Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the fate of a judicial nominee whose Catholicity has become an issue:
Gordon Giampietro, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated by President Trump for a seat on the federal district court in Milwaukee. He has come under fire for holding to Catholic teachings on marriage, the family, and sexuality.
None of the comments he has made fall outside the domain of settled Catholic theology, but enough red flags have been raised by irresponsible media outlets to warrant the concern of Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin; she could block the nomination.
Coming to Giampietro’s defense are the Catholic bishops of Wisconsin, led by Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki. Add the Catholic League to this list. To read my letter to Senator Baldwin, click here.