Voices

Angelo Jesus Canta is a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Fellow at America.

Arts & Culture Books
Angelo Jesus Canta September 06, 2019

Americans are increasingly familiar with stories of unauthorized border crossings, but what about those who enter the United States legally—and stay longer than permitted? Grace Talusan’s new memoir, The Body Papers, explores this underrepresented immigrant story.

Members of the Society of San Antonio di Padua da Montefalcione carry the statue of St. Anthony on Aug. 23 in Boston's North End neighborhood. (Angelo Jesus Canta)
Faith Dispatches
Angelo Jesus Canta August 28, 2019
The annual weekend-long spectacle began in 1919 with Italian immigrants from the small village of Montefalcione in Avellino. Organizers say it is the largest Italian religious festival in New England.
Arts & Culture Film
Angelo Jesus Canta August 21, 2018
As with most adaptations, the film does not fully capture the richness of the novel. But it comes very close.
Faith News
Angelo Jesus Canta June 13, 2018
The issue at the heart of this debacle is the slur “Christ-killer.”
Images: AP, Wikimedia Commons
Politics & Society News
Angelo Jesus Canta May 19, 2018
Bishop Curry described Teilhard as “one of the great minds, great spirits of the 20th century.”
CNS, Wikimedia Commons, iStock/Composite: America
Politics & Society Dispatches
Angelo Jesus Canta May 11, 2018
The episode is the latest in a years-long struggle for Catholic colleges to balance support for diverse student populations while adhering to church teaching.
Faith Faith in Focus
Angelo Jesus Canta March 29, 2018
Good Friday may be a somber day, but it does not necessarily have to be a perfectly sober one.
A young girl sitting next to Pope Francis smiles during an audience with Special Olympics athletes participating in the Unified Football tournament, at the Vatican Oct. 13. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Angelo Jesus Canta March 21, 2018
“Maybe one day we will live in a world without disabilities. Wouldn’t that be perfect for modern-day Hitlers?”
Arts & Culture Ideas
Angelo Jesus Canta March 14, 2018
Can inside jokes among those who already speak the language of the church appeal to the outside world?
Faith Faith in Focus
Angelo Jesus Canta December 19, 2017
Simbang Gabi speaks to the central place that Christmas holds in the Filipino imagination.