Five former US envoys to Holy See endorse Romney candidacy
CWN - January 09, 2012
Five former US ambassadors to the Vatican have joined in a public statement of endorsement for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The former ambassadors are Thomas Melady, Raymond Flynn, James Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and Mary Ann Glendon. Among them, they served at the Vatican from 1989 to 1997 and from 2001 to 2009. Ambassadors Melady, Nicholson, Rooney, and Glendon were appointed by Republican presidents. Ambassador Flynn, a former Mayor of Boston, is a lifelong Democrat.
The endorsement from the five ambassadors was issued before the New Hampshire presidential primary, in which Romney, the acknowledged front-runner, faced competition from (among others) two Catholic candidates: Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($24,002 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Thomas429 -
Jan. 10, 2012 1:45 AM ET USA
Two failed marriages involving infidelity might be a sufficient reason for dissing Gingrich. But Santorum? he has beenrock solid on prolife, embryonic stem cell research, and other Catholic principles. Are they bowing to the republican high council, the primarilly liberal mainstream media, and the belief that Romney stands a better chance to garner the votes of the moderates, independents, and dissaffected democrats than the others that remain?
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Jan. 09, 2012 8:11 PM ET USA
Politics as usual trumps two candidates who, for the first time in my memory, are Catholics who actually seem to take Catholic moral theology seriously. I'm very disappointed in Glendon. Romney is a clone of every Republican loser in recent memory.
Posted by: Chestertonian -
Jan. 09, 2012 6:44 PM ET USA
Another disappointment. They should be backing Santorum, the orthodox Catholic candidate, rather than the backer of Romneycare, which is very similar to Obamacare. Romney is another flip-flopper on the life issues, as well.