Pat Quinn, the Democratic governor of Illinois who took over for Rod Blagojevich, is running for governor against Republican candidate and Illinois state Sen. Bill Brady. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Quinn's life.
What is Pat Quinn's religion?
Quinn is Catholic
Where does Quinn worship?
Quinn's place of worship is not publicly known.
Was Pat Quinn born a Catholic or did he convert?
Quinn grew up in the Catholic Church, attending Catholic grade schools and Fenwick High School, also a Catholic school.
What has Pat Quinn said about Catholicism?
Quinn has not discussed his faith extensively, including declining to participate in a Catholic newspaper's questionnaire
. The Chicago Tribune reports
that "Mica Matsoff, a spokeswoman for Quinn's campaign, said the campaign didn't answer about 25 percent of the questionnaires it received from various groups during this election season. The campaign made a point to answer questions about jobs and the economy and issues about which the governor's stance wasn't easily accessible."
What is Pat Quinn's position on the mosque planned near the World Trade Center in Manhattan?
Quinn is opposed to the mosque, saying
, "I do believe that there are special places on earth that should have a zone of solemnity around them. I would strongly urge those who are thinking of putting a mosque within that zone to rethink their petition."
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