Left at the Altar: How the Democrats Lost the Catholics and How the Catholics Can Save the Democrats (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Jul 1, 2008 - POLITICAL SCIENCE - 464 pages
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A dynamic young scholar and journalist explains how the Democrats lost the Catholic vote, and how they must win it back in order to survive in the twenty-first century.
  

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In the days of the New Deal, Catholics supported the Democratic Party, sharing its concern for laborers and its language of moral responsibility for the poor and suffering. In the days of civil rights ... Read full review

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A thought provoking assessment of how the Democratic Party of the United States stopped being the party of American Catholics, why that matters and how that might change. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Priest and the President
7
The Uneven Assimilation
37
Kennedys Private Faith
69
Race Vietnam and Vatican II
89
Abortion and the Collapse of the
113
From Roe to Reagan
135
From Cuomo to Kerry
157
Human Dignity the Common Good
183
Latinos and the Rebirth of the
211
Acknowledgments
223
Index
237
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