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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.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Sure, we can talk about excellence. But we shouldn’t accept as fact the idea that we can rank the worth of a piece of art. That is a fiction itself, a fundamental untruth.
FaithLent Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for the First Monday of Lent, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Can we ultimately trust the smirking ones in our midst, the sarcastic with a clever quip for our every move, for each vulnerable moment?
FaithAdvent Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for the Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
FaithAdvent Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for the Thursday of the First Week of Advent
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
How can we be grateful in a world filled with inequality?
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
he opened up the window for Dec 24 even though it was like Dec 3
FaithShort Take
Joe Hoover, S.J.James T. Keane
Many topics of great import were discussed at the meeting of the U.S. bishops. But they missed the mark on bingo, confession and whether cats possess prevenient grace.
FaithFaith in Focus
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.
Arts & CultureMusic
James T. KeaneJoe Hoover, S.J.
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?