Election 2020: "There is no Catholic Vote--and, it's Important"

Election 2020: "There is no Catholic Vote--and, it


September 17, 2020
4:00 - 5:30 PM CDT

Election 2020: "There is no Catholic Vote--and, it's Important"

Catholics comprise roughly 23% of the US population and the “Catholic vote” has picked the winner of nine in the last ten presidential elections. Still, since Catholic choices mirror the national results, many question whether there is such a thing as a distinctive Catholic voting bloc. Join us for a rousing conversation via a Zoom forum that will draw more deeply on distinctions among the many subgroups of Catholic voters, the issues that concern them, and the regions in which they vote.
If you missed the live webinar, it is now available to view on our YouTube channel.
Michael Bayer has served as a campus minister at the University of San Francisco, University of Michigan, and University of Iowa, as well as a youth minister in the Archdiocese of Washington, pastoral associate in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Senior Director for Youth and Young Adults in the Diocese of Raleigh. He holds degrees in theology from Georgetown University and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley.
E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University, and visiting professor at Harvard University. Dionne provides regular political analysis for MSNBC and NPR’s "All Things Considered.” He is the author of seven books, including Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country, published this year by St. Martin’s Press.
  Emma Green is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy, and religion. In 2019, she won three first-place awards from the Religion News Association, and she was recently named the laureate of the 2020 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts, & Letters. Emma has spoken at universities across the U.S., and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. She lives in New York City.
  Steven P. Millies is Loyola's 2020 Hank Center Teilhard Fellow in Catholic Studies.  He is associate professor of public theology and director of The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. His most recent book is Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road from Roe to Trump (Liturgical Press, 2018).  


Upcoming Events in the Fall 2020 Catholic Thought, Citizenship, and the Common Good Series

October 28, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 PM CDT
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November 5, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 PM CST
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