Thanks to everyone who participated in the first AoftheA “Most Influential Catholic Of 2009” poll. More than 100 people voted in both categories – the St Thomas More Division and the Baron Richard Rich Division – and here are the final tallies:
Archbishop Chaput won recognition in 2009, in a contest that was never all that close.
Bishop Tobin: 31%
Mary Ann Glendon: 19%
Doug Kmiec: 33%
Sister Donna Quinn: 31%
Ray Grosswirth: 2%
Who will emerge as Most Influential Catholic in 2010? Time will tell. I predict that the fields in both categories will expand, especially with further debate over Health Care and upcoming elections. It will be an interesting year!