Bachelor, Georgetown University, 1957. Master of Arts, Fordham University, 1964. STB, Woodstock College, 1967.
Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Methodist University, 1974.
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, New York City, 1981-1988; superior, West Side Jesuit Community, New York City, 1986-1992; associate editor, American magazine, New York City, since 1989. Board dirs Children of War task force, New York City.
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).