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2012 Presidential Contender Headlines Catholic Citizenship Event

Faithful Catholic & former U.S. Senator to speak to Catholic grassroots group 


NEWTON – Former two-term U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R – Pennsylvania), known for fearlessly defending Catholic values on Capitol Hill for over two decades, will headline a private luncheon on Monday March 14th for Catholic Citizenship, the Catholic grassroots group charged with encouraging Catholic participation in the civic arena.  The event, rescheduled due to heavy snowfall on February 1, will take place at the Hotel Indigo in Newton and proceeds will benefit the Woburn-based non-profit.

 

“We’re thrilled that such a well-known figure in American politics is taking time out of his exploratory bid for the presidency to encourage our activists and educate the faithful about civic participation in the 21st Century,” said Patricia Doherty, Catholic Citizenship’s executive director.  “Senator Santorum is a dynamic, inspirational speaker and there’s a tremendous buzz around him since he announced his decision to hire staff in New Hampshire.”

 

Author of the legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as “partial birth abortion,” Rick Santorum became a national figure and championed the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act” and “Combating Autism Act.”  A husband, proud father of seven and practicing Catholic, Rick Santorum is now a senior fellow at The Ethics and Public Policy Center and frequent contributor on Fox News Channel.

 

“As a former member of congress and the senate, Senator Santorum has always held true to his faith and this event will be a great opportunity for him to inform us on how his faith has shaped his view on politics,” said Ms. Doherty.  “Our membership is really excited and I hope more Catholics take the time to learn how just one faith-filled Catholic can have a positive impact on our culture.”

Media Availability: Sen. Santorum will issue a brief statement and be available for questions to local media outlets at 11:30 AM in the lobby of the Hotel Indigo, 399 Grove Street, Newton prior to the fundraiser.

 

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