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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.
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The rest of Tucker Carlson’s racist text betrayed a self-confessional Tucker Carlson I can begin to identify with.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The poetry of Amit Majmudar, whom America has published 10 times in the past few years, moves easily between the mystical and the ordinary, the one rooted in the other.
An umbrella positioned below an array of images representing technical distractions
Arts & CultureIdeas
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The best “time maximizing” methods can lead us to a space where God can maximize our souls and inhabit everything we do.
red and white boat on beach during daytime
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Thursday in the Octave of Easter, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Thursday of the Second Week in Lent, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Having Mass announcements right before the liturgy ends is like having the director come out and stop “Hamlet” three minutes before it finishes in order to tell the audience where the best post-show night spots are.
Left: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes reacts before the NFL AFC Championship playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Right: Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Jalen Hurts kneels with running back Miles Sanders during the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Philadelphia.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Is it sound theology to think God was on one's own side after a victory? Who can capture the mind of God; do we know that he doesn't care who wins a game?
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
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