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A betrayal with a happy endingKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Last fall, an outstanding teacher and leading Catholic scholar was publicly taken to the academic woodshed by his university's president. The professor is Anthony Esolen and the university is Providence ...

Missionaries to the new paganism Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Thirty years ago, Hollywood broke with its tradition of escapist fluff and gave us "The Mission," a brilliant, historical film about Jesuit missionaries sent in the name of Christ to Peru. This year the ...

The fight is on!Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

The battle for school choice has begun in earnest. The recent election, and confirmation of a pro-school choice advocate as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has moved the injustices of our current ...

The passing of a Catholic lion Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

The Catholic world lost a public intellectual last Friday. Michael Novak, in the tradition of William F Buckley, Richard Neuhaus and George Weigel, was a lion among intellectuals. His thinking and writing ...

Our amazing Bible studyKevin and Marilyn Ryan

It's not that we knew nothing of the Bible. After all, for years we have been reading and hearing Old and New Testament Scripture at Mass. But our knowledge and understanding has been thin. Our Evangelical ...

The Protestant Reformation: Positive aspects Father Thomas Ryan, CSP

The Jan. 18-25 international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place this year as part of a big ecumenical lead-up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation next October. This will ...

Christmas memoriesKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Christmas is the most highly charged time of the year. From children to well-seasoned adults, everyone's expectations for everything from gifts to happiness are high as a kite. Amid the season's madness ...

The aftermath of Election Day 2016 Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Any election has lessons for Catholic voters. What did we learn and where do we go? As a wise friend said, "It's not what happens on Election Day as much as what we do the day after." In many ways the ...