A forum of Catholic Thought

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 working Kevin 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 sisterhood Kevin 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 betterKevin 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 ...

Twin horrors Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

The French and others around the world looked on in horror as flames engulfed the wooden parts of Notre Dame Cathedral and licked at the twin towers. Horrific things are happening around us. As the emblem ...

Reefer Madness is back big timeKevin and Marilyn Ryan

We are all in the midst of a sophisticated campaign to change the minds of Americans and embrace the marijuana culture. Through relentless lobbying and the support of tax-hungry politicians, Americans' ...

'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 ...