Charles M. Whelan, S.J., R.I.P.

Charles M. Whelan, S.J., the longest serving editor in America's history, died this morning at the age of 83. In the coming days you will surely hear more from my colleagues about the man they worked with for so many years. Here Fr. Whelan, who also taught at Fordham Law School, remembers the first article he wrote for the magazine. May he rest in peace.


Tim Reidy


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Anabela de Oliveira
7 years 11 months ago
A Champion of the First Amendment, and a very dear friend


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