Claude Ryan was a major figure in the history of modern Quebec and Canada. He was also a founding member of the Newman Institute of Catholic Studies. His passionate interest in the relationship of faith and culture spanned his career. This small selection of texts from the immense corpus of Ryan’s writings is taken from his various contributions to two Newman Centre journals: Crosslight: A Catholic Quarterly (1958-63), and The Newman Rambler (from 1996).
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- Claude Ryan, “Freedom of the Layman in the Church,” Crosslight: A Catholic Quarterly, Vol.2, No.3 Spring 1961, p. 8-18.
- Claude Ryan, “The Church and Peace on Earth” Crosslight: A Catholic Quarterly, Vol.4, No.4 (1963) p.146-155; this selection also includes Ryan’s comment: « Les Minorités ethniques à l’intérieur des communautés politiques » Crosslight, vol.4 No. 4 (1963) p. 156-157.
- Claude Ryan, “Newman’s Legacy for our Secular Age,” The Newman Rambler, Vol. 1 No. 2 (1997) p. 1-9.
- Claude Ryan, “Notes on the Lay Vocation,” The Newman Rambler Vol. 4 No.1 (2000)
- Claude Ryan, “Christians In Public Life,” The Newman Rambler, 2000, p. 23-31.
- Claude Ryan, “Gleanings from the Parochial and Plain Sermons,” The Newman Rambler, Summer 2001, p. 18-25.