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Francis X. Clooney, S.J., is the Parkman Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, and a scholar of Hinduism and Hindu-Christian studies. He wrote for America’s In All Things column between 2007 and 2016. His latest book, The Future of Hindu-Christian Studies, has recently been published by Routledge.

FaithFaith and Reason
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
We shouldn't get rid of the priesthood. We should reconnect it to the holiness of God.
In All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
It is in Christ—in all things—that we learn to see the world anew.
FaithIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
To study Ramanuja and his writings is to gain a glimpse of a Hindu tradition that is old and deep, learned and pious.
Demonstrators shout and hold signs in front of the White House in Washington Nov. 10 following President-elect Donald Trump's victory in the Nov. 8 election (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters).
Politics & SocietyIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
This “not” is no solution, whether it is hurled against Mr. Trump or against President Obama.
FaithIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Two saintly Christians separated by only a few decades in time.
FaithIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
It is helpful and healthy to put aside the myth of sure and sunny progress. Our nation is a very good one, even if it’s never been the “greatest nation on earth.”
FaithIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
A desire to return to nature need not be labeled “un-Christian.” Ashes to ashes, after all.
Women hold children while sifting through plastic bottles at a recycling factory in Mohammadpur, Bangladesh, Oct. 26. (CNS photo/Abir Abdullah, EPA)
FaithIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
No religious community can exempt itself from responsibility for the earth.
FaithIn All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
I have been deeply influenced by Hinduism in preparing my homilies, but I have almost never mentioning Hinduism from the pulpit.
New College in Edinburgh
In All Things
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
The building of walls and the exclusion of the stranger are truly not the main forces of our time.