Service & Spirituality

  • Why Pope Francis is different, and why a Jesuit pope is rare

    Why Pope Francis is different, and why a Jesuit pope is rare

    William J. Rewak, S.J., 4 Apr 2013

    SCU Chancellor William Rewak, S.J., looks at how the simplicity and humility of Francis I makes him both a unique pope and a common Jesuit.

  • What it means for one of my brothers to become pope

    What it means for one of my brothers to become pope

    James Martin, S.J., 2 Apr 2013

    Why is it hard to imagine a Jesuit could be pope? Author and editor James Martin, S.J., offers his take.

  • Is Pope Benedict's Twitter pilgrimage ministry?

    Is Pope Benedict's Twitter pilgrimage ministry?

    Elizabeth Drescher, 27 Jan 2013

    New media and religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher asks whether the Pope on Twitter really represents a digital ministry. Should it?

  • Politics and the ethics of dialogue

    Politics and the ethics of dialogue

    Michael McCarthy, S.J., 4 Oct 2012

    Michael McCarthy, S.J., suggests open use of scripture from all sacred texts may be the key to overcoming divisiveness in public discourse.

  • Shine a light

    Shine a light

    Jon Teel '12, 24 May 2012

    Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi traded a life of privilege for one of religious devotion. This year the University celebrates this woman and saint, whose name it bears.

    Summer 2012

  • A new dean for the Jesuit School of Theology

    A new dean for the Jesuit School of Theology

    Deepa Arora, 24 May 2012

    Thomas Massaro, S.J., has been welcomed as the new dean for JST.

    Summer 2012

  • Kenya to the Breakers

    Kenya to the Breakers

    Marika Krause & Clay Hamilton, 18 May 2012

    An SCU student straps on running shoes for a good cause.

  • What will you be?

    What will you be?

    David McKay Wilson, 5 Apr 2012

    San Francisco’s Immaculate Conception Academy has found a work-study program that gives low-income students what they need. Starting with a bigger view of the world.

    Spring 2012

  • Opening new doors in the Philippines

    Opening new doors in the Philippines

    Dona LeyVa, 5 Apr 2012

    Introducing Casa Bayanihan—a place to learn, work, and be changed forever.

    Spring 2012

  • Celebrating La Virgen

    Celebrating La Virgen

    Monique Marie DeJong '08, 5 Apr 2012

    SCU and the Sacred Heart Parish commemorate the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a 15-year tradition—and a four-year scholarship.

    Spring 2012