Michael Steele, pro-life conservative and devout Catholic, to lead the Republicans

Strongly pro-life Catholic and former seminarian, Michael Steele has been selected as the Republican National Committee chairman. Catholic News Agency has a well-crafted story about Steele's credentials and history. In 2003, Steele was invited to speak to the U. S. bishop's Executive Council. Steele, it is said, spoke "very directly, but diplomatically, to the bishops about their need to promote the pro-life cause with greater vigor. He talked about his disappointment with their leadership and its consequences among the African-American community. When he finished talking there was a powerful silence in the room."

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