Service & Spirituality

  • Acting to end homelessness

    Acting to end homelessness

    Michael Engh, S.J., and John A. Sobrato '60, 26 May 2015

    Can we eradicate homelessness? We must translate information into action, argues SCU president Michael Engh, S.J., and philanthropist John A. Sobrato ’60.

  • The meaning of mercy

    The meaning of mercy

    David DeCosse and Luis Calero, 13 Feb 2015

    A Q&A in the Mission Church with Cardinal Rodríguez, one of the most influential leaders of the Catholic Church today

  • The fragility of faith

    The fragility of faith

    Michael C. McCarthy, S.J. ’87, M.Div. ’97, 1 Feb 2015

    Or, how can a thinking person still believe in God?

    Winter 2015

  • Rebound

    Rebound

    Mitch Finley ’73, 1 Feb 2015

    Lessons from the court and the chapel in dealing with addiction, mental illness, and some of society’s most despised. A journey with Liz Bruno ’82, M.A. ’86.

    Winter 2015

  • La verdad

    La verdad

    Mary Jo (Hull) Ignoffo ’78, 3 Nov 2014

    Historian Mary Jo (Hull) Ignoffo ’78 talks about the 1989 UCA massacres in El Salvador and how she helped tell the story of witness Lucía Cerna.

  • Hearing the cry of the poor

    Hearing the cry of the poor

    Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, 15 Oct 2014

    The murder of six Jesuits and two women in El Salvador in November 1989 marked a turning point in the country’s civil war. What do they have to say to us now?

    Fall 2014

  • The fragility of faith

    The fragility of faith

    Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., 30 Jun 2014

    How can a thinking person still believe in God? Michael McCarthy, S.J., considers the role of God at academic institutions and the necessary conditions for faith to endure.

  • 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.