Fr. John McCarthy, SJ, is a delegate from the English Canada Province for the Society of Jesus’ General Congregation 36. He is socius (assistant) to the provincial, director of formation, and doing research and writing in ecology. He received a bachelor’s degree in forest tree biology from the University of New Brunswick, a master’s degree in soil science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and a Ph.D. in boreal forest ecology from the University of British Columbia. He is author of the book “Do Monkeys Go to Heaven? Finding God in All Creation."