Faith, Francis, and the 2016 Campaign

Where does faith fit into the angry and unpredictable politics of 2016? A distinguished panel of analysts and commentators examined the role of faith in the choices of voters, the appeals of candidates and the primaries, caucuses, and general election. The Dialogue also explored what impact Pope Francis is having – or not having – in the 2016 elections.
  • Lauren Ashburn, EWTN News Nightly White House correspondent and political director
  • E.J. Dionne, Jr. Washington Post columnist and professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • Emma Green (C'12)​, writer and editor for The Atlantic politics section covering religion and public life
  • Gregory Smith, associate director of research on religion and politics at Pew Research Center
  • Michael Sean Winters, author and columnist for National Catholic Reporter that features his blog "Distinctly Catholic"
Tom Banchoff, vice president for Global Engagement, offered opening remarks. John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, moderated the conversation.

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