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SCM Masthead 

MASTHEAD

The editorial, creative, and production teams responsible for making both the print and digital versions of the magazine a reality.

 

Winter 2014

From the Editor 

FROM THE EDITOR

You see those two words on the cover—Faith, Politics. Let's talk about where they meet and part, in the past and the present: from the time of the historic Jesus to Government 2.0. And other conversations worth having.

 

Winter 2014

Letters 

LETTERS

Readers write: three cheers for the successful completion of the Leavey Challenge, hurrah for 25 years of photos by Charles Barry, and comments on Janet Napolitano ’79 becoming president of the University of California system.

 

Winter 2014

Afterwords 

AFTERWORDS

Political scientist Jane L. Curry takes a long view: "What I've learned from cowboys, clerics, and communists." They're lessons gleaned from growing up in the west, living alongside Jesuits, and studying Poland for more than 40 years.

 

Winter 2014

Parting Shot 

PARTING SHOT

New Day Rising: a moment with the women’s rowing team at Lexington Reservoir. The 2014 season begins in March.

 

Winter 2014

Contributors 

CONTRIBUTORS

The writers, photographers, illustrators, and other folk whose work you'll find in the mag.

 

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

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.

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.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.