Xavier Panel Discusses Catholic Values and the 2008 Presidential Election

September 23, 2008

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 September 29, at 7:00 p.m., Xavier University will host 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 and will be held in the James & Caroline Duff Banquet Center at the Cintas Center.

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 discussion will be moderated by
James Buchanan, director of Xavier’s Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and Gail Collins, columnist with The New York Times.
This 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 745-3922.