America Authors: William J. O'Malley, S.J.

William J. O’Malley, S.J., has been writing for America since the early 1980s. He has published over 40 articles in our pages, and has won numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association. A teacher at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, N.Y., he is the author of Help My Unbelief, which is reviewed in the issue of February 23. A selection of Father O’Malley’s articles for America appears below.

Carl Sagan’s Gospel of Scientism,  February 7, 1981

Fathering an Adolescent Boy, June 4, 1988

Understanding Reconciliation, March 7, 1992

Understanding Sex Before Sin, September 23, 2002 

The Eye and I, December 10, 2007

Accessible Holiness, July 30, 2007

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“My folks taught us that if someone is hungry, you feed them. That if someone is thirsty, you give them drink. If someone is a stranger you welcome them into your home.”
Michael O'LoughlinFebruary 27, 2017
Almost all major cities in the United States have experienced major decreases in violent crime over the past 25 years.
James T. KeaneFebruary 24, 2017
This is not a country at ease with itself, if it ever were. The United Kingdom continues to display more and more intolerance and anger.
David StewartFebruary 24, 2017

On St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate our Irish heritage and our good fortune to be Americans.

George J. MitchellFebruary 24, 2017