A Jesuit Says Goodbye

Here’s something you don’t see every day: in a letter, a priest nearing his 80th birthday explains his decision to leave both the priesthood and the Jesuit order after nearly half a century. Details:  In a lengthy, moving letter to friends and colleagues, veteran Jesuit priest Bert Thelen explains his reasons for leaving the order [Read More...]

Meet Matt Malone, editor of America

I can report from personal experience that Fr. Matt Malone is a very nice man, and exceedingly tall.  I first met him a few years ago, when he was a guest on my TV show, “Currents.”  Now we’re both working as magazine editors. He’s being profiled in the New York Times. I’m not. Go figure. [Read More...]

Pope greets Jesuit superior general: “He insisted I treat him like any other Jesuit”

A statement from Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicholas, following yesterday’s meeting with his fellow Jesuit, Pope Francis: “At the personal invitation of the Pope Francis, I went to the Santa Marta House, which had been used for the Cardinals present at the Conclave, at 5:30 p.m. He was at the entrance and received me [Read More...]

Fordham Republicans cancel appearance by Ann Coulter, as school president slams invitation

Salon has details, including the two statements, reprinted below: The College Republicans, a student club at Fordham University, has invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus on November 29. The event is funded through student activity fees and is not open to the public nor the media. Student groups are allowed, and encouraged, to invite [Read More...]

World’s oldest active teacher is a Jesuit

Details:  Guinness World Records has honored a Jesuit with the record of world’s oldest active teacher. Jesuit Father Geoffrey Schneider, hailing from Sydney, Australia, turns 100 in December. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at him. “When I ask the students to guess my age, they usually say 70,” says Fr. Schneider, who teaches [Read More...]

America magazine names new editor

And he’s the youngest ever: For over a century, America, the only national Catholic weekly magazine in the United States, has provided a provocative and distinctly Jesuit voice on religion, society, politics and culture.  That proud history continues today as America’s board of directors named Matt Malone, SJ its newest and youngest editor-in-chief.  Father Malone, 40, who [Read More...]

"What's on your PowerBook?" Meet the Jesuit who appeared in an Apple ad

The ad above was selected as one of the best Apple ads by an editor at Huffington Post.  The Jesuit priest — Creighton University’s Fr. Don Doll, who appeared in it (along with rocker Todd Rundgren) — dropped an e-mail about the experience to CNS: In an email titled “A bit of Creighton in Apple [Read More...]


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