Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., is America’s poetry editor, a playwright and an actor. He lives at the Jesuit community of Brooklyn.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 31, 2018
Nearly 1,000 poems poured in this year for America’s annual Foley Poetry Contest from writers of all ages.
Jim Caviezel as Luke and James Faulkner as Paul are seen in the film "Paul, Apostle of Christ." (CNS photo/Sony Pictures) 
Arts & Culture Film
Joe Hoover, S.J.March 23, 2018
Someone brought their newborn to a preview of ‘Paul,’ and that newborn wailed.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.December 15, 2017
What does it mean to follow Christ?
The Jesuits of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Santa Clara College in San Francisco, take in 1905. 
Faith Of Many Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.November 03, 2017
I know this is generally not O.K. to do, writing a whole article about joining the Jesuits.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.July 28, 2017
How does one define Christian poetry?
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & Society Ideas
Joe Hoover, S.J.June 09, 2017
It’s not that Mr. Comey told a bunch of lies and covered them up with a prize-winning performance. It’s that facts can sound like lies when you tell them under pressure. Mr. Comey, who has had experience testifying before Congress, didn’t buckle to the pressure.
The 2017 winner of the Foley Poetry Contest is "Rio Grande (South)" by John Poch. Photo: Bob Palin.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 31, 2017
Br. Joseph Hoover, S.J. reflects on this year's Foley Poetry Contest.
Vivian Tuttle holds a photo of her daughter Yvonne, who was murdered during a 2002 bank robbery in Norfolk, Neb., as she testifies in favor of the death penalty at a public hearing in Omaha, Neb. in October 2016 (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Joe Hoover, S.J.April 25, 2017
The fight against the death penalty lays bare the strengths and weaknesses of the Catholic approach to pro-life issues.
Visitors to the lobby of Trump Tower wear "Make America Great Again" hats, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).
Politics & Society In All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.December 15, 2016
The headquarters of America sit just one block from Trump Tower.
Faith In All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.December 01, 2016
The Jesuits at the magazine saw themselves as ministering in a country hostile to the Catholic faith and so chose Edmund Campion as their patron.