with the Pope.”
Famous Commonweal editor, William Morris, was more than upset when he heard the news. ”When President Obama was elected by the American people, I thought the world was changing. It looked like we would soon be living out the utopian dream of Marx and Engels. Now we know what he meant by change. Sorry, that’s not change I can believe in.”
Reaction to the news have been mixed. One prominent Protestant, Jack Harkness, believes that it’s all a trap. “Once he is confirmed, Jesuits plan to take the President to Rome, where he will be led to the headquarters of the CDF. We all know what that means.” Perhaps so. That would at least appease the objection many Catholics would have with Obama’s confirmation.