Great article from The Hill on how competitive Bush is in winning over Catholic voters.
This snippet on the issue of helping the poor is encouraging.
• Catholics are concerned about the poor. This is an area where Bush has made progress over other recent GOP presidents. His compassionate conservative agenda and faith-based charitable support have changed some minds. Though no Republican can ever outconcern the Democrats, Bush’s aggressive posture, for a Republican, toward helping the poor may tip the balance his way. But for now, a draw. That represents a defeat for Kerry.