LOST CATHOLIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Pawlenty, baptized as a Catholic, leaves Catholic Church for his wife's church, the sin of Adam following his wife instead of God.
Sarah Palin, baptized as a Catholic, was not raised as a Catholic after they moved from Idaho to Skagway, Alaska, a sin of omission by her parents.
Pawlenty was born, baptized and raised a Roman Catholic, he moved over to the then Baptist church which his wife attended. Currently, the Wooddale Church is an evangelical interdenominational church with a constituency from a broad range of denominational and local church backgrounds. The Wooddale Church is associated with several ministry organizations, including the Baptist General Conference (BGC), Bethel University, the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC), the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Greater Minnesota Association of Evangelicals (GMAE
Sarah Palin's probable Roman
Catholic baptism and her life spent
outside the Church is of little import in assessing her character. Unlike
the case of Gov. Tim Pawlenty,
who seems to have left the Church as an adult, Palin's parents apparently took
her out of the practice of the Faith while she was yet a child, so Palin cannot
be said to have decided against her Catholic identity, nor can anything be
concluded about her remaining outside of full communion. Her "re-baptism" at age
12 or so, if that's what it was, would not however be recognized by the Church (1983
Ironically, the only thing that Palin's Catholic baptism and her life-time spent in good faith outside the Church does, I must say, is underscore again how unsustainable is the interpretation of "formal act of defection" that was handed down in April 2006. How so? Well, if "formal defection" per 1983 CIC 1117 can only be accomplished in writing (a completely new requirement, and one unattested, as far as I can tell, in canonical history!), then Palin never formally defected, which means that she is still bound by canonical form per 1983 CIC 1108, and that therefore her marriage cannot recognized by the Church!
Don't get me wrong: I think that Palin's marriage (based on what is publically known about it at this time, of course) is valid (and sacramental if Todd is baptized), and that it is this novel interpretation of "formal defection" that needs urgently to be corrected, not Palin's matrimonial status. It's just that I don't like it when law and life seem to be out of step with each other and, for a change, it looks like it is the law's fault.
CURRENT 2011 CATHOLIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE NEWT GINGRICH, RICK SANTORUM, MITT ROMNEY IS MORMON AS IS GLENN BECK, a baptized Catholic.. JOHN THUNE, MIKE PENCE, MITCH DANIELS, MIKE HUCKABEE ARE NOT CATHOLICS.
Rubio attends and gives a substantial amount of money to Christ Fellowship Church, which is nondenominational, but he identifies as Roman Catholic (here's the Politics Daily article Thompson references). Thompson wonders why he doesn't own up to being an evangelical, implying that he is deceiving conservative Catholic supporters who admire him.
Christine O'Donnell left Catholic Church but has returned. She was a Delaware US Senate candidate who defeated an abortionist governor/US Representative in the 2010 Republican primary.
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA II WAS RAISED AS A MUSLIM AND ATTENDED FOR 20 YEARS A PROTESTANT CHURCH which taught liberation theology AND WAS BAPTIZED THERE WITH HIS CHILDREN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON IS JEWISH POSING AS A METHODIST ACCORDING TO HER CHICAGO NEIGHBORS.