RYAN WEILAND

Ryan Weiland grew up in a large Catholic family in Phoenix, Arizona. He learned to love the liberal arts at one of the Great Hearts academies there, especially Latin and Greek. He is currently a student of Theology at the University of Dallas where he finished his studies of Classical languages and, having already enjoyed reading Chesterton, was first introduced to Scholastic philosophy and Thomistic theology. When he is not pursuing these studies, Ryan plays bluegrass and folk music on his guitar, competes in Ultimate Frisbee, and indulges in the occasional cappuccino. Most times when faced with choosing favorites he is paralyzed, but having been unable ever to escape his love of Lewis’ That Hideous Strength, his favorite quote is, “You do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but have lost love because you never attempted obedience.”

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

WHAT IS RELATIVISM?

If there was ever a time when relativism could be treated as a reductio ad absurdum, a self-defeating principle, that time has long since...

FREEDOM FOR TRUTH

This is a brief reflection on chapter III of Pope Saint John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor (1993). The chapter is titled, “Lest the...

THE SORROW OF THE MANGER & THE JOY OF THE CROSS

A good name is better than precious ointment; And the day of death, than the day of birth. It is better to go to...

KINDNESS AND THE CROSS – PART II

The Church is the mystical body of Christ. How unimaginably great an honor this is can be lost at times to those of us...

A COMPARISON BETWEEN SCRIPTURE & THE EUCHARIST

It has occurred to me recently what is probably already obvious to many people, namely that scripture and the Eucharist are similar in many...

KINDNESS AND THE CROSS

In these last days, Christ is always with us. He promised to remain with us when He mysteriously ascended into heaven. For us, He...