Pope and U.S. Catholic Ambassadors Support Romney

Catholic News and Richard Salbato


The greatest threat to religious freedom in the history of the world has been by :Islam since the 8th Century and by Communism since the begging of the 20th Century. These two threats have come together by a President of the United States, who is both pro-Islam and pro-Communist. I make no apology for saying this because of my investigation of his true past and his appointments to his white house staff.

If Obama Wins the Election

Obama- I call it Treason

My greatest disgust is that the Majority of Catholics including bishops and priests voted for Obama in 2908. And this is because they believed that charity is giving with other people’s money and not their own. They do not want to think about people in need, so they want government to take this away from their conscience.  God will not be mocked, so now this same government that they voted for is coming after their freedom and even money.

Although I am happy to say these bishops and priests have changed their minds and came out against this President, the reason might just be money. Nevertheless, I accept all the help I can get what ever motive. See The Disgusting New Media

Now we have Catholics who’s motive I do not question: the Pope and the Catholic Ambassadors who have made no question about being a true Catholic Voter.

U.S. Catholic Ambassadors Support Mitt Romney  

Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2012 / 12:05 am (CNA).- A bipartisan group of six former U.S. ambassadors to the Holy See has joined together to support presidential candidate Mitt Romney and is calling on other Catholics to do the same.

The ambassadors said on July 31 that despite their own political differences, they all believe that Mitt Romney “can be a great force for good in this nation.”

They explained that they are united in their support of Romney’s candidacy by the conviction that all Catholics are “called to advance the moral teachings of Christianity in the life of our country.”

Former ambassadors Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney and Mary Ann Glendon are the new national co-chairs of the Catholics for Romney coalition.

In a letter to fellow Catholics, the ambassadors said that while they are Democrats, Independents and Republicans, they are “united in faith and in action” with regards to the upcoming election.
“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,” they explained.
The former diplomats – whose years of service range from 1986 to 2009 – said that no matter which issues become the focus of the presidential campaign in coming months, “our concerns lie with fundamental rights, beginning with religious liberty.”

The ambassadors observed that the Obama administration “has brought our first freedom under direct assault by imposing government mandates that completely disregard religious conscience.”

Primary among these threats is a new requirement that will force employers to offer health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, even if doing so violates their religious convictions.

In contrast, the diplomats said, “Governor Romney believes that freedom to live one’s faith is essential to liberty and human fulfillment.” They noted that he has “pledged himself to removing those federal mandates immediately.”

Furthermore, they noted, “the current administration has now put its weight on the side of those who propose to redefine the meaning of marriage itself.” However, Romney “stood firm in defending this sacred institution” during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
The ambassadors also defended Romney’s pro-life stance, arguing that while “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.”

Critics of Romney remain skeptical about his claim to have had a conversion to a pro-life position in 2004, after confronting the issue of embryonic stem cell research and realizing that it was wrong to create a human life simply to destroy it.
However his supporters point to his consistent pro-life record as governor of Massachusetts to show that his pro-life convictions are sincere.

The ambassadors also cited Romney’s recent statement that “there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.”
This statement recognizes the important role and “special duty” of faithful individuals and organizations, they argued.

“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,” they said.

Is Moral America Gone?

"It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes.  No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States.” George Washington

It was George Washington, during the course of the first inaugural address. Having led the army of the Revolution from June 15, 1775 to December 23, 1783, eight long years, Washington had returned to Mount Vernon to live out his life as a private citizen, but he was called back to public service as the nation’s first President from 1789 to 1797.

In so many ways, George Washington set the tone for the presidency and the nation as someone guided by his faith, garnered from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.


This is in sharp contrast to our present American President who invariably refers to “the holy Koran.”

America has always worn its belief in the Creator as a badge of honor and was established, as the Puritan leader John Winthrop said, to be “a shining city on a hill.”

The Constitution, however, was achieved only with a major compromise regarding slavery; one that would require a Civil War to end the abhorrent practice. Most of the Founders knew this. Many had been born into or ascended to the planter class in an era when slavery was the accepted order of the day and they opposed it. It deeply offended their personal sense of morality even if this source of labor was deemed necessary at the time.

