MADISON, WI — The latest Wikileaks emails to go public reveal a series of communications involving Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta and the campaign’s Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri in which Catholics are described as “severely backwards” and guilty of the “bastardization” of faith in general. The email author goes so far as to accuse Catholics of being “totally unaware of Christian democracy.”continue at CatholicVote
These disparaging remarks were made by John Halpin, an employee at the Center for American Progress — which was run by John Podesta until he went to work for the Clinton campaign.
Clinton spokeswoman Palmieri did not pushback at Halpin’s attacks on Catholics. In fact, Palmieri suggested that these conversions to Catholicism were not authentic, but motivated by social pressure because “their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”
Washington D.C.- Oh anti-Catholicism. You’re always in vogue. And just what we needed to add to this wonderful election journey.continue at CNA
Today, the anti-secrecy and disclosure site WikiLeaks released more than 1,000 emails as part of an ongoing leak of the hacked emails of John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Previously, Podesta worked as the President for the Center for American Progress, or CAP, and the Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.
Within these leaked emails was a 2011 email thread titled “Conservative Catholicism” sent by CAP Senior Fellow John Halpin to Podesta and to Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri. Palmieri previously served as the Communications Director for Barack Obama and President for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, where she was serving at the time of the emails.
NEW LEAK:"There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship..." #ClintonEmails pic.twitter.com/mlVOg2MzZb— Jason Calvi (@jcalvi) October 12, 2016
5/ i've been writing about CACG and CatholicsUnited as fronts for the Dem agenda since at least 2010. @CatholicVote too. We were right.— Thomas Peters (@AmericanPapist) October 12, 2016
6/ to repeat, the head of Clinton's campaign has been organizing to fracture a major religion. Clinton claims to be for all Americans.— Thomas Peters (@AmericanPapist) October 12, 2016
7/ what if Podesta had created organizations to foment "Revolution" among the American Muslim community? Would that be worthy of dismissal?— Thomas Peters (@AmericanPapist) October 12, 2016
PS> Will the bishops respond (or will the responding bishops be put on a hit list - aka culture warriors - within the Church?)