The church just canceled the event yesterday.
They said it was due to a possible conflict of interest due to his potentially running for President. Ok, but he’s been kicking this around for some time now. Gingrich is a recent convert to Catholicism, but I have to wonder if this had more to do with his personal baggage than his presidential run. The Basilica of St. John is a very traditional congregation… I can’t imagine his history of divorce and adultery would go over well there (or elsewhere in social conservative circles).
I’m sure the conflict of interest played a part, but I have a hard time believing that is all there is involved. I believe this could be a sign of how hard it is going to be for him to gain traction with Iowa’s social conservatives.