Some time ago, a Catholics for Romney committee formed to support the campaign of Mitt Romney.
WDTPRS would vote for the corpse of Millard Fillmore – a Know-Nothing member – if it meant the removal of the anti-Catholic, anti-constitution incumbent from the White House.
That said, Catholics For Romney group includes as their national chairmen six former Vatican ambassadors including Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and – and this is very important to me – Mary Ann Glendon, for whom I have great respect. They wrote the following letter supporting the former governor.
The Romney campaign has a section for Catholics For Romney on their page HERE.
Not to be outdone, the Obama campaign has started a “Catholics For Obama” group.
Who, you might ask, would be on such a committee?
Here are the names of the co-chairs, gleaned from a story from the Religion News Service:
Former State Representative Polly Baca, Colorado
Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Washington, DC
Representative Xavier Becerra, California
Nicholas Cafardi, Pennsylvania
Former Representative Kathy Dahlkemper, Pennsylvania
Representative Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut
Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois
Miguel Foster, Michigan
Thomas Groome, Massachusetts
Representative Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Massachusetts
Victoria Kovari, Michigan
Sister Jamie Phelps, Louisiana
Governor Martin O’Malley, Maryland
Former Representative James Oberstar, Minnesota [Pretty good life record.]
Lawrence Parks, Washington, DC
Fred Rotondaro, Washington, DC
Representative Tim Ryan, Ohio
Stephen Schneck, Washington, DC
John Sweeney, Maryland
Mark Tuohey, Washington, DC
The Obama campaign said that state co-chairs will be announced in the coming weeks.
What a crew.
Rosa De Lauro?
If you want to know about Thomas Groome read Eamon Keane’s excellent and educational book A Generation Betrayed: Deconstructing Catholic Education in the English-Speaking World.
In the meantime, their bedfellow at the Fishwrap – Tom Gallahger – is hysterically comparing Rep. Paul Ryan to Dr. Kevorkian.
Let us now see if the Catholics For Romney group actually does something.