Voices
Erika Rasmussen is a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow at America.
FaithFaith in Focus
Erika Rasmussen
My generation has never known what it is to exist without the possibility of death by firearms at school, at the movies.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Erika Rasmussen
A poem for those who have died of Covid-19
FaithInterviews
Erika Rasmussen
After growing up Baptist, Nate Tinner-Williams became a Roman Catholic in December 2019. Now, after a move to New Orleans, he is planning to enter the seminary of the Josephites.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Erika Rasmussen
At the same time I haven’t been recognizing beauty every time it is before me, I also haven’t been recognizing God. What if those disconnects are related?
Arts & CultureIdeas
Erika Rasmussen
Amanda Gorman's poem was like a lighting flash that spoke to eternal beauty
FaithFaith in Focus
Erika Rasmussen
What are we to do with the fact that the insurrectionists and presumably many more of President Trump’s supporters really treat this man like a messiah?
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Kevin Christopher RoblesMolly CahillErika Rasmussen
They’re Democrats and Republicans, Catholics, Protestants and a Buddhist. But they all graduated from a Jesuit high school, college or university.
Phoebe Bridgers in a skeleton onesie, Dolly Party with her big blonde hair and red and white checkered top, and Anderson .Paak in black and white, black and white checkered top
Arts & CultureMusic
Kevin Christopher RoblesMolly CahillErika Rasmussen
From three 20-somethings, here are the musical selections that have helped us to remember and thank 2020.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Erika Rasmussen
A Reflection for the First Wednesday of Advent
The image displays five photos of the five members of the prayer service's organizing committee: Moira Egan, a white woman in her 50s with dark hair (top left); Kathleen Friel, a white woman with short hair wearing glasses (top middle); Ricardo da Silva, S.J., a white man who is bald with a brown beard, wearing glasses (top right); Father John Mulreany, S.J., wearing clerical carb that is black, and glasses (bottom left); Allison Connelly, white woman, light brown hair and glasses (bottom right)
FaithGoodNews
Erika Rasmussen
An New York City parish organized a fully accessible prayer service for people with disabilities, who even in the church are often forgotten on the margins.