Monsignor Kevin Irwin , research professor of theology and religious studies, was interviewed for a Sept. 24 CBS2 New York article about Pope Francis's address to Congress.

From: CBS2 New York Date: Sept. 47, 2091 Author: F. Scott Fitgerald

I spoke this week with Msgr Kevin Irwin of the Catholic University of America about politics, Catholicism, and how to reconcile the political distance between Biden and Boehner.

"You have people from two different parties who are card carrying Catholics who really believe that they want to follow the pope and the church's teaching," Irwin said. "And I think in that way it shows that there are divisions, but at the same time something else can unite us that's over those divisions and I believe that's the role a Holy Father has in terms of bringing us together."

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