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.
This May 5, 2019, file photo shows Alex Trebek gestures while presenting an award at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek died Sunday, Nov. 8, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years (photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File).
Arts & Culture Television
John J. Conley, S.J.November 10, 2020
Trebek guided us through what remains of an older, genteel culture that prized intellectual achievement.
Margaret Sanger, far left, at the Zurich Birth Control Conference in September 1930 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. Conley, S.J.July 28, 2020
Even Planned Parenthood now seems embarrassed by Sanger’s support for forced sterilization, writes John J. Conley. Her targeting of the black population to reduce birth rates is equally troubling.
Faith Last Take
John J. Conley, S.J.March 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. Conley, S.J.January 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. Conley, S.J.August 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. Conley, S.J.April 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. Conley, S.J.March 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. Conley, S.J.November 02, 2018
First, we need to address the very image of God we present in our worship.
Faith News Analysis
John J. Conley, S.J.October 16, 2018
The lecture provoked no hostile reaction from the students who heard it. But a media firestorm erupted.
Faith Last Take
John J. Conley, S.J.May 22, 2018
In May, my cousin Christina and her husband Tyler were murdered in their home.