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April 26th, 2012
05:53 PM ET

Rep. Ryan faces Catholic backlash

Rep. Paul Ryan's speech at Georgetown University is met with protests by the Catholic faculty. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

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  1. don Alfera

    This is the problem with the all or nothing approach that is going on in congress. The first thing is that the church should stay out of campaign issues. The catholic church here is actually getting people to sign petitions at the end of the church service at the direction of the pastor.... Let congress deal with the management of our country and let the church manage the message from the bible.

    I don't agree with the slash and burn and the me, me, me approach way of doing things. That is not relegion, that is our common goals under the foundation of our country.

    Just give me people in government that will work for the people and not for personal agenda or those that pull the strings. I want people that govern based on what they are elected to do, go into office be it local, regional, national and work with the other people to manage our way of life and protect our way of life.

    The my way or the highway is no way to do business of a growing nation. We formed as a hand full of colonies, there are now 50 states and 350,000,000 people that live here. They can not manage the way it was many years ago... get up to date.

    This two party system is broken and can not work anymore as it is not healthy with competition instead of collaboration. Nothing left in this government but hate. We need to change the system altogether....

    April 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  2. C Oliver

    What a loose cannon, and the guy is catholic, him and Boehner if they have it thier way no more Security Social
    or medicare, they would set up poor camps and death panels, but would give the rich and super rich zore taxes.

    April 27, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  3. Lois Dawes

    The Lord says that if we want to help the poor then give to Him. In giving to him we multiply our talents using the most important 1/10 tithe, our temple, ourselves. Many of us may fall on hard times but a helping hand should not be turned into a system of dependance. The times of need should pull us together like diciples working for a cause through which God can multiply his giving, while we fill the garden with the 'edges' of plenty

    Ryans plan cuts hard, but it cannot be that the Church should encourage dependance on the State, instead of dependance on God, where then does faith fit in? Difficult as it may seem to the "poor in heart", this is the essence of the relationship with God -The believe that "Thy will be done"

    To demand that we get from what others have, is for many an accepted system of government, but for the Lord's Kingdom it is what we give (freely) that matters, and when we win we do so because we do not covet others for what they have.

    Remember that those who killed Jesus Christ did so because they envied him; they having less influence and capabilities than he had, and what he had was born of his faith.

    May God bless us for having more faith to recognize that he makes what seems impossible possible and No State will ever have enough to give. For a Government multiplies little; it is not an engine of growth; it only passes around money, and too often the motive is to gain power.

    April 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Manning El Paso, TX

    Boy this guy is a loose cannon, can you imagine him, Romney, Biender and Cantor you can kiss by Social Security, and medicare, all the poor would be deported to concentration camps. they would do it in the name of Jesus Christ

    April 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  5. Jim Thomas

    This guy is scary as a republican or democrat.We have enough idiots in our political system now,we do not need any more.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • dolanswelding

      Paul Ryan is very controversial. I can only wonder what the future holds for him.

      April 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

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