WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - The Donald J. Trump campaign announced the formation of a new group to provide advisory support to the GOP White House candidate on those issues and policies important to Catholics and other people of faith in America.
The Catholic Advisory Group is a key element of the Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee to the campaign. Joseph Cella, Founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, will serve as the Catholic Liaison for the members and the campaign.
The Campaign said the formation of this group represents Donald J. Trump's endorsement of a range of issues and policies important to Catholics and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders.
'On the issues and policies of greatest concern to Catholics, Donald Trump will fight for Catholics whereas Hillary Clinton is openly hostile to those issue of greatest concern to Catholics and will attack the core teachings of the Catholic Church,' said Congressman Sean Duffy.
According to him, Catholics are particularly concerned that Clinton, a Methodist, would pack the Supreme Court with 3-5 young ideological liberals whose decisions will have far reaching and long lasting implication for the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Advisory Group Members include former US Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum; Matt Schlapp, Chairman, American Conservative Union; Francis Rooney, Former US Ambassador to the Holy See; Rev. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life; and John Klink, President Emeritus, International Catholic Migration Commission.
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