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Anna J. Marchese is a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and a former intern at America.

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Anna J. Marchese
Lauren Duca counters the claim that Gen Z and millennial cohorts are detached from the political process with examples of people moved, primarily by the ascendency of Trump, to advocate for change.
FaithNews Analysis
Anna J. Marchese
Those who have experienced the “Catholic internet” have glimpsed the various camps that are regularly at odds with one another over the finer points of liturgy, doctrine and, yes, Jordan Peterson.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Anna J. Marchese
“8beats,” the brainchild of the Catholic Creatives, is an ambitious new project: a cinematic anthology on the beatitudes.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his disciples at Rajneeshpuram (Credit: Netflix)
Arts & CultureTelevision
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Sometimes the best way to understand a phenomenon is to look at its parody.
Jordan Peterson delivering a lecture at the University of Toronto in 2017. Photo by Adam Jacobs (Wikimedia).
Arts & CultureIdeas
Anna J. Marchese
Mr. Peterson's ‘12 Rules for Life’ has sold over 700,000 copies in the United States.
Retired Bishop Gordon D. Bennett of Mandeville, Jamaica, poses for a photo with an attendees of the 12th National Black Catholic Congress on July 9 in Orlando. (CNS/courtesy Nancy Jo Davis, National Black Catholic Congress)
FaithDispatches
Anna J. Marchese
The Catholic Church in the United States boasts 71 million members, 2.9 million of whom are black. Representatives from that vibrant community met in Orlando in July for the National Black Catholic Congress. The event concluded with the prophet Micah’s call to “act justly, love goodness and walk humbly with your God.”