Robert Bagg has published three books of poetry, including Body
Blows: New and Selected Poems (Massachusetts, 1988) and translated seven
Greek dramas. His latest translation, The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles,
will be published in 2004 by Massachusetts. He has been awarded a Guggenheim
Fellowship, a Prix de Rome, and an NDEA grant.
Robert Brophy, an emeritus professor of English at Long Beach State
University, entered the Society in '46 from St. Ignatius High in San Francisco,
and left in '56 from the University of San Francisco.
Morgan Zo Callahan, who entered the California Province of the Society
of Jesus in 1962 and left in 1972, is now a public school teacher in Southern
California. He takes frequent trips to provide aid -- and a good pair of ears --
to the indigenous peoples of southern Mexico.
Frances DellaCava resides in New York City. She received her Ph.D.
from Fordham University; her doctoral dissertation was a study of men who left
the Roman Catholic priesthood. Currently she is assistant professor of
sociology and director of the Adult Degree Program at Lehman College. With
Prof. M. Engel she has given papers and published articles on women in American
society and, together, they have published two books analyzing the changing role
of women in American detective fiction.
Tom Doyle is a Dominican canon lawyer who warned the U.S. bishops in
1982 about the looming priest-sex-abuse crisis. He was not only ignored, most
tellingly by the head of one bishops' subcommittee, Cardinal Bernard Law, but
pressure was put on the pope's diplomatic office in Washington, D.C., where
Doyle was working, to have him fired. He left and joined the U.S. Army
Chaplain's Corps, then went on to become a star witness in many victim's
Leobard D’Souza was consecrated coadjutor bishop of Jabalpur,
India, by Pope Paul VI in 1964 at the Eucharistic Congress in Bombay.
Ordained a priest in 1956, he studied at Propaganda Fide in Rome. He
returned to India in 1957 and worked as a parish priest in Junwani, a rural
mission in Jabalpur, but after nine months was assigned as private secretary to
the papal pro-nuncio in India, Archbishop James Knox. In 1962 he went to
University College Dublin to read history in preparation for becoming principal
at St. Aloysius School in Jabalpur. In 1964 he was working on his thesis
at the British Museum when he was called to become coadjutor of Jabalpur.
He became ordinary of the diocese that same year and in 1975 became archbishop
of Nagpur, India, a position from which he retired in 1998 because of ill
health. He served as vice president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of
India and for eight years was chair of Caritas India. He also served on
several national and international committees including those concerned with
labor, immigration and refugees, and catechesis. He resides now at St.
Charles Seminary, Nagpur, where he is professor of church history, and conducts
the pastoral workshop for deacons. His regular weekend ministry is in the
small village of Peti Chua. He also conducts retreats and seminars and
provides a variety of tuitions for male and female religious.
Madeline H. Engel, a life-long resident of New York City, earned her
doctorate in sociology at Fordham University where she studied assimilation and
criminology with Rev. Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, SJ She is currently a
professor of sociology and the chair of the Department of Sociology and Social
Work at Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York. Previously she
served as the coordinator of Women’s Studies and Director of Graduate
Studies at Lehman. Dr. Engel has written numerous research monographs, articles
and reviews, as well as six books: Inequality in America; The Drug
Scene; The Italian Experience in the United States (co-edited with S.M. Tomasi);
Minorities in American Society, 6th ed. (with Charles F. Marden and
Glady Meyer); Female Detectives in American Novels (with Frances A. DellaCava);
and Sleuths in Skirts (with Frances A. DellaCava).
Edward M. Fashing is a cattle and grain farmer in Sturgeon, Missouri,
a lector in his parish, and an activist in several farm organizations. He
laments the hard times that have come to farmers in America, and he recommends
we read Victor Davis Hanson’s stirring book, Fields Without Dreams;
Defending the Agrarian Idea, because, he says, “I cannot read the book
without weeping. I may never finish it.” Ed has a BS from Loyola
University of Chicago (1960) and MS in chemistry from DePaul University (1968).
He taught chemistry and physical science for six years at University of Illinois
(Chicago, and he has also taught geology, environmental studies, and the
chemistry of hazardous materials at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, and
physics at Truman State and Columbia College in Missouri. He has done cancer and
aflatoxin chemical research, and worked as audio-visual planning editor for
Encyclopaedia Britannica Film Corp. Some 43 years ago, he married Annette
Lubker. They produced five children, all members of 4H, and raised ten Missouri
State Fair and county fair champion steer carcasses. Ed was Newman Community
faculty moderator at two Illinois colleges.
