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Fr. James Schall: A Final Gladness

This past April 17, Fr. James Schall, one of the great Jesuits of our time, passed away at the age of 91. We haven’t featured him much on the station simply because there are not a lot of video materials available. But it would be remiss not to remark on his passing. Fr. Schall was born in Pocahontas, Iowa, in 1928, and entered the Society of Jesus in 1948. He taught for over 50 years and wrote on, so it seemed, just about everything. He wrote over 30 books, and a mere list of these and his book reviews, essays, letters to editors, etc., runs to 150 pages. His last lecture at Georgetown in 2012 was a Friday evening event in which the 700 seat auditorium was filled and an overflow crowd l

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