I don't think the Obama administration understands the Catholic Church at all. First they have tried to appoint three different ambassadors to the Vatican only to have them rejected. Should they have learned the first time that a pro-abortion Catholic doesn't make the cut? Probably, but they tried again and again.
Then they put together a "faith-based initiative board" that has a definite pro-abortion leaning to it, which isn't too suprising. What is suprising is that a member of that group would call the Knights of Columbus an "army of oppression" because they oppose homosexual marriage. He also called the Pope a "discredited leader".
Maybe Newsweek is right. Maybe the US is no longer a Christian Nation (though I would propose we never were).
When Obama visits Notre Dame, he will have a large group of Catholics who support the decision to invite him. No bishop in the US has admitted they support this decision and many have said they do not. Yet, Notre Dame continues to march forward - even to the point of giving talking points to it's board of trustees.
An image comes to mind in all of this - water and oil. I hope it doesn't stay this way.