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Raymond A. Schroth, SJ Biography

Jesuit Priest and Professor of the Humanities at St. Peter's College
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“The traditional justification for both the death penalty and just war is the right of self-defense. That is the only justification. Not that the killer is someone who, as a killer, ‘deserves to die.’ He remains a human being with a right to die only when God calls him.”

“On One Thing Obama is Wrong,”, Feb. 29, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Jesuit Priest, 1967-present
  • Professor of the Humanities at St. Peter’s College, 1997-present
  • Assistant Dean, Fordham College, Rose Hill, 2003
  • Professor, Loyola University at New Orleans, 1986-1996
  • Named, Journalism Educator of the Year, Southeast Journalism Conference, 1995
  • Will and Ariel Durant Chair in the Humanities, St. Peter’s College, 1985-1986
  • Former Academic Dean, Rockhurst College
  • Former Academic Dean, College of the Holy Cross
  • Former Director, Matteo Ricci Society
  • Ordained Jesuit Priest, 1967
  • Joined, Society of Jesus, 1957
  • Former Antiaircraft Artillery Officer, United States Army
  • Published articles in the Columbia Journalism Review, Commonweal, America, National Catholic Reporter, Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, Kansas City Star, Newark Star Ledger, The Boston Globe, and
  • PhD, American Thought and Culture, George Washington University, 1967
  • SJ (Society of Jesus), Fordham University and Woodstock College
  • Attended, Fordham University
  • Although normally adds all earned advanced degrees after the individual’s name, Rev. Schroth specifically asked to exclude it from his title and we obliged.
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Used for Retribution for Victims and/or Society?