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(RNS) House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is headed to Georgetown University to deliver a lecture on Thursday, and already faculty are lining up to join the Catholic bishops in rejecting any suggestion that his cost-cutting budget reflects Catholic principles. By David Gibson.

Categories: Beliefs, Politics


David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. No one needs a bishop or any other cleric to recognize the Randian selfish greed that Paul Ryan has always promoted. His Christianity claims are a fraud. Proof of any belief claims are in behavior. Someone said, “You will recognize them by what they do!” Or in stilted, biblical language, “By their works, you will know them.” And that includes any single voter in Wisconsin who has ever voted for Paul Ryan.