Voices

Luke Hansen, S.J., an associate editor at America from 2012 to 2014, is a student at the Jesuit School of Theology, a graduate school of Santa Clara University, in Berkeley, Calif.

Pope Francis closes the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica before a Mass to conclude the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy at the Vatican Nov. 20. In concluding the Holy Year, the pope called for mercy to become a permanent part of the lives of believers. (CNS photo/Maria Grazia Picciarella, pool)
Faith Faith in Focus
June 09, 2017
Parts of us are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our society are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our church are afraid and behind locked doors.
Faith Books
November 17, 2016
Cardinal Walter Kasper an accomplished German theologian who has written at least 15 books in ecclesiology and Christology has become known in recent years as the ldquo pope rsquo s theologian rdquo His latest book quot The Catholic Church quot sheds light on why Pope Francis has relied on
Books
September 15, 2016
Guantánamo Diary belongs in a canon of great social justice memoirs not only for the unique context in which the story was written but also for its power and eloquence.
Daniel Berrigan in 1981. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
The Good Word
May 07, 2016
"Dan's witness is an invitation to commit ourselves anew to the radical Gospel message."
A Familiar Pose. Father Berrigan speaks in October 2006 at the 3rd Annual Staten Island Freedom & Peace Festival. Photo by Clara Sherley-Appel; Wikicommons
Faith Signs Of the Times
May 03, 2016
Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and acclaimed poet who for decades famously challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, died on April 30. He was 94. He was a Jesuit for 76 years and a priest for 63 years.
May 02, 2016
Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and acclaimed poet who for decades famously challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, died on April 30 at the Murray-Weigel Jesuit Community in the Bronx, New York. He was 94. He was a Jesuit for 76 years and a priest for 63 years.Berri
Father Berrigan speaks in October 2006 at the 3rd Annual Staten Island Freedom & Peace Festival. Photo by Clara Sherley-Appel; Wikicommons
Politics & Society News
April 30, 2016
Berrigan undoubtedly stands among the most influential American Jesuits of the past century.
A banner calling attention to climate change is seen in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 28. Some 1,500 people marched to the Vatican in support of Pope Francis' recent encyclical on the environment. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
News
November 05, 2015
Cardinal Turkson said the measure of success for the Paris summit on climate change, which begins Nov. 30, is “the extent to which people and groups are coming on board.” He noted there is substantial public awareness about “what is at stake.”
Abbot Jeremias Schröder, O.S.B. (Salt and Light video screenshot)
Synod on the Family
October 28, 2015
“What we now consider to be eternal truth was really only formulated at Trent, and that’s not understood by many synod fathers.”
Canadian Archbishop Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, arrives for opening Mass of Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican (CNS Photo / Paul Haring).
Synod on the Family
October 23, 2015
Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, Canada, told America in an interview that violence against women is a “whole social phenomenon we’re still not dealing with adequately."