Catholic scholar leaves his trustee post after his Obama endorsement

Nicholas Cafardi says he quit voluntarily
Catholic legal scholar Nicholas Cafardi, who recently endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president, has resigned as a trustee of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, an outpost of conservative Catholicism.

An expert in civil and canon law, Cafardi said he quit the school’s board voluntarily.

“When it became apparent to me that some Catholics who disagree with my position on how to end the horror of abortion in America were using my association with Steubenville to try to harm that great university,” Cafardi said, “I thought that the best thing for me was to resign so as to prevent that harm.”

In a Religion News Service column published September 29, Cafardi argues that Catholics “have lost the abortion battle” and that “a vote for Obama is not somehow un-Catholic.”


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