Voices
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J., is a senior editor at America.
Father Adolfo Nicolas, superior general of the Society of Jesus, and Pope Francis, meet before celebrating Mass at the Church of the Gesu in Rome in this Jan. 3, 2014, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
“As superior general,” Father Arturo Sosa said of Father Nicolás, “he brought to the Society his deep missionary vocation that helped us to see the universality of the mission from the perspective and the passion of presenting the Good News in all corners of the world.”
Author James Lee Burke stands in Lolo, Mont., July 7, 2005.(AP Photo/The Missoulian, Linda Thompson)
Arts & CultureBooks
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
In 37 novels and two short story collections, Burke writes about characters who struggle to do good in a context of pervasive evil.
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
We need to share our many blessings with immigrants.
FaithFaith in Focus
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
We will continue to write our stories, in glass and in stone, perhaps, but also in how we live our lives with others and for others.
FaithFaith in Focus
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
Father Daniel Flaherty, S.J., who died February 13, 2019, shared his gifts with the Society of Jesus and the church throughout his long career as a Jesuit priest.
A handwritten score for ‘Silent Night,’ autographed by the song's author, the Rev. Joseph Mohr (photo: Salzburg Museum).
Arts & CultureMusic
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The Rev. Joseph Mohr wrote the words to the hymn as a reflection on peace after a summer of violence in Salzburg.
FaithFaith in Focus
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
Miracles surround us; burning bushes keep revealing the Lord’s work. But we need to stop and notice.
FaithNews
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
The spirit of Pope Francis will remain in the Baltic states for a long time to come.
FaithDispatches
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
Pope Francis ends his official visit to Vilnius on Sunday evening at the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, housed in the former headquarters of the K.G.B.
Pope John Paul II prays in 1993 at the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania. Pope Francis will make the same three-nation visit, stopping at a number of the same places as his saint-predecessor. (CNS photo/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano) 
FaithDispatches
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J.
Francis is visiting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to help mark their centennial of independence from czarist Russia.