Voices
Erika Rasmussen is a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow at America.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Erika RasmussenJanuary 22, 2021
Amanda Gorman's poem was like a lighting flash that spoke to eternal beauty
Faith Faith in Focus
Erika RasmussenJanuary 17, 2021
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 & Society Explainer
Erika RasmussenJanuary 05, 2021
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 & Culture Music
Erika RasmussenDecember 30, 2020
From three 20-somethings, here are the musical selections that have helped us to remember and thank 2020.
Faith Advent Reflections
Erika RasmussenDecember 02, 2020
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)
Faith GoodNews
Erika RasmussenNovember 27, 2020
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.
Arts & Culture Books
Erika RasmussenNovember 19, 2020
Come to Yaa Gyasi's fiction, all you who are weary and burdened, and she will give you heartbreak.
Arts & Culture Film
Erika RasmussenNovember 16, 2020
A new Hulu movie follows the activist Greta Thunberg, a teenager whose advocacy for action on climate change captured the world's attention.
Faith Explainer
Erika RasmussenNovember 11, 2020
A timeline of the key moments that led to the rise and fall of Theodore McCarrick
Faith Faith in Focus
Erika RasmussenOctober 26, 2020
We can all prepare for a much-anticipated national election by praying this novena.