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Today's college: Mission or business?Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Many of us television watchers saw unsettling scenes in recent weeks. Between the human toll spreading by this ravenous coronavirus and economic destruction to jobs and savings, there were disturbing ...

Will we seize this prize and act? Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Stop a teenager and ask how many of the Ten Commandments he can recall. Or ask her to explain what Holy Communion, the Eucharist, is. Or what is the reason our Church is against abortion? Be prepared ...

A culture -- if we can keep itKevin and Marilyn Ryan

America is spectacular. We have a beautiful and spacious country, rich with natural resources and a gifted people drawn from the four corners of the earth. At this moment, our economy is barreling along, ...

Are you feeling the noose tightening? Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

As the religious landscape in our once Christian nation has changed, so, too, has the civil and political climate. More and more Americans have become "nones" or simply are no longer interested in organized ...

Let's face it. The attacks are workingKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Religion is all over the news these days. Much of it makes for tough reading. For instance, the recent study by Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life reported on the exploding number ...

What is to be learned when going to college? Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

College, like history, is a most humbling and humanizing of events. Those who attend to both will never be the same. At best, we can leave ourselves behind and study someone or someplace else. As grand ...

The new millennial sisterhoodKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Other than the revolutionary "Good News" of the Gospels, there is not a great deal of good news about the Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church in the United States has lost one-third of its members ...

We deserve better Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Have you ever wondered why the greatest, the richest country in the history of mankind has such a rotten educational system? How it is that over the last 40 years, we have had one elementary and high ...