Skip to comments.Six Vatican Ambassadors Start Catholics for Romney Outreach
Posted on 08/01/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
Six former Vatican ambassadors have banded together to lead a new outreach for Mitt Romney presidential campaign to encourage Catholic voters to support him over pro-abortion President Barack Obama in November. The issue of abortion is one of the reasons for their decision to endorse Romney, as they explain in a new letter announcing the effort.
Catholics for Romney National Co-Chairs and Former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See include Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and Mary Ann Glendon. Together, they wrote the following letter supporting the former governor:
We are all called to advance the moral teachings of Christianity in the life of our country. Where the stakes are highest in the defense of life, liberty, and human dignity we have a duty to act that is greater and more urgent than allegiance to any political party.
In the election of 2012, this conviction has united all of us each a former ambassador of the United States to the Holy See in support of Governor Mitt Romneys candidacy for president. Whatever issues might dominate the presidential campaign from now until November, our concerns lie with fundamental rights, beginning with religious liberty.
While the current administration has brought our first freedom under direct assault by imposing government mandates that completely disregard religious conscience, Governor Romney believes that freedom to live ones faith is essential to liberty and human fulfillment. And he has pledged himself to removing those federal mandates immediately.
While the current administration has now put its weight on the side of those who propose to redefine the meaning of marriage itself, Governor Romney has stood firm in defending this sacred institution. In the White House, just as he did in the Massachusetts State House, he will defend the institution of marriage before the Congress, the courts, and the country.
Where the current administration has shown its sympathy for the pro-abortion lobby, Mitt Romney will be a faithful defender of life in all its seasons. And he understands the special duty of people of faith to serve in this cause. As Governor Romney recently said, From the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.
These are the words of a man we believe can be a great force for good in this nation. We are Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, but on this question we are united in faith and in action. We urge our fellow Catholics, and indeed all people of good will, to join with us in this full-hearted effort to elect Governor Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.
National Co-Chairs, Catholics for Romney
Frank Shakespeare (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1986-1989)
Tom Melady (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1989-1993)
Ray Flynn (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1993-1997)
Jim Nicholson (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2001-2005)
Francis Rooney (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2005-2008)
Mary Ann Glendon (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2008-2009)
Still, it all pales in comparison to what BO's dictatorship has dumped on us in a mere 43 months or what he intends to dump on us in the next 4 years if reelected.
Every RINO administration, for all their faults, at least accepted the restraints imposed on them by congress. BO has not and will not.
If you've fallen overboard on a ship, will you refuse to latch on to a small piece of flotsam because you think a lifeboat may come along? Or will you latch on to what is immediately available to keep you afloat a little longer?
Thank you for the ping, and for keeping me informed. I don’t have much time to read the news, and I tend to miss some important things like this.
I do agree wholeheartedly with your disdain for open primaries.
This is not a “buy in” vote!
This election is about saving America FRom a Socialist death!
Let us work together to defeat Obama and elect conservative MCs and Senators.
Let us work together to take our Party and our Country back!
For it is for damn sure that if Obama and his LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist posse are re-elected, THEY WILL DESTROY AMERICA!
Romney was not my first choice, either. But I can guarantee you that a Romney administration will be one or two orders of magnitude better than another Obama administration!
And, that is all we have, at this moment. We can purge our Party of RINOs, but first, we have to win the White House, hold the House and take the Senate.
So, LETS GITER DONE!
Mary Ann Glendon is a good, conservative Catholic, whose support for the right to life is questionable. I see why she and the others are saying this—because Obama is so totally horrible.
Regretably, however, Mitt Romney has a pro-abortion record, too. I simply cannot vote for him. He is a gay marriage pioneer, and was also a pioneer in socialized, tax-payer funded abortion as a “health” issue.
I understand that these guys are desperate to do something about Obama’s hateful attacks on everything the Catholic Church stands for. But I CANNOT vote for Romney, another baby killer.
That’s how we got here—50 or 60 years of criminal Democrats, and complicit establishment Republicans, who failed to roll back any of their evil schemes.
I hope you’re not seriously holding that up inside. You didn’t get Bill Clinton re-elected. I voted for Bob Dole and it was the most vile vote I ever cast. That was the year the Republican party called Pat Buchanan the next Hitler after he won New Hampshire. It gripes me no end that I rewarded him and the party for their actions that year. That was the year that it finally hit me like a ton of bricks how much like the Democrats they were.
I swore never to do it again. In 2004, I folded. Never again.
I appreciate the comments. I agree with part of what you’re saying just like you agree with part of what I’m saying.
What if there was a nice boat a quarter of a mile away, and if you grabbed that piece of drift-wood, it would cause them to go looking for others. Would you grab it then?
I like your model, but I’d tweak it a bit.
Thanks Irish Eyes. I appreciate it.
As I said to someone else, I did exactly what you are suggesting for many years. The promise was always, they’ll save us now and we’ll get a good guy next time. With the exception of Ronald Reagan, that next time never came. And it hasn’t come since.
Life is short. I’ll probably be voting another two to five times. If people don’t care any more about their future than to nominate people like McCain and Romney, then why should I?
Thank you Presently No Screen Name. I appreciate it.
Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Only if you think, similarly, Nixon was responsible for legalized abortion - but no.
The people of Massachusetts, the MA Supreme Court and Legislature were for same sex marriage, Mitt was against it. He fought well and lost.
Other than that, yeah, I know what you're saying. But the way I see it is this: Thug #1 is tighrtening his grip on my throat. Thug #2 --- possibly a member of the same gang --- bursts through the door with some grievance against Thug #1. I'm thinking, "Yes! Thug #2! Hit 'im!"
Not because I trust the newcomer. ("Put not thy trust in princes...") But because at this instant, it's the only possible thing that could get #1 off of me even for a moment, and give me one more breath.
And consider this: Romney will "sometimes" defer to Congress. Sometimes. Obama never will. Obama is the more reliably lawless one.
On the other hand.... hmm. Maybe the less-disastrous thing might be a supermajority GOP House and Senate, and Obama in the White House. Because a GOP majority will "sometimes" block the plans of a socialist Dem president. They won't block a socialist GOP president's agenda.
The "Which Thug Dilemma".