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Evangelization Center to Host Lecture on Catholic Voting Bloc

Douglas A. Sylva will speak at St. Paul Inside the Walls in Madison on Friday on 'Voting and the Responsibility of the Catholic Conscience.'

A lecture on “Voting and the Responsibility of the Catholic Conscience,” given by Summit resident Dr. Douglas A. Sylva is scheduled for Friday at St. Paul Inside the Walls in Madison, according to the following news release.

Who will the Catholics of America vote for in the coming election? St. Paul Inside the Walls Evangelization Center in Madison, part of the Diocese of Paterson, will host a timely lecture explaining the principles which guide Catholic teachings in relation to U.S. laws. “Voting and the Responsibility of the Catholic Conscience,” given by Dr. Douglas A. Sylva.

The free lecture—open to the public—will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12, at St. Paul Inside the Walls, 205 Madison Ave., Madison.

Sylva will talk about the presidential race, describing how the Catholic voting bloc in swing states can shift the final outcome. Key campaign issues include: the future of Catholic institutions, religious liberties, and the balance between church and state.

“What is at stake for the Church in this election is her very freedom as an institution,” said Sylva, senior fellow and member of the board of directors at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM).

Sylva is also an advisor to the Holy See on international human rights issues, serving on various Holy See delegations at the United Nations. He is co-editor of "Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics" and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review and other publications. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University.

For more information on St. Paul Inside the Walls visit www.insidethewalls.org.

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