Sojourns with Schall

On the first day of Spring

March 20, 2017 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

Exactly four years ago on the First Day of Spring, I left Washington to come here to Los Gatos in California. The day of departure, the Spring Equinox, was deliberately chosen. The days become longer; […]

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The Subjective Church

February 26, 2017 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

I. In all institutions we find a difference between what the constitutions or authorized descriptions define them to be and what they turn out to be in practice. We hear of two constitutions—one “written” and […]

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The Bomb That Never Detonated

January 16, 2017 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

I. Back in the early 1970s, in the heyday of unceasing rancor over Humanae Vitae, a great number of books were published that prophesied disaster for the human race. Among the most famous was Paul Ehrlich’s widely […]

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What Is “The Nativity”?

December 21, 2016 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

“What is?” questions are of particular significance. When we see or hear of something before us or of something happening, we want to know what it is. We are not satisfied until we find out. […]

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On voting by not voting

October 5, 2016 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

Many of the folks I know tell me that they cannot vote for either candidate in November. Powerful reasons are given about why each candidate would be a disaster in the White House. Since we […]