Paul Ryan


Can There Be a Religious Response to Planned Parenthood’s Critics?

On most days, when she arrives at the Planned Parenthood clinic she directs in Washington, D.C., Dr. Laura Meyers passes through a wall of Operation …

By Mara Willard


Is 2012 America’s “Catholic Moment?”

For many politicos and pundits, Mitt Romney’s ascendancy to the top of Republican presidential ticket has marked the high point—so far—of the much-hyped “Mormon Moment.” …

By David Gibson


The Nuns Not on the Bus

Last April, the Vatican issued an 8-page document addressed to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the major association of American nuns. The “doctrinal assessment” …

By Mark Oppenheimer


Meet Derrick Harkins, the Pastor Behind the Democratic Party’s Faith Outreach

CHARLOTTE — “Faith is an integral part of the Democratic Party,” the Reverend Derrick Harkins proclaimed Wednesday as he kicked off a panel on religion …

By Elizabeth Dias

The Table

Ryan’s Catholic Problem? A Century of Papal Teachings

Congressman Paul Ryan’s economic views are at odds with more than 100 years of Catholic social teaching. It is no wonder that he’s had trouble …

By Michael Sean Winters

The Table

Memo to Ryan: “Life Issues” Go Beyond Abortion

We already know that no homogeneous “Catholic vote” exists in presidential elections. Catholics present themselves along the entire political spectrum, with a strong “middle” of …

By Simone Campbell

The Table

In Ryan, Romney Has an Ally for the Unborn

When trying to determine the effect of something, say a hammer on a nail, we deem it quite useful to know the difference between the …

By Patrick Archbold

The Table

Ryan Speaks the Language of “Faithful Catholics”

“Paul Ryan’s Catholic Problem.” “Catholics for Ryan.” “Representative Ryan’s Ayn Rand Problem.” “Congressman Ryan Denounces Ayn Rand’s Ideology.” “Ryan’s a Packers Fan?” “Paul’s Favorite iTunes …

By R.J. Moeller

Essay, Profile

The Difference a Century Makes: A Tale of Two Ryans

This past Saturday, as Mitt Romney introduced his running mate Paul Ryan, the loudest applause erupted when he said, “A faithful Catholic, Paul believes in …

By Maria Mazzenga

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By Max Perry Mueller

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