Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2012 / 15:35 pm
Presumptive Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Catholics must act now to protect their right to religious freedom from being diminished in American society.
"This is a time where people of all faiths – especially Catholics – have to stand up and speak for our rights," he said. "And if we do, we will rekindle civil society."
In an Aug. 17 conference call organized by the online fundraising group Catholics2012.org, Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.) said that he tries to apply the teachings of his Catholic faith to his work.
"I'm proud to acknowledge that it's why I do what I do," he said.