The panelists, clockwise from top left: Andrew Sullivan, Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Matthew Sitman, John Gehring

Why did Catholics vote the way they did in the 2016 presidential election? What can the twentieth-century immigrant experience and the nomination of Al Smith for president in 1928 tell us about the twenty-first century? And what can lay Catholics concerned about immigration, income inequality, and other issues do to hold the Trump administration to account when it fails to consider those in need? These were just some of the questions taken up at our May 1 Commonweal Conversations event in Washington, Catholics & Politics in the Age of Trump. Panelists John Gehring, Leslie Tentler, and Andrew Sullivan engaged in lively and at times pointed discussion moderated by Commonweal associate editor Matthew Sitman. If you were unable to attend or follow on our livestream (or even if you were), you’re in luck: We’ve got video of the full discussion here, including the audience Q&A that followed.

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