About This Blog

People for Others – working together to find God in all things is a blog about how, when we strive together to live for Christ, we become men and women for others. Because God’s love and grace can be discerned in all places and situations, People for Others wants to help Christians to discover just how active God has been, and is, in their lives.

Paul Brian Campbell is a Jesuit priest, Publisher of Loyola Press, and the principal voice of People for Others. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paul grew up learning that the beauty and majesty of this world could be marred by hatred and violence. After 5 years with the Jesuits in Dublin, Paul moved to Paris to study Philosophy and to Japan to study Theology. After ordination to the priesthood, Paul studied Communications at Syracuse and then taught there at Le Moyne College for several years. A mid-life career change took him to Hollywood for a brief but exciting stint as a Producer before coming to work on Mission, Identity, and Online Community at Loyola Press. (If you want to learn even more about Paul, check out his 8 autobiographical posts: The Long And Winding Road)

People for Others is sponsored by Loyola Press, a non-profit publishing ministry of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus which, for more than 100 years, had been devoted to providing faith formation materials to parishes and schools and which also produces books and other resources which help to honor and sustain individuals who desire a closer friendship with God.

His hope for the blog is that it will become a springboard for thoughts, words and deeds that help people more become more deeply aware that God can be found in every one, in every place and in everything.

Fair Warning!  In compliance with FCC Guidelines for bloggers, please note that as an employee of Loyola Press, he will from time to time promote products and services of Loyola Press.  He receives no compensation of any kind when he writes about other products and services.

Further, although he is a member of the Society of Jesus [Jesuits], the views he expresses in this blog are not necessarily those of the Jesuits or Loyola Press.

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marita lind December 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

You should view the Mary’s Yes – Advent Reflection and other Advent reflections posted on You Tube that have been created by Hopeworks n Camden ( Jeff Puttoff SJ) and many others working in Camden, NJ. They would be a great addition to your blog.


Becky April 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

Just found this blog, and I am really excited to find someone else who shares in my passion for “Finding God in All Things”. I look forward to reading!


liti DeMane July 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm

So glad to discover this blog.I trust the Jesuits for their research and scholarship.Its not too political,yet seems timely.I have to thank Mike Leach of “why stay Catholic” for recommending this blog.


Paul O'Neill July 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I truly love Fr. Paul Brian Campbell’s site. I find “nutritious spirituality” in every word. Thank you Father for so much wisdom and information.

A.M.D.G/ know you are loved.


Sara Damewood April 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

Thanks for your ministry here, Fr. Paul. I’m looking forward to reading your autobiographical blogs in the coming days. Now that I’ve discovered that you regularly interact with your readers here, you might be seeing me here a lot more often! Plus, you look like a leprechaun. (=;


Sara Damewood April 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

Is it possible for us readers to upload photos on our profile pic? I haven’t been able to figure it out.


Denise April 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hi Sara, it looks as though you’ve figured this out before we had a chance to respond, but if you have more questions, please contact us again.


Br Graham-Michoel November 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

The Steve Martin video – Hymn for Athiests – utterly wonderful. Good to know that SJ has a sense of hunmour. Thanks.
Br G-M


patrick nugent December 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

News piece “Jesuit priest Bill Brennan, 92, was stripped of his priestly duties after he presided over a Eucharistic liturgy with a woman priest last month in Georgia.
A Milwaukee-area Catholic priest was stripped of his priestly duties after he presided over a Mass with a woman priest last month in Georgia. On Nov. 17, the Rev. Bill Brennan, a 92-year-old Jesuit, performed a liturgy in Columbus, Ga., at which Janice Sevre-Duszynska, an ordained member of Roman Catholic advocacy group Womenpriests, which is not sanctioned by the Vatican, was a participant. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and his religious order, the Society of Jesus, ordered Brennan not to perform any priestly duties in public or present himself as a priest publicly.”
I was sorely disappointed to see that the Society is kowtowing to the Archdiocese. Hardly being “people for others”. You have always stood up for Justice, but are failing miserably this time.


World Union Jesuit April 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

It’s a pleasure to share with people who believes the same like you, topics about Jesus and his works.
Since August 14 to 17 of 2013 will be held the VIII Congress of World Union Jesuit Alumni at Medellín – Colombia.
The topic that will be delivered at that congress will be RSE.
I hope you find another place to share the things you believe in.


Ron September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Fr. Paul , just as magnificient as the stars streaming in the Sky video , you are one of those stars that crosses my path every morning. I thank the Lord for you and I thank you !


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