William J. O'Malley, S.J.

William J. OMalley, 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 OMalleys articles for America appears below.

Carl Sagans 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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