Good Intentions

A History of Catholic Voters' Road from Roe to Trump

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Steven P. Millies
  • Collegeville, MN: 
    Liturgical Press
    , May
     296 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Matthew A. Shadle forthcoming.


The 2016 presidential election was unlike any other in American history. Polls tell us that millions of American Catholics who care about moral issues and who descended from immigrants supported Donald Trump. Why didn't Trump's rhetoric on immigration and his promises to close the borders trouble more American Catholics?

Steven P. Millies uncovers the history of how and why the so-called "Catholic Vote" went the way it did in 2016 and offers some practical reflections on ways to put Catholic faith to better use in American politics.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Steven P. Millies is Associate Professor of Public Theology and Director of The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He studied politics at The Catholic University of America and has written widely about Catholicism and American politics. He is the author of Joseph Bernardin: Seeking Common Ground (Liturgical Press).

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