Don Foran is a professor of English and Philosophy at Centralia
College and The Evergreen State College. He was named Professor of the Year for
the state of Washington by the Carnegie Foundation in 1995. He and his wife,
Maggie, live in Olympia, WA. His daughters Amanda and Erin are flourishing as
Geraldine Glodek lives in Decatur, Illinois. She has taught English to
immigrants in Iowa and in Maine, as well as to scientists in Russia. She
freelances as a writer of multiple-choice test items in a variety of subjects,
an ability she credits to her interdisciplinary Jesuit education at the
University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She also works with autistic children
and writes novels. Her first novel, Nine Bells at the Breaker: An Immigrant's
Story, is set in the coalfields of Pennsylvania in the early 20th century.
Geraldine Glodek's father, uncles, and grandfathers were coal miners.
Peter Henriot, SJ
Robert Blair Kaiser went through ten years in the Society of Jesus,
then, three years shy of ordination, left the Jesuits to pursue a career in
journalism. He covered Vatican II for Time, worked on the religion beat for The
New York Times, and served as journalism chairman at the University of Nevada
Reno. Two of his ten published books deal with Vatican II: Pope, Council and
World, and The Politics of Sex and Religion. Kaiser won the Overseas
Press Club Award in 1963 for the "best magazine reporting of foreign
affairs" for his reporting on the Vatican Council. Editors at three
newspapers have nominated him for Pulitzer Prizes, and the book publisher E.P.
Dutton nominated him for another Pulitzer for his exhaustive 634-page work on
the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a work that will be republished next
year. Since the fall of 1999, Kaiser has been a contributing editor in Rome for
Newsweek magazine. He is also writing a book there on the future of the Church.
He has a contract with CBS Television News to provide color commentary for that
network’s coverage of the next conclave. His latest book is the
autobiographical Clerical Error.
George Keithley's award-winning epic poem The Donner Party was
a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and has been adapted as a play and an opera.
Joyce Carol Oates has praised Keithley as possessing "Whitman's visionary
imagination." He and his wife live in Chico, California.
From his retirement cottage in Maine, Paul Kelly, a former Jesuit from
the New England Province and a retired attorney, has the time and the leisure
and the intelligence to focus on a whole rainbow of topics that mirror our
concerns at JustGoodCompany.com. And the man can write.
Doug McFerran was a Jesuit from 1952-62. He taught philosophy in the
Los Angeles Community College District until his retirement in 2003. He is the
author of IRA Man: Talking with the Rebels and is currently the editor of
ARCCLIGHT, the newsletter published by the Association for the Rights of
Catholics in the Church.
Daniel C. Maguire is a professor of moral theology at Marquette
Vittorio Messori is the first journalist in history to publish a
book-length interview with a pope, the multimillion-selling Crossing the
Threshold of Hope (1994), as well as numerous other works such as
The Ratzinger Report (1987) and his best-selling Jesus
Joe Mulligan is a Detroit Province Jesuit and a longtime missionary in
Central America. He has been on a personal crusade -- to find out what really
happened to Father James Carney, the American priest who disappeared in Honduras
in 1983 after entering that country as a chaplain to a group of Honduran
Anthony T. Padovano holds doctorates and professorships in theology
and literature. He is the author of twenty-eight award winning books and plays,
translated into eight languages. He has been visiting professor at twenty-five
American colleges and universities, lectures world-wide, and appears regularly
in the media on both sides of the Atlantic.
Robert R. Rahl was a California Jesuit from 1963 to 1973. He taught
at New College of California for eighteen years and twice served as
Dean of the School of Humanities. He was later Director of Information
Technology for the California Medical Association from which he retired in 1999.
Married to Laurel Lane for over 25 years, he has three sons and one grandson.
Robert volunteers as a technical advisor to the West Coast Compañeros,
Inc. and its online journal Just Good Company. He grows miniature
roses and preternaturally hot peppers.
Ramón Rami Porta es un cirujano torácico de Barcelona,
España, que se ha interesado por Graham Greene desde sus años en
la facultad de medicina. De ávido lector de los libros de Greene,
progresivamente desarrolló interés por su vida, lo que
conllevó un entendimiento más profundo de la obra y
pensamiento religioso de Greene. Desde la constitución del Graham Greene
Birthplace Trust en Berkhamsted, Reino Unido, en 1997, ha asistido regularmente
al Festival Graham Greene anual organizado por el Trust y ha respaldado
incondicionalmente sus actividades para promocionar y mantener el interés
Ramón Rami Porta is a practicing thoracic surgeon from
Barcelona, Spain, who has been interested in Graham Greene since his years at
medical school. From avid reader of Greene’s books, he progressively
developed an interest in Greene’s life, which provided a more profound
understanding of Greene’s work and religious thinking. Since the
constitution of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust in Berkhamsted, UK, in 1997,
he has become a regular attendant of the annual Graham Greene Festival organized
by the Trust, and an unconditional supporter of its activities to promote and
maintain interest in Greene.
