WikiLeaks Suggests Anti-Catholicism in Clinton Campaign

UPDATE 10/12: Clinton campaign leader discusses with left-wing activist about creating a revolutionary “Catholic Spring” among American Catholics

In an email exchange recently uncovered via WikiLeaks, we are offered a glimpse of what Hillary Clinton’s Campaign thinks about Catholics. The exchange is between John Podesta (Chairman of Clinton Campaign), Jennifer Palmieri (Director of Communications for Clinton Campaign), and John Halpin (Center for American Progress).

From: John Halpin
To: John Podesta <john.podesta@gmail.com>; Jennifer Palmieri
Sent: Mon Apr 11 18:55:59 2011
Subject: Conservative Catholicism

Ken Auletta’s latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.


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

Jennifer Palmieri <JPalmieri@americanprogress.org> wrote: I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.
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