Last Thursday at Georgetown University, GOP congressman and chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan (R-WI), responded to his Catholic critics. Lately, some of Ryan’s co-religionists have condemned the congressman’s attempt to apply his brand of Catholicism to the U.S. federal budget. Before the lecture, members of the Georgetown faculty sent a letter to Ryan, criticizing him for his “continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick, and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few.” Citing Pope Benedict XVI, Ryan declared that governments amassing huge debts are “living in untruth.” Ryan also called for greater “civil public dialogue” on these issues.
Mitt Romney’s oldest son, Tagg Romney does some exposé Tweeting. This past Sunday, Tagg posted a photo of his father checking out his Twitter feed during Sunday school. Perhaps Tagg shouldn’t throw the first Tweet here. If he was snapping pics of his dad scrolling his feed, he must not have been following the gospel lesson too closely either.