Voices

Fr. Schlegel joined America as president and publisher in November 2011. Prior to coming to America, he served as president of Creighton University (2000-2011) and the University of San Francisco (1991-2000). Fr. Schlegel also worked as Creighton University's assistant academic

In All Things
John P. Schlegel, S.J.August 14, 2013
In his Autobiography St Ignatius of Loyola wrote ldquo he sat down for a little while with his face to the river mdash Cardoner mdash which was running deep While he was seated there the eyes of his understanding began to be opened though he did not see any vision he understood and knew many
Of Many Things
John P. Schlegel, S.J.November 19, 2012
The "good sisters" provided an education never to be experienced again.
The Good Word
John P. Schlegel, S.J.November 15, 2012
The story is told of a woman who left instructions for her children that when she died they should place on her grave a parking meter that read ldquo Time expired rdquo As we rapidly approach the end of the church rsquo s year time expired is also our theme This time of year as the days sho
The Good Word
John P. Schlegel, S.J.October 19, 2012
We all have our favorite gospel I like Luke for his story telling and his stress on women and the marginalized Matthew for his focus on the gentile converts John for his theology his focus on Jesus as the lsquo word rsquo of God and his play on light darkness And today rsquo s author Mark
The Good Word
John P. Schlegel, S.J.September 28, 2012
Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time B On October 11 the Catholic Church and indeed the broader world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council For some of you this date is simply an historical fact others remember it vaguely while others experienced its
Of Many Things
John P. Schlegel, S.J.July 02, 2012
Our very contact with nature has a deep, restorative power.
The Good Word
John P. Schlegel, S.J.June 12, 2012
Today rsquo s feast of Corpus Christi originated in the 12th century to specifically celebrate the institution of the Holy Eucharist Jesus instituted the Eucharist at his last supper but since the Last Supper was on Holy Thursday the day before the death of the Lord the mood of individual Christ
The Good Word
John P. Schlegel, S.J.May 24, 2012
Today the church brings to a close the annual celebration of the Lenten and Easter seasons Beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with today rsquo s feast of Pentecost the Catholic community has reflected and celebrated the great moments in the life of Jesus that point to him as our redeemer and
The Good Word
John P. Schlegel, S.J.May 18, 2012
As you know the liturgical year follows the chronological development of the church Every year we find ourselves in a place between the Ascension and Pentecost In the Feast of the Ascension we find that Jesus mdash who came into the world to reveal who the Father really is mdash was unsuccessful
Of Many Things
John P. Schlegel, S.J.May 14, 2012
Jesuit universities are places of disciplinary mastery, intellectual honesty, pluralism and mutual respect.