Tim Russert, James Carville, E.J. Dionne, Peggy Noonan, Ed Gillespie to Discuss 'Catholic Politicians in the U.S.: Their Faith and Public Policy' at Boston College February 27
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Can a Catholic politician balance a dual loyalty to the Church and to the American people? As the relationship between religion and politics continues to concern and in some cases divide Americans, five of the most prominent U.S. Catholic political analysts from across the conservative-liberal spectrum -- together on stage for the first time -- will be at Boston College on Monday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. for a public discussion of "Catholic Politicians in the U.S.: Their Faith and Public Policy." The event is free and open to the public, and is expected to draw more than 4,000 attendees, among them political, civic and religious leaders, as well as scholars and students. The event's theme arises from the history of the relationship between the Catholic Church and the institutions of American democracy. Topics likely to be addressed include the national debate over right-to-life and end-of-life issues, as well as matters of morality, family values and social justice, cast in light of the relationship between political decision-making and Church teaching. James Carville, Democratic political strategist and news commentator, and E.J. Dionne, nationally syndicated Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution senior fellow, will join Edward W. Gillespie, political strategist and former Republican National Committee chair, and Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal columnist and former Republican presidential assistant, in addressing the broad range of contemporary issues facing U.S. Catholic politicians. The discussion will be moderated by Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press" and political analyst for "NBC Nightly News" and the "Today Show." WHAT: "Catholic Politicians in the U.S.: Their Faith and Public Policy" WHO: Tim Russert, James Carville, E.J. Dionne, Ed Gillespie, Peggy Noonan WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Silvio Conte Forum, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. It is sponsored by Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center, which seeks to be a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the United States by engaging critical issues facing the Catholic community. The Center is an outgrowth of Boston College's Church in the 21st Century initiative, which was the first response of any Catholic university in the nation to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. MEDIA CONTACT: Advance registration is required for this event. For more information or to reserve attendance and parking, contact BC Director of Public Affairs Jack Dunn at 617-552-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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