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'Everyone loves a baby.' Apparently Not!Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Can you pass a baby in a stroller and not smile? Chances are you can't. There is an international truism (translation: we have no solid data here) that claims that as a species, humans reflectively grin ...

Are they coming for us? Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Some folks must wonder if Catholics are being targeted for our beliefs. Think of the recent attacks -- verbal and physical -- against Catholics, historical and modern. In an age when thought should be ...

Divorce MonthKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Jeff Bezos, the father of four and the richest man in the world, just announced that he and his wife of 25 years are divorcing. We learned from the same newspaper that January is not, as we had thought, ...

It's Christmas Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

The world is in turmoil and strife -- family anxiety, international unrest, markets uncertain, mayhem in Paris, shootings in a Strasbourg Christmas market. Bethlehem today is not the peaceful scene where ...

The crisis behind the departure crisisKevin and Marilyn Ryan

A young girl we know, recently changed schools because the one she was attending wasn't Catholic enough. She decided that she wanted a school where faith was first, not the more secular tone of her prestigious ...

The revolt of the sheep Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Yet another dark moment in our Church history. The findings of a Pennsylvania Grand Jury of a 70-year-old pattern of clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups has rocked faithful Catholics. It will surely loosen ...

Brainy and braveKevin and Marilyn Ryan

It's not news that the media should not be raising our children. Cyber content is not of much help. Nevertheless, sound advice is out there. In addition to priests and parents, a new source has entered ...

The frightening decline of America's boys Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Behind the gun violence stories, behind the campus rape stories, behind the opioid stories is a larger and more threatening story. It's about boys. Boys growing up to be... boys. Boys being stunted. Boys ...