WASHINGTON, October 21, 2004 ( – An open letter to John Kerry from over 35 of the brightest and most influential non-clergy Catholic leaders in the United States has been published in major newspapers across the country.  The letter calls Kerry to account for his claim to hold the Catholic faith while he continues to support abortion.  Beyond the signatures from two Catholic Republican Senators, the signatures represent an eclectic group of theological, intellectual, military and even entertainment giants.

Signatures include those of famed Catholic evangelist Scott Hahn, a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio; Princeton Professor Robert George; Retired US Major General John Roth; and Former Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.  The letter concludes, “As Americans and Catholics, both faith and reason lead us to President George W. Bush as the choice for life, compassion and justice for all.  For that reason, we are urging fellow Catholics to join us in voting for the President on November 2.”  jhw


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