VoicesJack Bentz, S.J.Jack Bentz, S.J., lives in the Bronx and works with the Jesuit Conference. @BentzSJArticles by Jack Bentz, S.J.FaithFaith in FocusHave yourself a social-distanced ChristmasJack Bentz, S.J.December 18, 2020This is not the year—or the Christmas—we wanted. But God is still with us, and we can still reach out to our neighbors.FaithFaith in FocusDear fellow Catholics: As churches reopen, let’s not go back to the old ‘normal’Jack Bentz, S.J.May 28, 2020Did the old “normal” way of doing things exhaust all possibilities for communal celebration? Is that what we want to return to, even if doing so were possible?FaithFaith in FocusThe best advice I can offer new priestsJack Bentz, S.J.June 05, 2019Yes, your life is focused on God but centered by the people God gives you to serve.FaithFaith in FocusHow parishes can turn ‘Christmas Catholics’ into regular MassgoersJack Bentz, S.J.December 03, 2018Christmas is the chance to welcome the stranger; to be the good innkeeper and not the bad one.FaithFaith in FocusSo your pastor can’t preach. Now what?Jack Bentz, S.J.October 25, 2018Instead of skipping Mass, try these resources as a complement (not a substitute) to the homily.FaithFaith in FocusVacation is a pro-life issue Jack Bentz, S.J.July 18, 2018Jesus would have definitely taken his paid days of vacation—all of them.FaithFaith in FocusThe case for sending Jesuits to public universitiesJack Bentz, S.J.May 16, 2018The Catholic student center at Boise State is not all things to all students. Rather, we are one thing to all students.FaithFaith in FocusDear reluctant Mass-goers: You are the one your parish is waiting for. Jack Bentz, S.J.April 24, 2018The choice is yours: Will you be a church consumer or an investor in your parish?FaithFaith in FocusWas Pope Francis right to tell a child his atheist dad may be in heaven?Jack Bentz, S.J.April 19, 2018Francis showed us how to risk simply embracing the hurting world. No explaining, just loving.FaithFaith in FocusDear regular Mass-goers: The seats at the end of the pew aren’t for youJack Bentz, S.J.February 14, 2018I was raised Catholic. I know the strategy. The first-class seats are at the end of the pew.