Posts Tagged ‘Paul Ryan’

Forget the Mormon moment; it’s about Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Forget the Mormon moment. The religious group that seems to be figuring most prominently in the presidential election right now is the Roman Catholic Church. With Mitt Romney’s recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets. Vice President Joe Read more

Interesting new reports link religion, leadership and gender Comments 0

Friday, August 24th, 2012

On Tuesday, the New York Times put together a remarkable chart showing that, with the naming of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, there are now no white protestants among this country’s top leaders in Washington. Both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are Catholics (as are six of the nine Supreme Court justices and House Speaker John Boehner), Read more

Bishops support vice-presidential contender Paul Ryan Comments 0

Friday, August 24th, 2012

No fewer than three members of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States have spoken up for Catholic vice-presidential contender Paul Ryan, while refraining from endorsing his controversial candidacy. The first was Ryan’s own bishop, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin. Clearly concerned at attacks on Ryan since he was named Republican contender Mitt Romney’s Read more

Badass nun says Paul Ryan is a bad Catholic Comments 1

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Who’s the better Catholic: Paul Ryan or Sister Simone Campbell, who recently led a rollicking group of nuns on a cross-country tour to protest Ryan’s budget bill? We think Jesus would choose Sister Simone. Her platform is simple: unlike Romney and his running mate, nuns know what real-life Americans go through because they actually work Read more

Romney chooses Catholic Paul Ryan as running mate Comments 0

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Mitt Romney, the Mormon who is the likely Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, has crafted a religiously unique election ticket by choosing Catholic congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. His vice-presidential choice is well-known for his pro-life advocacy and his conservative economic views. Explaining his pro-life position, Ryan has said: Read more

Nuns on the Bus take budget-cut protest on the road Comments 0

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

While America’s Catholic bishops are promoting a “Fortnight of Freedom” to combat Democrat President Barack Obama’s health insurance mandates, a group of nuns are on a multi-state bus tour to oppose Republican budget-cut policies. The “Nuns on the Bus” are focusing on budget cuts proposed by House of Representatives budget committee chair Paul Ryan, a Read more