father richard g. malloy s.j.

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Fr. Richard G. Malloy, S.J., from Philadelphia, went to St. Joseph’s Prep. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where he played football and lacrosse. He then entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Wernersville, PA. While in Jesuit formation, he spent two years teaching high school in Osorno, Chile and one year in Pastoral work in Santiago.

He earned a B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from Saint Louis University, and the M.Div. and S.T.L. degrees from Weston School of Theology. His S.T.L. thesis was entitled, Lonergan and Sobrino: Theologians for the Americas and Beyond. He earned a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University. His dissertation was an ethnographic study of Puerto Rican leaders in Camden, NJ.

His book, A Faith That Frees: Catholic Matters for the 21st Century (Orbis Books 2008), examines the relationships between the practices of faith and the cultural currents and changes so rapidly occurring in our ever more technologized and globalized world. The Catholic Press association recognized the book with a “Best Presentation of the Catholic Faith” award. His new book, Being on Fire: the Top Ten Essentials of Catholic Faith (Orbis books) will be available in April 2014.

In September 2010, he was missioned to The University of Scranton, where he serves as the Vice President for University Mission and Ministry, working with Campus Ministry, The Center for Service and Social Justice, The Jesuit Center, Service Learning and the International Service Program.