In 2005, Father Reese resigned as editor of the Jesuit's magazine, America, after years of verbal warfare with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. The spokesman for the Jesuits explained at the time: "With Cardinal Ratzinger elected pope, I think (Father Reese) thought it would be very difficult to continue his line of openness, without creating more problems."
Now, Father Reese's current office announced it is closing up shop after 40 years. Catholic News Service reports:
The Jesuit-run Woodstock Theological Center, on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington — another Jesuit-run institution — will close at the end of June, a victim of the shrinking number of Jesuits available to staff it.
Far out, man.