Bishop who called out Notre Dame over Obama passes away

Bishop John M. D’Arcy, best known in recent years for leading an unprecedented wave of episcopal opposition against the University of Notre Dame’s 2009 honorary doctorate to President Obama, has passed away.

The bishop died Sunday, February 3, at the age of 80 after battling lung and brain cancer.

Bishop D’Arcy served as head of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend from 1985 to 2009.