John J. Conley, S.J., is a Jesuit of the Maryland Province and a regular columnist for America. He is the current Francis J. Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University, Maryland.
Faith Last Take
John J. ConleyMarch 13, 2020
How could he see so clearly the need to respect the vulnerable and then abuse those under his spiritual care?
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyJanuary 24, 2020
There is something contradictory in a society that claims to be protective of the vulnerable but shows a callous indifference to the fate of human beings before the moment of birth.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyAugust 02, 2019
The current occupant of the White House has now turned his rage on you, my adopted city. I think it is time for a valentine for a troubled city I have come to love.
in ‘Never Look Away,’ Doctor Seeband, played by Sebastian Koch, smoothly transitions from denying the rights of the individual in the name of the Volk to denying them in the name of class struggle. (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics)
Arts & Culture Film
John J. ConleyApril 19, 2019
In ‘Never Look Away,’ the murderous eugenicist and the abortionist, the Nazi and the Communist, become one.
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Faith Last Take
John J. ConleyMarch 27, 2019
The church’s doctrine of the last things underscores the mystery we face as we ponder death.
A young man on Oct. 29 at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyNovember 02, 2018
First, we need to address the very image of God we present in our worship.
Faith News Analysis
John J. ConleyOctober 16, 2018
The lecture provoked no hostile reaction from the students who heard it. But a media firestorm erupted.
Faith Last Take
John J. ConleyMay 22, 2018
In May, my cousin Christina and her husband Tyler were murdered in their home.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyApril 24, 2018
There is a difference between discriminating against someone because of the group to which he belongs and discriminating against someone on the basis of his actions.
Arts & Culture Last Take
John J. ConleyMarch 22, 2018
I recoil when I read autobiographical explanations of someone else’s work. But not in these cases.