Director of Mission and Ministry, Crito Rey Jesuit High School
Fr. Richard G. Malloy, S.J., aka “Mugs,” was born at Temple University hospital in Philadelphia, the friendly city of brotherly shove. He earned a doctorate at Temple. So, he didn’t go very far in life!
He graduated from St. Joe’s Prep, the Jesuit High School in Philadelphia. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where he played football, lacrosse, and Rugby. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and is very happy there was no internet in the 1970s to record any of his undergraduate shenanigans. He 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.
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 global world. He has also published Being On Fire: the Top Ten Essentials of Catholic Faith (Orbis Books 2014). His third book, Spiritual Direction: a Beginner’s Guide was published by Orbis in the Fall of 2017. All three books were recognized with awards by the Catholic Press Association in the category “Best Presentation of the Catholic Faith.”
He lived and worked as a member of the Jesuit Urban Service team at Holy Name Parish in Camden, NJ, from 1988-2003. While in Camden, he also served in various positions at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
At the University of Scranton he is the University Chaplain and teaches courses in Anthropology, Sociology and Theology. He lives in a First Year dorm (anthropological fieldwork!).
Fr. Malloy’s blog is found at www.jesuitjottings.blogspot.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @FrMalloy.
Fishing is his passion in life, and he prays for the day when he will catch a 10 lb. trout or a 47 inch Muskie. He is convinced that such a catch, the Eagles winning (another!!!) Super Bowl, or the Phillies beating the Yankees in the World Series, are all sure signs that the second coming of Jesus is imminent.