The Dispatch

What Is “The Nativity”?

December 23, 2020 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. […]

Columns

Ignatius Press at Forty

February 12, 2019 James V. Schall, S.J. 18

In a celebration in St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco this past November, the founders, staff, and several authors recalled the many books and initiatives that have poured forth from that dynamic and innovative source […]

Columns

On the Disappointed Catholic

November 9, 2018 James V. Schall, S.J. 3

To be disappointed about something means it did not live up to expectations, to some standard. A football or basketball team may not live up to its pre-season hopes. Disappointment implies that something which could […]