A Massachusetts and Greater Lowell connection! I know Matt and couldn’t be more pleased at this appointment. America is powerful voice for Jesuits and for Catholics – it is in a good place in the hands of Matt Malone.
(New York, N.Y., June 5, 2012) — For over a century, America, the only national Catholic weekly magazine in the United States, has provided a provocative and distinctly Jesuit voice on religion, society, politics and culture. That proud history continues today as America’s board of directors named Matt Malone, SJ its newest and youngest editor-in-chief. *Father Malone, 40, who assumes his appointment in October, succeeds Drew Christiansen, SJ, who has served as America’s editor-in-chief since 2005.
Read more about Matt Malone and America here: http://www.americamagazine.org/blog/contributors.cfm?blog_id=2
Matt Malone, S.J., served as associate editor of America from 2007-2010. He was responsible for the magazine’s coverage of U.S. politics and foreign affairs. Prior to entering the Society of Jesus in 2002, Malone served as deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank. He also served as co-publisher of CommonWealth, MassINC’s award-winning review of politics, policy, ideas and civic life.
*Note: Matt Malone has just returned from the UK – not quite Father Malone yet. He has just finished a long road in his Jesuit studies for ordination. He will be ordained to the priesthood on this coming Saturday at Fordham University’s Chapel by New York’s Cardinal Egan.
Matt is well-known in certain circles locally in our Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley! He has recently posted on his blog: ” My first Mass of Thanksgiving on June 10, 2012 will be broadcast live from the Fordham University Church at 10:00 a.m. eastern U.S. time. You can view the proceedings here: http://www.fordham.edu/media/. You can also listen to the audio only broadcast here: http://www.wfuv.org/.