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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.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJuly 21, 2016
The faith is more than cult and code.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMay 25, 2016
Political homilies need not be limited to ethical issues.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyApril 21, 2016
Francis appeals to the visual sense for understanding authentic love.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMarch 16, 2016
This is not a Muslim or a Christian or a Jewish or a pagan Greek problem.
Faith Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyFebruary 18, 2016
As we drape the church in purple, we sharpen the will.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJanuary 19, 2016
The annual convention of the American Philosophical Association could rarely be described as a festive affair. Thousands of anxious philosophy professors descend on a hotel to give papers on obscure topics as graduate students grimly run the gantlet of hiring committees in a windowless ballroom tryi
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyDecember 10, 2015
Practitioners have become apologists for their beloved but apparently irrelevant fields.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyNovember 04, 2015
With dramatic flair, the church in November urges us to pray for the dead as nature undergoes its annual decline.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyOctober 07, 2015
This expanded intervention of the state weakens personal freedom.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleySeptember 08, 2015
The euthanasia juggernaut has become a campaign to eliminate the disabled.