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- Maureen Fiedler Host, Interfaith Voices and Sister of Loretto.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. Senior fellow, Brookings Institution; columnist for The Washington Post; and author of "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."
- William Mattison III Associate professor of Moral Theology and associate dean of undergraduate studies, The Catholic University of America; author of "Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues."
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