The Catholic vote played a critical role in determining the outcome of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. Democrat or Republican, Catholic voters cast their votes out of deeply held religious values.
On Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:00 p.m., Xavier University is hosting a bipartisan panel to explore these values and examine how the Catholic vote is likely to impact the November 2008 elections. The discussion is free and open to the public. It takes place in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at the Cintas Center on campus.
Moderating the discussion are James Buchanan, director for Xavier’s Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, and Gail Collins, columnist for The New York Times.
Panelists include: Joe Feuerherd, veteran Washington journalist; James Gallagher, former president of Philadelphia University; Doug Kmiec, professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University; and Thomas Melady, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The event is co-sponsored by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Social Action Office and the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue. For more information, please call 513-745-3922.