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Peter Steinfels

former religion correspondent, New York Times

Peter Steinfels, former senior religion correspondent for *The New York Times* and author of* A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America*. Steinfels currently directs the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture with his wife, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels. He has served as an editor of *Commonweal* magazine, the independent journal published by Catholic lay people, and *The Hastings Center Report*, the leading journal of medical and scientific ethics. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dayton. Peter and his wife will receive honorary degrees from the university at the ceremony. Steinfels, a Chicagoan, is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and holds a doctorate in European history from Columbia University in New York. He and his wife have two grown children and two grandchildren.