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Romney Goes Bold: Pro-Life Catholic Paul Ryan Chosen as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Comments

I just returned from the Romney/Ryan campaign event in Norfolk, Virginia. The crowd was massive, enthusiastic and hopeful. I don't know what I expected - but what I experienced far exceeded those expectations. Mitt Romney's bold choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate ensures that an exchange of correspondence between the Cardinal of New York and the Republican Vice Presidential nominee will now become a part of framing the issues in ... Continue Reading

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  1. Judy Claar
    2 years ago

    Deacon Keith: Thank you for a Hope-filled informative article. I hope Now, those Catholics who were still for Obama, will realize, that there is NO EXCUSE to vote for him any longer. Any argument that one comes up with, to me, simply displays ones closed mindedness; pro-choice, (because we know that there are pro-choice Catholics); or egoism of their own self-absorbed thoughts. Worse yet, They are like journalists, using words as weapons on believable? spin, because they Are still for this president. Deluding themselves.
    That aside, let us listen to the Faith, Hope and Love in our hearts. Let us be a united front. Catholics for Romney/Ryan! Sunday Blessings...

  2. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    Old Soldier: Paul Ryan's plan does NOT alter the benefits we senior citizens currently enjoy. I say enjoy with tongue in cheek because we senior citizens pay a hefty premium for Medicare. But putting that aside. Paul Ryan's plan does not affect anyone over the age of 55. It will stay the same. That has been reiterated many times. Maybe you missed it or your are listening with that frightened ear. So, my dear friend, there is nothing to be frightened about. Stop listening to the Marxist propaganda and read Paul Ryan's plan. As a senior citizen, I am quite comfortable with Mr. Ryan's plan and you it is all right for you to be too. God bless.

  3. Diane
    2 years ago

    I'm glad Ryan was chosen. Seniors will continue to get their benefits, with a gov't voucher, to purchase from whichever insurance company we choose. The voucher is paid from gov't funds. Choosing your own insurance carrier is called freedom. It's about time. Also, if we don't stop these trillion dollar a year deficits(each year for the last 5 years) we will end up like Greece. Whose going to bail us out? No one. The above are cold, hard facts, not some propaganda from America's enemies within.

  4. Rose
    2 years ago

    So many mis-informed Catholics commenting that Ryan does not practice Catholic values. They seem to not understand what Catholic values entail. Look up the principle of "subsidiarity" please. There is an excellent article on about Ryan and subsidiarity. Please read it and educate yourself on Church teaching. This is why 50% of so called Catholics say they support Obama. They are uniformed.

  5. Martha
    2 years ago

    Paul-Emily: I am sure something you said in there was good....but no one is going to read it...too long

    Mary: It is OUR role to care for the poor, not the governments. the government is wholly inefficient at everything except our national defense, for which it was designed. The goverments idea of charity is free abortion. If you are a Christian, DO YOUR JOB, obama will not do what Jesus needs us to do.

  6. gina
    2 years ago

    Take some time and view the facts. We need change in our country. We need to do things differently. Today I took the time to listened to Paul Ryan's question and answer session with a Chicago Economics Group on C-Span. His ideology is solid and will make the changes our kids need to be able to survive and continue with the American Dream.

    Let's stop the politics and listen to reason that will help all of us and our kids.


  7. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    Mary: Dear Friend, you are going to have to stop listening to Marxist propaganda. Please do more research. "This man" is NOT taking anything away from the elderly. The elderly will have their benefits as usual. Nothing is going to change for anyone over 55. Everyone under that age will have an option to do what they want regarding Medicare. There will be plans that they can choose from that will be less costly. I am a senior citizen in my 70's and I am not one bit worried about losing the benefits I now receive. And, if I were under 55, I would welcome the opportunity to be in charge of my own healthcare. If anyone is taking anything away from the elderly, it is our present man in the White House. He has taken 1/2 trillion dollars from Medicare and the same from Medicaid to finance that horrendous monstrosity called "Affordable Health Care" which, by the way, will be anything but affordable. And once Obama is re-elected (God forbid) he is going to dismantle Medicare & Medicaid altogether and incorporate them into his healthcare plan which will make it a single pay universal health care. At that point, there will be bureaucrats in Washington (not doctors) who will decide the outcome of our medical care. (Death panels) WE will no longer be able to have the privilege of having our own doctor. We will have to wait months before we are able to see a doctor (that they appoint for us) If we need surgery or any medical care that they deem is too expensive, we will go without. Because he used $1 trillion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid to finance ACA, we no longer have the coverage that we used to have, and the premiums for us have increased dramatically. Because we no longer have the coverage, we are forced to buy supplements, which is another costly burden on us. Nothing like paying more for less. So I suggest you do a little research on the matter. Romney/Ryan are NOT giving anything to the "rich" but Obama is sure taking away from the elderly, the middle class, and he is leaving the poor with nothing. God bless.

  8. Todd
    2 years ago

    Every four years we keep waiting for our savior. Maybe he's the one. Jesus who...?

  9. Old Soldier
    2 years ago

    Paul Ryan is a loyal Catholic and definitely pro-life in spades, but based on his record, as a seriously chronically ill senior citizen who is completely dependant on Federal entitlements (Social Security and a military pension, whose health care comes entirely from Medicare and Tricare For Life (a program for retirees from the Uniformed Services,) the idea of Paul Ryan as Vice President is frightening!

  10. John
    2 years ago

    Mr. Ryan's plan gives us some chance of regaining the America we once knew. We have surrendered too much power to our government. We will provide help to the poor and the oppressed out of the goodness of our hearts and not from the entitlements that an all knowing all controlling government who compels people to pay taxes to buy votes.

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