Month: July 2014

Vulpes Random: Project SJ

I’m introducing my brand-new project on VL today!

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Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. What better day to announce a new project, all about Jesuits?

The heart of Project SJ is a growing collection of interviews with Jesuit priests and brothers about vocation, identity  and the Jesuit ethos: in other words, what they do, why they do it, and how they began. It’s early days—I had the idea in May, voiced it aloud in June, and here we are—but my interviewees already include a world-class planetary scientist, a chaplain at America’s most infamous state prison, an Irish social justice campaigner and a South African parish priest.

If you also wonder who the Jesuits are and how they tick, why not head over and take a look? And if you’d like an insight into the world of the first and greatest Jesuit of all…

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In reverse order…

My review of SCARS by Paul Murray OP is in this week’s Tablet.

My interview with the fabulous Paul Cornell (author of LONDON FALLING) is here.

Another interview, with the equally fabulous Julie Cohen (author of DEAR THING) is here.

And my tribute to the awful poetry of Matthew Fairchild is here.