Fr. Thomas J. Reese, S.J.

Fr. Thomas Reese

Jesuit Fr. Thomas J. Reese will share his keynote address: “Pope Francis and Church Reform” on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:00 am.
Pope Francis has surprised everyone with his actions and message. What is the ecclesiology behind his vision and where is he leading us?

Fr. Reese is senior analyst for National Catholic Reporter. Reese entered the Jesuits in 1962 and was ordained in 1974. He was educated at St. Louis University, the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and at the University of California Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in political science. He worked in Washington as a writer and lobbyist for tax reform from 1975 to 1978. He was an associate editor of America magazine, where he wrote on politics, economics and the Catholic church, from 1978 to 1985 and editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2005. He was a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center from 1985 to 1998 and 2006 to 2013. Father Reese is based in Washington, DC.