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Confirmed: Trump, Clinton both to appear at NY fundraiser for Catholic Charities

September 27, 2016

Both major-party presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will speak at the annual Al Smith dinner, the fundraising event for Catholic Charities in New York.

The Al Smith dinner is traditionally a light-hearted event, in which prominent public figures poke fun at each other and at themselves. It is also traditional for the New York archdiocese to invite both major presidential candidates to speak at the dinner. Thus in 2012, both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, participated.

The appearances of political leaders who support legal abortion, at a high-profile event sponsored by the Catholic archdiocese, have generated protests in recent election years.


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