“Step in the Bullpen,” or Incarceration and Dehumanization

Joe Assadourian’s “The Bullpen” is less a “mock trial” than a mockery of a trial. Dan Dixon writes on the drama in our broken court systems.

Smiling in the Snow

One Friend to Another: Seeing Goodness

Covered by snow or mistakes or imperfection, goodness just might be underneath the surface. Michael Rossmann unearths a theme from posts in the last month and notes how spending more time trying to see the good around him is just what he needs.


Because Mom: Meeting God Again for the First Time

In his TJP debut, Damian Torres-Botello, SJ remembers receiving a difficult phone call and a compassionate friend one late night on the streets of Chicago.

TV...love or hate?
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My love/hate relationship with TV

Brian Strassburger takes a look at popular TV shows and whether he can keep watching them.

The Many Ways of Love
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14 (Other) Ways to Show Love on St. Valentine’s Day

Joe Simmons, SJ offers 14 ways to show the people in our lives love on Valentine’s Day — or any day.

Blessed Junípero Serra

Canonizing History

Ken Homan explores what canonizging a controversial saint-to-be means for how we think about the past

Meet You Halfway?
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Commercials with a Conscience? What Super Bowl Ads Say About Us

Joe Simmons considers the serious tone of many 2015 Super Bowl commercials, and what they might be saying about our own desires.

Patriots SB Champs

TJP’s Running Super Bowl Commentary

Four Jesuits in three different locations joined their 120 million closest friends in watching the Super Bowl. Here is their running commentary during the game.


Putting Celebrities – and Saints – on Pedestals

Cyril Pinchak debuts on TJP with a thoughtful consideration of why we love to put celebrities – and saints – on pedestals.

TJP Editors

One Friend to Another: Reintroducing The Jesuit Post

Wanting to talk about sacred and secular stuff without being a religious weirdo, new TJP Editor in Chief Michael Rossmann traces the unlikely things that led him to the Jesuits and reintroduces The Jesuit Post.