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An instrument of unity

October 20, 2013
An intelligent, articulate, young Jesuit, Matt Malone entered the Society of Jesus in 2002 and was ordained a priest on June 9, 2012. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fordham University, Heythrop College and the University of London and the Catholic University of Louvain. Prior to his journalistic career with and leadership of the well-known AMERICA Magazine, Fr. Malone served as deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life. His work has appeared in numerous national and international publications. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Fr. Malone spoke to a failing of the Catholic clergy: “‘We are not giving an account of the joy that is within us,’ he said. Equally troublesome for [Matt] is how the American church, which should be ‘an instrument of unity,’ has ‘thoughtlessly imported’ the ‘extremely partisan, hyper-ideological, very broken public debate’ that defines this country’s [American] politics.” Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, for a thought-provoking interview with Fr. Matt Malone, SJ, the youngest editor-in-chief of the excellent Jesuit publication, AMERICA Magazine. (New York Times Interview: nyti.ms/1bccQ2o)

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