Getting your Irish up about Obama

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One thing you have to give the Obama-Notre Dame story: It's got legs! Today Mary Ann Glendon, well-known in Catholic circles and the most recent U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, has declined ND's Laetare Medal for service to church and society, an honor once conferred on JFK. In her letter to Pres. John Jenkins, Glendon seemed miffed that her honor was meant to somehow balance out the president's speech, which is certainly understandable.