Catholics seen as key swing vote on US Election Day
    On Election Day Catholics could play the decisive role in who is the next US president, according to a study by the Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
    "Perhaps more than in any other recent national elections, American Catholics are poised to play a decisive role in the presidential elections in 2000," said CARA researcher Mercy Sister Mary E. Bendyna at a press luncheon last week.
    Not only do Catholics form the largest religiously identifiable group of citizens and turn out to vote in higher proportions than others, but they are "concentrated in the so-called battleground or toss-up states," she said.