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Worship in ecumenical contextsFather Thomas Ryan, CSP

Pastoral leaders are discovering that worship is more central to the work for Christian unity than was earlier thought. So it's no surprise, then, that the topic at this year's annual gathering of the ...

Going off the rails Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

It's easy to see the train going off the tracks. Many signs should have summoned the red lights. Alas, all too often a government policy seems a good idea at the time -- a bill covering prescription drugs ...

The two faces of immigrationKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Immigration is one of the thorny issues facing Americans today. It is particularly so for Catholics, since such a large percentage of the people who have come here in recent years are our co-religionists. All ...

The new new thing recovered from the graveyard Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Trending today is not just the hottest new Internet game. No, the quiet revolution at the creative fringes of American education is a 2,000 year old language: Latin. In tony private schools, inner city ...

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 ...