Jesuit Priest and Professor of the Humanities at St. Peter's College
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"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," nj.com, Feb. 29, 2008
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
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 NJVoices.com
PhD, American Thought and Culture, George Washington University, 1967
SJ (Society of Jesus), Fordham University and Woodstock College