Ryan as VP pick continues election year focus on Catholicism
August 11th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan as VP pick continues election year focus on Catholicism

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate promises to cast a spotlight on American Catholicism in an election year when the tradition has already been a major focus.

Ryan, a Catholic who chairs the House Budget Committee, is better known for his outspoken fiscal conservatism than for leading on conservative Catholic social causes like opposing abortion and gay marriage.

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