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Sacred: in the World, in the Heart

More than 50 years ago, very early in my years as a Jesuit, I attended a conference on the international mission of the Society of Jesus. The keynote speaker, Fr Horatio de la Costa, SJ echoed a sentiment attributed to Jerónimo Nadal early in the Society’s history when he told the gathered Jesuits, “We must have hearts as large as the world.” The words ignited a new fire in me. Unexpectedly, they prompted me on a course that just two years later would find me in Kathmandu, Nepal, embarking on my first...

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HDS Interview: as I became president of the Catholic Theological Society of America

I was elected Vice President of the Catholic Theological Society of America in 2019, and then, after being VP and then President-Elect, on June 12 I became President, an office I will hold until June 2023.

Mike Naughton, Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Harvard Divinity School, recently interviewed me about the position, its opportunities and challenges - you can read the interview here:...

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