William J. Byron

In All Things
November 20, 2015
'Sacrifice is usually difficult and irksome. Only love can make it easy, and perfect love can make it a joy.'
April 29, 2015
The Jesuits in American higher education have lost the principle of assignment. In its place, the principle of attraction has been at work since the 1970s. Previously, the superior of a Jesuit province would, after appropriate consultation, assign one of his men to a given college or university facu
February 17, 2015
There is a link waiting to be forged between civilian national service and post-service higher educational benefits. If pursued, this link could help ease the burden of student debt and help students meet the out-of-reach prices of higher education. What I have in mind here is voluntary national ser
May 01, 2014
Many readers of The Wall Street Journal have children in college or are guiding their offspring toward the “right choice” of a college as their secondary school years wind down. So it was not surprising to find a feature article in the Journal’s “Wealth Management” sect
October 08, 2012

Principles, once internalized, lead to something. They prompt activity, impel motion, direct choices. A principled person always has a place to stand, knows where he or she is coming from and likely to end up. Principles always lead the person who possesses them some­where, for some purpose, to

April 30, 2012
Exit interviews shed light on empty pews
Books
February 21, 2011
A history of American labor by Philip Dray
January 03, 2011
What exit interviews could teach us about lapsed Catholics
Books
August 02, 2010
The banker who saved London
Books
August 13, 2007
I found myself rooting for this book as I went through the early pages But about one-third through Consumed I began thinking ldquo repetitious rdquo then tried to convince myself that it had a nice ldquo range rdquo but eventually had to admit that it was a rambling reflection best described