At Fordham's event on Cardinal Dulles last night, his research assistant, Anne-Marie Kirmse, OP, offered the following:

Cardinal Dulles thought this was a subject that needed to be handled more with education and pastoral sensitivity than with authoritative pronouncements, especially in the public sphere, she said.Shortly before he lost the ability to speak, the cardinal shook his head sadly and said, Catholic politicians will have to choose between their faith and their ministry in the public arena. Eventually, Catholics will not choose politics as a career, and we will lose our place at the table and our voice in the public arena.

Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015. 

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