Catholicism in American Politics: JFK Onward


It has been over fifty years since the election of the United States’ first and thus far only Catholic president: John F. Kennedy. How has the political landscape changed for Catholic politicians in the U.S. since then?

Professor of History Fr Bill Miscamble speaks on whether the rise of Catholics in U.S. politics has lead to a religious influence on policy, the increased privatisation of religion, and some advice for Catholic politicians in the U.S. and Australia.



This lecture was hosted by the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies. For more information, visit the Dawson Centre website.

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