Joseph MacDonnell
From May 26, 2003

In the June 9-16 issue of America, J. Kevin Appleby and Pierre de Charentenay consider the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq, in particular the persecution and displacement of Iraqi Christians. Back in 2003, Fr. Joseph MacDonnell remembered his years at Baghdad College, a secondary school run by the Jesuits and staffed in part by priests from the New England province. The Jesuits were expelled from Iraq in 1969 by Saddam Hussein.

Read "The Jesuits of Baghdad."

 

Joseph MacDonnell, S.J., is professor of mathematics at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn., and author of Jesuits by the Tigris: Men for Others in Baghdad (1994).