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ND law professors to discuss Catholic voting on life issues

Author: Arts and Letters


A panel discussion, “Catholic Voters and the 2008 Presidential Election,” will be held Wednesday (Oct. 8) at 6:30p.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium.

The panelists will be Gerard V. Bradley, professor of law, and Vincent D. Rougeau, associate professor of law in the Notre Dame Law School. Both have been asked to address the question: “What constitutes a sufficient `proportionate’ reason to justify a vote for a pro-abortion candidate?” The panel moderator will be John T. McGreevy, I. A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.

Bradley is a member of the Catholics for McCain National Steering Committee, and Rougeau is a member of Sen. Barack Obama’s Catholic National Advisory Council.

According to Elizabeth R. Kirk, associate director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, which is sponsoring the discussion, “we would like to provide a meaningful opportunity for students and the larger University community to focus on how Catholics should think about the upcoming election, particularly in terms of life issues.”

The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Contact: Elizabeth R. Kirk at 574-631-9656 or

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on October 06, 2008.