In the next few months we will populate this Reading page with essential materials, organized according to themes. We welcome submissions of key writings to post or link to here. We begin with Blessed John Paul II and Father Tom King.

Richard M. Coleman is a distinguished Georgetown alumnus; a summa cum laude graduate of the College, former President of the Yard (student body president) and recipient of the Coakley Medal. After graduation from Harvard Law School, he was selected as one of Georgetown Law Center’s first Prettyman Fellows, receiving an LL.M. in 1961. He served as President of the Georgetown Club of Southern California, and on the Alumni Board of Governors and the Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences. He received the John Carroll Award in 1984. A past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and of the National Caucus of Metropolitan Bar Leaders, he now teaches at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

For years he has sought to have his article below (or its viewpoint) published in Georgetown’s alumni magazine, Georgetown, however, does not appear to be as committed to the free exchange of ideas as Dr. DeGioia says that it is. We are honored to publish Mr. Coleman’s two accountings for the first time on this page