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Biden-Ryan debate likely to touch on candidates' Catholic beliefs

October 11, 2012

The October 11 debate between American Vice President Joseph Biden and his Republican challenger, Rep. Paul Ryan, provides an unprecedented contrast between two Catholic candidates. Since both Biden and Ryan have spoken frequently about their faith, analysts consider it likely that the debate will offer a sharp contrast between the two in the ways they explain their understanding of Church teaching on critical moral issues.


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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 12, 2012 7:32 AM ET USA

    Biden doesn't want to "tell those of other beliefs what to do" so he is willing to let the "others" decide whether or not we will have a society that kills innocent children. Ryan is clearly pro-life. Biden's dissembling about the Obama administration's position on the contraceptive mandate was laughable. Biden claimed that freedom of religion was not at risk, and Ryan was right to ask him why then was the Church suing the government? Biden showed he is a political buffoon!

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Oct. 11, 2012 7:17 PM ET USA

    It's actually pretty simple: Biden wraps himself in a Catholic flag to get votes and Ryan inculcates the Catholic values in his soul. The latter is designed to get votes from the only Being who counts.