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.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyFebruary 21, 2018
Race, class and gender are only the preludes to a personal identity bearing the marks of deliberation, struggle and choice.
Arts & Culture Last Take
John J. ConleyDecember 28, 2017
Robert Lowell, a leader in the confessional poetry movement, suffered from bipolar disorder.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyNovember 27, 2017
Sanger argued for compulsory sterilization and segregation for people with disabilities.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleySeptember 19, 2017
John F. Kennedy’s austere brand of patriotism still shines.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleySeptember 05, 2017
From its inception, the abolition of human death and aging has been one of the goals of transhumanism.
Pope Francis speaks on April 4 to participants at a Vatican conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical on development, "Populorum Progressio." At left is Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout).
Faith In All Things
John J. ConleyJune 26, 2017
Cardinal Turkson insists that the ultimate causes of environmental degradation must be sought in the sinfulness of the human person.
Arts & Culture Short Take
John J. ConleyMay 19, 2017
I am an addict. I am a hoarder. I cannot give up books.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleyApril 19, 2017
In its mature form politeness is a species of charity.
Arts & Culture Last Take
John J. ConleyMarch 23, 2017
Rather than being a recent outcropping of American pop culture at its most vulgar, “Wheel of Fortune” is arguably our clearest survival of classical civilization.
Politics & Society Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyFebruary 22, 2017
Erasing good news about people with disabilities can only encourage the choice to abort people with Down syndrome in the first place.