Thomas Jefferson said, “Bigotry is the disease of ignorance or morbid minds…Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both." It is the unfortunate legacy of his era that racism remains a potent force in American life to this day.

Men are imperfect creatures, subject to their passions, and through civilization’s long history of Judeo-Christian beliefs they have turned to religion to tame their baser instincts and to reinforce their better ones. Americans most affirmatively embraced faith-based religion and, in particular, tolerance as a national religion.

We have seen that Islam accepts no tolerance and demands global submission. Western civilization has been is locked in a war of survival with Islam since the seventh century.

For 236 years America has sought to set the example to the world of the blessings of liberty and freedom as “one nation under God.” The nation began with the Declaration of Independence that asserts that “all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”

The tens of thousands who turned out for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day are testimony to the push-back occurring in America today. It troubles many Americans that there are dark forces at work to diminish their freedom to express their faith in God and their religion’s codes of ethics and behavior.

A moment of prayer, a simple act of piety, has been banished from our schools. Demands that symbols of faith be removed from the public square have increased.


Efforts to silence the clergy who minister to our armed forces are underway. Separation of Church and State—found no where in our Constitution—has been twisted into efforts to diminish the public role of the churches and synagogues when it most emphatically does not mean freedom from religion.

The most solemn belief in the sanctity of human life, particularly of the Catholic Church, has come under attack with the passage of Obamacare.

Many faithful believe that a president who endorses same-sex marriage is endorsing the destruction of the moral heart of our nation and society.

As American principles, anchored in religious faith and commonly held moral teachings, come under attack, Americans are increasingly aware of the two forces that remain the greatest enemies of morality as defined by Western civilization: One is Communism and the other is Islam, the antithesis of Judeo-Christian values.

As Americans of all faiths approach the national elections in November their vote may prove a tipping point toward America’s continued slide into the darkness, into the slavery of Communism, into the further encroachments of Islam, into a moral abyss, or it can be the day that Americans renew their faith in what America stood for in the past and the values it can champion in the future.

Pontiff Calls Catholic Men to Defense of Religious Freedom
Message to Knights of Columbus Notes 'Unprecedented Gravity' of New Threats

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 3, 2012 (Zenit.org).- A papal message to the Knights of Columbus lauds the men's group for their work in helping the Catholic community to respond at this time "when concerted efforts are being made to redefine and restrict the exercise of the right to religious freedom."

This was part of the encouragement sent to the Knights by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope's secretary of state, on the Holy Father's behalf. The message, dated July 19, is on the occasion of the Knights' 130th Supreme Convention, which will be held next week.

"The theme of this year's Supreme Convention - Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land - evokes not only the great biblical ideals of freedom and justice which shaped the founding of the United States of America, but also the responsibility of each new generation to preserve, defend and advance those great ideals in its own day," the papal message stated. "At a time when concerted efforts are being made to redefine and restrict the exercise of the right to religious freedom, the Knights of Columbus have worked tirelessly to help the Catholic community recognize and respond to the unprecedented gravity of these new threats to the Church's liberty and public moral witness. 

"By defending the right of all religious believers, as individual citizens and in their institutions, to work responsibly in shaping a democratic society inspired by their deepest beliefs, values and aspirations, your Order has proudly lived up to the high religious and patriotic principles which inspired its founding."

Lay mission

The Pope suggested that the current challenges are proof of "the decisive importance of the Catholic laity for the advancement of the Church's mission in today's rapidly changing social context."

The message cited what the Holy Father told a group of US bishops in Rome earlier this year, that "the demands of the new evangelization and the defense of the Church's freedom in our day call for 'an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense vis-a-vis the dominant culture and with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church's participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the future of American society.'"

In this context, the Pontiff called on the Knights of Columbus to "reinforce the praiseworthy programs of continuing catechetical and spiritual formation which have long been a hallmark of your Order."

"Each Knight," he said, "in fidelity to his baptismal promises, is pledged to bear daily witness, however quiet and unassuming, to his faith in Christ, his love of the Church and his commitment to the spread of God's Kingdom in this world."