Timothy Shriver

Tim Shriver is a social leader, an educator, activist, film producer, and business entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Special Olympics, and in that capacity he serves nearly 4 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 180 countries.

Stories by Timothy Shriver

Mary Magdalene, the Closest Friend of Jesus

She’s been ignored, dismissed, and misunderstood. But the story of Easter makes it clear that Mary was Jesus’ most faithful friend.

Beware of Pope Francis

You can’t admire Pope Francis without acknowledging that the path he’s taking demands that we change.

A Holy Week for peace

Last Christmas, during a visit to L’Arche, the organization providing support for people with developmental disabilities, founder Jean Vanier spoke … Continued

St. Patrick’s Answer to Today’s Religious Crisis

What should religious people do in an age of pluralism and secularism? Look to St. Patrick.

Silent night, holy night for all

Uriel Sinai GETTY IMAGES A woman looks on as she prays in the Church of the Nativity on December 22, … Continued

My father, my roommate

In this 1964 photo, Sergent Shriver posed with his family at the Shriver home near Rockville, Md. From left are: … Continued

This is a moment for courage, reflection

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Can the pope restore the purity of Catholicism after Altargate?

The scandal facing Catholics today looks a lot like the Watergate scandal that engulfed the United States in the early … Continued

My blog Religion from the Heart

Read my On Faith blog, Religion from the Heart: Re-thinking, re-feeling and reviving faith.

The bigotry behind the word ‘retard’

Professor and author Christopher M. Fairman [“The case against banning the word ‘retard,’ ” Outlook, Feb. 14] made good arguments … Continued

Disabled have a dream, too

Chubbs Stillman, a special education high school senior, would make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proud. When Dr. King invited … Continued

Silent night, renewed

“Silent Night” may be the words to our most popular Christmas song, but they don’t describe our Christmas season. The … Continued

Season of grief

In August, my mother died. So did her last living brother, my uncle. I haven’t written a word since then. … Continued

The Perfect Job for Sarah Palin

Amid all the babble about Sarah Palin’s recent resignation as Alaska’s governor and amid all the speculation about her potential … Continued

Dad’s Trade-Off

In recent days, President Barack Obama has led a series of discussions and events on fatherhood. “There is no excuse,” … Continued

Sotomayor and the Empathy Test

I love the idea that President Obama wants judges who have empathy. What a refreshing litmus test. Of course, candidates … Continued

Fight Malaria, Save Children

Imagine waking up tomorrow and reading that 750 children in Washington under the age of four died overnight of the … Continued

The God of Second Chances

Last week, Christians and Jews celebrated the holy days of Passover and Easter. One of the many lessons of these … Continued

‘Special’ Athletes Aren’t Funny

Last week, President Obama thrust Special Olympics athletes and their families into a national discussion about the boundaries of humor … Continued

Madoff Also Betrayed His Religion

The facts are now clear. Bernard Madoff will spend the rest of his life in jail because of the elaborate … Continued