Monday, August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan surprises Sunday morning worshipers at St. Gabe's

Greeting early morning worshippers at St. Gabriel's Catholic Chuch Sunday, Rev. Andre Mangango noticed the strangers with dark glasses and ear phones.

Then he realized the reason they were there: A Secret Service contingent escorting Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's newly named running mate.

Ryan went to the south Charlotte church before he and Romney headed off by bus for rallies in Mooresville and High Point.

In a blog post this afternoon, diosesan spokesman David Hains quoted Mangango:

"He walked up to me and said, 'I am Representative Paul Ryan and this is my son.' I welcomed him to the church, congratulated him on being chosen and told him that we would be praying for him."

Ryan is the first Catholic on GOP ticket since William Miller in 1964. According to the National Journal, his selection also marks the first time that a presidential ticket will not include at least one Protestant. With Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, it also guarantees the first vice presidential debate between two Catholics.

St. Gabe's was still buzzing about the appearance at the 10:45 mass. Parishioner Simon Tsai was in the congregation when the priest anounced that the early service had a surprise visitor.

"The whole parish just applauded sponstaneously," Tsai recalled. "You can tell the enthusiasm.”

Tsai, a businessman, was impressed himself.

"It surprises me that he actually went to mass, especially when it's not a photo op," he said. "It's not just for show.”


John said...

Mr Tsai,

Why are you surprised? I go to mass when I'm on the road... don't you? As Catholics, it's what we do.

John said...

I'll say one thing, it's going to be a strange November for many Evangelicals... they're going have to hold their noses and pull the lever for a Mormon and a Catholic!

Anonymous said...

Romney would be the first non-Christian President.

Anonymous said...

Romney believes Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead so he could have eternal life. Obama grew up a Muslim and only turned to a "Christian" minister when he needed financial support from the black community in Chicago to get elected. Obama celebrates Ramadan in the White House but has not joined a DC church. We would be lucky to have a man of Romney's integrity leading our nation!

Anonymous said...

Obama the muslim born radical socialist liberal called the Fort Hood massacre where a muslim killed 16 US soldiers just a "job hazard" says Ryan is a "good man" but "bad vision" for America with 30% real unemployment and 17 trillion debt over 5 trillion which is his in only 3.5 yrs? Where are these trillions going?

The real reality is Obama a "very bad man" with a "very bad vision" for America ... double whammy...

you bad man... you very bad man ...

Tampa RNC 2012 approved

Jon said...

Just to clarify, Romney is definitely not a follower of biblical teaching. He is a Mormon. There is nothing biblical about Mormonism. I will be voting for Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party this election if Mitt Romney becomes the nominee, because I cannot in good conscience vote for either Mitt Romney or Barak Obama. I encourage you to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Mormans resent ignorance and pagan muslims who claim to he xian.
Mormans not xian? Neither are jews and they wrote the Book. If mormans say they are on another level who can doubt them? Some are given more. Where much is given much is expected and vice versa. There is no such thing as human equality and its is not biblical. Its the opposite. Many are called but few are chosen.

Advanced Chosen Morman LDS Doctrine Theology


Anonymous said...

If you're a christian then you shouldn't sweat the small stuff. Doesn't matter what religion the president or VP follow because in the end the real God will win. Have faith people, God has a plan.

Anonymous said...

A vote for Obama is a vote for illegals, infestations, diseases,
3rd world conditions, trillions more debt, higher gas prices, higher unemployment and higher taxation plus overcrowding in schools and road congestion.

Dont trust independents like Meck Comm Chair Cogdell who is still a liberal democrat posing as an independent.

2012 RNC approved

Anonymous said...

Special Forces Seals slam Obama for bragging and taking all the credit for killing bin Laden plus exposing secrets ...
It never ends. Obama complete incompetence exposed.

RNC 2012 Tampa