WH Chief of Staff McDonough: Obama ‘Our Most Catholic of Presidents’

On Thursday’s “Axe Files” podcast, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough argued that President Obama is “our most Catholic of presidents.”

McDonough said of Obama, “He talks a lot about dignity. He talks a lot about people being made in the image of God. He talks a lot about the need to treat each person with that respect that that demands.”

McDonough added, “I think this is the — our most Catholic of presidents. And I mean that by capital C Catholic, in what I see and what he does every day. It’s not to say that he’s — does everything entirely consistent with Catholic teaching. That’s not the idea. But I think, in fact his view of the person and his view of our role, and the view of us as adding to the common good, I think is an undeniably Catholic set of premises, and that’s why I say that to him a lot.”

(h/t Grabien)

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