Though others have commented on the passing of Fr. Ray Ryland, beloved priest and father, I would like to add a few remarks of my own.
I knew Fr. Ryland, he was very kind to me, and for a time he served as my confessor.
Just the Facts
For those who may not be aware of who Fr. Ryland was, here are some of the basic facts:
Oklahoma native Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D., was an Episcopal clergyman from 1950–1963. In 1963 he was received with his wife, Ruth, and their five children into the Catholic Church. Twenty years later, he was ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic Church, with a dispensation from the rule of celibacy under the Pastoral Provision.
Fr. Ryland served as a naval...READ MORE