Patrick J. Ryan

Faith Faith in Focus
October 19, 2016
St. Ignatius suggests three possible intellectual and emotional “times” of one’s life “in any of which a sound and good election can be made.”
January 26, 2016
If nothing else proves the malevolence of the Taliban, the events of Jan. 20, 2016 confirm the depths to which these fanatics have descended.
October 29, 2015
What I learned from Muslims about God
November 12, 2014
‘Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice,” Karl Marx notes in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (1852). “He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” Entirely too many protagonist
April 15, 2014
We have been deluged with 50th anniversaries in recent months. This past November the nation stopped to remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On a more frivolous note, much has been made of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on American television on Feb.
March 06, 2013
Priorities for the next pope
March 24, 2008
I know several Abrahams. Let me mention three, two living and one dead. Ibrahim A. works on the maintenance staff of Loyola Jesuit College on the outskirts of Abuja in Nigeria. A Jukun from Taraba state in northeastern Nigeria, Ibrahim is a Catholic, although many of his closest relatives belong to
December 03, 2007
Professor Akbar Ahmed a genial Pakistani scholar trained in Britain and now established at Washingtons American University as holder of the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies took a study trip with three undergraduates through much of the Muslim world in the spring semester of 2006 Journey Into
November 19, 2007
A new books looks at the sacred Scripture of three religious traditions
February 20, 2006
It was not my first visit to Kevin Cahill M D a tropical medicine specialist based in New York but it was probably the most memorable Returning from Africa to recuperate from both hepatitis-A and food poisoning I had to be driven to his Fifth Avenue office too weak to go on my own by public t