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Museum launches programs on Catholic themes

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Tomorrow’s panelists, speaking on the subject “Winning the Catholic Vote: Voters, Politicians and Alignments,” are Mitchell Moss, the Henry Hart professor of urban policy and planning at NYU Wagner, Paul A. Crotty, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York, and Sal A. Albanese, a former New York city councilman.
On Tuesday, July 15, New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer will lead a discussion on “Growing Up Catholic.” Panelists for that event include best-selling novelist Mary Gordon, Tim Reidy, the online editor of the Jesuit weekly America, and Maureen Waters, author of “Crossing Highbridge: A Memoir of Irish America.” Other topics to be discussed are: “Is Anti-Catholicism Dead?” on July 22; “Latinos and Catholicism” on July 29; and “The Diaries of Dorothy Day” on Aug. 28. Reservations are required for all programs, which begin at 6:30 p.m. (Call 212-534-1672, ext. 3395, or visit www.mcny.org/public_programs/all/863.html.) General admission for tomorrow’s event is $9 or $5 for museum members, seniors and students. The MCNY is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street).
“Catholics in New York, 1808-1946,” which will be discussed in more detail in next week’s Irish Echo, explores how Catholics came to create vibrant neighborhoods, founded a vast system of social welfare, healthcare and education, and exercised formidable power in the city. It features hundreds of photographs and artifacts. The MCNY is also exhibiting “Campaigning for President: New York and the American Election.”

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