Rep. Ryan hits back at Catholic class warfare question
October 27th, 2011
12:25 PM ET
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Rep. Ryan hits back at Catholic class warfare question

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, waded into a bit of economic theology Wednesday. The staunch Catholic, who recently told CNN that he gave up fear for Lent, was asked about the collision of his faith in finance and his faith in the church.

The Vatican put out a new financial document Monday called "Towards reforming the international financial and monetary systems in the context of a global public authority." The document calls for a new global economic authority that could impose penalties on member states as a "way of ensuring that they possess efficient markets," Roman Catholic Bishop Mario Toso said at a Monday news conference.

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  1. Marie MD

    The frown man gave up fear for lent? Do these idiots hear themselves speak. Is there anyone nearby to give him a NCIS/Harmon hit on his head?
    Is this freaking' idiot a Catholic? Where did he learn about Jesus and his teachings from the corner dumpster?
    If he hadn't supposedly risen Jesus would be turning in his grave!! Just when you think these teapublikans can't get or be any more stupid theyn surprise us yet again!
    Btw – as a lapsed Catholic I do still remember what it means to be a "good" catholic and you, frown man, are far from iit!!!

    October 27, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Fair is Fair, its very strange that I've never seen a conservative leader exercise personal responsibility for the role conservatives have played in the economic mess they got us into. I woudl say conservatives are the ones suffering from the absence of responsibility in their vocabulary, but they do pracice and understand denial very well. I have yet to hear a conservative admit that their basic premises have always been flawed, but they still insist on blaming the economic carnage they inflicted on thei country on unions, immigrants, etc. Nice display of denial, by the way: you could have a side career teaching that.

    October 27, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
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