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 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.
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.