Kerry & Religion

Can he reach 'persuadable' Catholics?

It was only a matter of time after Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination that the question of whether he could reconcile his prochoice views with his Catholicism would become a campaign issue. Although the Kerry campaign seems not to have anticipated this eventuality, it need only to have looked to recent history to see the list of Catholic politicians who have dealt with similar...

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Amy Sullivan is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Princeton and a frequent contributor to the Washington Monthly.

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