US President Joe Biden Nominates Joseph Donnelly, a Catholic Democrat , as Ambassador to the Holy See

Catholic lawyer Joseph Donnelly, age 66, is from Indiana. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013. Donnelly is a pro-life Democrat, "committed to protecting the sanctity of life," he has said. But, he also believes exceptions should be made on abortion in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s health could be in danger. Donnelly married his wife, Jill, in 1979 and they have a son and a daughter. However, the nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. (America Magazine)
OCTOBER 08, 2021
Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve in key roles: 
 Joseph Donnelly, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Holy See Joseph Donnelly is a partner at Akin Gump in Washington, D.C. He served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 2013 to 2019 and was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013, representing Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. He was a member of the Afghanistan Study Group and has been a professor at University of Notre Dame. Donnelly is Chairman of the Board of the Soufan Center in New York, and a Senior Advisor to multiple corporations including Inovateus Solar in South Bend, Indiana, Living Greens Farms in Faribault, Minnesota, Hawkeye 360 in Herndon, Virginia, and Champ Title in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A. from University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the United States Navy Distinguished Service Medal and a Medal of Merit from the National Guard Association of the United States.