Arizona is at a crossroads. Political rhetoric has deteriorated. Blame and finger pointing is at an all-time high. Social justice, compassion and concern for the most vulnerable among us struggle for a place in the budget cutting approach that dominates state politics today.
Over the past several decades, those who view religion with respect regularly come back to the same question: What has happened to the religious intellectuals, the thinkers taken seriously by nonbelievers as well as believers?
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ABOUT MONSIGNOR RYLE
Monsignor Ryle was an ethical and intellectual leader in Arizona until his untimely death in December of 2005. His influence was felt not only in the Churches of Arizona but also in the centers of power in the Legislature and the Capitol. He was priest, friend, mentor, advocate, organizer, peacemaker and more to those who knew him and to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
A tireless advocate for the voiceless, Ryle worked relentlessly on behalf of the state’s poor, the mentally ill, the incarcerated, the elderly and children. Continue reading