• Closing the Cave of the Winds

    Closing the Cave of the Winds

    It wasn’t a beauty but it was all right—author Khaled Hosseini ’88 offers a heartfelt ode to the end of the 49ers’ Candlestick Park.

  • His life in our hands

    His life in our hands

    Religion scholar Elizabeth Drescher remembers Nelson Mandela and the legacy of his ever transforming generosity.

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Santa Clara Magazine.

  • 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

  • The chaplain is in the House

    The chaplain is in the House

    With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

    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

  • Citizen Newsom

    Citizen Newsom

    From a conversation with Gavin Newsom ’89 and SCM editor Steven Boyd Saum in October 2013 at Founders Den, a space for startups and entrepreneurs in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood where Newsom’s office is located.

    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

  • Goooaal!

    Goooaal!

    Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

    Winter 2014

Summer 2014

Table of contents

Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

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

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.