Rev. James J. MacNew, OSFS

Rev. James J. MacNew, OSFS

First Profession:
August 18, 1970

Final Profession:
September 2, 1977 

June 14, 1980

Military Chaplain, US Navy; Renew International; Campus Minister, Holy Family University

Present Ministry:
Director of Campus Ministry – Holy Family University – Philadelphia, PA

Personality by Pixels

What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
"Cosmology and Theology" (Doctoral studies) - by professor Ilia DeLio.

Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
I have seen its power in ministry and my personal life around the world.

If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
"Confidence in God with massive action!"

What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology?  Why?
I'm pleased to be living now with the advantages and opportunities of technology.  I can withdraw from technology when appropriate.

Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge.  What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
His personal example is most inspiring.  His call to engagement with the marginalized in every realm is most challenging.

Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
The National Ensign which flew from the stern of the aircraft carrier USS America on the last day I worked on the flight deck.

On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
I call a friend!

What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
John 1:40 - Nathaniel, The Man of No Guile!