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  • Rise up, my love

    Rise up, my love

    There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. And there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there. Writer Brian Doyle suumons one such place in Oregon.

    Winter 2014

  • Welcome to Citizenville

    Welcome to Citizenville

    Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

    Winter 2014

  • A brief history of zealotry

    A brief history of zealotry

    Reza Aslan ’95 in conversation with three SCU scholars of religion—Paul Crowley, S.J., Catherine Murphy ’83, M.A. ’87, and David Pinault—about faith, politics, and how we talk about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Winter 2014

  • These things are real

    These things are real

    Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., M.Div. ’78 talks with Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 about finding grace versus the dark side, requesting the last seat on the Titanic, and a question all Catholic priests face: How can you live this life healthily as a celibate?

    Winter 2014

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  • Uneasy money

    Uneasy money

    Mario Belotti and Maria Farley, 10 Apr 2014

    The policies of the Fed have added more than $1 trillion toward U.S. income inequality, says a study by an SCU scholar and researcher.

  • Cultivating compassion

    Cultivating compassion

    Kirk O. Hanson, 29 Mar 2014

    What do we mean when we talk about ethics and compassion in business? In a visit to Santa Clara, the Dalai Lama suggested three things to keep in mind.

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  • Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Marilynne Robinson and Steven Boyd Saum, 28 Mar 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

  • The Catholic writer today

    The Catholic writer today

    Jay Hooks, S.J., and Dana Gioia, 20 Mar 2014

    Dana Gioia writes about matters of faith, writing, creativity, and courage. And he argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

  • A cut to California’s future

    A cut to California’s future

    Michael E. Engh, S.J., 12 Mar 2014

    The Cal Grant program, which has provided funding for more than 2.3 million students in the state since it was launched, is in jeopardy.

  • Degnan's rules

    Degnan's rules

    Chris Bruno '84, 3 Mar 2014

    James Degnan taught, ripped, cajoled, and inspired generations of Santa Clara writing students—all in his own discomforting style.

  • The what, the how, and the where to

    The what, the how, and the where to

    Clay Hamilton, 27 Feb 2014

    In his annual State of the University address, President Michael Engh, S.J., detailed three themes that connect the University to its broader communities—and help determine where it’s headed.

  • A Bronco for life

    A Bronco for life

    Matt Schwab, 17 Feb 2014

    Women’s soccer coach Jerry Smith inks a seven-year contract to remain at SCU.