Almigdad Mojalli. January 17, 2016. NFL Playoffs.
Zahir al-Shurqat. April 12, 2016. Dancing with the Stars.
Khaled Eissa. June 25, 2016. “Famous” by Kanye West.
The names above belong to journalists who were reporting in Yemen, Turkey and Syria, respectively. The dates are those of their deaths. The phrases following each date are what Americans were talking about online the day these reporters were killed.
“The world is our home," Pope Francis told the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus this morning. The first Jesuit pope addressed the supreme governing body of the order now meeting in Rome and spoke about what he considers the most important work Jesuits are called to do in the 21st century.
After being welcomed by the newly elected superior general, Arturo Sosa, S.J., and warmly applauded by the delegates, Francis made clear that the mission of the...
Since tuition-hike protests broke out at South African universities , Holy Trinity Church has been a place of sanctuary for students fleeing violent protesters and police. It has also been a place where meetings have been held by groups from all sides of the conflict. Graham Pugin, S.J., has repeatedly said that Trinity is a sanctuary and a neutral space for dialogue. All...
We call them the Desert Fathers, though, certainly, there were women, Desert Mothers, among them. Beginning in the third century, these men and women retreated into the Egyptian desert. They were hermits, who sought to give themselves to Christ through asceticism. Each lived alone in a cave, gathering only occasionally with others for Eucharist and prayers. Their witness remains in the church, in both its Eastern and Western branches, in the monastic life. They’ve also left us a collection...
As a Catholic priest, you can generally count on people to be curious about two things in your life: celibacy and confessions. Have a Q&A with high school students, and if you don’t get a question about chastity within the first five minutes, you know it’s because their teacher told them it wasn’t allowed.
When it comes to questions about confession, things get a little more complicated. The sacrament only works if people can trust that what they say in the confessional will stay...
What a difference a day makes.
Less than 24 hours after hurling insults during the final presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were back on stage together at the 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday, this time trying their best to inject some humor into the final stretch of a particularly rancorous campaign.
While there was some tension in the room, including...
Tonight political aficionados of every stripe will turn their attention to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City where the 71st Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner will take place.
In the midst of all the excitement surrounding the dinner and the speakers, there will be...
Though many associate Los Angeles first and foremost with the Hollywood sign, palm trees or the handprints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater, in fact the most iconic sights in the city might be the enormous billboards that hang along Sunset Boulevard. Combining celebrity, marketing and ostentation, these often-building length visuals capture the drives and priorities of the city and also the feeling of wonder Hollywood wants each of us to have. Particularly at night, a drive along Sunset can...
Alexander Hamilton is in vogue, with a bestselling biography and an ongoing Broadway hit musical.
As an economist, I cannot help but think about how Hamilton would react to the political campaign of 2016. After all, Hamilton was a New Yorker, a lawyer like Hillary Clinton and a business investor like Donald Trump. Like Trump, he never held elective public office.
He played a key role in George Washington’s general staff in the Revolutionary War, eventually taking command of...
For Catholics and evangelical Christians who are willing pull the lever for Donald Trump based on upcoming vacancies in the Supreme Court, the Republican candidate provided all the assurances they would likely need early on in his third debate with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Republican candidate quickly affirmed last night that “the justices that I'm going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent. They will be...