Faith Faith in Focus
Patrick J. RyanOctober 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.”
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known as "Bacha Khan," pictured with Mohandas Gandhi
Patrick J. RyanJanuary 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.
GOD IS GREATER. Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, in Madrid, Spain.
Patrick J. RyanOctober 29, 2015
What I learned from Muslims about God
BUILDING THE CALIPHATE. Members of a group linked to Islamic State militants published a video on the Internet on Sept. 22 claiming responsibility for the kidnapping of Hervé Gourdel of Nice, France.
Patrick J. RyanNovember 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
"Malcolm X’s pilgrimage transformed him into a genuine Muslim."
Patrick J. RyanApril 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.
CNS Photo/ Paul Haring
Patrick J. RyanMarch 05, 2013
Priorities for the next pope
Patrick J. RyanMarch 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
Patrick J. RyanDecember 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
Patrick J. RyanNovember 19, 2007
A new books looks at the sacred Scripture of three religious traditions
Patrick J. RyanFebruary 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