Catholic Leaders: Hillary Clinton Campaign Officials Should be Fired for Mocking Catholics

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 12, 2016   |   5:45PM   |   Washington, DC

Leading Catholics says top campaign officials for pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be fired for mocking people of the Catholic faith.

As LifeNews reported, the campaign of pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming under fire today after top Clinton officials mocked Catholics, calling their faith “severely backwards.”

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League says top Clinton campaign official John Podesta should be fired.

In an email to, Donohue said: “Yesterday, I stopped short of asking Hillary Clinton to fire John Podesta, her campaign chairman. In light of the latest Wikileaks revelations, she has no choice but to cut all ties with this man. The man is hell bent on creating mutiny in the Catholic Church and must therefore be fired.”

“We have long known that George Soros is the single most influential donor to dissident, and anti-Catholic, organizations. Now we know from Wikileaks what I long have suspected: John Podesta has been the most influential point man running offense for Soros. Together, they have sought to manipulate public opinion against the Catholic Church,” he said.

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Donohue continued:

In 2012, Sandy Newman, founder of the left-wing group, Voices for Progress, asked Podesta for advice on how best to “plant the seeds of the revolution.” The revolution he sought was an attempt to sunder the Catholic Church. Newman, who is Jewish, confessed that he was a rookie at trying to subvert the Catholic Church. But he was determined to do so.

“There needs to be a Catholic Spring,” Newman told Podesta, “in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.”

Podesta not only endorsed the plan to create a revolution within the Catholic Church—he boasted that he had been working on this for years. “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this,” he said. “Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have be bottom up.” He recommended that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend be consulted on this effort.

The evidence is indisputable: Both of these groups, Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United, were created by Podesta, and funded by Soros, for the express purpose of staging a revolt within the Catholic Church. In 2008, Archbishop Charles Chaput, then of Denver and now of Philadelphia, accused both entities of doing a “disservice” to the Catholic Church.

“Any Catholic who thinks that the Podesta-Soros connection is just another activist alliance is kidding himself. They are creating and funding a campaign to promote a revolution in the Catholic Church,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association, told that she is also not surprised by the Clinton campaign’s Catholic bashing.

“The blatant disdain for and mockery of Catholics and Evangelicals in leaked emails from the highest levels of the Clinton campaign is sadly unsurprising. Let’s not forget that Hillary Clinton has said that religious beliefs “have to be changed” to conform to the Left’s radical agenda,” McGuire said.

She added: “She has made her disdain for religious liberty and faith-based voters clear, and promises an administration that would only perpetuate the attacks on conscience rights of the last eight years. Catholic voters notice her campaign’s harsh words for their faith and should consider themselves lucky to have seen a preview of how a Clinton presidency would treat them.”

Yesterday, Wikileaks released transcripts of an email exchange entitled “Conservative Catholicism” between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin, a staffer at the Clinton allied Center for American Progress.

In the email thread Halpin mocks News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson, Managing Editor of Wall Street Journal, for raising their kids Catholic.

Halpin writes about these Catholics: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy…”

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Clinton spokesperson Palmieri agreed: “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”

Halpin replied: “Excellent point. They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.”