American Catholicism, American Politics Reconsidered

A panel discussion with visiting scholars on the topic of American Catholicism.



Umrath Lounge Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130


The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics is pleased to be hosting a state-of-the-field panel discussion on Catholicism and U.S. politics with leading scholars of the American Catholic experience. As the largest religious communion in the United States, Roman Catholicism is—and long has been—immensely influential in American political and civic life. From social-justice issues to church-state debates, from questions about immigration to the market economy to sexuality, Catholicism has been central to shaping American public discourse. Please join us to hear from a nationally renowned group of scholars of American Catholicism and to ponder with them the contours of the current ecclesial and political landscape.

Panel participants include Timothy Matovina, University of Notre Dame; Leslie Woodcock Tentler, The Catholic University of America; Kristy Nabhan-Warren, University of Iowa; and Eugene McCarraher, Villanova University. The discussion will be moderated by Marie Griffith, Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.CathPanel_Flyer


  • Timothy Matovina

  • Eugene McCarraher

  • Kristy Nabhan-Warren

  • Leslie Woodcock Tentler

  • R. Marie Griffith

    Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities