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David Stuart Toolan

David Stuart Toolan, American priest, editor. Joined Society of Jesus (Jesuit), Roman Catholic Church, 1958; ordained priest, 1967. Southern Methodist University fellow, 1967-1970, 72; Agnes L. Schneider Foundation grantee, 1975; recipient award for best book review section National Catholic Press Association, 1980-1985, 88.

Background

  • Toolan, David Stuart was born on August 11, 1935 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of John Edward and Gertrude (Maher) Toolan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Georgetown University, 1957. Master of Arts, Fordham University, 1964. STB, Woodstock College, 1967.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Methodist University, 1974.

    Career

    • Consultor New York province Society of Jesus (Jesuit), New York City, 1970-1972. Assistant professor Canisius College, Buffalo, 1970-1979. Associate editor Commonweal magazine, New York City, 1979-1989.

      Director Merton Community, 1981-1988. Superior West Side Jesuit Community, 1986-1992. Associate editor American magazine, from 1989.

      Board dirs Children of War task force, New York City.

    Major achievements

    • Joined Society of Jesus (Jesuit), Roman Catholic Church, 1958. Ordained priest, 1967.

    Works

    • Author: Facing West from California's Shores, 1987. Member editorial board Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality, 1988-1991. Associate editor: The Way, since 1990.

    Membership

    Coordinator Harrisburg Defense Committee, Buffalo, 1971-1973, Fair Jury Project, Attica Defense Committee, Buffalo, 1973-1974. Member Catholic Theological Society of America, American Academy Religion, National Book Critics Circle (board directors 1983-1984).
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    Born August 11, 1935
    Died July 16, 2002
    (aged 66)
    • 1957
      Georgetown University
    • 1964
      Fordham University
    • 1967
      Woodstock College
    • 1974
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1970 - 1979
      assistant, professor Canisius College
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      Consultor New York province Society of Jesus (Jesuit)
    • 1979 - 1989
      associate, editor Commonweal magazine
    • 1981 - 1988
      director, Merton Community
    • 1986 - 1992
      superior West Side Jesuit Community
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