No surprise: Notre Dame, Obama stories are among most viewed in April

Given events of the past five weeks, is it any wonder that stories involving President Obama or Notre Dame — or both — are near the top of our monthly compilation of most-viewed CNS stories for April? But something better trumped them all and took the No. 1 spot.

Here’s the list, in case you missed any of them:

1. Priest not surprised by Scottish woman’s performance on British TV (April 17)

2. Bishop: Notre Dame invitation to Obama has led to ‘terrible breach’ (April 22)

3. Mercy nun a finalist for Time list of world’s most influential people (April 6)

4. Vatican newspaper: No radical changes in Obama’s first 100 days (April 29)

5. Franciscans ready to celebrate 800th anniversary of order’s founding (April 7)

6. Head of Holy Cross order asks Obama to rethink position on abortion (March 31)

7. Vatican dismisses report that it rejected US ambassador picks (April 9)

8. Pope celebrates low-key birthday with brother at papal villa (April 16)

9. Reaction to Notre Dame’s choice of Obama for commencement continues (April 7)

10. Health care workers urge Obama not to rescind conscience rights (April 8)