Vice-presdential running mate to Mitt Romney in 2012, Paul Ryan currently holds court as a U.S. Congressman (R-WI) and chairman of the House Budget Committee. A practicing Catholic, Ryan has been criticized by some who say his political viewpoints don’t align with his faith. He responded to those accusations in a 2012 National Review Online article, saying "Liberals have accused me of not being a good Catholic. It’s important to try and elevate the tone of this dialogue to a more civil tone — discussing how we exercise prudential judgment as lay people in the Catholic Church in public life. I’m delighted to have the conversation."
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.