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Pope Francis Reaction

Santa Clara was at the epicenter of local and national news of the selection March 13 of Argentine Jesuit, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, to be the new Pope Francis.  Arthur Liebscher, S.J. (History) and Alfonso Gomez, S.J., who is on sabbatical at SCU from his recent post as provincial of Argentina' s Jesuits, spoke to CBS5, NBC Bay Area, KTVU Fox, ABC, the San Jose Mercury News, and Univision about their respective friendships with the new pope. Fr. Liebscher's comments also appeared on Good Morning America. Thomas Cattoi (JST) was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle  the San Jose Mercury News, KCBS,  KTVU,  and KLIV and KSFB radio, and Bay Area Reporter;  Luis Calero, S.J., (Anthropology) was quoted in a New York Times story reprinted in several other publications;  Gerald McKevitt, S.J. (History) spoke to the Los Angeles Times; Paul Crowley, S.J. (Religious Studies) and Michael McCarthy, S.J. (Ignatian Center) spoke to KGO Radio; Eric Hanson (Political Science) spoke to CBS News and KCBS radio;  Gary Macy (Religious Studies) shared his perspective in National Catholic Reporter, which was referenced in the Christian Science Monitor as well; and Sally Vance-Trembath (Religious Studies) was quoted by the Christian Science Monitor and KCBS radio, and was a guest twice on KGO radio. Matt Smith (Campus Ministry) shot video of student and staff reaction to the news, which was used in an NBC report. Students Katherine Sanderson and Marissa Mannick were quoted in an NBC story reacting positively to the news of the Pope's election. 


Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media in the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.

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