WASHINGTON — The 2012 presidential election was supposed to be about the economy.
But the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a committed Catholic, as the GOP vice-presidential candidate has transformed the campaign season into a real-time seminar on catechetics.
Last week, reporters and pundits examined whether Ryan properly applied Catholic social doctrine to his controversial budget proposal that cuts spending on entitlements.
Now, this week, the public is being treated to an analysis of Catholic opposition to abortion in cases of rape, a teaching that has long drawn criticism from feminists.
The latest case study in Catholic ethics surfaced Aug. 19, after Rep. Todd Akin,...READ MORE