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- Margaret Steinfels commentator and former editor of Commonweal magazine
- John Allen Vatican correspondent, National Catholic Reporter, author of "Conclave" and "All the Pope's Men."
- The Very Reverend David O'Connell, C.M. president of the Catholic University of America
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