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Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., is America’s poetry editor and the author of O Death, Where is Thy Sting: A Meditation on Suffering.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
That heartbreaking baseball defeat seeming to distill and crystallize all of it; pointing to something so bleak, sad and hopeless tucked into the fabric of everything.
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Did the singer-songwriter era come about specifically to fill a demand by retreat directors for a poignant soundtrack to accompany the spiritual epiphanies of 16-year-olds?
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
A tribute to the shot that may be saving the world.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.Molly Cahill
In an effort to foster a prayerful community in celebration together, America has compiled a list of events that will be updated as the year goes on.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.Erika Rasmussen, Molly Cahill and Kevin Christopher Robles
Eleven different poetry collections reviewed by four America editors offer a sample of the God-haunted and the God-hunted contemporary literary artists who work out their spiritual, intellectual and emotional conundrums through lyrical compositions.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
For Kavanaugh, the only true response to our consumer culture is the life of Christ: inviting, healing, self-sacrificing, loving.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
Life is just a very terrible thing at times, and Christ knew it and we know it and the church seems to know it. The church is something that deals, quite unflinchingly, in reality.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
Oh the poor starving Africans! the six of us looking at each other like are you kidding me...
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
Why is it this way? It is the child’s most basic question, dealing with the most bewildering thing of all.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
As churches have opened up all over the country, there has been a particularly powerful and graced “letting go” available for some Catholics.