Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput used a weekly column to excoriate a “scheming” Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for anti-Catholic bigotry on Thursday.
Thousands of hacked emails by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta have embarrassed Mrs. Clinton since last Friday and revealed her key allies talking about ways to ignite a “Catholic Spring.” Documents obtained by the nonprofit WikiLeaks show Mr. Podesta and Sandy Newman, president of the nonprofit group Voices for Progress, mulling ways to end the “middle ages dictatorship” of the Catholic church.
“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this,” Mr. Podesta said Feb. 2, 2012, in response to Mr. Newman’s “Catholic Spring” idea. “But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up. I’ll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.”