Kathryn Jean Lopez, alumna and editor-at-large of National Review Online, published a positive reaction to the announcement of Peggy Noonan as commencement speaker.
"“We live in a time of greatness,” Peggy Noonan wrote in her book, John Paul II the Great. I’m convinced she’s right. And that she makes a great contribution to that reality herself. Which is why I’m thrilled by the news this morning that she will be the commencement speaker at my alma mater, The Catholic University of America."