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Archive for November 29th 2011

John P. Schlegel, S.J., describes his journey from president of Creighton University to president and publisher of America Press, Inc. A native of Iowa, Fr. Schlegel has spent most of his ministry in university administration. He is a longtime reader of America, and here describes some of his hopes for the magazine as it navigates the new media environment and seeks to attract the next generation of readers.

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When John Endres, S.J., and Julia Prinz, V.D.M.F., traveled to Asia in 2009 with a delegation from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, they were not sure to expect. Their trip gave them unique insights into the lives of their students, in particular women religious, who travel from the Pacific Rim to study theology in Berkeley. They witnessed women working closely with the poor and practicing a theology that grew from the culture. Sr. Prinz and Fr. Endres recently spoke about their journey at a "Theology in the City" lecture sponsored by JSTB.

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The editors discuss the PBS Frontline documentary, "Syria Undercover"; George Packer's analysis of inequality in America from Foreign Affairs; and Karen Sue Smith's essay from the November 21 issue on the life of Leonard Woolf.

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Michael F. Suarez, S.J., describes his role as director of Rare Book School, and discusses the moment of crisis and opportunity facing the book industry. Father Suarez is also a poet, who won the Foley Poetry Prize in 2008 for his poem "Going."

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Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York recently spoke with James Martin, S.J., about his new book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life during the the archbishop's weekly radio program on The Catholic Channel. Audio courtesy Sirius Satellite Radio.

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