45% of Catholics who (cough) voted for Hillary (cough) Clinton (... cough).
President-elect Donald J. Trump's Coalition of Catholic Advisors.
- Sen. Rick Santorum, Former US Senator and presidential candidate
- Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List
- The Honorable Matt Schlapp, Chairman, American Conservative Union
- Ambassador Francis Rooney, Former US Ambassador to the Holy See
- Sean Fieler, President, Chiaroscuro Foundation
- Rev. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
- Chris Slattery, Founder & President, Expectant Mother Care
- Cong. Andrew Harris, US Congressman, Maryland, 1st District
- Janet Morana, Co-Founder, Silent No More Campaign
- John Klink, President Emeritus, International Catholic Migration Commission
- Marjorie Murphy Campbell, Founder & Publisher, New Feminism
- Deacon Keith Fournier, Chairman, Common Good Foundation and Common Good Alliance
- Tony Maas, President & CEO of JTM Food Group
- Patrick Walsh, Former Chief Secretary and Attache, US Embassy, Dublin, Ireland
- Matt Smith, President, Catholic Advocate, Board Member, American Conservative Union
- Austin Ruse, President, Center for Family and Human Rights
- Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ
- Angela Flood, Former Director, Secretariat of Communications, Archdiocese of Washington, DC
- Lou Murray, New York Life Financial Consultant
- Lisa Bourne, Journalist, LifeSiteNews
- Cong. Steve Chabot, US Congressman, Ohio, 1st District
- Cong. Mike Kelly, US Congressman, Pennsylvania, 3rd District
- Ed Martin, President, Eagle Forum
- Chuck Mifsud, President, Catholics for Ohio
- Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas Governor and former Kansas US Senator
- Tom Monaghan, Founder, Ave Maria University/Ave Maria School of Law
- Mark Corallo, Founder, Corallo Media Strategies
- Jay Shepard, RNC National Committeeman, Vermont
- Joseph Cella, Founder, National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
- Faith Whittlesey, Former US Ambassador to Switzerland
- The Honorable R. James Nicholson, Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Ambassador to the Holy See
- The Honorable Frank Keating, Former Governor of Oklahoma
- The Honorable Sean Duffy, Congressman, Wisconsin, 7th District
- Mary Matalin, Former Counselor to the Vice President
"With help from his Catholic advisers, Mr. Trump has identified the following areas which are of special concern to Catholics: Religious Liberty, Pro-life, Judicial Nominations, Education, Healthcare, Jobs and Taxation, and Safety and Security. His strong conservative positions in each of these signal areas can be found at his website."
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
The Anti-Catholic Campaign
According to numerous sources, recently leaked e-mails reveal the existence of a toxic anti-Catholic prejudice within the Clinton campaign. The messages marginalize faithful Catholics, ridicule Catholic beliefs, and promote ideological division in the Church. They call for the “end of a middle-ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.”
In light of the widespread anti-Christian, anti-Catholic prejudice rampant in our culture today, should we be at all surprised by this vitriol? (No, Your Excellency, but we should be surprised that so many Catholics were willing to cast their vote in support of someone who represents and perpetuates such hatred toward Catholics by hosting a team that hates what Catholics stand for.)
Remember what Jesus said: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.” (Jn 15:18) Thus the words of the Scripture are fulfilled.
NCR—Secretary Nicholson, what are your expectations regarding Trump’s relationship with the Holy See?
Nicholson—I think it will be a good relationship. I’m delighted with the Trump victory because it’s a victory for working class people, for underemployed people and unemployed people — people for whom the Pope has great concern. So they have a great amount in common in their priorities.
NCR—Regarding the Catholic coalition of advisors, how much effect and influence could it have going forward?It can have a very positive effect on President-elect Trump. He carries the Catholic vote, it’s a large number and he has a lot of friends and associates who are Catholic — he grew up in New York City. I think we’ll have a good audience and a good chance to be heard and help shape his views about all things Catholic.
NCR—Was he listening to what the group had to say before the election?
He was. In fact he’s a very good listener. He had a lot of bravado regarding the external part of his presentation which served him well on the campaign but when he gets into a meeting with us, he’s a very intent listener and asks very good questions.
As Conrad Black put it,
The public’s loathing and distrust of the media is richly deserved and indicative of one of Western society’s greatest failings: the free press has failed. Only the fact that there is no alternative keeps it going. Few people now pay much attention to the common misrepresentation of public issues and people; nor should they. The American media turned itself inside out trying to portray Trump as a misogynist, a racist and an authoritarian populist whipping up mobs and inciting violence. All this was unmitigated rubbish. President Barack Obama strutted about the campaign trail in a last-ditch effort to salvage the Clinton campaign (despite the notorious absence of any affection between the Obamas and the Clintons), and accused Trump of being a sympathizer of the Ku Klux Klan. The president would have his listeners believe that Trump, who has an unblemished record as an equal opportunity employer, approves of thugs surging about in hoods and bedsheets, burning crosses on the lawns of African-Americans, Jews and Roman Catholics (most of whose 30 million voters cast their ballots for Trump).—Conrad Black: The free press failed and the Clintons, Bushes and Obamas are finally finished.