Bruce Russett is the Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations
and Political Science at Yale University.
Michael Saso, a former California Province Jesuit with a PhD from the
University of London, and the author of more than a dozen books on Asian
spirituality, has been commuting between Carmel, California, and various parts
of China and Tibet for the past 15 years. For 20 years, he was a professor of
Religious Studies at the University of Hawaii and he is now on the faculty of
Beijing's Capital Wushu University and the California State University Monterey
Bay. He is the founder of the Beijing-based AARLI, THE ADVANCED ASIAN
RESEARCH AND LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, designed to meet a growing, worldwide need for
high-level, cost-effective study in China under the supervision of a team of
Tom Sheehan recently had a mystery novel released, Death for the
Phantom Receiver, (PublishAmerica) and a collection of poetry, This Rare
Earth & Other Flights, (Lit Pot Press). He has five other books
published, four Pushcart nominations, a Silver Rose Award from ART and has many
print and Internet appearances of poetry, short stories and memoirs.
Leonard Swidler, STL, PhD, Professor of Catholic Thought and
Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (firstname.lastname@example.org) is co-founder of the
Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC — http://arcc-catholic-rights.org/ ),
Chair of its Constitution Committee, and the author or editor of over sixty
books, including: Freedom in the Church, 1969; Bishops and People,
1970; Aufklärung Catholicism 1780-1850, 1978; Küng in
Conflict, 1981; Authority in the Church and the Schillebeeckx Case,
1982; The Church in Anguish: Has the Vatican Betrayed Vatican II?
(co-edited with Hans Küng), 1987; A Catholic Bill of Rights, 1988;
Toward a Catholic Constitution, 1996; For All Life. Toward a Universal
Declaration of a Global Ethic: An Interreligious Dialogue, 1999; The
Study of Religion in an Age of Global Dialogue, 2000.
Jim Torrens, SJ, entered the Jesuits out of St. Ignatius High School
in San Francisco in 1948 and went the normal Jesuit course, including theology
studies and ordination in Belgium. He did his graduate studies in English
literature at the University of Michigan and then, in the turbulence of 1968,
went to teach at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He then had two long stints in
the classroom at Santa Clara University, plus a few years as community superior
at the University of San Francisco. In the 1900s, he was an editor of AMERICA in
New York City. He then spent three years teaching with Mexican Jesuits in
Tijuana and is currently director of the House of Prayer for Priests, a retreat
house in the archdiocese of Los Angeles. His late-life publications:
Presenting Paradise (a translation and commentary of Dante's
"Paradiso," Scranton University Press), Reaching toward God
(essays and poems, Sheed and Ward), and Uphill Running, a Jesuit Life
Dave Van Etten and his wife, Mary Ann, operate a Family Day
Care for children from their San Jose, California, home. Dave entered the
Society in '58, an engineering grad from Santa Clara University, spent three
years as a missionary in Taiwan and the Philippines, and left in 1969 from Alma
College in Los Gatos. He currently serves as a WCCI Director and Chief Financial
Officer, coordinator of the Companions' annual reunion and co-moderator of their
online communication activities.
José María Vigil, CMF es un sacerdote claretiano nacido
en España que ahora vive y trabaja en Centroaméríca. Obtuvo
la licenciatura en teología en la Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca y
la de Santo Tomás en Roma y obtuvo la licentiatura en Psicología,
en especialidad Cliníca, en las Universidades de Salamanca, Madrid y
Managua. Es secretario ejecutivo de CICLA, Conferencia Internacional Claretiana
Latinoamericana y autor de varios libros y artículos, muchos de los
cuales aparecen en el internet. Se pueden localizar en http://www.servicioskoinonia.org.
José María Vigil, CMF is a Claretian priest from Spain
now living and working in Central America. He studied theology at the Pontifical
University in Salamanca and at the Angelicum in Rome, and did studies in
clinical psychology in Salamanca, Madrid and Managua. He is executive secretary
of CICLA, the Conferencia Internacional Claretiana Latinoamericana, and the
author of a number of books and articles, many of which appear (in Spanish) on
the Internet. Go to
http://servicioskoinonia.org. He says he is working "for the coming of the
Reign of Christ, for world justice, a correct globalization, the cause of women,
the option for the poor, the recovery of self-esteem and hope by the poor and by
their organizations, for ecology, for ecumenism and the end of "invierno
the end of winter in the Church.