Drew Christiansen, S.J. is the former Editor in Chief of America.

Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS file photo)
Arts & Culture Books
Drew ChristiansenAugust 10, 2017
Drew Christiansen, S.J., reviews "Catholicism and Citizenship" by Massimo Faggioli
Politics & Society Opinion
Drew ChristiansenJuly 21, 2017
Evangelicals have helped the Catholic Church at the highest levels.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea's northwest. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew ChristiansenJuly 17, 2017
The U.N. has voted to ban the bomb. What comes next?
Leaflets are seen on a delegates desk before a vote by the conference to adopt a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, Friday, July 7, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew ChristiansenJuly 10, 2017
122 states—but none of the world’s nine nuclear powers—voted to ban the bomb.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, prior to an Oct. 24 private meeting between Maduro and Pope Francis at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Miraflores Palace handout via EPA)
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenFebruary 28, 2017
Drew Christiansen, S.J., discusses the significance of religious peacebuilding in struggling countries.
Drew ChristiansenDecember 22, 2016
The inspiration for public theology lies in the Catholic belief that the church has a role in transforming the wider society under the influence of the Gospel.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew ChristiansenDecember 12, 2016
“Violence is not the cure for our broken world,” the pope writes.
In this Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, Elie Wiesel lights a candle for Holocaust victims on a memorial wall, which identifies tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust victims, in the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest, Hungary (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky).
In All Things
Drew ChristiansenJuly 05, 2016
'Dawn,' the sequel to Elie Wiesel's better known novel, 'Night,' offered a prophetic critique.
A young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during an audience for families participating in the pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 14. (CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters)
Synod on the Family
Drew ChristiansenApril 08, 2016
Morally—and religiously—we are works in progress.
VOICES FOR FREEDOM. Pope John Paul II talks with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev during a historic 1989 meeting at the Vatican. The two expressed broad agreement on the need for greater religious freedom in the Soviet Union.
Drew ChristiansenFebruary 18, 2016
The church's evolving understanding of religious liberty.