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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.
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week of Ordinary Time, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
Arts & CultureShort Take
Joe Hoover, S.J.
When we see a spectacular athlete praying in public, we can see her as a sort of athletic Christian soldier, a “counternarrative” to a godless culture or shallow world—and miss the simple, moving experience of the athlete, who is Christian, who is praying.
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for the Memorial of St. Peter Claver, Priest, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
Pastor Carl Lentz in the FX documentary “The Secrets of Hillsong" (photo: FX Networks)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Carl Lentz ultimately was not disgraced by his deceptions, sexual affairs and banishment from the pulpit of the megawatt Pentecostal church: He was re-graced.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The popular evangelical minister insists God will bless your life with abundance if you let him. Is that true?
Scripture in Matthew Jesus and Caesar Coin stock photo
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
A man reads to a toddler sitting on his lap on a porch
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
I am grateful for all the poets who submitted their work for the contest. Every year we get poems from all over the United States, and even across the world, about any number of topics.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Writing this marginally insane diary was a reminder to me that, no matter what disasters strike us, and no matter what destruction they wreak, we can at least find ways to diminish their soul-destroying power. We can at least laugh.
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
engraving on a cross on a stone wall with a crack across the middle
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
There is no civil war in the Catholic Church, there is only Almighty God sifting us like wheat. There is no schism ahead, only the proper ordering of us into the right places for the salvation of our souls.