Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., is president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
Faith Vantage Point
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.January 02, 2018
"The center of my theology? Good Lord, that can't be anything else but God as mystery and Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen One, as the historical event in which this God turns irreversibly toward us in self-communication."
Arts & Culture Ideas
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.October 20, 2017
At the heart of Anne Frank’s life and witness is a hopeful faith in humanity.
European Parliament employees set up a portrait of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl before an European ceremony in Strasbourg on July 1. The ceremony was followed by a requiem Mass at the cathedral in Speyer, Germany. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Politics & Society Last Take
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.July 11, 2017
Mourners from across the continent praised Helmut Kohl's vision for a united Europe
Politics & Society Short Take
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.January 20, 2017
Refugees are survivors. As Americans, we share their values.
Politics & Society Art
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 22, 2016
As the historic presidency of Barack Obama comes to an end, our country is reminded that the African-American story continues to be written today.
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.September 22, 2016
“A world without color would seem dead,” she said in a 1972 interview. “Color, for me, is life.”
Stuart Davis, "Percolator" (1927)
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.August 16, 2016
“Everything I have done since,” the artist later said, “has been based on that eggbeater idea.”
Rhyton in the form of a Centaur
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.June 29, 2016
Alexander the Great created a new world of encounter and multiplicity.
“Color Panels for a Large Wall,” by Ellsworth Kelly, 1978
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.March 09, 2016
Kelly’s work abstracted from visual experience only to return us to it.
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 09, 2015
It is the birth the artists paint, not the incarnation as such.