I am very pleased to introduce our newest addition to Vox Nova: Nathan O’Halloran, SJ.
I have known Nathan since we were classmates at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He bested me in just about everything: academics; athletics; and being Catholic. He was an exemplary student; a standout rugby-player; founder of the campus publication, The Gadfly; and a spiritual leader in campus worship, evangelization, and missionary outreach.
After being out of touch for several years, we met again at our alma mater in 2008, at the Conference on Christian Philosophy: The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion, where he gave a rich paper on Jean-Luc Marion and Luce Irigaray that I still refer-to to this day.
Nathan comes from a missionary family working between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. As a Jesuit, he continues his solidarity with the poor through the vows of his vocation. He currently teaches Homeric Greek, Scripture, and Theology at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
I consider Nathan to be more than an accomplished young man of brilliant intellect and kind heart—he is a personal role model to me.
So, naturally, I am thrilled that he will be joining us at Vox Nova. He should be an original and timely voice that might help us all on our shared paths of conversion. His interests are broad, and his life models his words.
To read some of his previous work, you can find him blogging at Whosoever Desires. Welcome to Vox Nova, Nathan!