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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.
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.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJuly 21, 2015
Pope Francis' outlook sharply diverges from that promoted by many prominent environmentalists.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMay 28, 2015
Freddie Gray died on April 19 from spinal injuries sustained while he was in custody, being transported in a police van. Protests surrounding his death turned violent on the evening of April 25. The violence intensified on April 27, the day of Gray’s funeral, with a night of arson, looting and
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyApril 22, 2015
Observers of the anti-Armenian campaign quickly noted its genocidal nature.
Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyMarch 18, 2015
Suspicious of all political utopias, Ionesco rejected the efforts at a partisan recuperation of the drama.