Service & Spirituality

  • Be three things: Voice, witness, solution

    Be three things: Voice, witness, solution

    Jeff Gire and Eboo Patel, 6 May 2014

    Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel on the meaning of interfaith—and solving problems in Silicon Valley both in the long run and right now.

  • The equalizer

    The equalizer

    Jeff Gire, 15 Apr 2014

    How a modest sum given by one family changed the future of Marty Boyer ’78.

    Spring 2014

  • Finding awakening in all things

    Finding awakening in all things

    Thomas Cattoi, 23 Jan 2014

    Ignatian spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism are distinct traditions but their core teachings reveal a spiritual kinship on finding the divine in all things, says scholar Thomas Cattoi.

  • Rise up, my love

    Rise up, my love

    Brian Doyle, 15 Dec 2013

    There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. And there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there. Writer Brian Doyle suumons one such place in Oregon.

    Winter 2014

  • The chaplain is in the House

    The chaplain is in the House

    Jeremy Herb ’08, 15 Dec 2013

    With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

    Winter 2014

  • These things are real

    These things are real

    Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, 15 Dec 2013

    Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., M.Div. ’78 talks with Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 about finding grace versus the dark side, requesting the last seat on the Titanic, and a question all Catholic priests face: How can you live this life healthily as a celibate?

    Winter 2014

  • What I’ve learned from cowboys, clerics, and communists

    What I’ve learned from cowboys, clerics, and communists

    Jane L. Curry, 15 Dec 2013

    Political scientist Jane L. Curry takes a long view—and shares lessons gleaned from growing up in the west, living alongside Jesuits, and studying Poland for more than 40 years.

    Winter 2014

  • At the Ambo

    At the Ambo

    Jean Molesky-Poz, 20 Nov 2013

    Religious studies lecturer Jean Molesky-Poz comments on the unique perspective of women preachers.

  • In pursuit of a pastoral church

    In pursuit of a pastoral church

    Tom Reese, S.J., 18 Oct 2013

    National Catholic Reporter senior analyst Thomas Reese, S.J., argues how Pope Francis might reform the Catholic Church.

  • The frontier in our backyard

    The frontier in our backyard

    Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., 10 Jun 2013

    At a daylong immersion, nine SCU leaders learn how the University can build bridges to disadvantaged community neighbors.